The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published May 23, 2020
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Sharing our daydream travels
While there is a limit on traveling right now, there's certainly no limit on how far the mind can go! During this time, we can't help but think of all the incredible destinations we want to see, foods we want to experience, and locals we want to meet in our upcoming adventures. Take a look at where some of our team members are dreaming of going...
Camille, Operations
As most people do, I have a long and running list of destinations for my next trip! However, my next ultimate dream vacation would be to travel to Israel and Jordan with my parents. Being devoted Catholics, my parents have always wanted to visit the Holy Land and see in person the magnificent sights detailed in the Bible. I have also always wanted to visit Israel for its history, rich culture, and delicious cuisines! I can already imagine myself floating in the Dead Sea, breathing in the salty air, and basking in the sun.
Sarah, Travel Specialist
I’ve been dreaming about visiting New Zealand since I saw the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The landscapes are so vast and unbelievably breathtaking. Ideally I’d love to visit the Milford Sound to see seals and penguins, Fiorland National Park for their fjords, Christchurch and obviously I can’t leave New Zealand without seeing the Shire (Hobbiton) and having a drink at the Green Dragon!
Arleigh, Product Specialist
I lived in Australia for about a year, but despite being there for so long, there is still so much of the country I haven’t seen that I dream about seeing! I can’t wait until we can travel again so I can take my fiancée out there for his visit to the country and we can see a place I haven’t – the outback. I would love to see the beautiful and sacred sight of Uluru, walk through the field of light at night, and bask in the quiet nature. I’ve also heard there are the most beautiful sunsets in the nearby city, Darwin. They have night markets where you can grab some dinner, sit on the beach, and see one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. During the day, you can take a trip to the Adelaide River and take a crocodile cruise!

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