6 Ideas to Embark on a Life Changing Journey

Witness the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara – Kenya

It’s a once in a lifetime experience that you will be very lucky to witness live. This animal migration happens every year; this is when the weather gets dry in Masai Mara in Kenya, which is time for the animals to seek water & grass. They cross in thousands in the direction of the Serengeti in Tanzania (it’s more impressive to see it in Kenya), so make sure to check the migration calendar before you proceed with all the bookings. If you are in for a true African experience, one that will teach you a lot about simplicity, get ready for some mingling with Masai people (ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania) famous for maintaining their culture, customs and traditions & known by being dressed in special made red blankets sold across the country.

9758863526_6a94d52566_zMasai Mara Wildbeest Migration by Christopher Michel
Kenia 2007Photo by Marc Samson

Hiking the Inca Trail in Peru – Machu Picchu

Imagine yourself standing on 2,430 metres above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. This place once witnessed one of the most impressive urban creations of the Inca Empire. This journey will be so incomplete if you do not hike the upper Amazon basin to enjoy its flora and fauna. Flight tickets are expensive, however accommodation, food and everything else is very cheap.

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Temple stay in Korea

You might think it’s crazy, and total hoax, but these monks are the true masters of meditation. Give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and try temple stay in Korea for a change (it’s very cheap).

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

It’s basically a trek that goes on on several days, it doesn’t require any technical skills, however it requires an average level of fitness, strong legs, endurance and perseverance. Nothing beats the feeling of reaching the top of a mountain, believe me once you reach the peak your life will never be the same again. “Those who never made it, will never understand” ~ Hussein Fakih – One of our group of summiteers.

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Train hard to join a Marathon, Cycling Race, Duathlon or a Triathlon

There is nothing in this world that beats the feeling of achieving something big. Imagine yourself training for 6 months or a year to join a big challenge, be it a marathon, a cycling race, a duathlon, a triathlon, you name it! The good thing is that you don’t have to travel abroad as there are so many now happening in Egypt and the prizes are big, worth the time and effort required to get prepared for the challenge.

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Float on the Dead Sea waters in Jordan & visit the half-carved into the rocks City of Petra

Can you imagine yourself to be literally floating on waters while reading your favorite book? The dead sea offers you this opportunity. Get some facial, body and skin treatment using the mud and minerals of the dead sea. Don’t forget to visit the City of Petra that is half-carved into the rocks, specially on a candlelit night.

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5748356313_e3d389c8d4_zAl-Deir, Petra’s biggest monument by Dennis Jarvis

You can tour the whole world if only you follow this easy guide to travel on a tight budget. This guide will also help you find alternatives to expensive accommodation around the world.

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