Holidays for many people surely become very precious moment which should be utilized properly. It can be such as waste if they just use their holiday time for doing things which becomes part of their daily routine. They should change their routine sometimes especially during holiday and they have to enjoy different experience which can make them forget about their routine even just for a while. There are many great places in the world which can be explored and there is nothing wrong if people plan for special trip during their holiday time to an exotic place which can give them different view as well as experience compared to their daily life.
Many modern people maybe will not find wildlife pretty often in their daily life. That is why it must be very interesting if they can enjoy their holiday by getting closer to the wildlife in their real habitat. Africa becomes favorite place to go for many people who want to enjoy the closer experience with the wildlife. People maybe think that they have to get involved in uncomfortable experience because they have to be far away from the comfort of their home in the wildlife. However, people will be able to find great package of tanzania safari which can provide them with great experience for getting closer with the wildlife without having to forget about the comfort and leisure. People are able to choose the accommodation which can be suitable with their expectation. They can choose the basic offer to the ultimate offer of accommodation which comes with hotel, camp, as well as lodge. People do not have to worry that they have to be far away from the leisure and comfort which becomes the common thing which people will look for during their holiday.
Tanzania surely will be a great place to go for people who are looking for different experience with the nature and wildlife. People will find more lands which are used for national parks in this country. People maybe are pretty familiar with some safari parks such as Ngorongoro and Serengeti but there are more parks which are lesser known which can be found in Tanzania. There is no question that it must be interesting for exploring the place which is still lesser known because it means that they can really have special and different holiday experience. Tanzania can be the best place to enjoy national park trip from coral reef to crater highland.
When I was in school, I had no desire to learn a second language. Now that I am an adult, I realize just how valuable it would be for me to know more than just English. I decided I was going to learn a new language, but I was not sure which one to try first. I know a lot of people choose Spanish, but I finally decided that I wanted to learn French. I had always imagined myself going to Paris one day, and I knew that it would become more of a reality if I actually knew the language.
I did not want to go outside my home to learn French. I wanted to be able to do it on my own time schedule from the comfort of my own home. I went online to see if there were any courses that were highly recommended for this type of setting, and it did not take me long at all to find exactly what I wanted.
Eco Travel or Ecotourism in South America and around the world has become an important part of the tourism industry. Some people choose to take part in eco tours due to their environmental consciousness and love of nature and / or to be immersed in another countries culture. South America is home to 12 independent countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
There are countless ‘must see’ adventures and activities to experience and enjoy, we have endeavoured to list a mere few of these ‘must see’ places and highly recommend you purchase a travel guide book or spend time reading travel reviews online and talking to people who have been to South America, to help give you a general guide of where to go and what to do. Alternatively, you may be booking through a travel company who offer specialist eco tours and have a set itinerary of popular tourist ‘must see’ places.
The Amazon Rainforest
The world’s biggest rainforest known as the Amazon Rainforest or Amazonia resides in South America with the majority of the forest contained within Brazil. This amazing region includes territory belonging to nine nations and represents over half of our planets remaining rainforests. The Amazon is the most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world, a feature truly appreciated by nature enthusiasts. There are numerous tour and expedition operators’ available offering adventure travelers unique experiences that take them deep into the Amazon jungle, far from civilization. Cruise the Amazon River, take part in piranha fishing and bird watching, go on unforgettable jungle treks and explore flooded jungle.
The Andes Mountain Ranges
Situated along the west coast of the continent, these outstanding ranges stretch 4,500 miles from north to south, making them the longest and one of the highest mountain ranges in the world. The Andres are made up of three natural regions, each with differing climates. Outdoor adventure lovers will adore this natural playground. Take part in guided treks or horseback tours that encounter forests, canyons, archaeological sites, waterfalls and lagoons.
The Icy Landscapes and Wildlife of Patagonia
Patagonia is located in the southernmost portion of South America. Beautiful glaciers, lakes, National Parks and Reserves make up the Patagonia landscape. Wildlife lovers will appreciate the infinite number of sea birds, seals, sea lions, whales and last but not least, the natural observatory at Port Madryn which has the largest colony of penguins in the region.
