Trips of a Lifetime

Trips of a Lifetime

When compiling a list, you have to define the parameters. I didn’t want a list of extreme trips that only a national geographic adventurer could accomplish.  Furthermore, I wanted the trips to be unique and memorable. For example, bungee jumping may be memorable, but it is far from unique, as you can bungee jump pretty much anywhere in the world. Similarly, seeing the largest ball of yarn in the world may be unique, but for most people, it won’t be very memorable. So if you need some ideas for your next trip of a lifetime, why not consider the 10 below?   1. Stay in a Buddhist Temple   Why staying at a Buddhist temple is a trip of a lifetime: The Temples themselves are works of art and up to a thousand years old. Many are situated in breathtaking natural environments. Staying at one allows you to catch a glimpse of a simpler life, to examine your priorities and to maybe, just maybe, understand yourself and your place in the world, slightly better. Where: Various Temples in South Korea including some near Seoul. How Long: Between one to five days. Longer stays without program are also possible. Cost of staying at a Buddhist Temple: Between 70,000 and 100,000 KRW or 65 to 100 USD for two days. Airfare obviously not included. Further Resources: http://eng.templestay.com/index.asp (source of picture above) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/southkorea/9231956/South-Korea-finding-sanctuary-at-a-Buddhist-temple.html   2. Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula  Why cruising the Antarctic Peninsula is a trip of a lifetime: Solitude. Beauty. Untouched and pristine wilderness. A trip to the Antarctic will remind you that the earth was here long before humans and was doing just fine by itself, thank you very much. Plus, penguins! And...