In August last year, I visited Norway for the first time. The day I landed, it was pouring buckets of rain. Actually, it was more like a fire hose of rain, thanks to near-constant wind. You’d never know it from this photo, though.
Every time I think of the trip, I think of this. My second full day in Norway, the sun came out, just as I cruised into the world-famous fjords. This, in a single shutter click, is Norway. This is the reason I consider the country the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. This, to another extent, is one of the reasons why Superyacht Storytellers exists.
How so? In the moments before taking the photo, I was awestruck. I feel the same way every time I look at it. This photo couldn’t possibly sit on my camera’s card or on my computer, forgotten amid so many others. No, this was special. This had to be shared. I had to inspire other people to go.
Though it’s in the early stages of planning, this is the cover for a book about the world’s most beautiful superyacht cruising grounds. Some are well-known and well-traveled, like Monaco and the South of France. Others are lesser-known and lesser-traveled, like Norway and the South Pacific. All, regardless, are spectacular.
This is the inspiration for that entire book. The book won’t just be for me, though. It’s something to share with people like you, and for you to share with your own friends and family. After all, it just might be the inspiration you need to go somewhere new… be just as awestruck… and find your own inspiration.