Last week, a forum I often take part in asked the following question:
‘How do you choose where to go for your next trip?’
That’s rather a difficult one to answer concisely; usually it’s a combination of books, magazines, TV programmes, social media, recommendations of friends and even the odd unsolicited brochure through the letter box that help you decide.
I suggested this method. Pin a map of the world to the wall, close your eyes and throw a dart at it. Repeat until the dart lands somewhere you like, and can afford.
Actually, I know where I’m going next; that would be the big South America trip next year. But, after that?
Well, we haven’t even really discussed it yet; I suppose it depends on how much money we have left after South America. But, purely conjectural at this stage, here’s my ‘dart list’
River Cruise; Rhine and/or Danube
Sailing ship cruise
Italy (preferably lakes, with maybe a day trip to Rome)
Eastern Canada (preferably in Autumn)
Jordan, western Canada, Alaska, Norway … no ‘been there; done it here. They’re definitely places I’d like to revisit.
Looks like I need to keep buying the Lottery tickets!