“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
From the late 17th century through the mid-19th century, it was common for young men from the English gentry to embark on their “Grand Tour.” They journeyed through Central and Southern Europe as part of an educational and cultural rite of passage.
I’m not “young,” male, English nor a member of the landed gentry, but I’m taking this concept and expanding the aperture.
Thus, My Grand Adventure is born. For the next two years, I’ll be experiencing, exploring, engaging and escaping the world as part of a global grand adventure.
Though my itinerary is continuously influx some of my expected adventure includes:
* Exploring Mayan ruins in Central America
* Ringing in the New Year in Dubai
* Cruising the Egyptian Nile
* Tracking gorillas in Rwanda
* Retracing family roots in Central Europe
* Relaxing in the Maldives
* Hiking in New Zealand
So far QLD is all about hiking waterfalls! Someone just told us to hike to the top of this one and we had no idea what we were in for.. got pretty lost and exhausted scrambling up but couldn’t believe our eyes when we reached the top 😍 #werthit
Coming back from Maldives after either your sea plane or short domestic flight with #emirates you fly back to Dubai and then to your final destination , ours was Heathrow and then you get chauffeur driven home 🏠... From Maldives to Dubai we sat in the middle next to each other in the ‘Love Seats’ and then Dubai to Heathrow we sat in single seats with a window view. Although I have traveled and flown a lot I’m not the best flyer so sitting on my own is very brave for me but I like to experience all aspects!!! #firstclass#firstclasstravel#maldives#islandlife#wanderlust ✈️ 💓
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Staycation idea... find someone’s beautiful home & go have a picnic on their lawn 😆 just kidding! This is actually part of the gorgeous @bardcollege campus. We often spend time sitting on one of the park benches admiring the glorious view of the Hudson & pretending I’m Daisy from the Great Gatsby 😉. It’s just 15 minutes from us yet once I’m there I feel transported. Nature does that for me. It transports. Where can you go close to home when you need to ‘getaway’?