Where to Go?
"Where to go?" is the eternal travel question. I
travel to places that I really want to see. That seems a simple
enough answer, but it's a good answer.
I like going to places that are pretty, are interesting, and
catch my fancy. That pretty much sums it up.
But most importantly, I go where I go. The trip takes
me; I do NOT take the trip. This is a very important
travel secret to discover.
I do NOT pick the place, the place
Let me explain by describing my past
- I am 100% German-American.
- My father's ancestry comes from northeastern Bavaria and
- So in high school I took German.
- My German class offered a trip to Germany,
and I took it. I was hooked on travel after that.
- When I went to college, my mother offered my room at home to a student from southern Germany.
- Then next year I spent the whole summer in Southern
Germany with the family of that student.
- I bought a car and drove it all over the
German speaking part of Europe - Germany, Austria and
- I learned to travel well.
- Every year or so I returned, exploring farther and wider throughout all of Europe, learning new languages, meeting the locals when ever I could and having fun.
- After a decade or so, I widened my travels to include
the whole world.
- I'll never stop traveling.
This oversimplifies my story on where to go, but I started traveling and
basically never stopped.
I see some place, like Paris, on a German TV station and a few
years later I'm in Paris.
I meet some Italian from Italy on a French train and BAM!
I'm in Palermo.
Same thing happens to me when I watch movies:
- I watch "Star Wars," and I'm off to Tunisia
where it was filmed.
- I am taken with "The French Lieutenant's Woman," and I'm
hiking the seaside cliffs near Lime Regis, in southern England.
- I see the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and I'm exploring inside the pyramids of Egypt.
- I view Michael Palin's travel series "Pole to Pole," and I'm
climbing the Torre Del Paine Mountains in Chili.
- I rent "Crocodile Dundee," and I'm marching through
the Australia's Outback.
- I watch "Lord of the Rings," and I'm sailing through the air
in Queensland, New Zealand.
That's how I pick places on where to go
to. They pick me.
I utilize great travel information
DVD Travel series like Rick
Steves' Travels in Europe and Rudy Maxa's Smart
Travels help point the way.
Travel magazines are great to subscribe to.
See my Travel Secret pages on Travel Guidebooks and Such and
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Finally, I'd like to include different kinds of places on where to go in every trip, such
as a Big City, villages, great
museums, spectacular views, mountains,
beaches and end it with one big adventure.
So check out these trip combinations I've done:
Big City, villages, great
museums, spectacular views, mountains,
beaches, and a big adventure.
Paris, wine country, Louvre,
Dordogne, French Alps, Cote Azure beach, and hiking in the
Munich, Alpine villages, Deutsches Museum,
Bavarian Countryside, Swiss Alps, Italian Riviera,
and boating in Venice.
- London, Cotswolds, British Museum, Cornwall,
Mount Snowdon, Blackpool Beach, and renting a canal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian coast, Carmen Miranda Museum,
Itatiaia National Park, Sugar Loaf
Mountain, Ipanema Beach, and driving in Brazil.
Rome, Tuscany, The Vatican
Museum, Pompeii, Stromboli Volcano, any beach in
Italy, and travel to Tunisia.
Valparaiso in Chili, Lake District,
Chilean Naval Museum, Chilean coastline, Osorno Volcano, and hiking Torre del
Sydney, Aboriginal Australia, Tour the
Sydney Opera House, the Outback, Blue
Mountains, Bondi Beach, and diving on the Great
You got the idea.
So get off you duff, pick a place on where to go, and go.
Make your own travel combination.
And keep going.
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