My 5 Dream Travel Adventures!

The more I travel, the more I dream of new places I want to visit and things I want to experience - dreams inspire me to go out there and live life to the fullest, and often I’ve dreamed of things that a few months or years later have become a reality.

It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear. – Randy Pausch

These are some adventures I dream of doing in the next few years …

Paragliding in Cape Town, South Africa

The best photos I’ve seen of Cape Town have all been from above, the city is just breath taking, especially with the beautiful coast line and lush hills surrounding the city.

So I can’t imagine a better place to paraglide than in Cape Town, and a chance to take in the views in peace and quiet.

Horse Riding in Iceland

I admit that last time I rode a horse, I didn’t have the best experience, and that annoyed me – I used to horse ride as a child, and I wish I wouldn’t have quit so early – today I dream of galopping along beaches and beautiful landscapes, although maybe on a smaller horse than on my previous horse riding trip in Portugal.

Going horse riding in Iceland’s Golden Circle past waterfalls, hot springs, geysers and lava fields on the small but stron Icelandic horses seems like the most amazing experience.

Helicopter Tour in Hawaii

With its unique volcanic landscape, cliffs, beaches and craters, Hawaii has an incredible nature that I can’t wait to experience. And seeing it all from above in a helicopter would be epic!

It would be a great opportunity to see remote places that you normally wouldn’t be able to reach, and flying in a helicopter is half the fun..!

Scuba Diving in The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

So large you can see it from space, the Great Barrier reef is almost like an “underwater country”, comprising 400 separate reefs, cays and islands – with over 1500 species of fish and 1500 shipwrecks – the Great Barrier Reef sounds like my kind of playground!

But I would like to do more than just an overnight trip to scuba dive – the dream would be to spend a couple of weeks sailing around the reefs and go snorkeling and diving at my own pace.

Bike Down The Death Road in Bolivia

We’ve written about it before, and when Andrew Tipp wrote a guest post on our site it really inspired me to want to do the trip myself and bike down the Death Road in Bolivia – not only are the surroundings beautiful, but I like a road with a bit of gritty history and it would definitely be an experience to remember.

I hope my dream adventures have inspired you to dream of your own future adventure – where would you go and what would you do?

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20 Responses to My 5 Dream Travel Adventures!

  1. Halida A. March 6, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    They all sound awesome!
    I have so many travel dreams myself. I’ve always wanted to go horse riding in Mongolia. Just imagining being on a horse in a Mongolian meadow makes me happy already lol

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      Mongolia would also be an amazing place, the nature seems incredible!

  2. Beverley March 6, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I’ve been snorkeling (but not scuba diving – it freaks me out) three times at the Great Barrier Reef; once at the Whitsundays, once from Cairns and once from Port Douglas and it was amazing, literally the best thing I’ve ever done!

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      Wow, three times?! That’s awesome!

  3. Quarty March 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I have to say i find paragliding in the view of the Swiss alps more appealing :) but you got a pretty good list here!

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      I considered the Swiss Alps too, Interlaken seems like a really cool place to do it!

  4. Alexis Marlons March 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    These will surely get included in my list of travel destination. These places are all so awesome.

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      I thought so too, glad to hear you felt inspired!

  5. Sara March 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    The words you wrote at the begining of the post describes how I feel exactly!

    When I travel I really enjoy every moment of it but when I come back home, I dream about my next trip or the one I always dream about…India, Japan, Maldives…. I will go there in the future, for sure!

    Thank you for the post.

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      Hi Sara,

      Sounds like you’ve caught the travel bug too ;) Dreaming is part of the adventure, and when you finally go to those places I’m sure you’ll enjoy them even more since you’ve dreamed about it for so long!

  6. Andi March 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    I’ve done the last 3 of the 5. I would LOVE to go paragliding in Brasil!!

    • Sofia March 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      I can imagine that Brasil would also be a great place for paragliding, somewhere like Rio for example.

  7. ashree March 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Dreaming is free right? I always dream to ride a boat in Venice canal! And whenever I think about the dream, I felt freak and touristy. Ha! But I think today I have no other place I’d like to visit before Venice. You have nice list! Hope they become reality soon!

    • Sofia April 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

      Thanks ashree, yeah I hope so, and likewise for you with the canal boat ride in Venice! :)

  8. Maggie March 10, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    I’ve done two of the five and have got to say that I would definitely put the paragliding on my list too. The Hawaii helicopter tour is amazing.

    • Sofia April 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      That’s awesome to hear, makes me want to do it even more ;)

  9. Jessica March 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I am seeing Hawaii from above in a helicopter this coming summer- I am beyond excited! I would love to see South Africa and go snorkeling/scuba diving in the GBR!

    • Sofia April 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      Wow that’s so cool, have fun!

  10. Sabrina April 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    All 5 are on my bucket list!! Would love to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef …just the thought of an ‘underwater country’ sounds like a must see!

    • Sofia April 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Yeah the Great Barrier Reef seems so incredible, next time I visit Australia that’s the first place I’ll go!