Up until recently, Mr. Gypsy and I have only been able to afford one international trip every other year with several regional or domestic trips each year, but that doesn't stop me from adding more destinations to my list. My current wish-list is quite extensive (pretty much the whole world is on it!), but I've been narrowing it down for my "Top Five Before 35" lists - an international version and a domestic one. I'll write about my domestic list in a later blog post. For now, here is my wish-list for international destinations!
"Top Five Before 35 - International"
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2. Israel: The Promised Land. History. Culture. Where do I start? As both a Christian and a history buff, there are so many reasons for me to put Israel high on my wish-list. I want to see the Temple Mount, walk in the Gardens of Gethsemane, reflect at Golgotha, and rejoice at the empty Garden Tomb. I want to float in the Dead Sea, experience the vibrancy of Tel Aviv, and marvel at the fact that I am standing in the same places where so much history took place!
3. The United Kingdom & Ireland: What can I say - the United Kingdom is the mecca for English majors (such as I was!). My weekend trip to London this past February merely whet my appetite to see and experience more of what the UK has to offer. From the lochs and highlands of Scotland, to the mountains of Wales, to the castles of England, and the green allure of Ireland, I want to see it all.
4. Greece: Whenever I think of Greece, I envision white-washed houses perched on a cliff overlooking an azure sea. How stunning. Again, the history factor draws me to Greece; I studied classics in college as a minor, and I'd love to see Grecian ruins in person rather than just in my history books. The Parthenon. The Temples at Delphi. Myrtos Beach. There is something just divinely exotic about Greece. Besides, Mr. Gypsy really wants to stand in Sparta and proclaim: THIS IS SPARTA!!!
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5. New Zealand: Adventure is the name of the game for New Zealand's placement on my wish-list! (And visiting the film sites for The Lord of the Rings may also be a contributing factor.) New Zealand has such a wide variety of natural beauty, and invariably any "most beautiful places in the world" list features at least one place from New Zealand. My ideal trip to New Zealand would include back-packing, camping, kayaking, boating, and maybe even a horse-back tour (if I can convince Mr. Gypsy!). Unfortunately, New Zealand is one of the most expensive places to reach from the east coast of the U.S., but a girl can dream, can't she?!
Bonus Destination: Caribbean
Now it's your turn! If you were to make a "Top 5" list for international sites, what places would be on it?
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Updated July 29, 2014