It sounds exotic, expensive and exclusive. It’s been around since 2007 or maybe even before that, but it’s been thrown into the foreground recently by a TD survey. The survey found that approximately ¾ (74 per cent) of Canadians have already taken or are interested in taking an experiential vacation, and almost 2/3 (62 per cent) would consider it if they could find ways to save on the cost of those trips. The survey found that most people would consider an experiential vacation if costs are reasonable. Although visiting with family and friends or relaxing on a beach or by the pool are still important reasons for taking a vacation, a growing number of people are considering more adventurous travel. So what constitutes an “Experiential Vacation?” Come on… didn’t you know that it’s “The biggest trend in travel today?”
The whales were side-by-side almost vertical with their noses pointed high in the sky – we were witnessing something truly special – a double breach (two Humpback whales flying out of the water and crashing back in at the same time) – but not just any two, this was a mother and calf, almost within touching distance of the boat!Our guide told us she had been doing this for 15 years and this was the first time she got pictures of it! Today though, this mother and calf breached so many times for us that she was sure many of us would have a good chance at a great shot. Unfortunately for us, one of the best photo opportunities of them together was so close to the boat that both my wife and I missed it because we had our long zoom lenses on our cameras – doh!