Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tuesday Topics (Not on Tuesday) - Seven Places I'd Like to Visit


When I first saw this topic, I thought, "Man, this will be a cinch..." because if there's a topic I can converse about at great length, it's places I'd like to visit.

The Oregon coastline; Santorini, Greece; Arches National Park; Cinque Terre, Italy; Churchill, Canada; Bora Bora; the Inner Passage in Alaska; Havanna, Cuba; Glacier National Park; Iguazu Falls, Argentina; the Great Wall of China; Machu Picchu...  

Seriously, the list could go on and on.  Therein lies the problem.  When I started my list and tried to narrow it down to only seven, that's when I realized that I had spoken too soon.  Trying to narrow it down to only seven became quite a task. I mean, seriously, only seven?  

So, to make the task easier, I came up with seven categories and then filled each category with a destination.  Trust me, this is just a small sampling of the places I like to visit.


A Destination Within a Half Day's Drive 
(6 hours or less from where I live)  

Memphis, TN


I'm actually quite surprised that I haven't been to Memphis yet, due to its close proximity.  I'd like visit Beale Street, eat some BBQ, and listen to some blues.



A Destination Within One Day's Drive
(10-12 hours from where I live)  

St. Augustine, FL


A friend of mine once said that St. Augustine was his favorite city in the United States.  After hearing that, I decided to do a little research.  I think I would enjoy seeing all the Spanish colonial architecture in the oldest city in the United States.  It just seems like a cool place to spend a long weekend.


A Destination That's a Plane Ride Away (or two or three) in the United States

Hawaii


I've heard that Hawaii is overrated, but I don't care.  I still long to see it in person.  I want to see black sand beaches, volcanoes, beautiful sunsets, surfers hanging ten on the North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Waimea Canyon, Diamond Head...



A Destination on a Continent that I've Never Visited

The Serengeti in Africa



This is a destination that I cannot imagine, for I know my imagination will not do it justice.  I would love to see this wild landscape and all the exotic creatures who live there before they are gone.



A Destination that I've Already Visited 
(But Would Like to Visit Again)

Australia


I visited Australia ten years ago.  It was a fabulous experience that I remember fondly.  I visited Sydney, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, held a koala, fed a kangaroo, and learned to throw a boomerang.  There's one place that I desperately wanted to see while I was there, but, unfortunately, did not - Uluru. I'd like to go back to Australia, this time without thirty-some teenagers in tow, and I will make certain that a visit to Uluru happens.



A Realistic Bucket List Destination

Iceland


My main reason for wanting to visit Iceland is to see the Aurora Borealis.  I'd also like to see the Blue Lagoon, see some puffins, and ride an Icelandic horse. Iceland has actually been on my radar for awhile; I even blogged about it two years ago.


A "Skies the Limit" Bucket List Destination

An "Around the World Cruise"


Okay, yes, I know I'm cheating a bit here, given that most around the world cruises offer ports of call in at least 40 different locations.  However, if money were not object, I seriously think this is something I would do.  (FYI - an 111 day around the world cruise on Princess Cruise Line starts around $20,000 per person for an interior cabin and that doesn't include taxes, fees, and such.)


What are some destinations that you'd like to visit?

Hope this finds you having a good beginning to the work week.  I hope Monday treats you kindly.  


Linking up with Jenn @ Quirky Pickings:





8 comments:

  1. i LOVE how you tackled this topic, lady. THANK you for linking up! :]

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  2. The northern lights are definitely a little mind-blowing. You could see them in Alaska and knock the inner passage off your extended list too.
    I feel the same about Hawaii...everyone seems to have been there but I still want to go!

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  3. It's really hard to narrow it down, right?

    For some reason I have little interest in Hawaii even though it looks beautiful.

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  4. I love how you broke these out into different categories because I'm like you that my list could go on forever! And believe me Hawaii is totally NOT overrated! It deserves to be on your list!

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  5. Hawaii is NOT overrated! It's the most beautiful place I've ever been to and given the opportunity I'd live in Maui. Granted I've only been to Maui and not the Big Island, but it's still #1 in my book!

    Iceland is on my list as well, and I'm hoping to get there next year. I was actually going to do this linkup with my 7 places in Iceland, but now I see you've already done that! Love this format!

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  6. OMG! I want to do an around the world cruise too! People think I'm crazy. Haha! I'm going to St. Augustine in October! We have family all over FL and GA and that's the spot they picked for our family reunion this year. Africa is number one on my list! Iceland was up there too for a while, but I'm not so sure about it anymore. I've been to Oahu twice and the big island once and I can tell you, Hawaii is not overrated. :)

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  7. Africa would be AMAZING!

    I used to live near St. Augustine and it really is a cool city. Lots of fun things to see and do!

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