My Top 10 Travel List
Inspired by the book Pins on a Map, I decided to make a top 10 list of places I would like to visit. I have already been to a lot of places in the US and several places in Europe, so that is why a lot of the obvious places may not show up on this list. I have also chosen to make the list based on places I may never actually get to go to (some for obvious reasons). If money was no object and there were no travel concerns with travel anywhere in the world, this would be my top 10 list:
1. Santiago, Chile – I love countries in which the people speak Spanish, because it means I get to practice my Spanish. Plus, not far from Santiago, there is a winery where our favorite wine is made (Concha y Toro).
2. Easter Island – All the pictures I’ve seen of this place look so amazing, and it sounds like there is nothing like it in the world. It is a long flight from Santiago and probably one of the hardest (and most expensive) places to get to.
3. Cairo, Egypt – I have always wanted to see the pyramids of Egypt, but unless they get all of their affairs in order, it will probably never happen.
4. Cuba – There have been rumors of allowing US citizens to visit Cuba at some point in the future. I don’t think I want to be on the first plane to Havana, but if it ever actually happens that we could visit, it would be awesome.
5. India – Our families think we are crazy to want to go to India, but there are some really amazing sites in this country. In addition, it is the birthplace of yoga.
6. Turkey – This is another place that I have heard positive things about, but it is a little close to all of the conflict in the Middle East. Hopefully, all of that will be resolved someday and I will feel more comfortable visiting.
7. Australia – Though it’s not at the top of my list, there is so much to see in Australia, especially the beauty of the country. If I could talk myself into such a long flight, I would love to visit.
8. Africa (African safari) – It is one of Eric’s dreams to take an African safari. While it sounds a little scary to me, it would be really neat to stay in a treehouse among the animals and to see the wildlife up close. This may actually happen, but not until the kids are old enough to go with us.
9. Peru (Machu Picchu) – I’m not sure we will ever be able to hike to Machu Picchu, but I would love to see this ancient site.
10. China (The Great Wall) – I know it is probably unnecessary, but China being communist makes me a little nervous. That being said, China has a lot to see, and the culture alone would be a great experience.
What would be on your top 10 list?