Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. There’s no denying that when we broaden our horizons, seek new adventures or challenges, and keep an open mind, our lives are enriched, our minds are stretched and we are transformed.
Travel is life-changing and we are experts at creating unforgettable journeys for wanderlust travellers that seek to change their surroundings, learn something new, reconnect with loved ones and truly find themselves. We encourage you to get out there and explore faraway places, sample the local delicacies, mingle with the locals and learn about the area’s unique cultures, customs and traditions … do all this, and you’ll return home a changed person.
That’s exactly what &Beyond Chief Marketing Officer, Nicole Robinson, and her family did last year. By embarking on an incredible, life-changing holiday to Chile and Argentina together, the Robinsons learned far more than they expected to and the memories they shared will last a lifetime.
Here is their journey in Nicole’s words…
It’s not often that we get the opportunity to escape from all the realities of life and are free to travel to an unknown destination for more than two weeks. Fifteen years ago, my husband Jonathan and I had the privilege of taking a year off to explore North America and Europe and we promised ourselves that once our children were old enough to appreciate it, that we would take them on a similar journey.
We wanted to use travel to open their minds and their perspectives to a world beyond what they know, to educate them further than what they can learn from books and stories, to immerse them in a different culture and learn with all their senses what it means to discover a place and its people.
So with that goal, we embarked as a family (Jess age 12 and Ethan age 8) on a six-week journey through Chile and Argentina. The extended time together as we explored these extraordinary destinations created so many unforgettable experiences, but I have filtered them to highlight the ones which we all agreed were the ones that transformed us the most.