Thursday, April 16, 2009

Travel Ideas for the Future

Travel Ideas for the Future

Some initial thoughts on future travel destinations.

Like Tina Fey’s remark on 30 Rock, “I want to go to there.”
(Actually, the line seems to have come from Fey’s daughter, Alice.)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
See as many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible.

Tanzania/Kenya safari
Victoria Falls
Morocco again

Middle East
Egypt -- Nile River cruise
Turkey -- Istanbul again, and also other places
Dubai, UAE

Yangtze River Cruise
Guilin River Cruise
Xian – Terra Cotta Soldiers
Shanghai again (Circle trip -- Hong Kong, Guilin, Xian, Yangtze, Shanghai)
Beijing again
Return to several places in Asia -- Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore
Other places on a cruise

Australia, New Zealand, South Sea Islands
Great Barrier Reef (not on a cruise, but stay several days)
Numerous places in Australia -- see World Heritage Sites
New Zealand on a cruise
Cruise the South Seas – Easter Island, Cook Islands, Tahiti, etc.

South America
Cruise around it, stopping in several places
Iguazu Falls (Between Argentina and Brazil)
Machu Picchu
Amazon River

Central America
Return to several places, particularly Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Paris -- a month
Rome -- a month; also Northern and Central Italy

Car trip in Austria and Germany (Fly to Munich, then drive in a circle to Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Dresden, Nuremberg, and then back to Munich. Also Berchtesgaden and Rothenburg, Germany. Take a month or more; see map.)

Another river cruise

Copenhagen and Danish countryside. If driving add in a small part of Sweden.

Southern France, leisurely car trip


Tour of the Balkan countries (Serbia, Romania, Montenegro. Slovenia, etc.)

Poland, Warsaw, unique countryside

London -- a month
Northern England, York and the Lake District
Scotland, Edinburgh and the countryside
England to visit gardens, villages, churches, country houses

US and Canada
New York -- stay a week or more
Back to Hawaii
Some of the National Parks out West
Maine and the Canadian Atlantic Provinces, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Vancouver, Victoria Island
Banff, Lake Louise
Cruise up Alaskan coast, Aleutian Islands, Russia, Japan, China
Louisiana Mississippi ante-bellum houses

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