Travel

These Once-in-a-Lifetime Trips Require Years of Planning

Marc Gordon
Jan 29, 2020
Let’s admit it. most full-time workers are guilty of Google image searching for exotic destinations when we should be working. We get it, we’re right there with you. No matter what is going on in your life- 9 to 5 office jobs, family obligations, financial hardships setbacks- it’s okay to allow yourself to think about the epic trips you want to take in the future. Actually, it’s quite helpful to start planning ahead. There are some incredible once-in-a-lifetime trips out there that take careful research, planning, and even booking years in advance. So why not take the time now to make the future you happy? 

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There are tons of reasons why Antarctica is on traveler’s bucket list. The thing is, it’s expensive. Really expensive. However, don’t despair! Exploring the “Great White Open” is easy on a cruise. With one and two-week cruises available, there are options for everyone. Cruises usually begin in Argentina making stops along the way at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, and the Antarctic Peninsula. And like most things in life, the more you pay, the more places you visit and the longer the trip. Generally, most cruises are booked at least a year in advance. Each stop offers expectations to watch wildlife, go snowshoeing, or even go polar diving! Expect scientific lectures and learning on these cruises.
Want to plan a trip to experience a total solar eclipse? Uh, yes! A lot of use remember the “Great American Eclipse” in 2017 when the moon covered the sun. However, only 10 million Americans drove into the “path of totality” stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to witness the full spectacular event. If you want to catch the next eclipse, it will take some time and preparation. The next phenomenon will occur in Antarctica close to South Shetland on December 4, 2021. Just another reason to head to Antarctica! On April 3, 2024, a longer total solar eclipse will be visible in North America from Texas to Maine, Canada, and Mexico. So what are you waiting for? Start planning now!