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Nichole, A Discerning Traveler Who’s Constantly Researching until Google Page 20 to Discover Unique Travel Experiences for Our Next Vacation
I created Enriching Pursuits to share our foodie & outdoor experiences.
Here is how we like to travel.
DISCOVER ALL CORNERS
We travel to discover new places from our own backyard in the United States to charming faraway towns in Vietnam.
EAT NEW FOODS
We travel to eat from roadside food shacks in Mexico to Michelin-starred restaurants in Slovenia. And yes, like true fans, we have watched every episode of all the Anthony Bourdain shows.
We travel to sip wine. Oh, yes. We are guilty of planning quite a few wine vacations (12 to be exact!).
EXPLORE COCKTAIL CULTURE
We travel to experience a country’s cocktail culture and try out our new discoveries at home. Our favorites have been Mori Bar in Japan and The Old Man Bar in Hong Kong.
EMBRACE THE OUTDOORS
We travel to be active in the great outdoors through day hiking, biking, and snorkeling in both popular and off-the-beaten-path locations. Getting older is no joke. We have to work off all that amazing food somehow!
SLEEP IN UNIQUE LODGING
We travel to stay in unique boutique places, where we can meet other interesting travelers. Sleeping in a treehouse out in the African bush? How about a small producer Champagne house in France that serves you the best house Champagne at breakfast? Yes, please!
Does this sound like you?
If so, let’s start planning!
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