It’s the final post in the “what would a travelista do” series. In previous posts, I have shared my travel
necessities, tips and tricks for travelistas on the go and travel pet peeves. This time I share my dreams. My travel dreams, that is and reveal some of the places I’ve never been and why I want to go.
While I have certainly traveled a bit, like Susan Sontag, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”. Some of the places on this list rank more highly than others, and here are my top 5:
Argentina –I’ve never been to Latin America, but this country that piques my interest the most. The perfect itinerary would be a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier in Southern Patagonia and Iguazú Falls in the rainforest.It goes without mention that there will be time spent in Argentina’s stylish capital, Buenos Aires and Mendoza, the country’s main wine-growing region. I’m not a dancer but I suspect with a bit of coaxing from a velvety Argentine Malbec, I could be persuaded to get my tango on.
Bali – I wasn’t crazy about Eat, Pray, Love but I was moved by some of Elizabeth Gilbert’s descriptions of Bali, and would LOVE to go one day. Bali was on my radar before the success of the book, but the bombings a few years ago made me a little nervous. Now that things have calmed down, I’d love to go and linger on the beach, take a ride around the island on a Dutch-style bike, visit the legendary temples and enjoy a balinese massage or two.
Croatia – Several years ago, my family and I were days away from the long-awaited trip to Croatia, when, due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel. We have yet to reschedule. Croatia does have that beach and sun thing going on, which is always a selling point in my book, but I am really very curious to see a country that not only survived a very recent war, but has emerged from the distress and destruction and seems to be thriving.
St. Petersburg – This Russian city just seems so elegant and colorful, and slightly mysterious. I don’t really know why I want to go, I just really do.
Jordan – Just as my desire to visit England started with my interest in the royal family, so did my desire to visit Jordan after seeing an interview many years ago of the former king of Jordan King Hussein and his wife, the American born Queen Noor on the news show 20/20. King Hussein has long passed away and Queen Noor is no longer queen, but I still want to go and see Petra, described by many as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, and the desert Wadi Rum. I’d also like to go to Jordan because of its religious history, especially after my recent visit to Israel.
off of your bucket list?