10. Orlando, Florida. Two words: Disney World.
9. Concord, Massachusetts. This may seem like an unlikely choice at first glance, however, as an English student, this is the birthplace of American Literature and Transcendentalism. Noted authors who lived in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau. I would most likely visit the Wayside and Orchard Houses (where Alcott and Hawthorne both lived) as well as Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Walden Pond and the Old North Bridge (battle of Lexington and Concord).
8. New York City, New York. Pizza. Broadway. Times Square. Statue of Liberty. Central Park. Empire State Building. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yankee Stadium. Sex and the City. All in one location!
7. Islands of the Bahamas.
6. Rome, Italy. Every time I watch Roman Holiday, I can’t help but think of all the great people and places there are to see in beautiful Italy. Particularly the famous Colosseum, Pantheon, Catacombs, Vatican City (Sistine Chapel) and Piazza del Popolo. Bellissimo!
5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. If there are any doubts as to why I chose this particular locale, please reference the picture.
4. Jerusalem, Israel.
3. Kyoto, Japan. I have always been very fascinated by the Japanese culture, especially after reading Memoirs Of A Geisha. The beautiful tranquility of temples such as The Golden Palace, inspire awe and reverence for anyone. I would love to visit the Fushimi Inari shrine, watch Geisha perform and partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
2. Vienna, Austria. Said to be the music capitol of the world, Vienna is a city full of history, opera and art. Home to some of the most famous composers: Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Schubert and later Beethoven. If I were to make it to Austria, I would eat some authentic schnitzel, visit museums, opera houses and maybe even venture into Salzburg or southern Germany.
1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. I love snorkeling, and frankly I think there is no better place to do some swimming than the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the largest structure made by living organisms, and is visible from outer space. I would love to dive into its crystal clear waters, feed exotic fish and bask in the warmth of the Australian sun.