My Perfect Travel Day

As many of you know, I am co-writing a book about 20 of the 98 people who have ever visited every country in the world. The book is going to be a Q&A format with each traveler and there will be a lot of other background and substance. I just answered my questions and the one I liked the most is this question about my perfect travel day.
Yangon, Burma, Myanmar
If you had an unlimited budget, and space and time were no object, what would your perfect travel day look like? (For example: start your morning in Bora Bora, afternoon on a safari in Kenya, night in Australia, etc.)
New York, Statue of Liberty
What a cool question and I look forward to hearing the answers of my fellow fraternity members of the every country club. Here is my answer below!
Kjerag, Kjeragbolten, Norway
I’d wake up in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora to start the day
Bora Bora, Tahiti
followed by a morning snorkel trip in Palau,
Lee Abbamonte, white mud, Palau
a rejuvenating bath in Bali,
Bali, bath, Ayana hotel
and late morning walk along Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
Bondi Beach, Australia, Sydney
I’d do a killer Mexican lunch in a casita in Cabo
Cabo casita
followed by a quick hike in Bhutan
Tigers Nest, Bhutan
and an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
african safari
A quick nap at the pool in Maui
Serentiy Pool, Four Seasons Maui, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, Hawaii, Maui
then I would have dinner in Naples, Italy
spaghetti, italy
then coffee in Cannes
Cannes, coffee
followed by a night out in Las Vegas.
Vegas nightlife, Drai's
I would end the night perfectly, as I have thousands of times, with a late night slice of pizza home in New York City and falling asleep in my own apartment to Sportscenter on TV.
Joes Pizza, NYC
That’s a hell of a day! What does your perfect travel day look like?

Comments

  1. Great Hypothetical question! Here is my ideal day . . .

    Wake up on a boat in the Great Barrier Reef and go on a sunrise dive and watch the ocean wake up.

    Hit a cafe in Paris for some caffeine and a pastry, take a leisurely stroll around the city (maybe some window shopping)

    Take a late morning nap on a beach in Maya Bay in Thailand

    I would also have lunch in Cabo, probably fish tacos, gauc, and a margarita the size of my head!

    Burn off lunch with a hike in Banff

    Watch the sunset from a vineyard in South Africa with a nice glass of wine from the region

    Have an amazing steak dinner in Buenos Aires (with more wine, obviously)

    Party the night away in Barcelona

    End my night with a quiet nightcap at a speakeasy in NYC, and (like Lee) sleep in my own bed

    I realize that a lot of my day revolves around booze, but hey is vacation!

  2. Since about high school, I’ve pondered the question — if money, space and time were no object, what would you have for your last meal? By time being no object, that means you can have something your dead grandmother made or something. At some point, I realized you only get to choose your last meal if you’re killing yourself or being executed, so I’ve always finished off my meal with walnut encrusted salmon or something (nut and seafood allergy).

  3. I am interested in that figure of 98 people who have visited every country in the world. Where did you get that number from? Obviously I hope to join their ranks some day!

  4. Love this idea, but more than that, love the photo of you as the swamp man 😉

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