If there was ever a time to put Venice at the top of your bucket list, now is that time. Venice was recently added to the World Monument Fund’s list of places under threat. There are genuine concerns that this magical canal city is, quite literally, sinking.
With only a few days to explore all of Sydney, I was in search of a unique experience that would allow me to see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and countless beautiful beaches. As usual, I turned to the trusty hashtag on Instagram to find ideas from fellow travelers and Aussie locals. After posting #SydneyScenicTour #HELP, someone suggested the idea of a helicopter tour over the city.
There were 10 of us in the beginning.
I reach out to high-five the passing Dutchman as I cling to a divot in the cold, looming rock above and gasp for breath. “Great job! You got this!” he called out, as he swung himself up to the path above.
I have loved elephants ever since I can remember. They are one of the most intelligent, compassionate, and loyal animals. I’m also pretty sure the elephant is my spirit animal, seeing as they are matriarchal, extremely stubborn, and spend about 80% of their day eating. Yep, sounds about right.
So when I found out that I could spend an entire day with the elephants in Chiang Mai, it was quite possibly the best day of my life.