The dictionary defines hiking as a walk along trails or in the countryside, as opposed to walks which are largely urban. In contrast, treks are long, arduous journeys, typically on foot. As I consider which of these I like best, I suppose I will have to say hiking. Not that trekking is something I dislike, … Continue reading Travel Story #4 – My Love Affair with Hiking
A number of pre-conceived notions about travel surprisingly persist into the current generation. One of the most common perceptions is that travel is expensive, and hence unaffordable. And yet, I have seen these same people who say that they don't have money for travel actually go out and spend a bomb partying just about every … Continue reading Travel Story #3 – What is your travel budget?
The internet is full of articles about people who quit their jobs, sell their belongings, pack their entire lives into a suitcase and start traipsing around the world. And many of us, including, me, at some point, have definitely thought.....How I wish that could be me! The reality, though, is that, a life on the … Continue reading Travel Story #2 – How to keep your job and travel a lot
People travel for a number of reasons, but at heart, I think everyone travels because travel is intensified living, as Rick Steves says. We have more new experiences in ten days of travel than we probably do the rest of the year. Travel challenges our prejudices, forces us to adjust, learn and adapt in ways … Continue reading Travel Story #1 – Heaven in a Bowl