This months’ copy of Virtuoso life magazine (found online at http://www.virtuoso.com/vlapps) has a section titled “The Travel Dreams Survey.” I found it very interesting. I would never have picked the top dream destination as being Australia. Coming in second (I clearly would pick as in the very top) was Italy. The rest in order were South Africa, New Zealand, Greece, Antarctica, France, French Polynesia, China and Ireland. I have been to five of these destinations. How about you?
Other survey subjects were on family vacations, outdoor adventures, wine regions, cruise and island escapes and lots more. The survey I found the most interesting was the survey on the best cities for dining, romance, and style. The city to win in all three categories was none other than…Paris. Florence came in second. I was not the least surprised as they are my two favorite cities. Rome came in third and all three I have explored three times or more. I guess I like dining, romance and style! It is the balance that all three have that keeps calling me back. What calls you?
The section in the magazine entitled in ‘Your words’ is a selection of entries from readers. It is more than I can retype but here are a few quotes under…. Why You Travel.
“Travel is a great way to show our children and reinforce to ourselves that the world is a wonderful place and though people may look, speak, live, and act differently, we are all basically the same.”
“We don’t have the biggest house or the biggest car. We don’t spend much money on clothes or jewelry. What we do invest in is our grandchildren’s travel, because it keeps us young, challenged, informed and happy.”
“Room service!” (I love it too!)
“Knowing you are leaving in two months or two days provides an incentive to wake up and go to work each day!”
“Travel adds a dimension to life that simply cannot be duplicated any other way!”
My words, “My Cambridge condo nurtures and comforts me while the adventure of travel empowers me.”
What does travel do for you?