People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…
I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive,
so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances
with our own innermost being and reality,
so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
A lot of life can be tedious business, and who among us doesn’t have the urge sometimes to break out, see the world and maybe even have some of those life-changing experiences we hear so much about? For millions of people that itch is scratched with a holiday cruise or a flight to an all-inclusive resort. Yes, there may well be buffets and a huge dessert bar with a chocolate fountain, but what if you are looking for something more adventurous? An experience of being alive?
Clearly that would be different for each of us. I had a friend named Dennis who planned yearly trips to New York City specifically and only to have as much sex as humanly possible. He swore fealty to a level of hotness, variety, and a certain degree of kinky that involved, I think, Italians. My personal ecstasy buttons, however, are pushed by an authentic almond croissant and cafe au lait (in a bowl) in a quiet traditional patisserie somewhere in France. Chaque un a son gout!
Since 1990 my good friend Dan Ware at Toto Tours has been putting together the most astonishing gay adventure tours to every possible corner of the planet. The concept is adventure travel. We are talking about a group of fun-loving individuals all coming together to really experience life in a new place, with different people, fascinating customs, stunning natural surroundings, and often ancient cultures to explore. Look over this list of the tours that are booking now. See if something doesn’t make you think…what if?
Eternal Rivers: Spiritual Heart of India, January 28 – February 9, 2019
Pearls of the Orient: The Philippine Islands, February 25 – March 9, 2019
Carnival: Festive Chiapas Mexico, March 3 – 12, 2019
Island in the Sun: Splendors of Sicily, April 24 – May 3, 2019
Eastern Balkans: Bulgaria & Romania, May 20 – June 2, 2019
Wild Island: Untamed Sumatra, June 14 – 25, 2019
Dan Gregory has worked behind the scenes researching locations for Toto Tours since 1992.
The Philippine Islands
Splendors of Sicily
Spiritual Heart of India
Festive Chiapas Mexico