The Angel Falls, Venezuela
This astounding work of nature is the world’s tallest waterfall measuring 979m in height. The Angel Falls can be found in the Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. Take in the magnificence of the falls with either a canoe or motorized boat tour or alternatively by helicopter or plane trip. If travelling during the rainy season of June – October you will see the Angel Falls in all its grandeur. The effect is simply not the same during the dry season of January to April.
This remarkable continent offers a diverse range of breathtaking natural geographic & wildlife eco travel adventure tours and attractions. Deciding which countries and regions to explore will require a lot of thought as each has something unique and wonderful to offer.
Debbie Glade has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University. She has worked as a freelance writer, specifically as a travel writer for upscale cruise lines. She refers to herself as an “armchair traveler,” which means reading, researching and writing without always traveling. Today, she is going to travel with us to Costa Rica through her characters’ experiences.
Tyler: Welcome, Debbie. Matthew and I are very curious to learn more about your book. Matthew has a question for you to start us off.
Matthew: How did you get the idea for this story?
Debbie: The story developed as I created the characters. I knew I wanted Lilly to be smart and play the piano. I also wanted her to use her brainpower to solve a big problem. To add to that it was important to teach the readers about geography and culture. Before I wrote one word of the story I made a list of goals for my story. It had to be unique, adventurous, funny, scary and educational. Plus it had to make use out of my voice talents. I hope I achieved all that!
Tyler: Debbie, will you tell us a little bit about the main character, Lilly P Badilly?
Debbie: Lilly is a heroine not just because she saves her family and new friends, but also because she learns to control her fears and emotions by using her intelligence. Like other children (and adults), Lilly has several fears that make new experiences scary for her. But, by talking through these phobias and concentrating on solutions, she bravely makes it through a very frightening situation.
Lilly is always kind and thoughtful. She uses her brain power and book knowledge to solve problems peacefully and rationally. She is curious about everything in the world, and knows that she can learn a great deal through books.
Lilly is also very musically talented. Music both motivates her and calms her down.
Matthew: Why did you choose to have Lilly be a millipede instead of anything else?
Debbie: I love insects! Living in South Florida most of my life, I have been exposed to many crawling critters. When I lived in Denver, Colorado after college, I received comments often about how awful it must be to live in Miami, a place with so many cockroaches, other insects and lizards. I would laugh at the thought that people were afraid of South Florida because of our bugs and reptiles. I am an avid gardener and have seen some of the most unusual insects, spiders and snakes in my yard. I tend to look down when I am walking, so I see a lot of bugs on the ground.
I particularly chose a millipede because I find them to be fascinating creatures. They can fit through very small places, and they thrive in the humid climate of South Florida as well as Costa Rica. (I am sure there are many hiding in and around the Miami International Airport.) I love the fact that they have so many legs! And they live by eating decayed plant matter. What better character for a children’s book than one who eats rotting plants only? Also in the real world, millipedes never harm humans or destroy homes like termites.
Tyler: What made you decide that Lilly would be a voracious reader and play the piano?
Debbie: My 15-year-old daughter, Rachel, inspired me to develop Lilly’s character. Rachel always loved books, and was read to by many family members from the day she was born. She taught herself to read at a very young age and would beg us to buy her books and go to the library. She is in high school now and is a very voracious reader and a disciplined student. Rachel is an incredible problem solver! I am more of the somewhat excitable type. Her rational, practical way of thinking is very calming to me. She is the first person I go to for advice, and I can honestly say she has always steered me in the right direction. My daughter is also an accomplished pianist, who practices many hours each day. Her advanced sight-reading abilities allow her to experiment with all genres of music. My husband plays guitar and sings, and our house is always filled with music. The only downside is that I often trip on piles of sheet music.
Tyler: And what about Lilly’s wonderful lyrical name? Is there a story behind its creation?
Debbie: Yes. My brother, Eric, always called my daughter “Silly Badilly” when she was young. He would tickle her and tease her relentlessly and repeatedly say, “You are such a Silly Badilly!” She would beg him to stop, but he wouldn’t listen. Needless to say this was somewhat annoying, but it stuck with me. (Now my brother has 2 kids of his own, and I was planning to get back at him by teasing them, but his kids are too cute. I do talk to them a lot in my cartoon voice though, and they love it!) I liked the rhyming of Lilly Badilly and really get a kick out of it when Grandpa Willie calls his granddaughter “Silly Badilly.” Of course, my brother wants full credit for the name.
