I became addicted to travel early in life, while travelling with my family, and have been addicted ever since. The idea of seeing new places, experiencing new adventures, and trying new foods is an addiction like no other. I graduated from the hosteling/backpacking days of my youth, to hotels, room service, and guided excursions as I got older and started travelling with children. Travelling with kids is adventure on a whole new level. I'm just lucky to have a son and nieces who are also addicted to travel and are willing to go anywhere and try anything. (Plus they carry my luggage!) Lucky for them or I would have left them behind a long time ago. Lately though, it seems like I spend my travel time in remote, hard-to-get-to places that most people don't get to see. Recently it was Iceland and the Galapagos. You never know where this crazy industry will take you next. Guess that's half the adventure.
My favourite places
Central & South America
Costa Rica sticks out for me as it was the first adventure trip I ever took with my son and I wasn't sure what to expect. He was a trooper and I totally recommend Costa Rica as a boy's (or anyone's) paradise. We actually had to carry him onto the plane because he didn't want to leave.
One of my most memorable trips was seeing the Thai islands while cruising around on a catamaran for a week. It was one of the most amazing and yet relaxing trips ever. Definitely a different way to experience a country while being able to work on my tan while en route from one place to another.
Central & South America
I'm still in awe of having seen amazing sights and sounds here. The history and architecture still boggles the mind. How did they build these amazing structures in the middle of nowhere? Definitely a life changing experience. Would love to go back with my son. He would definitely appreciate the history of this country.
The ambiance and beautiful sights are what draw most people to the City of Love. For me, it was all about the food, wine, and indulgent desserts. You have to love any country that you can eat and drink your way through. The culture and ambiance was a bonus as well. Wish I had spent more time there.
Did you know?
- Iceland books up at least six to eight months in advance. especially accommodations outside of Reykjavik. Book early.
- Going to Peru, but no permits left for the Inca Trail? There are alternate trails that don't require permits.
- Argentina is a meatlover’s paradise. Meat, meat, and more meat. Vegetarian? Salads may be hard to find.
- You will need a Brazilian visa to see the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, even if it's just for an hour.