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What’s Your Borneo?

Dave Fox and Kattina Rabdau-Fox
Bako National Park, Borneo, Malaysia

Bako National Park - Sarawak - Borneo - MalaysiaKattina Rabdau-Fox fulfills a lifelong dream and celebrates her birthday at an isolated beach in Borneo. In this four-minute video, she and Dave talk about what it’s like to travel to a destination that once felt too faraway to be reachable.

For Kattina, that destination was Borneo. For you, it might be someplace different. We want to know: Where do you fantasize about going and why? And… what’s stopping you from getting there? Maybe we can help!

Check out our video. Then, share your own fantasy locations in the comments section below.

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013

4 Responses to “What’s Your Borneo?”

  1. July 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    My Borneo would be Scotland. It’s funny you asked that since I really didn’t have any idea I wanted to go. Why, you ask? 1) my favorite author was born there (George MacDonald) and 2) had a female relative from there who played the bagpipes and 3) must have relatives still around there somewhere! Not a place I’m likely to go but one that is on my bucket list now that you’ve asked. Finances are the main reason I may not make it there – I live in an ancient house, my youngest is off to college and I need a second job really fast!

  2. July 14, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    I have so many Borneos, it isn’t even funny. One of my Borneos, strangely enough, is BORNEO! My husband, Rob, and I actually had a trip planned there about three years ago, but our work schedule led to a cancellation and we just haven’t been able to make it happen again yet.

    Here are a few of the many other Borneos on my list:
    Iceland
    Thailand
    Vietnam
    Belize
    Palau
    New Zealand (which we have visited on a cruise…but we want to do a driving trip)
    And most of all – Africa (more specifically, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Botswana…all the places I can find the most animals in relative safety, since I have to admit, there are some places we would be reluctant to travel due to political unrest, disease, or just plain old physical discomfort. I am not a good camper!)

    So what else is stopping me? Mostly a full-time job (that I love) and lack of time – and money to do everything I want to do…since I kinda want to go EVERYWHERE! But I retire in one more year…so look out world, I’m on my way!

  3. July 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Hi Dave,
    India is my Borneo. I’m fascinated by the history, the diversity, and Bollywood. I’ve wanted to go there ever since my work was outsourced by writers in Hyderabad. (That’s not true. It’s since I read A Fine Balance, one of my favourite books.)

    Apart from the expense, FEAR is holding me back from seeing the Taj Mahal. I’m terrified of the culture shock. The 14-hour flight to Delhi is also a challenge. I just completed an hour and a half flight from Toronto to Chicago, and it was white knuckles all the way.

  4. Carol Meehan
    September 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    What’s My Borneo? It’s a round-the-world trip with National Geographic or I would settle for a round-the-world trip with Cunard. Impossible? No. I started breaking down this item on my “Things to Achieve in My Lifetime” list several years ago. I first researched the two companies/trips for cost. Then I started putting money away on a monthly basis. You might think, “Really, $25 a month is going to get you a circle?” Well, each year the amount increases. In the meantime, I feel like I am actively working on my dream of circling the globe.

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