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Linda loves to travel. She has been on many holidays with Afford Getaways over the years and always talks about the great time she has seeing different places and meeting different people.

Linda was so keen to get out and about this year, that she was Afford’s first Afford Getaways traveller for 2020! With her bag packed, she signed up for a three-day Blue Mountains getaway in NSW.

Experience Something New 

Although she lives in Sydney, Linda hasn’t had the opportunity, or support, to experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains. So, when she approached Afford with her request, it was soon put into action.

Linda attends Ashfield Day Program, where she had made some strong friendships. Linda is very social and is always keen to take on new experiences.

With the support of Ashfield Lifestyle Assistant, Jennifer, Linda’s dream of seeing one of NSW’s most scenic natural wonders became a reality.

They headed to the Blue Mountains by car and watched the cityscape become full of bushland trees, and shrubs. The air became cooler and there was a real sense of calm as they pair headed towards their destination.

Staying at the beautiful mountain town of Leura, Linda’s accommodation was exactly what she was after. Her hotel was the Fairmont Resort and Spa and her room overlooked the pool. Each morning, Linda tucked into an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast to get ready for the day ahead – delicious! Linda said the staff were very helpful and nice, and she enjoyed every minute of the experience.

During her visit to this World Heritage Listed region, Linda visited the Echo Point Scenic lookout and took a ride on the Scenic Cable Cart to get amongst all the trees and forest of the Blue Mountains at Scenic World.

Realise Your Travel Dreams

Aside from the scenery, Linda lived like a local and went to the markets to try all the local delicacies. She enjoyed dining out at the Jasmin Restaurant and Alexandria Hotel, she also tried the Mountain Pies and had fish and chips.

 “I enjoyed the scenery of the Blue Mountains, getting out of Sydney for a few days and meeting new people,” Linda commented.

The trip was so much fun that Linda is already planning her next Afford Getaway. She is planning to travel interstate to visit either Melbourne or Phillip Island in Victoria.

“Linda was very excited about her trip to the Blue Mountains. She had a great time and is looking forward to the next trip. She loves having the opportunity to get out and explore Australia,” said Jessica Scicluna Event Coordinator for Club Afford and Afford Getaways.

Find out more about how you can realise your travel dreams with Afford Getaways.