Matthew: Why did the millipedes have to go to Costa Rica instead of somewhere else?
Debbie: They did not have to go anywhere in particular. But it was important that they travel someplace interesting and unique with a lot of nature. With all my travel writing experience, Costa Rica was the perfect place. Besides, there are a lot of flights from Miami to Costa Rica as well as other Central American cities.
Costa Rica is home to some of the earth’s greatest natural treasures. About one quarter of this small nation is protected wildlife. The diversity of plants, animals and volcanoes of Costa Rica are like that of no other place on earth. There are more than 1,500 different species of orchids alone. And brilliant blue morphos are among the countless species of butterflies in the cloud forests and rainforests. One of the most intriguing animals I’ve ever read about is the leaf cutter ant. There are scientists who devote their careers to studying them.
I really thought that since Lilly is such an avid reader and environmentalist, Costa Rica would be a fine place to travel. I hope that the book sends a message to children everyone that we must preserve our precious environment.
Matthew: Have you ever been to Costa Rica?
Debbie: Not yet, but I am hoping to go very soon!
Tyler: Debbie, how on earth does a millipede travel to Costa Rica?
Debbie: Well, Lilly and her grandparents live in a hole in the wall in Concourse A of the Miami International Airport. They never really seem to go anywhere. It is Grandma Nellie’s idea one day that the family members sneak into a briefcase to board a flight to Costa Rica. Of course, most millipedes pack lightly, but the Badillys travel with backpacks.
Matthew: Where were Lilly’s parents and why didn’t they go on the trip too?
Debbie: That is a great mystery that will be revealed some time in the future.
Tyler: Will you tell us a little bit about Lilly’s travel companions?
Debbie: Lilly lives with and travels with her grandparents, Nellie O. Badilly and Willie Z. Badilly. Nellie is very bossy and adventurous. She wears a gray wig! Grandpa Willie is very cautious and gentle, so his wife generally gets to make the decisions! These two characters were inspired by my real life grandparents, who were wonderful and fascinating in every way. Grandpa Willie has some of my husband’s traits as well.
Lilly’s grandparents are protective of her. But they also look to her for expertise about a lot of things, because they know how smart their granddaughter is and how much she reads.
Tyler: I can’t imagine it’s easy being a millipede. What kinds of dangers do Lilly and her family encounter in Costa Rica?
Debbie: Being small has its challenges. (And I know this first hand, because I am just under 5 feet tall myself.) The members of the Badilly family have to make sure they are not squished by anyone or anything while traveling. They have to hide in a briefcase or suitcase on the plane, so no one sees them. People tend to scream when they see bugs and cause a big commotion. And it is scary in that darkness! Luckily Grandpa Willie has a flashlight.
Another challenge for them is transportation when they get to Costa Rica. But with proper planning and investigating they figure it all out. It can be convenient to fit in small spaces and squeeze through cracks.
Once they enter the rainforest, the Badillys are faced with unfamiliar territory. Not only do they have to protect themselves from terrible weather without the comforts of home, but they also have to protect themselves and others they meet along the way. All I will say is they encounter a creepy enemy named Ruth Less. It seems as though there is no solution to the sticky situation, but Lilly knows better.
Tyler: Why did you decide to create a companion CD for the book?
Debbie: I have a special cartoon voice I have always used, and it really makes people laugh. I created a few other voice characterizations as well. I wanted to give Lilly a memorable voice and make the story come to life. Also, even though “The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly” is a picture book, it is quite advanced for young readers. With the CD, children who are very young or not quite ready to read at this level can enjoy the story. Even those who read well like the multidimensional aspect of the voices, music and sound effects. All the sound effects of the rain forest are authentic Costa Rican recordings from an amazing website at http://www.naturesongs.com. We are finding that parents are just as into the CD as the kids are, because it is very entertaining.
Matthew: How did you make all of those voices on the CDs all by yourself?
Debbie: I have had my Lilly voice since I was 9 years old. And I am always goofing around with voices. I tried to think about what each of the characters in the book would sound like. Then I experimented with a lot of different ideas before coming up with the voices on the CD. I sure had to practice a lot not to get confused with the different voices while recording it all! It’s not as easy as it sounds.
