A memorable trip is not always about the destination. The people we travel with are often who make visiting a special place unforgettable. As John Steinbeck said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
Avid world travelers Debbie and Darcy Fettback offer 10 tips on their site World Adventurists to ensuring once-in-a-lifetime travel memories you can share, including remembering that “memorable” doesn’t mean perfect.
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles,” said travel writer and founder of Outside magazine Tim Cahill.
Our associates share the people who enhanced their memorable journeys.
“Last summer I hiked part of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore with my best friend of 25 years. We spent three days hiking and kayaking where we were able to explore different caves and waterfalls and enjoy the peaceful scenery of Northern Michigan. It was a trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget.”
“My best friends and I took a week-long road trip from Fort Myers, Florida, to Scottsdale, Arizona, one summer. We still talk about it all the time!”
Kurt cruised Alaska at Tracy Arm Fjord. “The cruise included 28 people from both my wife’s immediate family as well as mine. We had a great time!”
“It was my husband’s long-time dream to take our daughter to see all the legendary American landmarks. Before she headed off to college, we headed out on a 3-week, cross-country journey. It was a trip of a lifetime–one my family will never, ever forget.”
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Brooke invited two friends to visit Switzerland to meet her family and friends there. “I think this was my most memorable trip because it was a spontaneous girls trip, and I loved showing them all of the beauty that Switzerland has to offer.”
You can also share your most memorable trip and win. Simply visit Most Memorable Giveaway to upload a photo from your most memorable trip, or share it on Instagram or Twitter with #LoveSoma #Sweepstakes through October 4, 2016.