We travel to explore, to get lost, to find adventure, to find ourselves, for new experiences, to meet people…. and the list goes on.
We travel because we crave something more!
I know this is a strange post, coming from someone who arranges travel for a living, but it’s something that I wanted to share…
When we discuss travel, we tend to let our minds wander to faraway places and exotic destinations. We often get so lost in the idea that travel has to take us somewhere physically, that we forget that one of the best rewards of travel, and that is being moved emotionally… somewhere deep in our hearts and souls.
Why can’t this be something new here at home? Why is it so easy to forget about some of the magical experiences to be had, right on our door step?
I’ve been thinking more and more of this lately, as I have seen that for some people it isn’t always possible to travel far and wide. Work, family and financial commitments tend to restrict our plans for travel and even health limitations mean that a lot of us can’t travel as far as we’d like, so I feel that it’s important for all of us to remember that there is always something new to discover, right where we are… and it’s as simple as taking a moment to look at things a little differently and to open your eyes to what’s around you.
For most of us, when you’re asked to name one of the world’s most luxurious cities, destinations like Paris, New York, Milan or Tokyo would probably spring to mind in an instant.
To highlight this within my own lifestyle, I’ve made an effort this summer to explore a little closer to home. For me it was as simple as seeing Sydney with new eyes, and the sights, rewards and ‘moments’ have been just as rewarding as many of those experienced on the other side of the world.
While Sydney is definitely up there in terms of most ‘expensive’ cities in the world, it may not be one of the obvious choices for the ultimate luxury destination.
Sydney has all the makings of a luxury destination, with our world class beaches, internationally renowned fashion labels, shopping districts, mouth-watering restaurants, harbour playground, iconic foreshore park lands and of course the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
It’s a city that truly needs to be experienced to be believed, and to enjoy it properly you need the perfect palace to lay your head (and your bags).