Here is a collection of holidays that are pretty special and not what people normally do. But my wife and I think them pretty nice! I will add as I remember, or find contact info, and when we do new stuff!
Great Walk - an extra-ordinary walk through two Kenyan National parks (Tsavo West and Tsavo East). Literally a walk of a life time! The people that arrange this are among the best guides in the world. Literally. We have trusted them with our lives (and luxury) in two separate adventures - in Africa and India!
Walking Holidays in Spain - these guys have a 3 day, and a 7 day trip but they didn’t mind my wife talking them into a 4 day and it was great. Handed us maps in the morning and he drove to the next place, with our bags, and we walked through hills, wineries, monasteries, and history. Sometimes met the guide for lunch, or a tour, but always he was there at the end of the day. Saw a lot of wonderful things and eat and drank wonderful stuff.
Spanish Trails - thanks to a friend of Jad‘s, not sure who, my wife and I were able to join an interesting group of VMware people, and did a walk through Barcelona stopping in wonderful bars and restaurants. We walked with a very good guide and learned about the city, history, and even the food and drink. A very good tour.
Via Ferrata - this was near Calgary and a most excellent adventure. See more here. I have done it twice now. Second time I took some friends - and it was great.
Mistaya Lodge - we spent three nights here and it was amazing. Everything you might expect but not always get - great food, great terrain, and great guides. So a 15 - 18 minute helicopter ride in, and out and three days of hiking and it was wonderful. We did this in the height of summer (August long weekend) but I think it might be pretty good in the winter for high end skiing. Here is my pictures from this trip.
Selkirk Mount Experience - we spent three nights here and it was amazing indeed. The best terrain for any of the backcountry lodges and amazing food too. This was the second time we were there and it was even better. More interesting trails, more ridges, more glaciers really make this a very good place to visit. BTW, here are my pictures in case you are curious.
South Africa - this year - 2016 - Angela and I spent a month in South Africa. So game drives, game walks, exploring wine country, hiking, vising interesting cities and historical stuff, and amazing food / wine and the people were wonderful. Here is a small selection of my pictures. South Africa is special in that they have the wild of Africa, but they have the civilization of Europe. It was a great vacation.
Today I did a zip-line that was pretty amazing. There was 6 different rides, and one of the was 1542 feet long. So pretty darn fun, and the guides were pro’s. This zip-line was a hands off one, so they did the braking which was different but nice. This was in Fairmont Hot Springs in BC. The company is Mineral Mountain Ziplines. I do recommend them.
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