8 moments travellers should never forget

Happy trekkers at Poon Hill, after all the crowds have left | Brad Atwal
Happy trekkers at Poon Hill, after all the crowds have left | Brad Atwal

There is something magic about an adventure - the heightened sense of connection and curiosity that makes you feel fully alive and engaged. Even though you might not experience the comforts of home, challenging yourself and leaping out of your comfort zone creates moments you'll never forget. Going days without a proper shower, moving on rain or shine with shaky legs from hours on the trail, feeling sore muscles you didn’t even know existed!

How can we feel so connected to ourselves and to nature when things we enjoy in our daily life are missing? Maybe those things aren’t really that important...

After all, it's the little things that you experience when travelling that make it special... waving to a local, making life-long friends, appreciating a hot shower or experiencing the bright stars in the outback. We've compiled 8 special moments that make lasting memories and all add up to make an adventure a journey of a lifetime!

Here's 8 moments travellers should never forget:

1. Watching the sky full of stars, on a pitch-black night, as you reflected on the where you had been and where you were headed next.

2. You smiled and waved, or at least noticed, everybody that was passing your way, and so did they.

Friendly greeting from local boys in Mongolia. Photo: Cam CopeFriendly greeting from local boys in Mongolia. Photo: Cam Cope

3. Washing yourself, even with just baby wipes and a hot water bucket, was a blissful moment.

4. Removing your hiking boots and socks, and feeling like putting your feet in a river is the best thing you’ve ever done, ever!

Shoes off on a river crossing, hiking in MadagascarShoes off on a river crossing, hiking in Madagascar

5. Trying to speak with someone who didn’t understand a word you just said was a challenge you surely could overcome with some sorts of sign language.

6. Staring at a tiny flower, a tree or a bird and wondering how its colour could be so bright.

One of the beautiful orchid's found along the Inca TrailOne of the beautiful orchid's found along the Inca Trail

7. Developing long-lasting friendships with people you would have never got to know in ‘real life’ and would have never thought they were kindred spirit.

8. Not worrying about what your wore! If they are shades of brown and beige and don't match - it didn't matter when you were travelling, as long as they were lightweight and comfortable. There was something nice about forgetting what's fashionable!

There are certainly more than eight, maybe you have one or two in mind?

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The kindness, generosity and happiness of people who have so little in contrast to what it's like back home...

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