If you could re-live one day of travel in your life, which would it be? 6 adventurers answer the question
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“If you could re-live one day of travel in your life, which would it be, and why?”I was recently asked this question by an old friend, and it piqued my curiosity. A single day. I thought back through all my travel experiences. How could I possibly pick one day? There were so many notable ones, but which one stood out of the crowd? I realised that this was such a simple question, but by asking it you can learn so much about a person, and in turn, get a glimpse into the power of travel to inspire, educate, and transform. I’ve started asking all of my friends this question, even strangers, and the responses have been heart-warming, inspiring, and entertaining. Here are six responses (including my own) to encourage your wanderlust this year. "I did Camp America last summer and I had one particularly testing week while I was at a camp in Virginia. I was tired and homesick when one evening the kids asked if we could go down to the lake to look at the stars. There was nothing I wanted less, but I agreed anyway. "When we got to the lake we laid down on a bridge that went over it. The stars were breath-taking. We were in the middle of nowhere, with no lights to distract from the stars, so they were incredibly bright, almost mesmerising. One of the little girls took my hand, looked at me, and said, “This is a moment I know I will never forget.” "It was times like these that made my Camp America experience so unforgettable; knowing you’re making experiences not just for yourself, but for the people around you as well." - Lucy "Many years ago my family and I went on a camping tour of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, Australia. I remember getting in and out of the tour van, stopping in locations that all sort of blur together in a haze of heat, and the sweet relief of the air conditioning in between. I was reading the Lioness Quartet series of books for the first time and I had them all with me. Bookworm that I am, when I wasn’t in the van I was itching to go back and find out what happened next, and when I was getting out of the van I was excited to see where we were going, whether it was giant termite mounds or one of an almost endless trail of billabongs. Some of them had crocodiles. Some of them we could swim in. One day we actually swam near crocodiles. It felt a bit like I was in my own story, the perfect blend of literary adventure with the real-life kind!" - Abigail "If I could relive one day of travel it would be, undoubtedly, my only full day in Prague. We had arrived late the night before as part of an Interrail trip and, in all honesty, Prague had only ever been a stop-over between Berlin and Budapest on a month long, 11-city tour of Europe. "I remember heading to our hostel in the dark of night and not thinking much of the city at all, only to then wake up to what stands today as the most beautiful place I have ever seen. "We were lucky enough to stay in a great hostel in the center of Prague, situated two-minute walk from the Charles bridge, and from there we could explore the historic town. "The bridge speaks for itself, with its series of statues that alone would be captivating, but together a 15th century masterpiece. From there we headed to the water (having become obsessed with boat tours during our fleeting city visits). "Truly, though, the city was best explored on foot. Every street presents another picture-perfect scene, every tourist spot postcard-ready. Prague stands alone as the very best of the best for a European city break for me, but it would be criminal to discuss it without mentioning how much cheaper it is than its other capital-counterparts. Two words: 50p pints." - Ria
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