Unless you win the jackpot on the lottery, it’s unlikely that you’d be able to fork out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad without saving up for it. It can take some time to make savings but it is worthwhile in the long run when you are able to book your dream holiday. I’ve asked around my friends and family to find out where they’d go for their expensive adventure; so I thought I’d write a blog post about a few of the answers I received. What would be your own dream destination?
The Rocky Mountains
When my mum described the trip she would love to have in the Rocky Mountains, I admit that I was imagining it in my mind too. She would start her trip in eastern Canada and travel by train all across the country; the highlight being the Rockies. There is a train that has an amazing roof that you can see-through. Looking up at the snow-capped mountains during the day (or the beautifully bright stars at night) certainly makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Australia and New Zealand
Flights to Australia don’t come cheap, which makes this destination out of reach for many of us in the UK. And once you actually manage to save up enough for your ticket, you’ll have to face the idea of getting on a plane and staying on it for 24 hours! Still once you arrive you’d be able to do all sorts of things. My friend said she’d love to go just to see some of the awesome wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and birds. It certainly makes a difference from badgers and foxes. If I went, I’d love to try surfing near Sydney – although I doubt I’d be very good at it.
My grandma is a huge fan of giraffes and big cats, so I wasn’t surprised when she said her perfect trip abroad would be to go on an African safari in Kenya. Seeing animals in their natural habitat must be a very rewarding experience, as there is only so much space for them to roam within a zoo. Safaris are popular honeymoon destinations, and it’s easy to understand why as this is often the holiday that couples will spend the most money on after saving up for it.
Away from the heat of Africa, I’ve had a few responses that have sung the praises of the Northern Lights. There are a number of places to see this epic phenomenon, but most people said they’d love to travel to Iceland to see it. Some tour operators offer excursions just so you can catch a glimpse of the green streaks across the sky, but the best way to see it would be to hire a place in the wilderness away from the city lights. I really must add this to the places I’d like to visit, as I also hear that Iceland is excellent for volcanoes, hot springs and glaciers.