Travel experiences can outlast any present that comes in a box, so why not consider giving a gift that is indeed “outside of the box” this holiday season?

Give that special someone on your list a gift that will never go out of style and will last a lifetime, give them a memory! Just like the spirit of the holiday season, it is not what is under the tree that counts, it is who you are sharing it with.

Give the gift of an experience – the gift of memories to be made and shared.

“We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.”

So rather than buying the latest iPhone or a new BMW, Dr. Thomas Gilovich suggests you’ll get more happiness spending money on experiences like going to art exhibits, doing outdoor activities, learning a new skill, or travelling.

“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods,” says Gilovich. “You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”

 

This Year, Consider Giving the Gift of:

A Wilderness Adventure:

Adventure travel is more than a vacation. It is a chance to live, try, learn, taste, connect, and bring what we have to offer to the world. It is about the journey, living in the moment, extraordinary experiences, and wild stories. Whether a wilderness and wildlife safari, coastal expedition, or helicopter sightseeing tour, give the gift of a Nimmo Bay adventure – from sea level to 7,000 feet, this is our world, no limits, and this is nature as it should be experienced.

A Wellness Retreat:

Travel connects us to our planet, to its people, and to ourselves. Give the gift of a retreat that can transform someone’s world from the inside out, recharging the body, and fuelling the mind. At Nimmo Bay, guests are wonderfully immersed in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia, with private accommodations, a nourishing menu, transforming spa treatments, and memorable experiences designed to bring mind and body into balance.

A Romantic Escape:

When it comes to travel escapades, nothing is more romantic than a getaway for two. Couples need to get away from it all, letting their love shine brighter, without the daily overload of schedules and routine. Some experiences, such as sunset gazing over a coastal mountain range or enjoying a gourmet picnic next to a 10,000 year-old glacier, are just that much more magical with a loved one to share it with. The wilderness naturally brings people together as they find time to reconnect with each other and the world around them.

A Family Celebration:

Travelling opens up a world of possibility and wonder for the whole family. Powerful experiences lead to new interests, exposure to different cultures, languages, and environments, and memories to last a lifetime. Family travel offers the opportunity to spend valuable time together. From evening campfires, admiring the night sky, to afternoon adventures in the rainforest or on the ocean, there is nothing like spending time with loved ones, surrounded by the beauty and mystery of nature. It is a big world out there, bring the family along for the ride!

 

Aristotle observed that “men fancy that external goods are the cause of happiness” but claimed that “leisure itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment in life.”

Here’s to making memories in 2019!

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Words: Caitlin Hedley
Photos: Jeremy Koreski