Sometimes this world seems so small, like when you run into someone you met on the other side of the country in your local grocery store. But even if you don’t have the opportunity to travel to the other side of the country (or the other side of the world), photographs and stories of others’ adventures can make you feel like the world is at your fingertips – like it’s possible to reach into the photograph or jump into the story.
However, sometimes a photograph or story isn’t quite enough. I want to be behind the camera or in the picture or writing the story. Take this undersea resort in Fiji – the photographs are incredible, but there is no replacement for your back melting into the bed, curling up in the luxurious blankets, and gazing at endless sea life. This is a pretty spectacular vacation I would never turn down, but it didn’t quite make my Top 3 Travel Destinations list.
My Top 3 Travel Destinations:
#1: Spain The culture in Spain is so rich – famous for running with the bulls, speaking a language of love, and so much more. It is the county I have chosen to study and emphasize in for my International Business degree, so in 2013 I will be studying abroad. For 4 months I will have the opportunity to absorb every bit of the sights, food, and culture this spectacular country has to offer.
#2: Greece If the history doesn’t draw you in, then Greece’s beauty will do the trick. During my 6th grade study of Greece which included participating in our own Greek Olympics (homemade togas and all), I fell in love. It also helped when The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie was partially filmed there. I too wanted to go to Greece, ride a donkey to my villa, and be part of a romantic love story set in a beautiful and historic country. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is no longer my favorite movie, but my desire to visit this place of magic has yet to fade.
#3: Egypt The fact that some of my ancestors are Egyptian is only one reason I can’t wait to explore this country. A field trip to a museum dedicated to Egypt’s history (which included mummies) sparked my interest during elementary school. And when I learned more about the unsolved mystery of how the pyramids were made in middle school, Egypt made the list of Top 3 Travel Destinations.