Tyler: Will you tell us about the CD? Who wrote the music and the song lyrics and how it was recorded?
Debbie: As I mentioned, I use different voices for each character. I also narrate the story. The CD is very lively and really brings emotion and depth to the plot. I wrote the lyrics to all the songs. Rachel wrote the entire musical score and then worked with me on the songs to fit in with the themes of each scene. It was a time consuming process, because we wanted everything to be original, funny or scary and lively. Rachel is always swamped with homework from school, so it was challenging to fit time in for writing sessions. Somehow we did it. And I have to say we laughed a lot during the process.
My husband, John, wrote 2 of the songs and really livened up the music with his harmonica! John and Rachel practiced the music together and directed me the day of the recording. I am the only Glade family member without musical talents. I am not that great of a singer, but with my cartoon voice, it somehow works.
The day of the recording was really special. Somehow we recorded the 35-minute CD straight through, from narration to music and voice to voice. We went back and changed a few things, but we were well rehearsed. Cliff, the sound engineer at Sunflower Recording Studios had a good laugh that day at my voices.
John plays the guitar and harmonica on the CD. Rachel plays the piano, sitar and tambourine. I would never have even tried to record the story without music, and I could not have done it without their talents!
Matthew: Why did you decide to put music and singing in the book?
Debbie: Music is such an important part of life. My house is always filled with music, since my daughter plays the piano daily and sometimes the sitar, and my husband plays the guitar and sings often. Plus music is what saves Lilly from her enemy!
Matthew: Why was all the singing really funny? I liked the singing and thought it was funny to listen to.
Debbie: I am glad you thought it was funny! I think readers really want to laugh and be entertained. Even if something frightening is going on in the story, it is okay to laugh. And I can tell you firsthand that parents want to be entertained as much as their kids.
Tyler: I thought the music was hilarious, myself, Debbie, but I want to ask you about the illustrations. They are so colorful and enjoyable to look at. Were you inspired by photographs of Costa Rica in choosing their colors?
Debbie: Yes, I was inspired by photographs and a lot by the gardens around Miami. I have a lot of gardening books too. We have a similar climate to Costa Rica and grow some of the same plants here. Of course, we do not have any volcanoes in Florida! I wanted to make the pictures as colorful as possible. Like most people, I am always drawn to books and art with vivid colors.
Tyler: How did you draw them? It looks like they were outlined with a pen or marker, but did you use paints, or markers or colored pencils or a mixture?
Debbie: I used watercolor pencils, then a wet brush to turn them into paints. I also used pan watercolors to cover large surface areas. And I outlined a lot of the figures with black ink to make them pop off the page. One technique I experimented with was drawing some of the smaller insects and animals on separate sheets of paper. Then I cut them out and glued them on the page over other artwork. After the pages were scanned, those pictures almost looked like they are raised on the page.
Every individual has their special concept of an ideal vacation. Some will want to spend some time in places which are bustling with tourists, while others prefer far-fletched spots. Regardless of whether you are searching for a romantic escape, a family trip or you are just seeking for the thrill of adventure; you will want the holiday to be unforgettable and an overall excellent experience.
Africa, without any doubt, possesses the most complex variety of cultures, fauna and landscapes. It is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to encounter a thrilling and exotic holiday. African travel adventures are experiences that anyone will remember for a lifetime.
The First Step to Take
Most people make the mistake of imagining Africa as a country while in fact, it is a continent composed of over fifty countries. With this number, it is difficult to make a choice about which place to go when aiming for African travel adventures. Africa is extremely diversified and you can experience various kinds of cultures, wildlife, flora and terrain in each of its countries. Identifying what activities you would like to do or choosing which sites to see is the most effective way in deciding your destination. This is particularly beneficial if your time in Africa is restricted to one or two weeks.
The Must-Visit African Safari
Africa is known for its wilderness and people and the best way to experience the African travel adventure is to visit the region’s safari. Kenya is the most well-liked safari getaway in Africa. The Masai Mara Reserve is a favorite of many people all over the world. In the months of July to October, you can enjoy the remarkable migration of thousands and thousands of zebra and wildbeest. The tribesmen of Maasai also provide cultural trips which will further enhance your African travel adventure. In Botswana, the Chobe National is also a popular safari and it is known to life on top of three different eco-systems. The Savuti marsh is the home of millions of creatures and it is recognized to have the greatest concentrations of wild animals in Africa. In Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park features the complete African safari environment. The grasslands make the destination excellent for spotting lion kills because the landscape enables the tourists to see the hunt without hindrances. These places will surely give any person the best African travel adventures that they could ever hope for.
