It’s not uncommon for people to ask if they can accompany me on my travels. Unfortunately, I am rarely in a position to bring along friends, family or random strangers.
Step one was choosing from the dozens of trips Intrepid offers. We emailed back and forth and it took a while but we finally narrowed it down to 3 to-die-for destinations. Two of these we’ve never visited, and one we’ve both experienced but don’t mind returning to: Morocco, Peru and Turkey. The problem is, we can’t narrow it down from there. So, you’re going to help us and this is step two in the competition!
This is tops on the list for Angie and I each because we’re HUGE fans of the movie Casablanca. Know that if you vote for this, and you win, you will have to put up with Angie and I quoting the movie. Just once in a while. When we see Sam. Or a piano. Or go in a bar. Or, ok, a lot a while.
From Intrepid: Travel to Morocco and visit the best of the country’s attractions from Casablanca to Marrakech. Travel from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the endless sands of the Sahara, and from the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech, the rich history and natural beauty of Morocco await. Observe the vibrant collision between old and new expressed in architecture and artwork. Learn about fallen cities and cross paths with nomadic tribes. Jump in and discover the many mysteries and legends concealed within this moody, ever-changing landscape.
I’ve been to Turkey once now but on that all-too-brief visit I didn’t feel as if I really was able to experience all I desire to in the country. A return would tick a few more places off my list in a country that I still desire to learn more about.
From Intrepid: Experience Turkey from a different perspective. Abandon well-worn routes to forge a path through unexplored terrain, deep into the historical heart of Turkey. Travel from the minarets of Istanbul city, visiting Turkey’s holiest sites, cycling breathtaking Mediterranean coastlines, hiking the Lycian Way and kayaking over sunken cities. Take up the challenge and be amazed by all that this active travel adventure has to offer.
Peru interests me for many reasons but tops in my mind is all of the colorful photographs I’ve seen of native people’s dress and customs against verdant green landscapes. Added bonus: Machu Picchu!
From Intrepid: Meet Peru’s locals on a Lake Titicaca homestay, Step back in time in the Sacred Valley, Be awestruck by Ollantaytambo, Witness the glory of ancient Peru in Machu Picchu, Bask in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, Get a feel for Cuzco in the Plaza de Armas. Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru’s incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, admire colonial cities, explore vibrant markets and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.
Between now and Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, we’re asking YOU to help choose our next adventure! Let us know in the comments on either of our sites, on our Facebook poll or on Twitter which trip YOU would most want to join us on and be sure to use the #AKaway hashtag and either #Peru, #Morocco or #Turkey. Also, let’s give Intrepid some love since they’re being sooo nice to send us all on an adventure. Please check out their FB page and tag them when you tweet: @Intrepid_Travel.
So what’ll it be? Souks & Sahara? Llamas & Titicaca? Or a tasty slice of Turkey?
It’s up to you. Choose wisely!
We’ll share contest details next week including everything you need to know on entering to win, so keep an eye on our social media accounts for all the news…
The Fine Print: Anyone age 18+ can win – except immediate family members of Angie or I and we will each select a winner randomly. If the winner[s] can’t travel during the selected dates, that’s no problem! The trip will be valid for up to one year after the date the winner is announced.
Images of Peru and Morocco are courtesy Intrepid Travel. Turkey photo is mine and image of Angie and I was taken by a friend in Rome but edited by me on my iPhone.