The colorful onion domes of the Russian Orthodox churches have always fascinated me. In photographs, they seem too perfect to be real. Part of me wants to go during the summer, to experience the legendary white nights of St Petersburg. And part of me feels I can’t really experience Russia unless I go in the midst of winter, among swirling snow storms.
Castles, rolling green hills, and Guinness? What’s not to love?
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
I’d love to see firsthand the diversity of the wildlife there: turtles, seals, penguins, whales, herons, flamingos, albatross. Some of my absolute favorite vacations have been on islands; I wouldn’t expect this to be any different.