The Beaches of Africa
Aside from its safari, Africa is also home to dozens of perfect beaches. Mnemba is an exclusive island located in the Indian Ocean and it provides the finest snorkeling in Zanzibar where people can observe whales, see dolphins and go swimming with different species of fishes. In West Africa, the islands Sao Tome and Prinicipe is the dwelling to a number of magnificent beaches. The island’s greatest beaches are a part of the Bom Bom Island, an incredible eco-resort located on Principe’s northern shore. The virgin jungles on Principe is the paradise of bird watchers and if you are someone who enjoys deep-sea fishing, going to this island will never disappoint.
The beaches, the forests, jungles, wildlife are just some of the things that make Africa a very popular destination for adventurers. So if you are looking for African travel adventures, company Tough Love, a travel agency that will make all of this possible for you.
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For an eco travel adventure, South America is a fantastic choice. The continent has rainforest, dense jungles, the Andes Mountains, and ancient cultures to explore like the Incas. There is unique wildlife to explore like the giant tortoise of the Galapagos Islands, or the Tapir of the Amazon and some of the most diverse and spectacular landforms on the planet. Each country in South America is unique and has something new to offer from the climate to animals to history. As a generally warm continent, the time of year to visit does not matter much. South America consists of 12 countries and 3 major territories. The 12 countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The idea of eco travel adventure is to be low impact on the environment and communities visited during excursions. Travellers interested in eco-tourism help stimulate the South American local economy by using local accommodations and products, as well as local guides. This form of travel appeals to socially and environmentally concerned individuals who want to live at peace with the planet and do not wish to overuse natural resources. The idea behind this form of tourism, also known as jungle tourism, originated in the late 1980’s as a way to experience natural wonders without squandering resources. Since its beginnings, it has seen a large growth in popularity due to its preservation and educational sophistication. Income from such adventures has been monumental in preserving the Amazon rainforest and Caribbean reef and also to help conserve the country’s biological and cultural diversity.
Eco travel adventure generally consists of small groups of travellers, ranging from 10 to 16 people, embarking on a personalised vacation. The small group size means that the group does not crowd out each individual’s experience. The focus is “off the beaten track” adventure that takes the adventurer from general tourist locations to experience the local culture of the people living in each country – an opportunity to immerse yourself into the life of another culture. The main transportation available in South America consists of buses, trains, and jeeps. The food experienced on these tours is local and made from local recipes. It is definitely full immersion adventure travel. Types of eco travel adventure range from the Galapagos to Antarctica and from activities such as animal exploration to historical discovery. Some eco packages offer fully authentic local accommodations while others can be upgraded to comfort trips with a hotel stay at the end of the day.
The goal of an eco travel adventure group leader is to act as a guide to provide shopping and eating recommendations, and suggestions on what to do and see. They may also introduce the group to some of their local friends for a cultural exchange. These group leaders are also responsible for the safety of the group and prevention of incidences. Experience the real South America with the peace of mind that you are also giving something back to the local communities and environment which attract hundreds of individuals from around the world each year.
With numerous tour agencies located in South America and within tourists own country of residence, individuals can easily arrange an eco-tourism holiday to this amazingly natural and cultural rich continent.
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A major feature is the personalized service and recommendations based on our many years experience in traveling first hand in South America. We have experienced all styles of travel from backpacking & trekking to deluxe cruises and exquisite lodges & hotels. On each visit to the continent, we research and assess hotels, lodges, transport, services & guides.
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Most people like a bit of travelling adventure but some are more adventures than others. Your star sign can tell you a lot about what kind of adventure you prefer. But if you have a copy of your person astrlological horoscope then you can look to the ninth house in your horoscope and see what sign and planet is placed there and if there are any aspects to it. This will give you a good idea and help you decide in what category you class yourself to be when it comes to travel adventures.
The Aries person loves action and plenty of activities for their travelling adventures. They are pioneers and love to go to undiscovered places where they can get inspired and think up new ideas. A safari trip would also be an attractive travelling adventure.
