Hi all, Susan here from www.BraveWomenTravel.com I want to talk honestly about why it is so important to use a Travel Agent, whether you are a solo traveler or travelling with a buddy. For this article, we are going to talk about solo traveling, booking the travel yourself, and not joining in on a group tour. Along the Way, we’ll ask often: Should I Use a Travel Agent? or not!
I am sure that I don’t need to sell anyone on the importance of food to a traveler. This is more than epicurean pleasure; it is an edible scrapbook of your experiences. (Now there’s an image.) We’re here to look at your South American Food Goals.
Besides the singular pleasures of trying new and exciting foods, I would be remiss to leave out the social importance.
Sometimes, adventure can require an extra level of effort. How do we manage that while still making it fun?
For many of us, the ideal holiday will involve a lot of lounging around, sipping cocktails and getting massages. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, we are all about adventure travel for women. And adventure can be a little difficult to come by at the side of a pool. Just saying.
Let’s look at Arctic Exploration.
To wrap up our little series on the Arctic, I wanted to do something special. Part of the reason we love these Arctic destinations so much at BraveWomenTravel.com is that they are, almost by nature, an adventure. While the trips we offer are nothing like the crazy dangerous stunts pulled by those mentioned below, the draw to these places seems to be the same for all who travel there.
What does “the Arctic” bring to mind?
Cold? Ice? Polar bears?
For me, it represents a spirit of adventure. There are so many places in world that are more accessible than ever, and you can find adventure in any one of them. (I mean, with the right attitude you can find adventure in your back yard, but I digress.)
The Arctic, however, is something special.
A well taken photo is the dream of many a traveler. The perfect scenic panorama, a gorgeous selfie, or a cute shot of some memorable aspect of your trip. And with camera phones in all of our pockets, these ideals are more possible than ever before.
A conversation with an amazing stranger might be one of your travel dreams, but how do you get started? Just walk up to someone and shout HEY YOU LOOK COOL LET’S BE FRIENDS”…?
Well… I mean, you can, and if someone actually responds to that then they’re likely to be the kind of person you want to be friends with. As well as being the kind of person who will probably invite you to go jetskiiing at some point. But what about those deep, meaningful friendships we dream of starting when we set off on our journeys?
Traveling has many perks to it. New places, new sights, tastes and experiences. One of the most amazing, for me at least, is meeting people. This is what will make your experience completely unique. No-one else, even if they visit the same places as you at the exact same time, will have spoken to and connected with the same combination of people as you. The human element is one that cannot be captured by postcards.
The icebreaker is a time-honored tradition. School assemblies, camp, work retreats, family reunions… we’ve all experienced them at some point or another. And it’s not as though no-one uses icebreakers any more. It’s more that we have ceased to appreciate them. Sometimes they are fun, but other times they are just something to get through, clenching your teeth in a grimace-like smile so that Karen from payroll doesn’t call you a stick in the mud.