Travel is about the value of the experience you get. The unexpected twists, the perfect moments, the memories you bring along with you. It is about finding yourself lost and jet-lagged in the middle of Asia. It’s also about relaxing on a deserted island in the Philippines. Buying fresh crab and fish from local fisherman, straight out the water. It’s the never ending sound of sirens in New York City.
Travel writer Pico Iyer made a connection between travel and love:
“Travel is a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.”
If travel is like love, it explains why we carry travel memories so deep within our heart. We’re all passionate about it. It’s the perfect ice-breaker: Where have you been? Where are you going next? It’s one of the reasons that prompted me to write my travel hacking book. The questions never stopped getting to me, no matter where I went or what I did. People ask me all the time where I have been and how I organized my travel. Since writing more about travel, the questions have become more detailed. Where should I say in [remote city]? Any tips?
Booking sites offer thousands of options. It’s asking for trouble. How to pick the one that’s right? Making the wrong selection is a guaranteed recipe for disaster.
For years I’ve wanted to collect all my tips in an organized way. Share my favourite destinations, hotels and itineraries so others can enjoy it. I finally did it, with a little help. There’s no club to join, no programs to pay for, no targets to hit… just my travel smarts. I give you access to secret rates, not advertised to the public. Welcome behind the curtain of the travel world!travel.wilko.ca