Who says adventure can’t take place in a thousand different ways, and that we can like all – or only 100 – of them? Here’s how a few friends and famous explorers define life’s great unknown opportunities…
It’s always easier to stay put. But today, turn off the news channel. Remind yourself that, statistically, coconuts are more deadly than terrorism, and face whatever fears are lurking in your luggage…
Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate that list of Reasons To Give Thanks… Whatever it takes to remind us that easy rewards aren’t always so rewarding, and a truly thankful traveler accepts the challenges as part of the total journey.
So as December 25th looms in New Zealand, I wonder about traditions: about this invisible baggage that’s so often heavier than the backpacks we carry – and a thousand times more valuable than every personal possession inside.
Switching courses is a natural element of every trip; but, I’m realizing, adjusting to a change in direction can be more challenging than any simple ‘go left, now go right’. What causes panic is not so much an unexpected destination, as a fear that this sudden arrival means the journey is over.
There’s something about opening a map in a fresh space and carefully unfolding each square in the center of your vision. It’s the same feeling I get when I unpack […]
Two winter coats, a pair of boots and a supply of softcover books won my bags an excess weight tag at the Air New Zealand check-in desk. Over-packing is my specialty; but, as […]