We spend more time dreaming about traveling than actually doing any real traveling these days. Sure, we spend quite a bit of time in amazing locations that are new to us being that we just moved to Colorado less than two months ago, we were in Spain in February, and have driven across the country 3 times in the last year. These are not adventures to take for granted, but we want to travel perpetually. The onset of Beat of Travel spurred from the desire to keep the enduring sensation of wanderlust. We believe that by sharing our passion for adventure, art, culture, and life with like minded people, we will be able to have more fulfilling and informed lives.
Just before we moved to Colorado Jasmine purchased a large hardcover National Geographic book called ‘Journeys of a Lifetime’ (this is not a solicited review). This book sits out on our
makeshift coffee table taunting me every day, begging me to turn the pages and daydream. It is divided into 9 sections: Across Water (cruises, canoe trips, etc), By Road, By Rail, On Foot, In Search of Culture, In Gourmet Heaven, Into The Action (adventure tourism), Up and Away (flight, birds eye views), In Their Footsteps (think following Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ trek).
Each section has an adventure that I am dying to take. I would like to share a few of these dreams with you and hear back about what your dreaming or obsessing over experiencing.
Something that surprised me was that Jasmine and I were both independently drawn to a road trip around Iceland. This is something I hadn’t put any thought into before flipping through Journeys of a Lifetime. Iceland’s Ring Road is a 900 mile circle around the country which takes you past geysers, waterfalls, volcanos, and at the right time of year reveals the awe inspiring northern lights. (photocred)
Also very high on our list is an adventure ‘on foot’. A 28 mile hike on The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This has been on our radar for quite some time and seems to fall through for one reason or another each time we try to get something together. Most likely because this is a trip that we have always tried to plan with friends. The hike takes 5 days (including the trip to and from Cuzco) but when you reach the top, the view of Machu Picchu seems to be nothing short of a transcendent experience. (photocred)
Like I mentioned earlier in the article, one of the reasons we launched this blog was to learn more about our world and gain perspective. We would like to here about your dream journeys. Whether they involve laying on sun drenched beaches at an all-inclusive resort or helping out suffering children in Haiti, we all travel for different reasons at different times in our lives. We would love to here about your current dream trip/vacation.