Travel that Changes You: My 10 Best Adventures of 2016

I hate the phrase bucket list. It implies that the experiences we seek out are merely items to check off rather than moments to savor.

Memorable travel experiences can be as dramatic as reaching one of the Seven Summits (which I’ve done) or as prosaic as a mountain picnic. They can be something you spend years planning or an instance of perfect spontaneity and serendipity. What they share is that they leave you not just with happy memories but with a new connection to your better self. They change your perspective-that holy grail of vacations, circa 2017: transformative travel.

Either that, or they’re just a whole lot of fun. Or delicious,    Read more…