Experience. It is the most valuable gift that life has to offer, and the only way to find it is to go and seek it out. For some, the gift of experience is found high up in the Himalayas. Others discover it hiding on the beaches of the Orient or deep in the dreaded doldrums of Death Valley.
Everyone's experience is different, but the one thing that is universal is that for every traveler who has found an experience worth reaching for, there are many more who don't rise to the opportunity.
As the new year begins, now is the time to make the decision that this will be the year you reach for and grab tight to the travel opportunities as they arise.
It's an old saying that rings as true today as it did in the not so long ago age of sail. Whether you are snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, riding a horse across Patagonia, hiking up to Machu Picchu, perusing magazines in a Parisian coffee house, or running with the bulls in Pamplona, adventures can be found on the path to every experience.
The most memorable adventures are the perfect blend of predictable and unexpected, the planned for combined with the random encounter. Your idea of adventure may be room service and shopping in Paris, or it may be hiking a glacier to view the northern lights.
Seeking what excites you and discovering new thrills along the way is what true adventures are all about.
Personal Service, Personal Attention
The best way to see the world is to have a team of people who have been there, done that and sent the postcards on your side. When you allow dedicated travel professionals to take care of the arrangements, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the experiences. It’s a fantastic way to get your feet wet in the world of international travel.
From making hotel reservations to ensuring you have the best tour guides, using an experienced travel agency when traveling abroad can make all the difference between a memorable vacation and moments you would rather forget.
Live Like the Locals
There is no better way to experience a place than to experience it the way the locals do. That is the difference between being a tourist and being a traveler.
Tourists go and come home with snapshots of locations and suitcases filled with souvenirs from far away lands; travelers go and return home with stories that inspire and ignite imaginations. From the food you eat to the modes of transportation you use, it is the best way to develop a genuine and true understanding of the sights you will see and the stories you will hear.
Experience is an Investment in Your Future
Investing in travel is an investment in experience. Why do people struggle over which pasta sauce they should buy? Because that’s a purchase. But travel is not a purchase — it’s an investment.
Experiences accumulate and transform both the person you are and the way you see the world. This can boost your career, strengthen your relationships, and create new opportunities to discover and explore places down the road or across the seas.
The people you meet along the way can become lifelong friends. The experiences you share, and the experiences that are shared with you, are gifts that generate returns which far exceed the initial investments.
At WanderList Tours, we offer a number of journeys (and will be adding two more :-) that give you the opportunity to enjoy the travel experiences you crave. We make it easy for you to travel to some of the world's most exotic destinations and discover all that they have to offer.
Whether you want to bask in the brilliance of the aurora borealis as it dances across the Icelandic sky, or sip win while soaking up the breathtaking Tuscany landscape, we will do our part to make sure that you return home with memories that exceed your expectations.
Get in touch with us and let us help you discover the true meaning of travel.