Travel Wishes for 2012

1.03.2012


When I saw this quote from Anthony Bourdain, I couldn't help but save it, commit it to memory, and just really want to put it into practice this year. 2011 was a great travel year, and I really do hope 2012 will be too. With graduation this year, I feel compelled to travel even more this year, as who knows how much time I will have once I *gulp* get a grownup job.

My 2012 travel list includes:

New Orleans, Louisiana
As I stated before, New Orleans is probably my number one place to visit this year in the States. Ideally, I would like to make this trip during football season, but summer wouldn't be bad either.  I just cant wait to soak up all the culture the Big Easy has to offer. 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
It has been YEARS since I last visited the Cape, but its hands down my favorite place in New England.  From the beaches and the stunning scenery, to the abundance of seafood, I hope to head up there for a relaxing weekend come summer.

Paris, France
I have always wanted to go to Paris, but lately it feels more like more of a must, than a want (that is two different things, right?) It seems like not a day goes by without some sort of reference to Paris. From literature, to music, to adventures (Hello, LadurĂ©e!) they all feel like signs that all roads lead to Paris in 2012.

In a dream world, in 2012 I would love to travel to:
Morocco
Morocco encompasses everything I love in one place: rich history and culture, beautiful scenery and one of the most unique and distinct cuisines in the world. While I know that it may be awhile till Morocco is in fact a reality, it is hands down one place I would go to in an instant.


Have you thought about where you would like to travel to in 2012 yet? Where? 

5 comments :

  1. LOL Have I thought where I want to go in 2012??? OF COURSE I HAVE! :)  I was planning to go to Greece in May; however, due to the current problems facing that country, I have decided that I may be gracing the presence of lovely Ireland this year :)  I can't wait!

    You will LOVE Paris...I know I did! You must see Versailles, take a trip to Normandy, and of course...do the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Saint Chappell...absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I've really been itching to get further away this last year or so too. I haven't been to Europe since 2006, and its really starting to make me crazy! South America is high on my list as well!

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  3. Grace - Stripes & SequinsSeptember 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Great list!  I am from Cape Cod and can attest to it's amazingness. :)  

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  4. I have been to three of these places...morocco, new orleans, and paris. Morocco is by far the best place I've visited. I would recommend it over Paris any day!

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  5. such a gooood post. your list looks almost the same as mine - new orleans is at the top for me too. i cannot believe that i've been so fascinated by a city that is within my country for my whole life, and never gone. ridiculous. and yes, paris is up there for me tooooo :)

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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