02/10/2022

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Love Of Travel: Stories From Our Experts

Love Of Travel: Stories From Our Experts

Each individual 1 of our vacation consultants shares 1 thing: a enthusiasm for checking out the globe. Find out how our gurus fell in like with travel…

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Love Of Travel: Stories From Our Experts

That initial whiff of the sea. A fleeting memory. Summer time holidays at a favored grandmother’s spot. A light image from an aged, dusty photo album. There are so several tiny things that can encourage wanderlust.

At Enchanting Travels, we are living and breathe vacation. It is a way of daily life for our passionate travel consultants, who are fully commited to curating unforgettable journeys for you. We spoke to some of our journey consultants about their appreciate for travel and how it all started. From backpacking across Western Europe and earning new close friends in a bizarre town to crashing a scooter and savoring simit in Turkey, our travel consultants open up about their very first and most memorable journeys…

“It’s Okay to get uncomfortable when touring sometimes. It can open up up new encounters you did not even know you have been hunting for.”

Elizabeth Downey

Elizabeth DowneyVacation Guide

“I’ve fallen in like with travel frequently, in large and little methods, no matter if it is discovering new corners on my walks close to my personal neighborhood or immersing myself in a new town or state. I understood my most memorable moments are the little ones – seeing folks transfer close to me, going about their daily routine. When my partner and I went to Turkey some years ago, we took a thirty day period off and stayed in diverse neighborhoods. We did the points we would do at residence, go to the market and cook dinner, go to a motion picture, wander all-around aimlessly, come across our favored location to consume or drink and regular the identical areas. We got to expertise the heat of Fethiye on the southern coast, exactly where we crashed our scooter and obtained the team at the lodge to upgrade us to a suite with a hot tub so I could simplicity my puncture wound. Then we hiked by means of some smaller villages, had meal with a sweet household that owned the only current market in town, and went tenting. The ideal recollections include seeing the children taking part in in the streets, the set up and breakdown of the biggest marketplace I have at any time viewed from our window, the older folks purchasing their bread, the person promoting fish at his stand, and so on. Give me a simit and an previous church turned mosque to walk around in and I’m a joyful clam.” -Elizabeth

“Don’t be frightened to travel on your own from time to time, the very best ordeals are the kinds you have with your self.”

Kris McKenna

Kris McKennaVacation Expert

“I fell in really like with vacation the very first time I backpacked solo in Europe. I landed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam figuring out no Dutch so I took a bus to the city centre and then walked 6 km to the hostel. When I ultimately arrived, I was anxious about what I would do by myself but I was greeted by the friendliest team of men and women, who turned out to be the hostel staff on split. I was offered the grand tour of Amsterdam by the area staff and I produced some awesome friendships together the way. I ongoing all around Europe but ahead of my return household, I experienced to shell out my new close friends one particular last stop by. They woke me up at 3am on my past working day to drive out to the beach front in Zandvoort and view the waves crash in opposition to the shore until sunrise. Even while I wasn’t joyful about the wake up simply call, it is a memory I’ll cherish eternally!” -Kris

“Always be versatile and adaptable with your designs. You never ever know what remarkable prospects will come your way if you are open to the opportunities!”

Sarah Beecher

Sarah BeechlerJourney Marketing consultant

“I fell in enjoy with vacation when I was gifted a university trip to Greece for my higher school graduation gift. At any time because then, I have prepared my lifetime all over experiences around and far. My greatest journey ordeals have been even though touring solo, when I can get outdoors of my convenience zone and link with the deepest areas of myself. Becoming in mother nature is where by I feel then most content and I are likely to travel to places with a great deal of wild, all-natural magnificence. I also adore that travel connects people today – I’m nevertheless buddies with most of the awesome individuals I have met on my travels above the many years. My preferred journey experience was when I took a calendar year long sabbatical to reside, get the job done and vacation all over New Zealand. Portion of the 12 months was put in street tripping in my Subaru Forester, the place every working day was a new and interesting experience! With COVID-19, I have uncovered how to discover wonder in our yard and I am grateful that I can drive to the mountains to hike, climb, ski and explore. I used to consider touring only meant exploring faraway areas, but the last couple of yrs have taught me that the planet is a magical place, and there’s so considerably to explore nearer to property as very well.” -Sarah

“There is always something that does not go as planned. Embrace it – that’s when the touring starts!”

Enchanting Travels - Katie Sturges - Travel Consultant

Katie SturgesTravel Consultant

“I was 16 when my dad took me to Mexico with him for a perform trip. That triggered my adore for travel. Which is exactly where it all started off for me. Later, I researched overseas in Buenos Aires for a semester throughout my junior calendar year of university. My like for solo vacation happened right immediately after finding to Costa Rica with a friend. He unexpectedly experienced to return property and we didn’t have a program to begin with, so all of a unexpected I was just winging it! This appears undesirable but I am so glad he still left or I might have by no means comprehended how freeing, difficult and remarkable traveling by your self in a international spot is. I fulfilled so many great persons and for the very first time, definitely experienced to go out of my comfort and ease zone to converse to strangers or danger dying of boredom. This vacation served define me as a particular person and certainly sparked a enjoy for discovering this world on my possess.” -Katie

“At the very least after in your lifetime, travel solo. It is a liberating feeling.”

“I bought an chance to commit a single semester in a college in Athens as an exchange pupil. As a 23 12 months aged, my intellect was blown for the reason that the entire world experienced opened alone to me and I was enthusiastic to expertise new food stuff, new places and new cultures. I try to remember celebrating one of my very best birthdays with other exchange students and we ought to have danced to songs from 10 diverse languages. And then right after the semester finished, I backpacked throughout Western Europe being in hostels, sleeping in trains to save money, taking in only bread and Nutella for lunch, and it was all truly worth it. Considering the fact that then there has been no seeking again. What I love the most about traveling is meeting persons from various cultures and finding out about their life.” -Akshay

Do you have a journey story you’d like to share with us? We’d enjoy to listen to from you.

And if you have been dreaming of solar-kissed beach locations, significantly-flung villages atop mountains or an journey like no other, achieve out to our journey consultants. They are seasoned travelers on their own and will establish a tailor made itinerary to help turn your goals into fact.

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