The ultimate travel menu of locations

As part of this month’s travel blog linkup, I’m sharing my ultimate travel menu of locations. From an entrée (short haul) to a main (long haul) and a memorable desert. This menu will take you across three different continents with a variety of languages and cultures.

Entrée course travel location

Puerto Madryn to El Calafate, Argentina.

Southern Right Whale (head), Puerto Piramides

Southern Right Whale (head), Puerto Piramides

A short haul flight if you’re already in Argentina and want to avoid a 2 day bus journey.

You’ve had a little taste of Patagonia on the East Coast of Argentina, seeing whales, penguins and seals…

Magellanic Penguin sleeping walking, Peninsula Valdes

Magellanic Penguin sleeping walking, Peninsula Valdes

Elephant Seals, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes

Elephant Seals, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes

Armadillo eating, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes

Armadillo eating, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes

Flying into El Calafate you’re greeted with baby blue waters in the landscapes as you land.

Once you’ve arrived, treat yourself to the best home cooked meals at the hotel called Hospedaje Lautaro. Then nip out to Perito Moreno Glacier to watch ice crash as the glacier grows. Spend the afternoon wandering around all the pathways and marvel at the sheer size of this glacier.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Ice falling from Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Ice falling from Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Me standing in front of Perito Moreno Glacier

Me standing in front of Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

If you need a bit of a warm up to the main course, then pop out to El Chalten for some hiking and more glaciers!

Cerro Torre close

Cerro Torre, El Chalten

Laguna Cerro Torre

Laguna Cerro Torre

Main course travel location

Africa

Now when it comes to a long haul main course you’ve got to make it worth your while. Don’t just stop at one country try a few.

It could be KenyaUgandaRwanda like my first visit.

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Visiting orphanages, national parks, going on chimpanzee hikes and meeting gorillas in the wild.

Sadia Orphanage, Kenya

Sadia Orphanage, Kenya

Elephant feeding, Nairobi Elephant Orphanage, Kenya

Elephant feeding, Nairobi Elephant Orphanage, Kenya

Baby baboon’s that are carried by cuddling the back or tummy of a parent, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Water Buffalo, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Water Buffalo, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Zebra, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Zebra, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Leopard, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Leopard, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Chimpanzee, Kibale National Park, Uganda

Chimpanzee, Kibale National Park, Uganda

Tea Plantation near Kibale, Uganda

Tea Plantation near Kibale, Uganda

Silverback Gorilla

Silverback Gorilla, Rwanda, 2011

Gorilla sleeping, Rwanda

Gorilla sleeping, Rwanda

Gorilla in Rwanda

A baby gorilla in Rwanda

If that’s not enough then you can jump off a bridge in Uganda (bungee) and white water raft in the treacherous waters of Jinja.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping, Jinja, Uganda. Definitely outside of my comfort zone.

White water rafting on the Nile

White water rafting in Jinja, Uganda through the Nile river

Don’t worry this main course will certainly leave a lasting impression.

Memorable desert travel location

Amalfi coast, Italy

The coast of Amalfi

The coast of Amalfi

The desert course has to be picturesque which means your journey will probably take you to Italy.

While you will have many delectable choices to choose from, may I suggest the Amalfi Coast?

I’d highly recommend starting around Positano, wander the flower filled white washed buildings that adorn the cliff leading down to the ocean edge.

Positano, Italy

Positano, possibly the most-dreamy spot in all of Italy

Positano, Italy

Standing above Positano, Italy

From there take a bus to the Amalfi township and finish up at the romantic destination of Ravello. Plenty of floral opportunities with incredible views, you may even happen upon the odd wedding or engagement while you’re there!

The stunning gardens at Ravello, Italy

The stunning gardens at Ravello, Italy

Ravello Gardens in Italy

Where would your ultimate travel menu of locations take you?

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