As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 approaches I’ve been daydreaming more and more about where this year will take me. Visualizing has become a big part of my everyday life and so I’m taking that to the next level and publicly publishing my dream travel list for 2018. Let’s all watch and see if I can make it happen!
In no particular order, here are the top four places I can see myself traveling in 2018.
This country was never on my list prior to my travels. I’ve taken a major interest after meeting countless travelers who rant and rave about their experiences here. When I spent time in Koh Tao, Thailand, I actually became friends with the owner of my bungalow who was from Jordan and couldn’t wait to see all that he described in real life. I want to see the ancient city of Petra at sunrise and sunset and get to know the local culture. Fingers crossed I can make this one happen sooner rather than later! Many people are starting to want to go here which can only mean higher prices…
I’ve actually always wanted to go to Egypt, it just wasn’t at the top of my list. Europe and South East Asia were always my top priorities and now I’ve checked them off (but don’t worry, I’ll always make my way back to Thailand, you know how much I love it there). I recently saw a YouTube video made by a traveler I met here in Cusco, Peru and was reinspired to want to visit this country that’s so rich in heritage, culture and ruins. The Great Pyramids look like they’d not only blow my mind, they may bring a tear to my eye just knowing how much they have meant to humans for so many years and how we’ve managed to preserve them.
India was on my original itinerary from year one! I had a flight booked and everything. I wanted to stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur and roam around the Pink City before making my way to the beaches of Goa to mediate and practice yoga. Unfortunately I did not arrange my visa in time and had to postpone my trip. 2018 is time to revisit my plan and make my way there! India has been calling my name for years. I want to spend a month or two minimum in this country and learn medication practices from the experts.
You have all heard me say my biggest regret about my time in South Africa was not following my plan and making my way to Zimbabwe, right? I fell in love instead and threw my plans out the window. Ever since I have not been able to stop thinking about Victoria Falls and all of the amazing Zimbabweans I met during my time in Cape Town. I have so much ground to cover still in the Southern part of Africa and am really looking forward to making my way back. I HAVE to see those waterfalls in person! They look beyond incredible. Anyone been here and witnessed them with their own eyes? Would love to hear about it in the comments!
So, let’s all say a little prayer that I can get to all of these places next year and share the amazing stories, videos and photos with all of you. Hey, maybe some of you will even come join me!?
Okay, enough daydreaming, I’m off to enjoy the ever-so-rare sunshine here in Cusco then on to yoga. Namaste.