5 Places to Travel Before You Die

No matter how many books I read, or movies I watch, seeing the Eiffel Tower on screen or reading about skyscrapers around the world will never be enough. I haven’t been out of the country ever, and I really want to travel the world. I want to eventually live abroad and experience all of the moments that come with going to far away places…here are five places that are on my bucket list.

1. London

Going to London should be on everyones’ list, because of all the history placed into the city. Buildings that were built hundreds of years ago can stand next ones built twenty or even five years ago! There’s a lot to see as a tourist, like her majesty’s palace, as well as Big Ben; then there’s the other modern, newer but still just as lively parts! No matter what, you need to hit up London at least once in your life. I personally need to go shopping Harrods! Fish and Chips, anyone?

2. Dubai

I was in Union Station in D.C. sitting at a table outside a Shake Shack kiosk, when a man asks to sit across from me. We eventually start talking, and it turns out he had travel all over the world! He recommended I go to Dubai, which is located in the United Arab Emirates. It’s futuristic, sleek city. Everything is almost brand new. From the gorgeous beaches, to Burj Khalifa (minus Tom Cruise climbing up the sides) you’re sure to have a ball!

3. Paris

They say it’s the city of love, and every person’s dream- this particular European city is definitely a must especially if you are traveling with your SO! The romance is amped up pretty high in Paris, with the dim lit classiness, and dozens of roses waiting to be bought….and it is also just as historic as England, as the artwork is spectacular! The food is great, the streets full of romance… what’s not to love?

4. Melbourne

Sydney may have the Opera house, but Melbourne is home to beaches, and the downtown area seems trendy. I have couple friends that have traveled to Australia on a holiday, and they absolutely loved everything about it! The only thing they found odd was the fact that they don’t have a lot of the “brand foods,” like Kraft; which I think seems great! It gives you a chance to get healthy, as well as go outside your comfort zone!

5. Cairo

If London and Paris don’t have enough history already, then you should certainly head to Egypt! It’s got pyramids, and the legendary Sphinx, which is a statue the head of a human, and the body of a lion. There are ancient ruins to explore, and try to read hieroglyphics, even if you only speak one language! Furthermore, there’s plenty of culture to experience; not to mention great food!

Statistics show that most people want to travel the world, but they don’t actually go for their dream because of one reason that seemed to be stated quite often: money. Yes, it’s true you can’t travel the world without a significant amount of funds; but if you do have enough that makes it possible to travel for a year or so, you should go for it! I learned a lesson a while ago that if you have a dream, or something you want to do, you should follow your instincts. Life is way too short to have regrets. After all, John Lennon did say, “Life is what happens when you are making plans.” Don’t let it pass you by.

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