- 1 03 Feb Our Final Journey Want Record: 10 Journey locations we dream of
- 1.1 Journey Throughout Canada By Rail
- 1.2 Japan
- 1.3 Victoria Falls and African Safari
- 1.4 Campervan New Zealand
- 1.5 Street Journey By way of Villages in Southern Europe
- 1.6 Norwegian Fjords and Northern Lights By Boat
- 1.7 Holy Land Tour
- 1.8 Heritage Excursions: Scotland and China
- 1.9 Peace Boat
- 1.10 Free Journey Guidelines + Our Greatest Journey Hacks
- 1.11 Associated
03 Feb Our Final Journey Want Record: 10 Journey locations we dream of
Plainly each time we journey, wanderlust kicks in and our listing of locations to go to solely will get longer! As digital nomads, we’re lucky to go to new locations all over the world annually.
Truthfully, we’re content material and don’t really feel that there’s anybody specific place that’s eluding us. There’s nowhere we’ve to see earlier than we die. The purpose is: we’re comfortable simply to maintain exploring no matter new locations come our method and revisiting previous favorites.
However that doesn’t cease us from dreaming.
That’s why we titled this our Journey Want Listing fairly than our “bucket record.” A bucket record implies you need to verify issues off earlier than you kick the bucket. Whereas we’re completely conscious we in all probability gained’t get round to all of those journeys.
This want record of journey locations are particularly for once-in-a-lifetime journeys. Dream journeys.
How is that this totally different from our regular M.O.? Our typical journey is chosen based mostly on affordability. We often go locations the place the price of dwelling is low or the place we will stick with associates, household, or volunteer change hosts. We restrict our sightseeing to strolling round city and having fun with low cost meals.
For this journey want listing, we’re speaking about splurges. We’re speaking about journeys we must save up for considerably. We’d need to take a sabbatical from work or wait till we retire.
I felt that was necessary to make clear. However let’s transfer on to the last word journey concepts! Right here they’re, in no specific order. Since we haven’t completed any of them but, I’m utilizing youtube movies to offer you a visible sense of the journey.
Journey Throughout Canada By Rail
After our in a single day practice journeys from San Diego to Portland, we’ve been itching to do an extended practice journey. And there are such a lot of locations in Canada we need to see or revisit. Put the 2 collectively, and you’ve got a dream journey!
Our dream journey would probably begin on the West Coast. We’d discover lovely Vancouver, BC and eat on the Asian night time markets, then head as much as Banff Nationwide Park and hike for a pair days. From there, we’d take the scenic practice journey to Toronto and keep a couple of days to take in the worldwide vibe. The subsequent necessary cease can be Montreal, the place we’d fortunately keep for a month if we might (in the summertime and ideally overlapping with the Cirque pageant). A return cease in Quebec Metropolis can be good, too. Lastly, we’d proceed to the East Coast and uncover Nova Scotia.
Complete time: three+ weeks
Prices: Cross-country rail packages round $5,000 per individual
Though we’ve had the pleasure of visiting Japan twice, it was primarily to see Jedd’s mother and father whereas they have been dwelling briefly in Iwakuni. We’d like to spend extra time exploring the remainder of Japan, however it’s not low cost.
Excessive on our listing can be diving into the tradition and meals of Kyoto. Then we’d love to do an inn-to-inn mountaineering journey alongside the Nakasendo Approach, which we as soon as noticed on Japanese TV (similar to the Youtube video above). Following an historic “pedestrian freeway,” you possibly can stroll trails from one village to the subsequent and keep in conventional lodgings. There’s additionally an identical journey we’d attempt that goes island to island by bicycle. We haven’t labored out too many particulars past that, beside seeing Tokyo for the primary time and visiting buddies who did Japan’s model of Peace Corps whereas we have been in Jamaica.
Complete time: 2 weeks – 2 months
Prices: Probably $120 – $250/day
Victoria Falls and African Safari
Africa is one continent we have now but to discover, and it’s arduous to slender down our prime locations. On the prime of the record is certainly Victoria Falls and an enormous recreation safari expertise. Nations we’re most focused on visiting embrace: Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Southern Uganda, and Rwanda. It might be superb to go to the kid Michelle co-sponsors in Uganda.
The Nomad Convoy for entrepreneurs and digital nomads would undoubtedly be the expertise of a life time, if that ever occurs once more. It was a 28 day overland journey that nearly appeared too good. Africa is a continent we wouldn’t essentially journey independently, a minimum of to start out with, so we’d search for tour choices or native guides to assist us get located.
Complete time: 2 weeks – 2 months
Prices: Nomad Convoy package deal was $three,000 per individual
Campervan New Zealand
Should you’re questioning: “Wait, didn’t you already do that one?” Sure and no. Our two week street journey within the Jucy van taught us that some locations are higher when executed in another way. We liked New Zealand nevertheless it was an actual stretch for our price range, which made it a bit traumatic and restricted the time we might keep there.
