Staff bucket list: Rachel’s multi-sport dreams
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Ruined on going places at an early age, Rachel has been known to tell people that being on the move is her religion. Whether it is tacking 4 hours onto a 12-hour road trip just to smell the ocean air, or hopping on her bike and heading out for dessert, she will always choose going over staying. Although she likes to go places to see the sights, Rachel’s insatiable curiosity prompts her to talk to strangers every chance she gets. For her, there is so much wonder and beauty in the people she meets, and collecting stories along the way is as good as finding gold. Her knack for connecting with others has served her well in European and Central and South American travels.
Rachel’s favorite travel experiences have been serendipitous, like wandering into a bar in Quito, Ecuador and finding walls covered with handwritten poetry from fellow travelers, or unwittingly stepping out onto the beach in Scheveningen, Netherlands on New Year’s Day and seeing thousands of people diving into the North Sea. Unplanned travel accidents are the best of all adventures.
A self-proclaimed gypsy, she has given up on the idea of finding a permanent “home” and figures she will have plenty of time to settle down and rest when she retires. Rachel is married to a vagabond, and together they teach their children that the world is as open to them as they are to it.
Rachel likes to live by Ray Bradbury’s words in Fahrenheit 451: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
I love Central and South America, and I’d love to explore a few places I’ve not been before. Oh, and I love South American wines, so Chile is a great choice! On this tour, you get to cycle an incredible wine region, tour a few vineyards, and enjoy wine tastings.
This tour intrigues me because these islands are pretty remote and relatively unknown as a destination. I’m drawn to the various options each day of this itinerary: biking, walking, kayaking, kite buggying (!)–I like having the options.
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