A major anniversary, which is also pretty local (relatively speaking) will be the 300th anniversary of New Orleans! It seems that next year’s traditional Mardi Gras is gonna be a lot longer than usual. The Winter Olympics will be taking place this year. I know the summer ones are a lot more attractive (for lack of a better word), but South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics this year, and it is promising to be one of this year’s major events. And speaking of sports: Russia will be hosting 2018’s FIFA world cup. I know we Americans are not huge soccer fans (generally speaking), but this is one event which you do not want to miss. It isn’t even about the sports, so much as it is about the gathering of so many individuals, nations, countries, and cultures. And there’s a soccer ball there, too.
I think it’s interesting that there are popular world destinations every year. I remember when all my friends were hellbent on getting to Iceland for a vacation because literally everyone was going. There are particularly popular destinations. I do wonder if there are some that will just never go out of style. I for one would love to go to somewhere like Bora Bora and live it up. This has been a well-known destination for a while now, as has somewhere like Hawaii. I always wondered if that was a place purely for tourists or if people actually lived there. Imagine living somewhere that everyone comes to for one week at a time. You basically live on paradise. I actually have a friend whose brother lives in Hawaii. He’s a chef and he makes food for tourists when they come, providing them with a uniquely delicious experience.
Another place that is up and coming for people to visit is landmarks that you have to work to get there. Places like Machu Picchu or Mount Everest are rising in popularity. There has become a need for people to take vacations for a cause. I think that this is in direct correlation with the fact that there is a rise in social action and call for change around the world. Hundreds of communities are raising awareness for a multitude of subjects and calling for a reduction in stigma and to see some real changes in the world. Whether that’s raising money or doing something for the greater good like volunteering, people are changing the way that they vacation. I don’t know if I would be on those list of people, because I would still be doing those things for myself. Of course, it feels better when you do things that you enjoy for a cause but I think that;’s partly the point. You’re doing it because it makes you feel good. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it at all, but I do think it’s important to evaluate your intentions.
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