Tuesday, July 28, 2015

5 Places I Really Want To Visit


Santorini Greece
I never drool harder over people's vacation photos than when I'm looking at images of Santorini. I have a hard time believing this place is even real. How I long to be the one blemish in this otherwise perfect landscape.

Poland
While Poland is adorable, stunning and looks/sounds like a total blast to explore- I must admit: I'm in it for the history. WWII unfolded some of its darkest hours within the confines of this country and I am yearning to visit it someday. I can imagine touring Auschwitz would not be easy, but I feel that it's something worth doing.

North Korea
Can you imagine how fascinating it would be to visit North Korea? I know that tourists are only allowed in certain areas at certain times and always with a government escort. However, I still think interacting with your guide, feasting your eyes on Pyongyang & seeing what a North Korean hotel offers would be an unrivaled experience.

New Orleans
I have traveled all over the United States but I have never managed to make it to the South! While I don't have enough time to list all the places I hope to go in that region (breaking into all the Georgia mansions and making the residents force-feed me tea on their front deck would be a start ...) but I feel an obligation to experience New Orleans first. I hear it's crazy. And fun. Which is basically how I self-identify anyway.

Giraffe Manor (Kenya)
And last but certainly not least is Giraffe Manor in Kenya. Have you heard of this place?!?! The first time I caught wind of it I immediately went to Snopes.com, assuming there was no way this little slice of heaven was actually real. But it is. It is. You stay at a lovely mansion on a palatial estate, eat lots of food, sleep in decadent rooms and on top of all that: Giraffes roam the property and brunch with your family [Moment of silence to acknowledge how cute that must be]. Needless to say, this destination is bucket list material. I didn't think mimosas could get any better until I saw a d*mn adorable Giraffe next to one eating a cookie out of a kid's hand while his loving family looks on over eggs. IS THIS REAL LIFE?!

What's a place you really want to visit?

20 comments:

SlimExpectations said...

I want to also visit Santorini, and the last picture --Kenya one sounds very interesting. I feel too scared of lizards and rodents, so worried about that LOL

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i totally want to go to the giraffe place. that would be so amazing!
i would LOVE to go to Greece. it is so on my list, but I imagine it will be many many years before we can go. I have been to NOLA once, but I barely remember it because of one too many beverages. Would love to go back!

Heather said...

This is such a fun list! I have a whole list of states I need to visit still and this is making me think I need to list them out on my blog. New Orleans is so much fun...even if you don't go during Mardi Gras times!

BLovedBoston said...

I'm so with you on New Orleans and Santorini - hoping to make it to NOLA in October :) xo, Biana

Pat Hatt said...

The giraffe heaven I saw a while back. That would be fun. North Korea I'd be too afraid to step on a sacred pebble and get hanged lol

ellie said...

I'd love to go to Santorini at some point, it looks gorgeous! x

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Kate at Green Fashionista said...

That giraffe place looks amazing! And I'm totally with you on visiting Poland, the history there would be incredible. Great picks!

Laura Darling said...

Oh my gosh I've never heard of Giraffe Manor but that looks fantastic! And I'd love to visit Greece someday too! Italy is also on my list, and Chicago!

Rose @ Ramblin' Rose said...

OMG! How have I never heard about that giraffe place?!
Auschwitz is on my top list of places to visit. I'm fascinated by WWll/Holocaust history. When I visited France some years ago, we went to the Holocaust museum and it really made it real. They had a shower wall that was actual one of the gas chambers used. It was so eerie and horrific to know what that wall was and what it had seen.

Gracey Williams said...

They all look so beautiful! I've never been out of the country, so anywhere out of the U.S. I'd love to travel to.

Breakfast at Gracey's

Karrine Beasley said...

Hey, hey, hey, where's the Australia on this list!?! Don't you want to come hug a koala!?!

Joking!

I would loveeee to go to New Orleans! It's at the top of my list for whenever I get back over to the USA next :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Santorini yes yes yes!

I'm going to New Orleans for the weekend in February. I've never been.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@SlimExpectations- ha! I would love to see Lizards :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Kristen- haha, that's what a lot of people say about NO. And yes, I hate doing vacation math and realizing how soon you can afford another huge trip. BOO.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Heather- I think I would probably be better served not going during Mardi Gras, lol

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Biana- you are lucky!

@Pat - yeah, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to actually go. But I would like to go!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@ellie - I know, send me there!

@Kate - totally would!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Rose- wow, that sounds insane. How terrifying! I'm definitely with you on that interest! (and,I know! the Giraffe place sounds sooo incredible!)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Gracey- ooo, so many options!!

@Karrine- ha, I would LOVE to go to Australia. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

@Steph- fun! I look forward to your recap on it! :)

Melissa Dawn said...

I've been to New Orleans and I went only a year after Katrina hit. It was still stunningly beautiful and I had a wonderful time despite the very obvious after effects of Katrina. I even volunteered on my vacation to help clear debris. But I also got tons of time in to explore the french quarter, go on a voo doo tour and eat tons and tons of beignets and etouffe. I highly recommend going.

I really want to visit Italy and Poland since I am both and am fascinated by my heritage and also Greece. In the US I'd love to visit Boston and Salem Mass and Maine.