Opinion – Unmissable adventures around the world – Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet proposes hiking,  climbing, cycling, surfing, canoeing, as a few of the countless ways to explore a country, if you’ve got a taste for adventure. Then it answers the question, ‘But which of these pulse-quickening experiences fall into the ‘don’t-leave-without’ category?’

Source: Unmissable adventures around the world

To my surprise, we’ve done four of the nineteen proposed adventures – not bad for a couple of seniors.

What about you?

Of course, there are different types of travel, for example:

  • Independent travellers
  • Adventurous independent travellers
  • Group travellers
  • Cruise lovers

Much depends upon your passion, fitness, interests, available time, budget, independence and risk profile.

Marilyn and I are passionate independent travellers with a controlled taste for adventure. For example, one of our most previleged travel experiences was working with Giant Pandas in Sechuan, China (our blog was translated in Mandarin and Japanese to share with others lovers of Giant Pandas)

For more of our adventures, see our travel blogs:

Discover the Orient & the Pacific

Taking the Slow Road to Cyprus

But many people of our age prefer group travel or cruises – good luck to them but it’s not for us.


Delightful Dubai

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs

Slow Travel in Distant Places

Dubai, UAE | Dubai Creek ¦ #1 Dubai, UAE | Dubai Creek ¦ #1 (Photo credit: Åndrey)

Dubai was a very pleasant surprise. We were expecting it to be hot and sunny but were still taken aback by day-time temperatures of forty degrees Celsius – we were quickly reminded that in Summer, temperatures can typically reach fifty degrees.

We had planned to break our journey to Shanghai, China, with a five night stop in Dubai, to visit Marilyn’s niece Martine and her family – husband Michael, daughters Ella and Freya. As expected, it was really lovely catching up with the family, and meeting the fun family dog called Rupert, a mixed breed desert dog who didn’t seem too put out by the extreme heat.

Martine and Michael made us very welcome and showed us more of Dubai than the average tourist sees. Some highlights for us included the:

  •  Dubai Mall and its amazing and huge aquarium ,its…

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