As the pace of life quickens with increasing connectivity, so is the demand for long trips rising. “People are wanting to slow down and unwind,” says Alex Malcolm, founder of luxury travel outfit Jacada Travel. The company, which has offi ces in Hong Kong, London, Capetown and Santiago, expects requests for “achievement trips” involving trekking or hiking to remote destinations to double next year. Retreats that last more than two weeks or “slow travel” are also expected to see a similar increase. And we are not talking about cruising. Here are some trips of a lifetime – until you reach the next milestone, that is.
01 TREKKING 10.0
Tasmanian Expeditions, specialising in treks around the island state, recently offered its longest expedition to date: a 39-day journey that takes one to remote beaches and mountainous terrains. Most nights will be spent at campsites, and participants (this expedition limits the number to eight) are advised to train for the trip. “Trekkers will feel a real sense of adventure, the sense of getting somewhere while being active,” says general manager Mark Bennic on the Traverse route which starts next February.