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How do you describe the trip of a lifetime?

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Words. Words have literal meanings but they also have individualized emotional meanings. What word should I use to describe the fact that I am going to Africa to take a safari?

Trip? When I use the word trip I usually mean a short visit to someplace like WalMart to pick-up groceries. Or going on vacation to the beach. Not descriptive enough.

Adventure? It surely is that! When I think of the word adventure I think of something done with some risk, something that I’ve never done before. Something very special that is out of the ordinary.

Journey? Sounds rather nondescript and bland. Isn’t descriptive enough.

Safari? That sounds like the obvious answer but it also has a negative connotation in that the meaning originally referred to a hunting expedition. There is a certain theme or style associated with the word, which includes khaki clothing, belted jackets and Land Rovers.

Photo Safari? I certainly do plan on taking photos but it is more than just taking photos.

So fellow Fodorites, please help me out with my dilemma. When you talk about going to Africa what word do you use?

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