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Destination Unknown

2014 February 18

Travel has been on my mind a lot recently, and I think it’s more than just the awful New England winter we’re having. It’s the sense that I want to see and experience and hear and taste other places. I want to expand my frame of reference. I want to challenge my pre-conceived notions. I want to create new memories.

Because I’m a list fanatic, I made myself a list of places I want to travel to most. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, but these are the places that call out to me, right now, that I would like to see sooner rather than later.

In no particular order, here are my travel dreams:





Maui, Hawaii



new orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

niagara falls

Niagara Falls, New York

Colourful Houses Dona Santa Marta Favela Rio de Janeiro Brazil
South America–specifically Brazil, Argentina, and Peru (photo of Rio de Janeiro)

New Zealand

New Zealand





turquoise blue lagoon at Plitvicka Jezera National Park


The Galapagos islands


Barcelona, Spain







Those are all places I’ve never been. Of course, there are places I’ve seen that I want to return to as well, Florence being at the top of that list, but I think that’s a different kind of wanderlust. It’s fueled by nostalgia more than a need to explore.


What are your top destinations?

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  1. February 18, 2014

    Great list, and many of your destinations are ones I’d like to visit as well, particularly Scotland.

    Right now I’d say my top destination is Cape Town because that’s where I’m going next. I’ve always been a geek about geographical landmarks, so I’m looking forward to seeing the Cape of Good Hope.

    I’ve been to Portugal (Lisbon and surrounding area) and it’s stunning, and I grew up in Buffalo, so I’ve been to Niagara Falls many times. That’s one place you can see without spending too much!

    • Jill permalink
      February 20, 2014

      Yes, I’ve thought that about the Falls! Very tempting. Cape Town sounds like a beautiful place as well!

  2. Nancy permalink
    February 18, 2014

    Everywhere! Especially the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon. Croatia, too, for beaches.

  3. Lauren S permalink
    February 20, 2014

    Awesome! If you ever want to check out NC, you’re welcome to stay with me and use my car to tool around! (free lodging and transportation, oooooo)

    • Jill permalink
      February 20, 2014

      In fact, I DO want to check out NC! So you might be hearing from me…. 😉

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