Travel guide: Dream vacation destinations explored

Cora DeWyre ‘21, Circulation Manager and Business/AD Manager

Are you dreaming of traveling to an exotic destination of your choice? What if you could go anywhere in the world? Where would you go, and why? Moving from the tropic life of South America, to the icy-entity of Antarctica, this travel guide illustrates the different forms of vacationing exotically. Senior Rachel Lezotte said, “If I could go anywhere, I would want to go somewhere with a lot of sightseeing locations; I’ve always wanted to go to Europe because they have a lot of interesting tourist spots.” She added, “Lately, I’ve wanted to go to Ireland because I watched a show about it, and it seemed like a really cool place to go.” Living life abroad would be a fantasy, and these destinations located in their various continents have proven to be havens of peoples’ dreams. 

View of the Mosques of Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifai in Cairo – Egypt

Africa

Cairo, Egypt: Located on the Nile River, Cairo is the capital of Egypt. As one of the largest cities in Africa, it carries various historic structures. The Great Sphinx, royal mummies, and the ancient pyramids hold significance to this area with a population of over 20 million people. The Cairo atmosphere hosts tourist life here that is very diverse with travelers from across the globe. This vacation spot includes great treasures and wonders of the World. 

Antarctica

Villa Las Estrellas, King George Island: This Chilean settlement is located on King George Island, named for Britain’s King Geroge III. It is the largest of the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica and hosts a hub for numerous research facilities. Named in Spanish for the “Hamlet of the Stars,” this town lacks artificial light pollution, and therefore it is possible to gaze into the heavens during the night sky. This place is a significant getaway, and showcases the beauty of the world.  

In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, a church is lit in the town of Villa Las Estrellas on King George Island, Antarctica. Geologists are entranced by Antarcticaís secrets. Clues to answering humanityís most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? Whatís the fate of our warming planet? (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) ORG XMIT: XNP503

Asia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: This emirate is known for its luxurious shopping, vibrant night-life, and modern architecture. The city’s skyline is filled with soaring skyscrapers, with one known as the Burj Khalifa, that stands tall at 830m. Just offshore of the city, is an artificial island that holds a resort named Atlantis, The Palm. This retreat offers marine life and water activities such as aquariums and waterparks. 

Australia

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Sydney, Australia: Being one of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. It is very versatile, with an easygoing lifestyle and fresh air alongside nature. Beyond this, unique tourism with luxurious travel amenities rush through the area with excitement. The city is best known for marvelous beaches, its yacht harbor, and the Sydney Opera House that resembles sails in its architecture.

Europe

Santorini, Greece: On one of the Cyclades islands lies Santorini, Greece in the Aegean Sea. It has 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, made of ruins that sit atop the overhangs of the city. Treacherous cliffs shape its rugged landscape formed by a volcanic eruption in 16th Century BC. Whitewashed cubiform houses and blue domes make up the seaside, with 360 degree beach views, which make it perfect for watching the sunset. 

North America

Alberta, Canada: The providence of Alberta is located in western Canada, sharing an international peace park with the state of Montana across the United States border. Broad prairies and badlands accompany Alberta’s east and the Canadian Rocky Mountains border the west. In this area, National parks serve a large role for citizens and travellers to utilize for recreational activities. Senior JD Michaels said, “I’d like to travel to Alberta, Canada to play hockey on the ice and go deep sea fishing.” 

South America

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: This metropolitan area is booming with excitement, bright lights, and loud sounds, being one of the liveliest neighborhoods named Copacabana. The seaside city holds Ipanema beaches as well as the well-known 38m Christ the Redeemer statue. Hosting its over-the-top Carnaval festival that includes parade floats, costumes, and dancers, Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s most populous cities with scenic celebrations. 

Oceania

Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Dive into French Polynesia’s small South Pacific Islands, northwest of Tahiti, and enjoy the turquoise lagoon. Bora Bora is home to coral reefs and sand-fringed islets. Known for its scuba diving and luxury resorts with bungalows that hang over water on stilts, this island is a destination for a rich taste of serenity. 

This travel guide showcases various dream vacation destinations around the world. Whether it is near the coast of the ocean, or up in the mountains of Antarctica, there is a place for everyone to learn about and enjoy.

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