Tomorrow, I leave for India with my 18 year old daughter. I’m excited and – I’m nervous, as I am anytime I travel somewhere for the first time. India is definitely travel outside my comfort zone, but, Ciara and I are jumping in with two feet, trying to guess what the sensory overload that awaits will be like. We know we’ll experience sights and sounds and smells and tastes (and crowds) that will be brand new. Other than drawing a very light parallel to going to New York City for the first time (and knowing that some people love it, some people hate it), we’re not really sure what to expect, but thankfully, I’m very confident in my partners Greaves Tours. Greaves has arranged the whole trip for us, leveraging their experience and contacts ; and since they work only on the Indian sub-continent, they are the very best at what they do. Ciara and I are in for the trip of a lifetime, and a wonderful mother-daughter experience.
Thinking about traveling outside my comfort zone got me thinking about what your comfort level might be? What would do it for you?
The conventional wisdom is that you should travel somewhere new each year. Get immersed in the culture and food, sights and sounds and smells and tastes, and push yourself.
What is your idea of traveling outside your comfort zone? Some of my clients have recently lost a spouse, so traveling at all solo (or with a group) is a major big deal for them. Some of my clients are dying to try an exotic location like Vietnam. Some want to walk on the 7th continent, but are quite nervous about sailing the Drake. What is the one place that would push you?
I have some ideas below- as well as the vast section. Of course, let me know if you have other ideas.
Here are some terrific options to explore Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel partners who are the best in what they do to push your comfort level! Let’s go!
1. Nomadic Mongolia Iconic Mongolia
2. Lindblad Expeditions – Vietnam and Cambodia – Along The Mekong River, Including Angkor and Saigon
3. Remote Lands- Glamping in India
4. Quark Expeditions –Antarctica – Fly the Drake
5. Lakani – Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan
And, here are some other ideas for travel. Click the link for updated details in the sections below.
Sept.14-21, 2018- Italy Real Food Experience – escorted small group
Nov.16-25, 2018 – Amazon River Cruise – travel with Sheila
Sept.22-29, 201 – Rocky Mountaineer– travel with Sheila
Give me a call to find the right holiday option for you.