1. Exploring Japan

The most I’ve seen of Japan thus far is Narita airport, but I’d like to spend a few days in Tokyo and a couple in Kyoto. From there, I’d be torn between the picturesque town of Shirakawa-go, art-filled Naoshima, and scenic Hokkaido.

2. Biarritz, France

When we were just starting on our summer abroad, the wonderful Ashley Seale said I should add Biarritz to our trip if it had been possible. We didn’t make it there, but I’m still enchanted by the thought of this beautiful, surf-loving city on the Bay of Biscay.

3. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Pretty much since Pinterest became a thing, this hotel has been on my travel wishlist – and my list of hotel crushes. The manor is on a reserve that’s home to endangered Rothschild giraffes who wander up to the windows for a bite of breakfast. Maybe 2019 is that the year I finally make the trip!

4. Carmel-by-the-Sea


After exploring l. a. and San Francisco, subsequent spot on my California list is Carmel-by-the-Sea – a town that appears love it was plucked from a fairytale. During a road trip along Highway 1, I’d plan a few nights here to explore Carmel and absorb the famous views around Point Lobos.

5. Skiing within the Alps

As a snow lover that’s been skiing off-and-on since childhood, a wintry getaway to the Alps sounds particularly magical. My friend Molly’s trip to Megève has me dreaming of raclette by the hearth after each day on the mountain.

6. A Sunny Island Getaway

The not-winter-but-not-spring weather of March and April always makes me crave a very great beach trip. I rarely concede, but that’s half because there are too many places to settle on from – Harbour Island (above), Hydra, Costa Rica… if you’ve got a favorite, let me know!

7. NY City

Is it too cheesy to list my very own (new) city? albeit we’ve been here for eight months already, it seems like we’ve barely scratched the surface. you’ll examine a number of my NY favorites – thus far – and a few ideas for a wintry visit, but I can’t wait to stay exploring.


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