Ulva Island, New Zealand 14 Oct 2017
Sometimes, I think we miss the point of travel. We have the perfect meal, we want the perfect Instagram to show it off. We have a hotel room with a fantastic view, out comes the camera, out comes the laptop to record the moment.
Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that, but what is it about travel and new experiences that we really crave?
It’s the people, I’m sure of it. People with different backgrounds, different life experiences, different likes and loves.
We see our own lives through different eyes, and we discover ourselves.
I’m probably the last person anyone would turn to for any sort of management task. I’m a foot-soldier, not a general. But somehow, somewhere along the way, I’ve managed a few group tours. A few days, a few people; we’ve had fun, seen the sights, gotten from A to B, and done the job without too many people yelling at each other.
So this article by Ellen Morgan from Broadsheet caught my eye. Sometimes there will be travel that involves more than family. Getting it right is crucial; people are spending a lot of money and their valuable vacation days to follow your plan, and if there’s waste and delay, they’ll blame you.
Kris of Nomad by Trade gives an insider’s guide to the Magic Kingdom. Where the best eats are – the photo shows the yummiest snack in the park, something called a Dole Whip, which sounds pretty dire in Australia, but apparently “dole” means something else in the States – the best rides, the best photo opportunities, even a few places to kick your boots off and relax a bit. I once spent half of a jam-packed day at the Magic Kingdom – the other half being at the Kennedy Space Centre – and it was awesome. Being able to shave a few minutes here and there makes more time for more things to do.
Not nearly enough time to see everything, but I had fun. I might go back another time and maybe tuck into a bucket of that Dole Whip stuff.
A post by Tom from Adventurous Travels. He and his sidekick Flavio look into some of the more remote and interesting corners of the world. When they say that it is the most beautiful place on the planet, well it’s something worth listening to. The photographs are truly extraordinary. Go, read the post, admire the views, and then settle down with a mug of something and read the rest of the blog. I feel ashamed of my travels around airports and city streets. These guys really get stuck into the travel lark!