Pixabay This is a collaborative post written by select content publishing parters. When it comes to traveling the world, we all want to make the most of the climate that suits us. Hot countries like East Africa, the Caribbean, or any similar continents can be as unappealing as those airline peanuts that are past their […]
In a world this big, it’s impossible to see it all. Even country counters — try as they might — cannot reach everything in one lifetime. And unless you’re offsetting your flights, “seeing it all” would involve a major carbon footprint.
Luckily, for travelers who are interested in the deep nature and local culture of afar (but can’t spend the time, money, or fuel to visit them all), the internet keeps enchanting us with little windows in the form of short film. Here are eight of my favorites:
During the month of September, I’ll be enjoying the big perk of life as a travel professional on a fam trip to Peru. I wrote about the anatomy of a fam trip after Ecuador in 2012. To summarize: “fam trip” is tradespeak for familiarization trip. I’ll be getting familiar with elements of our upscale itineraries at Southwind Adventures.
This feels a little bit like Christmas and a birthday back-to-back. What started out as a 12-day mainland Ecuador trip has doubled into an extra ten days of Galápagos Island exploration. Here’s what I know about the itinerary so far:
That weekend in Keystone, I was one of very few people who chose to camp in order to attend the travel blogger conference. The idea was to save money, but I also wanted to share a fun outdoor experience in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Gazing at the stars, I realized that I take these mountains for granted. I made it a goal to spend more time in my great Colorado backyard and decided to join Mountain Ambassadors to help me meet that goal.
“Do you think they’re real?” A fellow tourist looked at me and asked, North Face soft shell in hand. I was wondering the same thing myself. “Goretex XCR” read the stitching on the cuff of the soft shell I decided to try on. “Summit Series” claimed the label on the right shoulder. And on the chest, of course, was the “North Face” logo, convincingly embroidered.
I discovered that the job post was by Southwind Adventures, and that they’re located in my own hometown of Denver, Colorado. If there’s one way to apply all my experience to a job in Denver, I thought, then this is it. Since May 1, I’ve been on board full-time with Southwind Adventures.
Something I have always loved about coming home is the piano. I didn’t love it in the same way during all those years of lessons as a kid. But now it’s this great escape into music and memory and exercise of the brain. I don’t think about it much when I’m traveling, but unburying my sheet music is one of the first things I do at home.