My Favorite Places I’ve Never Been
I love to travel. My sad reality is that my travels have yet to take me outside North America. While I have visited 30 of the 50 United States as well as Canada, there are so many adventures I want to take around the world. Here are my top five favorite places I've never been that I hope to one day visit.
5.) Australia- With sights like the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House, how could you not want to go there? I want to see king penguins, kangaroos, and koalas, and then go scuba diving (if I ever get brave enough to learn). I want to soak up the sun and the culture and find out first hand just how accurate the Aussie stereotype is.
3.) The Mediterranean- Think Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt. Food is the reason I want to go to this area of the world. I love food, and few areas of the world create dishes that please my palate like the Mediterranean. Tabouleh, dolmades, hummus, falafel, and baklava are among my favorites. As impressed as I am with the food, it's even better that I have yet to meet a person from this area of the world that I didn't like. I'm sure I'll make multiple stops here over the years.
1.) Ireland- I've seen countless films where they shot on location in Ireland, but I think it was P.S. I Love You that landed this one as number one on my list. From the lush green countryside to the cottages with an ocean view, I drool every time I see a photo or catch a glimpse on the screen. I have visions of staying in a sweet little bed and breakfast near the ocean and taking leisurely bike rides through the rolling hills. Of course the first day will end with a meal of fish and chips at the closest pub. I see Ireland as the ultimate retreat, and I can't wait to plan a trip there.
DH and I have a plan to travel overseas for our anniversary every five years, which puts our first trip [I'm pushing for Ireland] in the summer of 2015. I'm excited to adventure outside my homeland and look forward to the memories that will be made along the way. Do you have any favorite places you are hoping to one day see?