One of the fun parts of traveling is tying in a side-trip on your way to or from the main destination.
Multi-tasking is an essential part of our day-to-day lives. As we buy some groceries, we realize that we should also fill up the tank and pop by the post office to deliver a package that has been sitting in the car for a few days.
But what do you call it when you tie in a fun side-trip on your way to or from your main vacation destination? How about multi-vacationing? Multi-adventuring, maybe?
Twenty-five summers ago, when I was vacationing in England with my mom and sister, it occurred to us that we were too close to Italy not to check out that beautiful country where some of my mom’s ancestors had lived.
So we hopped on a plane and spent a week primarily in Florence, visiting museums and enjoying the food and the architecture, with train rides to Pisa and Milan.
On a smaller scale, this multi-adventuring approach led me and my family to Niagara Falls five summers ago. As we headed back to Chicago in the family van after a visit with relatives in New England, we decided to make a detour and got a taste of a “bonus” experience.
I bet some of the top leaders with World Wide DreamBuilders (WWDB) have similar feelings after their recent “side trips.”
This came after their week in South Africa as part of the North American Growth Council trip for Amway’s top North American leaders. That included a safari with other WWDB leaders such as Greg and Laurie Duncan, Ryder and Nicole Erickson, and Jim and Kelly Puryear.
Thereafter, it was off to Zimbabwe and Zambia for Amway Triple Diamonds Greg and Laurie Duncan, while Crowns Brad and Julie Duncan and Executive Diamonds Howie and Theresa Danzik jetted to Dubai.
They stopped in the United Arab Emirates city on their way back home from their South African adventure.
Instead of flying straight back to the U.S.A., the two couples hung out in Dubai for several days.
Among other activities, the Duncans and Danziks visited a sheik’s palace, took a helicopter tour over the city and stayed at the Dubai Armani Hotel, inside the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
For many people, the closest they have gotten to the Burj Khalifa came through the world of make-believe when they saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. In that 2011 movie, which came out the year after the building was completed, actor Tom Cruise performed some breath-taking stunt work outside the building:
But for the Duncans and Danziks, this trip is no fiction.
While in Dubai, they not only took in some sensational moments more than 7,000 miles from home, but shared them with WWDB Independent Business Owners.
In the process, they truly embraced and embodied the role of “worldwide dream builders.”