What constitutes a dreamy travel destination for you?
My plan for travel later this year has been growing strong roots in Baja – a week of kayaking the gorgeous warm waters, sun naturally bleaching my hair and bronzing my skin as I paddle along, lost in thought as I watch the world go by! Sparkling diamonds of sun reflecting off the water has my mind captivated – I have been talking about this for months. Last November, the destination was dominated by the question – all-inclusive resort vs the adventure holiday? My schedule was jam packed at work – the all inclusive won out! I needed to sit and relax – but by the end of my all-inclusive week, even with outings to the amazing Dunn’s River Falls and an afternoon in Negril, I was anxious to be doing more.
Fast forward to today and the ever inspiring Globe and Mail Travel section! Curses to the editors for bombarding me with dreamy travel destinations, great flight advertisings, yet not enough vacation time to do it all! I was content in my plans of kayaking in Baja when – cover story to the travel section – a story on kayaking in Belize and the wonderful wildlife appeared before my eyes! Wow – my mind went into overdrive as I remembered my idyllic introduction to Belize – snorkelling in her pristine waters, living for a week on a catamaran – eating fresh seafood on deck as the sun set over the horizon, playing cards by the moonlight….and my first swim with a shark!
I was in Belize for the opening of lobster season. The small group on the boat was surely a sight to behold as the tour operator gave us a spear and sent us off to hunt for our dinner! We set off in search of lobster – who knew those little guys could swim so fast! Try as we might – we came up empty handed. Thank goodness for the crew – dinner was not lost as he surfaced with lobster for everyone. (Many thanks to Traveling Canuks for their lobster photo – check out their blog article about snorkelling in Belize – the photos alone are enough to inspire me to go back!)
Looks like it is time to go back to the drawing board – with so many dreamy destinations to choose from – how will I ever decide!
Amberly McAteer, author of the fateful Globe Travel article, has recommended Island Expeditions.
Friends have recommended Black Feather to me – I have toyed with the idea of their trip to Baja for years – will this year be the year?
Baja, Mexico is the perfect destination for winter kayaking. Leave the cold behind and enjoy the tropical weather of Mexico while experiencing kayaking like never before. Our winter kayak trips in Baja, Mexico include immersing yourselves in some of the most alluring surroundings that Mexico has to offer, including beautiful rock formations, gorgeous blue seas, and majestic gray whales. Swimming with sea lions, exploring the beautiful white sand beaches, discovering the numerous coves and islands; all while surrounding yourself with hundreds of exotic animal species makes these winter kayak trips in Baja, Mexico a truly remarkable and memorable experience.
Costa Rica is also high on my list – I don’t even know where to begin!
I have so many different dreamy vacation buckets and lists – but for now, my criteria for a dreamy November holiday include sun, warm water and activity! It will be time to escape before winter sets in, recharge my batteries after a busy year, and get ready for the new year which will only be weeks away! It will be a tough choice. I will only have 10 days – where would you go? What constitutes a dreamy travel destination for you?