Rise and Shine

Vacation should be relaxing. It is the long-awaited time to catch up on sleep and enjoy leisurely meals, slow wandering, reading, playing and spontaneity. Usually! And there are some vacation days when, despite our reluctance and even dread, we should rouse ourselves from bed cursing or fumbling in the dark, because there are things to see that are best begun before the sun rises. A recent early morning (middle of the night?!) drive to watch the sun rise over the Badlands of South Dakota was the perfect example of such an occasion.

Here are a few more destinations around the world where sleeping in just won’t do. And once experience these places at dawn, you will know why.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat sunrise at Siem Reap. Cambodia

Hot-air Ballooning Cappadocia, Turkey

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Game Drive Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Sun Gate on the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

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Haleakala Volcano, Maui, Hawaii

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If any of these, or other places, are on your wish list, please let me know where you want to go and how I can help you get there!