Taurus does not mind a bit of luxuries treatment on their travel and if they can find places with an inspiring countryside and a spectacular view. They will be happy to settle down for awhile as long as the food is top class.
The best travel adventure for a Gemini is to go places where they can meet new people to talk too and share experiences. It does not matter where they go as long as they travel from place to place often so they can meet a lot of different people and see a variety of places.
The Cancer star sign is a water sign and is most likely to be drawn to the water for a travelling adventure. Whether it is going on a cruise or simply having a holiday at the beach, staying in a beach shack especially if the family can come too.
Leo is the regal sign and they like their travelling adventures to have plenty of fun and excitement but prefer to do it in style. So they make sure to create a travelling program that includes beautiful and luxuries hotels where they like to be treated like a king or a queen.
The travelling adventures that Virgo enjoys will be going somewhere to learn new and interesting things. Being invited to an educational seminar in another town will be like sweet music in their ears. They will look for places that offer interesting and educational experiences.
Libra is usually the one who bring about the plans for an adventures trip and with the encouragement from their partner they are able to make it happen. They will plan a get away trip with their partner in a hide away place for just the two of them and if their partner gets side tracked from their plans then Libra will make sure to put the itinerary back on track.
Scorpio is emotionally intense and craves an adventures trip where they can release some of their emotions. Your strong sensual nature will enjoy exotic places where you will be fascinated by the mystery of it all. Here you will have the opportunity to express the sensitivity of your emotions.
When it comes to travelling adventures then Sagittarius are the experts. You are like ducks to water when it comes to travel. You thrive best when you are on the go and visit a variety of places. Your sense of humour and optimism help to make any of your trips a joy to be part of.
Planning a travelling adventure is like sweet music to a Capricorn as you like to organize and plan things. Your trip will be well planned and you have the discipline to stick to the schedule that you have made which will probably includes visiting old historical cities and buildings.
Aquarius is usually well suited to guide a group on a travelling adventure. Your imagination and cravings for unusual places combined with your impulsive and quite often unpredictable nature will guaranty an exciting trip full of new and fascinating experiences.
Pisces loves to visit spiritual places for their travel adventures. You like the peaceful feeling of nature and will probably seek out a spiritual retreat where you can meditate and enjoy tuning into your imagination. Or because you are a water sign you will also love a relaxing cruise.
Do you find yourself at work feeling as though you are trapped in your job or in your lifestyle. Maybe you have a burning desire to get out of the rat race and go and explore what the world or your country has to offer. Do you sit at work looking out the window thinking about your next Travel Adventure. Well chances are you are suffering from severe case of Travelitis.
Travelling is an Education.
Travelling can not only be a great adventure where you experience new places & people, but an education on life itself, especially if you travel at a young age. As a young person you have all these pre-conceived ideas about what certain places in the World look like. Things like what the cities and landscape looks like and what the people are like. It is not till you make the effort to go to check out these landscapes, that they are a lot different to what you think and usually far exceed your imagination.
Generally speaking, the people are always welcoming to their part of the world, and they cannot do enough for you. They are happy to help you find your way and point out places you may not have heard about. It is also interesting to see the lifestyles that the different people lead when comparing the people who live in city to the people by the beach, in country or even in the outback. It can give you a whole new appreciation to what you have, or would like to have, in your own life.
Travelling has taught me many things, including having an open mind about the world. Because if your mind is closed you will miss out on all the good things in life.
Travelling opens Opportunity.
If you are someone who feels that things are a bit flat in your life, or is kind of stagnant or stationary. Then a Travel Adventure maybe just what you need, to recharge your batteries, to boost your enthusiasm, to sharpen your focus on what you want in life and what direction you will take to get there, or even lead you to the opportunity you would not otherwise had. Travelling taught me that there are opportunities everywhere, if it is a new opportunity or change of lifestyle you are looking for, you just have to be prepare to have a look and ask, they rarely come to you and knock on your door. It is a great way to meet people and build friendships with people in different parts of your country or even the world. You never know, you just maybe lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time for the opportunity of your lifetime.
So if you have a dream to explore your country or the world, want to grow as a person though travelling, or would like a change of lifestyle, there is no reason you should not start planning your next Travel Adventure now.