We all dream about what we would do and where we would travel to if we had a year off from work (fully paid, of course), so what would be your choice?
Would you choose to live the dream and live the life of luxury in the Caribbean? Perhaps you are a philanthropist and would look to work with a charity in a third world country. If that is you, you can find out more information if you visit this website.
So, just imagine that you do have the luxury of 365 days to do with as you will, and the world is your oyster. Below, we will look delve into our own personal fantasy.
In your sabbatical, would you make time for a visit to the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados? If so, you are not alone, as the island is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Whether you try your hand at sailing in the season, experience the laid back Caribbean lifestyle or simply doze off on the beach, Barbados is the perfect place for some R&R.
Do you dream of going to the land down under? Due to the 24-hour flight there and back, to truly experience Australia you require a good amount of time off for it. Luckily, if you did have a year off, you would have more than adequate time to visit the major cities such as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Don’t let the Australian wildlife put you off (but do be wary), as the country is absolutely beautiful, whether you are in its metropolitan locations or famous outback.
The United States of America
Who hasn’t dreamed of a road trip through America? The USA’s famous Route 66 is 2,448 miles long and takes you through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Although the famous road is officially no longer part of the United States Highway System as of 1985, you can still follow the famous old route through the heart of the country. It is generally accepted that it will take at least two weeks to drive through the entirety of Route 66, although some say that you need at least a month to be able to be able to take in the journey.
The Far East
If you truly want to go out of your comfort zone, then there is no better place than the Far East with countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Forget all about our western norms and learn a completely new way of life. In major cities, such as Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul, many signs are translated into English, so you won’t be completely out of your depth. After a month or two of travelling through these countries, your eyes will certainly be opened.
There is so much that is misunderstood about African culture that the only way to truly learn about their way of life is to sample it for yourself. If you travel through South Africa, you will find a distinct contrast between built-up areas such as Johannesburg and Cape Town to poorer areas on the outskirts of the major cities. It is also here that you will be presented with the opportunity to explore the jungle on a safari, getting up close and personal with wildlife in their natural habitat as opposed to a cramped zoo.
Have we not included your dream destination? Perhaps you are far more comfortable travelling in the UK and, if so, that is fine, too! After all, we can all dream, can’t we?
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