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10 travel experiences to put on your bucket list

10/10/2017 - Guest Blog Post, Police Credit Union

Travel, it can be good for the mind, soul and spirit. Exploring unknown places, seeing new and exciting things, embracing exotic landscapes; there are so many reasons to jump on a plane and see the world! It's true what they say, once you have the travel bug, it's hard to shake... And some of our Police Credit Union staff have caught it themselves! Collectively, our staff have visited some of the most beautiful, interesting and awe-inspiring destinations, but more than that, we have had some amazing travel experiences - because what is travel without the great memories?

We asked our staff to share their favourite travel experiences and maybe this list will inspire you to add a new location on your future itinerary. According to them, the following should appear on everyone's bucket list:

  • Stroll the streets of San Sebastian, taking in the sights, sounds and smells. See if you can resist the urge to enter every bar to indulge in the amazing array of tapas and sangria.
  • Hitch a ride on a camel's back into the middle of the Sahara Desert in Morocco and camp under the shooting stars.
  • Get wild on a safari in Namibia. See some of the most amazing animals up close and personal (you can even walk a cheetah), wander amongst the world's highest sand dunes and fall asleep to the sounds of the elephants trumpeting and the lions roaring.
  • Skip the big cities and see a different side of China in Lijiang. Explore the countryside and make sure that you jump in a cable car, head to the peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take in the stunning views.
  • Watch life go by and the sun set over the beautiful clear seas of Waikiki whilst sipping on an assortment of different cocktails (of course!).
  • Indulge in Paris - pick some of your favourite sweet treats from the window of a patisserie, rent a bike for the day and cycle to the stunning Luxembourg Gardens to enjoy a strawberry tart or two.
  • Feel like a kid again at Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! Spend the day riding rollercoasters, eating churros and wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
  • For something a little more local, dive deep into the beauty of the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Swim alongside a whale shark, the gentle giant of the sea. Be blown away by the abundance of tropical fish and the splendour of the majestic turtles. You'll feel like you have entered a scene from Finding Nemo.
  • Marvel at one of the world's seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Nothing can really prepare you for its sheer size and the best way to take it all in is from the comfort of a helicopter!
  • Immerse yourself in the big city life and live in New York for a week. Tick off the obvious but make sure that you venture further... Wander through the outdoor galleries and see some of the most amazing street art in Bushwick, head to the Meatpacking District to have a drink in a hidden bar, try a bagel tour (walk it, it helps burn off all those carbs) and hit an open mic night at a trendy café.

What a list! Travel really is good for the soul, as our lucky world explorers would agree. But, it can also be expensive! As much as it leaves you rich in happy memories, knowledge and so much more, it can leave your wallet feeling a lot lighter! If, like us, you think that travel is a worthy investment, perhaps you'll want to explore the options that are available to fund your trip of a lifetime.

This guest blog post was supplied by one of our valued Organisational Members, Police Credit Union, they can help you with several options for funding your trip and securely accessing your cash while overseas; why not give them a call on 1300 131 844 or visit https://www.policecu.com.au/.

And, of course, don't forget the travel insurance - COTA Insurance can help you with that. Visit the website for more information https://www.cota.com.au/products/travel/ or give them a call on 1300 1300 50.

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