Guest Blog by Bronwyn Clinton of Broader Minds
Before scrolling down to read Bronwyn’s blog and see her special members offer, check out her upcoming event:
Broader Minds and Bronwyn Clinton are organising a 2-3hr walk to a great lunch spot
Meet me and have a walk and lunch and get more of a feel of what I do alongside networking with fellow business owners
Where: Royal Canal Dublin
Meeting point: Phibsboro outside Bernard Shaw Pub – from here we will walk towards Ashtown and come back to Drumcondra where we will have lunch at Wallace Asti.
(Update: the restaurant has changed to Wallace Asti in Drumcondra)
Date: Sunday 12th September 2021
Cost: The walk is FREE, pay for your own lunch and transport to/from meeting points.
Difficulty: Approx. 7km in total. Easy, flat walk but rain gear and proper walking shoes are essential.
Please RSVP to Bronwyn to book your lunch spot at Wallace Asti restaurant.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 085 7196239
How Covid-19 has reshaped the travel industry and Broader Minds’ future
Broader Minds officially launched in January 2020 and came to a grinding halt very shortly afterwards. As the international travel industry has been on pause since March 2020 I decided that taking some time out would be a good option until things are back to “normal”. I have been very fortunate and secured a temporary position working with the HSE last year and have been really enjoying it ever since.
I also took part in a charity mentorship programme called Mentor Her – check it out if you are interested https://www.mentorher.global/
During this time I also finally managed to get my admin organised, my website updated & podcast recordings done ready for launch in September 2021. I am always looking for interesting guests to come on for a chat on A Tavola podcast.
What the future holds?
Covid-19 has really made me prioritise my own wellbeing (both my personal and professional relationships) and focus on what is and what will always will be the most important things for Broader Minds; Responsible Tourism & Travel, minimal screen time & total immersion in nature in really beautiful and remote venues.
What was in the latter part of the 5 year plan has now has been pushed to the forefront. We have partnered with a well-known Irish wedding planner and with their planning and our experience of events in Italy and abroad we cannot wait to launch Broader Minds Weddings for 2022! They will most certainly be exclusive weddings with a focus on extra special activities for your guests.
Our amazing local guide will take you on a guided hut to hut hike through the Dolomites with your very own llama to accompany you throughout the trip. This sells very quickly and as with everything can be tailored to your own groups walking experience and ability.
Yoga, hike, dine & wine
These groups are by no means a “boot camp” or “retreat”. The main focus is on some time out for like-minded souls who want to switch off and take in some nature whilst enjoying good food, company and wine if they are so inclined. Specific wine tours to wine regions such as Duoro, Brunello di Montalcino, Rioja can also be arranged.
The dream of having my own place in the countryside in Italy has been more prominent than ever, I would like to have a place where I can accommodate my groups at my own table; currently, that’s the “manifestation” for Broader Minds for those who understand ☺
Every trip is tailor made. I can of course suggest but each group leader always wants something with a twist. Minimal group numbers are 12 adults paying per group.
*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS ***
Any member of Ballymun for Business (or a member recommendation) will receive 10% off Broader Minds international tours for 2022.
If you arrange your own bespoke group of over 12 paying adults you as group leader will travel for free.
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Thanks to Bronwyn for her guest blog
and for organising what looks like a wonderful free event in September
Bronwyn has over 20 years’ experience working in travel & events in Ireland and abroad. Bronwyn has lived, worked and studied all over the world and speaks fluent Italian so whilst Italy is not the only destination, it is truly an area of expertise for her and Broader Minds.
Broader Minds only collaborates with suppliers who hold similar qualifications and experience across the industry and there will be some very exciting collaborations coming for 2022! Watch this space …
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