6 Places I Want to Visit Someday
It’s been a week since I got back from London, and I can say in hindsight that the trip was really fun. We went on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, checking out the sets, costumes and props from the movies. We took an open-bus tour of all the major landmarks. We ate fish & chips in a British pub. It was a hoot. It was also the first time I’ve traveled internationally (Canada doesn’t count). For this week’s List of Six, I’ve decided to share some of the other places I’d like to visit in my lifetime.
I don’t travel much. That’s partly by choice. I like where I am. I’m also largely broke, and money is usually a big part of traveling. But hey, a fella can dream, right? Isn’t that the point of owning and writing in a blog? To dream the impossible dreams and write about them? Someday I’ll be rich and handsome and will be able to travel the world. And these are the six places I want to visit!
Feel free to share some of your own dream destinations in the comments!
6. The Moon
I think it is totally reasonable to assume that commercial moon travel will be available in my lifetime. I’m only 32. And I wanna go to the moon! I want my feet to touch the lunar surface, I want to bounce around, I want to see it all! And if there’s a crappy amusement park on the moon, all the better. Doesn’t matter. Technology has to make this possible in the next 30-40 years, and I think the Earth is totally capable of that. Don’t let me down, human race.
I’ve never been anywhere tropical. As a fat guy, my body isn’t exactly built for the beach. But just once, I want to go to one of those amazing tropical resorts you’re always hearing about. I want big, gorgeous beaches, I want oceanfront, I want a hotel/resort responding to my every whim. I can’t guarantee that I’ll enjoy it. Maybe if I were in better shape. And I think Hawaii would be the best choice because it’s still in the United States. That sounds easier. Plus there’s a lot of famous Hawaiian history and culture that would be a blast to experience and learn about.
I’m not much of a big city guy. My trips to New York City, and now London, have kind of proven that. I like things a little quieter. But I suppose if there was one big city in the world I’d like to visit, it would be Paris. But I’m not sure why. I studied French in high school, but that’s not it. I dunno, it’s just always seemed like the right proper place to visit someday. I want to see the Eiffel Tower. I want to look out across the city from some romantic balcony. I want to be able to say I’ve been to Paris.
When President Obama re-opened relations with Cuba, I thought it was the most obvious thing in the world. Why the hell were we still ‘fighting’ Cuba in 2015? The scare of Communism is long gone. And yeah, there are probably some human rights issues, but those can be overcome. Cuba is right down there beyond Florida. People have lost their lives trying to flee Cuba to get to America. Why not re-establish a real, working relationship between our two countries? I don’t know what I’d do in Cuba, but I’d like to go. An entire generation of Americans was denied the glories of Havana, but the doors have been opened to me. I’d be a fool not to take advantage!
2. Big Sky Country
I’m thinking Montana is famous for Big Sky Country. I had this described to me one time by an acquaintance, and it sounded amazing. Basically, I want to go somewhere where I can stand in an open field and be surrounded by nothing but the night sky and the stars. I want to be surrounded by the Big Sky. I’ve always lived in populated areas. I’ve seen the stars, sure. But I’ve never really seen them, if you know what I mean. I want to see stars in every direction, brighter than I could ever imagine. I want to live that moment.
I have wanted to visit Australia since I was a little kid. The kangaroos, the animals, the accents, the isolation, the shape; everything about Australia just seemed so cool! And I skipped my chance to study abroad during college. So all that’s left to me is to just go and visit like a normal human being. I want to see the animals, I want to shrimp the barbie, I want to do all the things you’re supposed to do in Australia! Go on a Walkabout? Sure! Die of starvation in the Outback? Maybe! Australia has been out there mocking my inability to visit it since I was a wee little Sean. Someday, I shall conquer that island, and hopefully it will be awesome!