Earlier this year we held a competition on Twitter. We asked our followers to tell us their #MagicTravelMoment and their answers were a heart-warming blend of love, travel, family, friendship and adventure.
Here are the 51 most magical travel moments of the past year by our friends:
@DilaraLit A month after wedding, was away from hubby for three weeks. Flight delayed, almost missed, hugging him was best feeling!
@mariab76 The first time I ever went on a plane, it was to Vegas and flying over the Grand Canyon was amazing.
@lord_vimes5 Proposing on a Portuguese mountain overlooking the sea at sunset and she said yes!
@Black_Fire79 I was in Tombstone, Arizona late at night and it started to snow. Wasn’t expecting that. Looked like a dream!
@iheartmykids Watching my daughter’s face light up to see Disney On Ice.
@sweetmatcha Our helicopter ride over the lush, breath-taking landscape of Kauai.
@ctough24 After a year of surgery/chemotherapy. On the beach at sunrise. Thankful to God for family and healing and the beauty I’m seeing.
@ameecq The moment that my boyfriend proposed to me at sunrise in Maui.
@SpecialRach Going 400km to my destination by rickshaw, bus and train with just smiles, hope and kindness due to the language barrier.
@LuckyLauz7 This! Disneyland Paris 2011! Seeing the smile on my little boy’s face was magic.
@mrmikesharman Flying back into Manchester from working anywhere – because I am then almost back home with my family.
@dublrs Last year we got to take our 13-year-old-twins on our first real family holiday to Cancun. It was amazing!
@kzarr In Saint Lucia where the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans meet!
@sarahlucy8825 Climbing Mt Tongariro and finding the energy to run most of the way down! A must-do for all. Beautiful sights.
@MaxxBpm Riding camels in Israel was one of the best experience I’ve ever had!
@PhyliciaSP Gondola ride up to the top to overlook Lake Tahoe! Scared of heights!
@andreama13 When my daughter (now a cancer survivor) went on her “wish trip” to Disney World, I still have goose bumps.
@For_Kate Breaking down on tour in the Arizona desert and hitching a ride with another tour – 16 of us in an 8 seater!
@LisaAnnNola Watching my grandkids play on the beach after travelling six hours to visit them!
@debbutterflys Being able to have family fly out to visit with us, priceless!
@f1nallyr1ch Having a well-behaved little man on my first and his first flight. Great first!
@kelandab Watching the sunset on our honeymoon with the kids x.
@lorikeet8 First trip with my boyfriend (now hubby!). Travelling is a true test in a relationship! 🙂
@BallParkBlues Seeing my sister for the first time stepping off the plane. Never forget that.
@HollywoodHeathy Travelling on my honeymoon! Visiting the Mexican Rivera for the first time!
@MOM4EVEREVER Taking my mother on her first-ever flight as well as her first true holiday – no work at all.
@sdiego1717 The conductor stopped the metro on a bridge so we could see the Eiffel Tower light up.
@CathBrad Seeing my Mama at the airport when I got off the plane, after not seeing her for a year! Priceless!
@mummycat111 Sitting with the pilot taking off from Rome to help me lose my fear of flying.
@DilaraLit One of my first flights was Rome to Mumbai, long for a 5-year-old. Pilot gave me a quick tour of cockpit at night.
@carley222 When I got to see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. So beautiful!
@hannahmdy The first time my big brother, who lives in Canada, met his nephew. Such a special holiday.
@AZcomm Climbing China’s Great Wall.
@LindseyClark20 Going to Rome one Easter and hearing the Pope giving Mass to the crowd from the Square by the Vatican.
@mrsbee1234 Seeing the Indian Ocean from Mullaloo beach in Australia for the first time! Wow!
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