Travel Dreaming

Travel Dreaming: The Three A’s

Sometimes, you’ve got to hang up the reality phone and relax. I mean, it’s always important to be pragmatic but, sometimes, you’ve just gotta be a travel dreamer! For all the obvious reasons. With travelers being grounded around the world, we have to use this time dreaming and when I dream, you better believe I’m on my way some spectacular travel destinations. I think when we dream those big travel dreams the three A’s seem to suddenly surface to the top of the list. So, c’mon dreamers! Let’s check them out!

Land Down Under…

Australia has some amazing, once in a lifetime, experiences to be had from the highlights of the Opera House and Uluru to the unique wildlife and unbelievably friendly locals. Aussie life is fun, lighthearted and full of interesting adventures! However, it can be awfully overwhelming to try and fit an ENTIRE continent into one trip. My advice? Don’t try! Australia is just too big. Instead, make a list of your top priorities and then select a region that meets your needs. For example, Brisbane offers lots of animal encounters and access to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Aussie residents are always ready to greet visitors

Antarctica…

I know! But, I said it! I do think that Antarctica is a solid dream that is achievable. Here’s why: this star of the south has always felt inaccessible to all but the heartiest of adventurers. Not so fast! There is a way to uplift your inner explorer and still see all the wonders this amazing part of Earth has to offer. Take a cruise! Exploring by ship allows you to experience as much of Antarctica as possible without leaving huge human footprint on the actual continent. So don’t leave it to be the last continent you visit! Take on Antarctica now!

Travel to Antarctica is more of a possibility than ever before!

Safari…

Africa: another big, bold move and just like Australia, it seems almost too big to conquer. However, one option to lasso in how to manage all of the choices is to look into some voluntourism choices. Look for programs that will allow you to contribute to a local community in countries like Zambia or Botswana where the government takes its direction from its eco constitution. Combining this with a traditional safari that explores conservation could be the perfect 10 days. I don’t want you to think that I’m forgetting about exotic Morocco or the splendors of Egypt, they are amazing! But, if I’m honest, I think kids will appreciate those latter destinations as they get a bit older and a bit wiser.

Travel to Africa offers everything from pyramids to penguins.

So, there you have it dreamers! Those three travel destinations that make us dream big. The beginning of the alphabet holds a lot of potential and a lot of dreams! I guess the only thing to add is: where to next?

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