Dream Travel Destination

Is there one place in the world that you’ve always wanted to visit? My sister has always wanted to go to Greece. My father has always wanted to go to Sweden. My mother has always wanted to go to England (she finally went for the first time last year). I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. In honor of Australia Day, I thought I would share with you a quick post on my crazy obsession with Australia.


I’m a native New Yorker. I grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. My family traveled around the country every summer, but we never went overseas. My obsession with Australia started when I was a kid. Mommy got me a world atlas from the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Eastern Parkway. I would sit and look at the Australian map for hours. No joke. I have no idea why I became so attracted to the place, but this infatuation has stood the test of time. To this day, I listen to Australian radio stations like Triple J, I watch Australian television shows and movies, and with the help of Google Earth, I look up street views of different cities around Australia. Totally weird, I suppose, but I can’t help myself. I’ve never been and I’ve only met a handful of Australians in my life, but I often dream of the day that I’ll have the time and the money to take this trip.

Sydney, Australia
Image Credit: Mariella Obialero
Image Credit: Michael Robinson
Image Credit: Michael Robinson
Image Credit: Laomi LV
Image Credit: Laomi LV

I’m super curious about where all of you have always dreamt of going. Let me know in the comments where you grew up, and where your dream destination is. I’m seriously dying to know! I always wonder if there’s a link between where we grew up and where we want to go.

6 thoughts on “Dream Travel Destination

  1. I grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and married a very adventerous man. I have been blessed to travel with our children while they were with us and now my husband and I. There are also gradparent trips now too. Each of these is distinctly different and in order to enjoy each I remember the goal. Usually it involves exploration.You have to remember your audience. Is it a grandchild, a spouse or a friend. My favorite part of traveling abroad is to immerse in the people and the history and take long walks.I would thoroughly recommend taking the Norweigian coastal voyage, a working ferry that leaves Bergen Norway and goes as far north as Norway goes. It is magnificent! Another favorite is the Alaskian Ferry that leaves from Bellingham Washington and travels North.I never thought I would get to Jordan or Israel but one of our sons studied there and we went. Jordan is magnificent. The people value hospitality and are wonderful. Petra and the ruins are amazing. Jerusalem is inspiring.

    I have a bucket list and still on the list if Patagonia and Antarctica, cruising through the Amazon, Spain and Portugal, and the Galapagos Islands. I need to save up!!

    1. That sounds amazing, Debbie! I’ve visited different countries and I always love to hang out with the locals. I usually travel with family and friends, but I think when I finally go to Australia, I’ll go alone. South America and the Iberian Peninsula sound like they’d be fun too! I better brush up on my Spanish and learn some Portuguese!

  2. I’m from Lansing, Michigan and I dream of going everywhere. A road trip across the United States first would be nice. I’d like to visit every National Park. Then I’d like to visit Italy. My great grandfather lived in Italy and fought in WWII with the Tuskegee Airmen so I’d love to touch the soil just because I admire him so much :). I also want to see Africa and India because I always find myself mesmerized by the beauty of the land and people there. Geneva would be a sight to see. I’ve always been interested in going snorkeling in Australia or New Zealand as well. I think my dream job, besides teaching, would be a travel photographer. I love nature photography, maybe I can save up and explore the world during summers if teaching becomes my career field, fingers crossed (applying for Teach for America). But those photos on this post are gorgeous!

    1. That’s so cool! Road trips are the best! The US is so beautiful and so varied. I love that you want to go to Italy because of your great grandfather’s connection to the place. I got chills just reading that.

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