What lures you to your travel destination?
Maybe it is a simple get-away for some much-needed R&R in the sun to sip margaritas on an exotic beach. Possibly a yearning to explore the historic sites of the mysterious pyramids of Egypt or to stand in the Colosseum in Rome imagining the roar of the crowd at the ancient gladiator games or to wander around Machu Picchu high up in the mountains of Peru. Often, we are drawn to a location made famous in scene or setting of a major movie or popular TV series – the need to see something or a place with your own eyes.
Imagine you are Rocky running up the 68 steps leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the tune “Gonna Fly Now” ringing loud in your head. How about taking a “Day Off” to pose thoughtfully while gazing at paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago as Ferris Bueller did with Sloane and Cameron. Stop for lunch at Katz’s Deli in New York to say, “I’ll have what she’s having” over a deep conversation like Harry and Sally. How about a hike through Hanapepe Valley in Kauai Hawaii envisioning Spielberg’s Jurassic Park genetically reproduced dinosaurs thundering amongst the trees?
Sounds exciting doesn’t it?