Destinations | Trip Ideas

October 9, 2017

5 Life-Changing Travel Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss

Traveling for the sake of traveling is one thing you shouldn’t do. Instead of going for social media likes and ticking off items on your must-do list, why not fully immerse yourself in your destination instead? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Learn how to make pizza and gelato in Italy

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Italy has long established its expertise when it comes to pizza and gelato, so foodies will definitely enjoy learning all about it straight from the skilled experts. Take notes from a professional pizzaiolo, who will show you how to make your own pizza dough and sauce. Come dessert time, learn all about gelato, from its history and culture to the perfect gelato recipe.

Bonding with the elephants in Chiang Mai

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First things first: make sure you go with an ethical company who truly looks after the welfare of the elephants. This usually means elephants shouldn’t be performing tasks that are unnatural to them, such as carrying tourists or putting on a show. There are a few elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, such as Elephant Nature Park and Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, where elephants are free to roam and visitors can only watch, feed or bathe the elephants based on a schedule.

Afternoon tea along the Thames

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Elevate your typical British custom of having an afternoon tea by going on a cruise along the Thames River. Nibble on pastries, scones, and sandwiches, then sip a warm cup of high-quality tea as you see the sights along the riverside. If you pick your cruise right, there will also be live music and a glass of champagne to end your cruise on a high note.

Dance the tango in Buenos Aires

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Tango is an important part of the Argentinian culture, where it’s common to see local dancers gathering every night for the milonga, or the social dance. If you find yourself in the capital on a Sunday night, visit Plaza Dorrego, where you can watch eager travelers and expert dancers put their tango dancing skills to a test. When you’re done watching, sign up for your own tango class before departure.

Close encounters at Kenya’s Giraffe Manor

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Kenya’s famous boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor, offers a one-of-a-kind experience where giraffes freely wander the hotel grounds. These gentle giants will poke their long necks through the windows during breakfast, reminiscent of romantic safaris from a time gone by. Visitors can also visit the nearby David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to meet baby elephants or sip their afternoon tea with a view of the giraffes and the Ngong Hills.

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