The Travel Tipping Point: Patagonia, Chile

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Americas, Chile, Continents, The Travel Tipping Point

Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

I am a big believer that 3 is the magic number. The so-called rule of three exists because as humans we are constantly looking for patterns and 3 is the smallest number that can constitute a pattern to our brains.

It just so happens that 3 is the killer combination for many things – comedy writers know the third segment of the joke is where the real gag always lies – and from the 3 little pigs to famous quotes (I came, I saw, I conquered), look closely and you’ll find that 3 is always a powerful number.

So when a destination pops up three times in a row it triangulates on my travel radar and I find it hard not to go into trip planning mode. Right now Patagonia is on the third strike, motivating me to dig out these images from my trip there a decade ago.

The Travel Tipping Point: Cruises

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Americas, Chile, Continents, The Travel Tipping Point

Cruising Antarctica  - Image by Sandra Walser

Cruising Antarctica on the Antarctica XXI – image by Sandra Walser

I have this pet theory about travel. I believe that if we hear something positive that challenges our previous perceptions of a destination or holiday style, it lodges in our brains, but right at the back, where it can dwell quietly for a long time if left undisturbed.

When that idea is reinforced by further positive messages or images a second time our interest is piqued – but the third time we hear good things about this place or way to travel we decide we MUST try it for ourselves and it jumps right to the top of our travel wish lists.

That’s what I call the travel tipping point, and I think it’s just happened for me with cruising.