Travel By Design: Experiences
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
Travel is one of the best teachers and the lessons we learn from journeys undertaken provide the richest travel experiences.
When we interact with our friends and our near and dear ones who are just back from one or other trip, there is so much excitement in the room as they share their travel stories. There is a long list of activities they might have taken like diving, sight seeing, tasting delicious food, some adventure trip up the hills, finding some off the beaten path spot, some warm interactions with local people, and so on. Each travel journey has some good and bad parts , yet they all are memorable ones.
The stories in this section reflect the range of emotional, spiritual and physical experiences one can have from a travel opportunity. Some travel experiences are deep, some are lighthearted and some are “adventurous” (referencing the night in jail story). All of the experiences shared here are impactful.
Create your experience vicariously through these stories.
For Your NZ Cross-Country Road Trip: Rent Or Choose Motorhomes For Sale?
New Zealand is a beautiful country with various unique sights you can visit during your vacation. If you prefer to be more comfortable on your road trip, try driving a motorhome instead of renting a car. If you haven’t experienced traveling cross-country in a motorhome before, this post will discuss … Read more Read moreOceania Rail & Road Travel
Women’s History Month: My Grandmother’s MaltaBy Ann-Marie Cahill
This may seem a little strange but Women’s History Month always has me thinking about travelling to Malta. It is the birthplace of my grandmother; my mother’s mother. Like many women in my family, Malta is small but feisty. And again like my family, it is filled with stories about … Read more Read moreEurope Experiences History
For the Love of ChocolateBy Terri Marshall
As Valentine’s Day approaches, love, romance and chocolate step into the spotlight. This love and chocolate thing dates back more than 1,500 years to the Maya and Aztec cultures. Read moreUnited States Experiences Events & Festivals Food & Drink
Celebrating Black History Year-Round: 9 Sites in the U.S. to VisitBy Tonya Fitzpatrick
Black History Month has been celebrated annually since the year 1926. First termed “Negro History Week,” Black History Month is honored each February. Read moreUnited States Experiences History
The Top 5 Ways to Travel Around Europe
Visiting Europe should be on every travel enthusiast’s bucket list, as the continent is home to some of the most charming and exciting places in the world. Between bustling cities such as London, Paris, and Milan, or small towns such as Colmar, Bruges, and Albarracin, you will never get tired … Read more Read moreEurope Rail & Road Travel
Traveling in China – under the skin of the cultureBy Jon Geldart
Travelling by train in China is not as difficult as you might first think, though buying tickets can be a fraught affair with the many booths and total lack of any language other than Chinese which can confront you. Read moreAsia Off the Beaten Path Rail & Road Travel
Welcome to Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift ValleyBy Derek Cullen
Stretching for more than six thousand kilometers from Mozambique to Syria in the Middle East, the Great Rift Valley is home to thousands of tribes and some of the most stunning landscapes anywhere in the world. Read moreAfrica Experiences
Cajun Culture in Lafayette ParishBy Kathleen Walls
In Southern Louisiana, French Canadian migrants settled and intermingled with the existing community to create a unique ethnic group, the Cajuns, whose culture continues to thrive today. Visitors can learn more about the Cajuns through a visit to Lafayette Parish, where they can explore their history, customs, music and food. Read moreUnited States Experiences
Perugia from the Outside In: Following the Locals to the SuburbsBy Anthony Paonita
Perugia’s lively historic center, filled with ancient stately buildings, can take your breath away. The Piazza IV Novembre is larger than most Italian hill towns’ main squares, with a large central fountain surrounded by Perugia’s foremost cathedral and medieval city hall. Read moreEurope Experiences
5 Things That Will Make You Fall in Love with VilniusBy Ivanka Yurchenko
This old Lithuanian city is adored by thousands of people who have visited it at least once. Locals love Vilnius even more and are ready to share the most quirky and unusual places where you can explore modern art or have an amazing picnic. Read moreEurope Experiences
I’m Dreaming of a White (Sand) ChristmasBy Kerri Driver
It was Christmas Eve and it was snowing! This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Growing up in Houston, Texas, we rarely saw snow, and for it to happen on Christmas Eve had me jumping for joy. Read moreThe World Experiences Events & Festivals
The World’s Most Lucrative Casino Destinations
Traveling is a popular recreation. Many people choose to travel as a part of their vacation because it is fun and informative. Nevertheless, traveling offers you much more than a cultural experience and entertainment. There are quite a few people who travel specifically to experience different variations of gambling and … Read more Read moreExperiences
Inspirational Life and Travel Journeys from a Woman Marine
In honor of our Veterans we are pleased to share a conversation with Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, one of the first women of color to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1970s. Read moreUnited States Experiences Insights
Ghost Towns and Goblins: Halloween Traditions in the Lone Star StateBy Courtney Campbell
The Lone Star State contains some unique Halloween traditions. Filled with ghost towns, haunted hotels, and spooky lore, Texas has summoned attention for its intense connection to the paranormal. Read moreUnited States Experiences History
Shooting Stars and Shay in Jordan’s Dana Biosphere ReserveBy Christina Newberry
Lying on stacked cushions on the roof of a lodge in Jordan’s Dana Biosphere Reserve, I watch a beam of green light shoot into the sky as our guide circles a constellation with the most powerful laser pointer I’ve ever seen. “That orange star, that’s the womanizer,” Ali says. “He’s … Read more Read moreMiddle East Experiences