I have always had a passion for traveling. I also come from a family that travels A LOT. I’ve been to numerous countries since I was little but I’ve never been on vacation with S-Trip! Now I am looking back and really regretting not going on my grad trip with S-Trip! Why you may ask? For over 35 years S-Trip! has been a leader in student travel providing life-changing trips to over 40,000 students annually in over 40 destinations around the world. S-Trip! travelers are encouraged to become global citizens; opening their eyes to new cultures, languages, and experiences. Recently named Profit Magazine’s 25th fastest growing company in Canada, and recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte and CIBC, S-Trip! is a leader in student travel in North America. Find out more at www.s-trip.com.
How amazing does S-Trip! sound!? For this blog assignment we are asked to write about our dream vacation. Since I have been to places like, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba, I wanted to choose a place I’ve never been to before. I wanted to choose a place with adventure. I wanted to choose a place that all my friends would love as well. I dreamt, and dreamt, and dreamt (which didn’t take long) and pictured my whole vacation in AUSTRALIA! For years now I’ve wanted to go to Australia. When my dad was a teenager he actually travelled to Australia by himself and went to high school there. He also visited Australia just last year… he has been to almost 100 countries! My family and I also know a lot of Aussies through my brothers tennis travels – my brother has been to almost 30 countries!
Now it is my turn to expand my travel list 🙂
NEXT STOP, AUSTRALIA! One of the most popular places to visit. I hear my dad, and friends of friends always visiting and talking about Australia and now it is MY TURN to experience the beautiful country. For years my plan was to backpack around Australia with my best friend but since this is my DREAM VACATION, I can choose and do whatever I would like and not worry about money! No questions asked, my vacation in Australia would be an adventure of a lifetime – not resting on the beach the whole trip, I can relax on a beach in my own hometown! I want ADVENTURE…I want to DO things… I want to CHALLENGE myself… I want NEW experiences…and most importantly, I want to have FUN!
With that said, let me take you on MY adventure of a lifetime:
My DREAM vacation in Australia would be surrounding myself with ALL my best friends! I think it is so important to surround yourself with friends and make lots of memories with them. I would love to share this experience with many of my friends and bring out everyones adventurous side with me. Good thing all my friends are already very outgoing and willing to try anything so they will LOVE to come with me on my dream vacation to Australia!
Here are the adventurous excursions that will take place on my trip to Australia with my all favourite people:
Skydive over the Great Barrier Reef at Mission Beach. Yes, I said it – Skydive! It’s the #1 thing on my bucket list to complete. I get excited just thinking about it! I know all of my friends want to do it as well…and better yet, we get to sky dive over the Great Barrier Reef. The fall would be exhilarating and the view would be beautiful.
Journey to the centre of the earth. Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia. “Journey to the centre of the earth”? Yup, that sounds cool enough for us to try!
Climb Mount Gower at Lord Howe Island, NSW. I really want to climb a mountain. My dad actually climbed Mount Kilimanjaro – my turn! Once at the top of Mount Gower me and my friends would feel and know that we just accomplished something amazing together!
Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. What an experience this would be! My friends and I would hold hands, count to 3 and jump in together. Yes, we would be very scared but that’s what makes it that much more exciting!
Drift-snorkel in a rainforest. Mossman River, far north Queensland. After we swim with whale sharks, this snorkel in the river will seem like nothing!
Raft the Franklin River, Tasmania. Rafting will generate a lot of laughter and screaming with me and my friends as water splashes us when we fly down the river!
Rain Forest Zip Line, Queensland. I’ve been to a rainforest in Costa Rica, I’ve ziplinned through a forest near my hometown, and now put those two together – rain forest zip line – and we would have the best zip lining experience ever. I don’t think me and my friends would stop screaming the whole way!
As you can see, I am a thrill seeker. I love trying new things and stepping outside of my comfort zone! After this vacation, me and my friends will be fearless and unstoppable – and hopefully come back with an Aussie accent;)! One day I will make this dream vacation a reality!
Thank you S-Trip! for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant! I couldn’t be more excited, it is so generous and kind of you. I would be more than thrilled to travel with S-Trip! for my first time. I already know and can tell it would be the most amazing trip ever with awesome, friendly staff! Thank you!
Mackenzie White, Miss Teen Niagara Region-World 2013
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