Places We Would Love to See
The world is so full of so many places that just call out to the adventurous soul – it’s hard to decide what’s the best. These are some of the destinations on our travel wishlist.
To see and hear more about these and other destinations, get some packing trips, learn how to take a good photo, and much more come to our Travel Fest 2019. To register for Travel Fest 2019 and click RSVP.
Ride the Train Through the Sahara Desert
Riding the rails with the wind in your hair through the Sahara seems like an impossible journey but it is something you can experience in Mauritania. Travellers are welcome on this 14-hour trip across the Sahara Desert – but there are no passenger cars so travellers sit atop of piles of iron ore as the train speeds along. This truly unique way to experience the vast and dramatic landscapes of the Sahara desert would make for an unforgettable journey which is why it makes our travel wishlist.
Drive the Karakorum Highway
Connecting the Punjab region of Pakistan with China’s Xinjiang region, the 1300 km long Karakorum Highway offers views one can only expect on a postcard. Travellers balance precariously in overladen vehicles as they maneuver around switchbacks and traverse narrow ledges that have been carved out of the mountainside. The excitement and danger of the road combined with the unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains and valleys make this one of our top bucket-list destinations.
Food and Culture in Ghent
Ghent, Belgium is an impressive medieval town that is waaaay less touristy than it’s more famous neighbour, Bruges. It is also is home to the (aptly named) Ghent Altarpiece – a giant-sized, minutely detailed 600-year-old masterpiece. Not only is this is one of the most important and influential paintings in history – but it’s bigger and more impressive than other famous paintings like the Mona Lisa. Aside from famous art, Ghent has castles, churches, cobbled streets and a famous belfry. Of course, french fries, muscles, beer candy, waffles and of course lots and lots of chocolate are all on the menu making this the most delicious entry on our travel wishlist.
Uncover the Mysteries of Patagonia
Patagonia is the mysterious land of mountains, rainbows, and glaciers, located at the very southern tip of South America. Visitors experience towering mountains, rolling grasslands, lush greenery, calving glaciers, and starkly beautiful salt flats – not to mention the rare and unique wildlife (penguins – among others!). Essentially, The perfect place for any avid trekkers or intrepid photographer. It is one of the last great frontiers on earth and is just so, so remote that it calls out to our adventurous hearts – and definitely lands a place on our travel wishlist.
Travel the Silk Road
For a millennia goods and ideas were transported across Asia on a route known as the silk road. Boats and planes have since replaced camels and caravans and the world has more-or-less forgotten about the countries of central Asia, Today Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan still maintain a lot of their nomadic culture and historically significant landmarks. The region is full of beautiful mosaic facades, magnificent mountains, rugged landscapes, quaint yurts, and ancient ruins. All this plus some of the most welcoming people anywhere places this region on our hope-to-visit list.
To see and hear more about these and other destinations, get some packing trips, learn how to take a good photo, and much more come to our Travel Fest 2019. To register go to Travel Fest 2019 and click RSVP.