Tuesday, May 8, 2007

What Are Your Top 5 Travel Dreams?

machu picchu, peruPhoto by Michael McDonough on flickr

Every traveler has one. It changes depending on our mood, what we've been reading, and who we've talked to, but it's always there. The List. Sometimes we write it down, sometimes it's only in our heads, but it's there. We talk about it, "it's on my list" and "that's getting bumped up on my list", but on all the travel blogs I read, I haven't yet seen anyone's list.

It's the list of places you want to travel to. Your list might have 5, 10, 100 or a 1000 places to visit, but I'm just talking about the top 5. The places you really want to see.

In the spirit of sharing, and because when you put something in writing, it's one step closer to doing, here are my Top 5 Travel Dreams:

1. See Machu Picchu. I was in high school the first time I saw a picture of the incredible ruins, and they have been on my list ever since.

2. Do a canopy tour and ride a zip line somewhere in Central America.

3. Explore the fjords in Norway.

4. Scooter across Italy like Peter Moore, author of Vroom with a View

5. Hike in the Scottish Highlands.

Those are mine, now what are yours? Don't worry about having to include exotic destinations. It's about the places you want to visit, not where anyone else says you should go. Please share your top 5 in the comments or, if you have one, in your own blog.

If you could go anywhere, where would it be and what would you do there?

Ashford Castle, cong, county mayo, irelandThe picture above is Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Visiting a castle in Ireland used to be in my top 5, but it got crossed off the list last summer.

*Darren Rowse at ProBlogger has a Group Writing Project going on, and the theme is "Top 5". I decided to take on the challenge, and I'm curious what other bloggers will come up with.