Write your own list of dream places to travel

Write your own list of dream places to travel

A few years ago, there was a book that came out called, "1001 Places to Visit Before You Die" (loathe the title!). It was such a success that there has been an excess of books with this same premise. For a person who loves to travel, I had to purchase this book. I immediately had a negative reaction to it for two reasons: 1) This was someone else's list. 2) According to the author, I missed a lot of places because I was too busy to visit all her recommended 5 star hotels. For example, Torres Del Paine, Chile is one of the most beautiful nature wonders of the world with its glaciers, lakes, peaks and majestic views. Instead of writing about this, the author decided to describe in detail about the over-priced hotel in the park. Now, let's be clear, I love a luxury hotel just as any proper goddess would, but there is more to traveling than a hotel.

I recommend creating your own list - take out a map, globe, google earth or a various travel book (but only as a jumping off point). As a Goddess, you are not an ordinary traveler, so add that special ingredient to a destination that makes it extraordinary and unique - for you. You can visit a locale during their special season or holiday: visit Japan during cherry blossom season, Germany during Oktoberfest or Brazil during Carnival.  Or you could take a retreat and study something you always wanted to learn: surfing in Costa Rica, cooking in Italy, yoga in India.

You may not check off all that is on your list during your lifetime, but I guarantee the joy you have creating it will far exceed reading the book of someone else's list!

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Jennifer wrote:
I was not brought up to travel. My dad never liked it and never could see spending any money on it, and I don't have any money to spare myself. I just went to maui, hawaii last october for the first time. It was just about my first vacation ever and I am 41. My dream would be to go back and visit my beloved Lahaina again and Maui upcountry Kula and Hana, that I never got to see the first time.

Tue, December 8, 2009 @ 6:23 PM

2. Mandy wrote:
I love travel, from doing it to watching the Travel Channel to magazines to books. Last year, I went to one of my dream destinations- the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas- alone to celebrate paying off student loans. I had thought it would be a wonderful honeymoon destination, but I'm not certain if I'll marry and I did want to go! :) Many are left-

1. Asia- Japan for Tokyo and Kyoto (temples, tea houses, geisha and onsen), Singapore, Indonesia, China for the food!
2. Australia- Great Barrier Reef
3. Dominica again- the first place I saw whales in the wild!
4. Egypt- pyramids, bellydancing, snorkeling in the Red Sea
5. St. Lucia- been obsessed with it forever.
6. Hawaii- I think it's a no-brainer. ;)
7. Spain- I want to see the Alhambra.
8. India- dance and I'd love to see the Taj Mahal.

One day, I want to be able to attend a bellydance retreat.

Wed, December 9, 2009 @ 10:31 PM

3. Mandy wrote:
I love travel dearly, from doing it to reading about it to watching Globe Trekker and No Reservations. Last year I fulfilled a dream to stay at the Atlantis resort, (because I love everything Atlantis, dolphins, and water) to celebrate paying off student loans. I had thought that it would be a great honeymoon destination, but am not certain if I'd marry and definitely sure that I wanted to go! :)

Any list would be extensive. I'd love to go to an onsen and have tea in Japan, dance and go snorkeling in the Red Sea in Egypt, swim under a waterfall in Hawaii, go to a bazaar in Turkey, eat delicious food in China, see the Alhambra in Spain, etc. Time to find a job as a travel writer! :)

Thu, December 10, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

4. Mandy wrote:
I dearly love travel, from doing it to reading about it to watching Globe Trekker and No Reservations. Last year, I fulfilled a dream to stay at the Atlantis, (since I love anything Atlantis or dolphin or water-related) and loved it. I had thought it would be a great honeymoon destination, but I'm not sure I'll get married and WAS sure I wanted to go. :)

There's so much to see on my list! From the Alhambra in Spain, to tea and visiting an onsen in Japan, to the food in China, dancing and pyramids in Egypt, swimming under a waterfall in Hawaii, going to a bazaar in Turkey, and so many more. I'll have to find a job as a travel writer.

Thu, December 10, 2009 @ 11:51 AM

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