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Edward Roque Edward Roque travel guru. happiness visualizer. soul indulger.

Edward brings over 15 years of experience and travel industry knowledge to Vice-Roi travel at ALTOUR. He specializes in travel for VIP, executive, entertainment, and music industry accounts. [www.viceroitravel.com]

I’m one of 11 children, so I have a huge family that’s really loving and close. Love is meaningful because of all the important ways we love – love of self, love of career, love of family, love of just being able to wake up every day and say we’re alive.

I’ve lost so many people in my life. I lost my mom when I was 16 and my dad six years ago. I had a younger brother who drowned five years ago when he was 27. I know how little time we have, so I try to make the most of it. I try to make every increment of time filled with love. Noticing what I’m doing with my little pieces of time makes life most meaningful.

I’m not afraid to tell someone I love them, because I never know when I’m going to wake up and that person’s not going to be there anymore. I don’t want to live with regret. I don’t want to wish someone I love had known how much they meant to me before they’d gone. Every significant, meaningful person in my life knows how much they mean to me. I make it a point to let them know. 

In those moments and days when I feel off track, I fall back on my wonderful friends and family. Sometimes all it takes is a quick phone call to snap me back on track. I’m a spiritual person and I always find that if I’m having a bad day there’s usually something that happens right in front of me that’s the universe telling me I shouldn’t complain, reminding me that I’m actually very blessed.

I try to visualize positive things happening to me and positive things happening to my friends and family. My mantra right now is “If you can visualize, if you can conceptualize, it shall materialize.”

What is it that makes you happy? Look deep within your soul. There’s always something that makes your soul sing. Concentrate on that. We get so caught up in what society expects us to be and what our families and friends expect us to be that we forget how important it is to indulge in ourselves and our souls, focusing and spending time on what we love, on what makes us happy.

Edward Roque

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