We’d like to do New Zealand “proper.” In different phrases, we’d save up huge time. We’d lease a much bigger, self-contained rig. And we’d keep for much longer than two weeks.
We undoubtedly wouldn’t thoughts visiting the South Island another time, plus all the locations we didn’t get to see. We’d in all probability return to lovely Wanaka for every week, plus Arrowtown and Oamaru every for at the very least an evening or two. Locations we missed the primary time round embrace: Milford Sound, Te Anau space, Christchurch, and the whole lot on the northern finish of the South Island! It will be enjoyable to see Hobbiton and different Lord of the Rings websites on the North Island, too.
Complete time: 2+ months
Prices: A pleasant motorhome could be $200+ per day
Street Journey By way of Villages in Southern Europe
Our favourite elements of Europe are the historic, small cities and villages. Locations which have stood for hundreds of years, surrounded by rolling hills. The place every day life is like that scene from Magnificence within the Beast: “There goes the baker together with his tray, like all the time / The identical previous bread and rolls to promote…”
Why Southern Europe? Principally as a result of it’s hotter. In some instances, it’s extra reasonably priced as nicely. Ideally, we’d cowl a number of Portugal – together with the Algarve, in addition to Spain, Southern France, a lot of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Kotor (Montenegro). To do that proper, we’d need to keep a minimal of two nights within the smallest villages and every week or extra in cities with extra happening. Meaning staying a month or longer in most nations. Since all however Croatia and Montenegro are a part of the Schengen zone (which limits guests to 90 days), we’d want to separate up our journey strategically.
We might contemplate a campervan journey, though having a bigger car on all these slender little roads can be extra hectic. Plus, we’d want to remain in a single day within the villages and most campsites are typically out of city. Because of this and due to all of the borders we’d cross, we might in all probability have to buy our personal automotive. We’d doubtless keep in Airbnb’s or mattress and breakfasts the place we might work together with an area host however keep our personal privateness. Plenty of cooking courses for Jedd would even be so as!
Complete time: 6+ months or 2 separate journeys (factoring in Schengen zone limitations)
Prices: $200+/day for meals, lodging, fuel
Norwegian Fjords and Northern Lights By Boat
The Northern Lights, a.okay.a. aurora borealis, are some of the fascinating pure phenomena I can think about. Since they’re greatest seen from the North, why not pair it with a go to to Norways’ spectacular fjords?
We’re not sometimes massive on cruises, however they’re not all huge field get together boats. And I can’t consider a greater strategy to see the fjords and the Northern Lights than from the water.
Complete time: 15 days
Prices: Cruise packages begin at $5,000 per individual
Holy Land Tour
This a part of the world is each intriguing and intimidating. Seeing locations from the Bible like Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and Nazareth with our personal eyes can be monumental. I’d additionally need to see Petra in Jordan. We now have little expertise on this a part of the world so steerage can be essential, and we’d like to go together with a small group of household and pals.
I haven’t executed a lot analysis but however we’d undoubtedly need to discover the proper of tour. One thing that focuses on the spiritual historical past of every place in addition to trendy tradition.
Complete time: 9 – 12 days
Prices: Excursions round $2,000 per individual plus airfare
Heritage Excursions: Scotland and China
Between the 2 of us, we’ve ethnic roots from greater than half a dozen nations. For a few of them, we have now stronger connections – like Michelle’s French aspect, or Jedd’s Japanese roots. Nevertheless, two locations we have now by no means been that make up vital percentages of our gene swimming pools are Scotland and China.
These two journeys would take extra analysis into our household historical past. We’d love to seek out the precise cities the place our family members initially hailed. And we’d like to dive additional into each cultures, which we all know comparatively little about. This journey can be half investigative and half cultural immersion, so it might be splendid to discover a educated native information.
Complete time: About 10 days every
Prices: About $6,000 per journey
Around the globe with Peace Boat from Peace Boat on Vimeo.
We met a lady in Colombia who works remotely for Peace Boat, which is definitely a program based mostly out of Japan. As quickly as I heard about it, it instantly went on my listing of dream journeys. Peace Boat is actually an academic cruise around the globe, specializing in peace and sustainability. Kind of like a extra mature, non-profit model of Semester at Sea.
An instance itinerary departs from Japan and makes stops in China, Singapore, India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Eire, England, Iceland, New York, Cuba, the Panama Canal, Peru, Chile, Tahiti, and Samoa. Um… sure, please. Experiences with native NGOs are organized at a lot of the stops.
I really like the thought of journeying with a objective to a number of ports of name and having enriching instructional experiences on board. This system is predicated in Japan, and can be a good way to develop friendships from around the globe. There are alternatives to work on a voyage, like educating English – though if we’re speaking dream journey, it will be superb to easily be a participant.
Complete time: 105 days
Prices: Room with balcony, full board, and packages on the boat (not together with excursions on land) $21,000 per individual
So there you’ve it. The highest ten dream journeys on our journey want record. We hope you loved dreaming with us. Tell us what’s by yourself want record, or in case you’ve already tried any of the issues we talked about!
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