I believe it's incredibly important - no matter what your age is - that you have dreams and aspirations and a bucket list of must-see or must-do items to keep you inspired and to broaden your mind.
The cliche, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, is never more appropriate than now. Life is passing you by but it's your choice as to whether you will continue to ride the wave, or hop off and partake in the pleasures our planet has to offer.
One of my fondest memories is of a trip I did to Cambridge Bay, which is situated up in far northern Canada in the Nunavut province. Cambridge Bay has a community of about 1400 people, of which the vast majority are Inuit.
|Elders teaching the youth tribal dancing|
Their lifestyle is generally filled with adventure and one can easily see their love for their land and why.
The Elders are a great example to the younger generation by passing down stories from generation to generation.
They don their tribal suits and dance out stories, teaching their youngsters what it was like in their generation, showing them how they used to hunt, and teaching them to play the traditional tribal drum. They also teach them to throat singing, to name only a few.
When riding around on a quad bike one can smell a hint of perfume from all the flowers, and a hint of drying fish, since some of the fishermen fillet their Char and hang them outside to dry - a wonderful treat for the long cold and dark winter months. The ocean air is crisp and clean.
Cambridge Bay is surrounded by landmarks, which include Mount Pelly, Lady Pelly, The Augustus Hills and many lakes. You will find that many of the locals own cabins outside of the town for an escape over the weekend or 24 hour summer days.
|Arctic Char drying on racks|
|Feet in the ocean, and feeling the almighty cold!|
The accommodations include, The Green Row, The Green Row Executive Suites and the Arctic Island Lodge. All are neat, clean and comfortable to stay in.
In summer, the community hosts a music festival which concentrates on local northern and contemporary music.
If you've never put your feet in the Arctic Sea, now is the perfect time to do so. How many people can boast that achievement?
For more information and the history of how Cambridge Bay came about, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Bay
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