Temples. Monks dressed in robes. Street food.
|Wat Phra Kaew, the holiest of all Thai temples. It houses the most sacred image in Thailand, the small green-jade statue of the Buddha, high on its golden altar in the Chapel Royal.|
|Ayutthaya is steeped in ancient royal Thai history, chosen by King Ramthibodi as the first capital of his kingdom in 1350. |
|Ratchaburi, the site of Thailand’s most famous floating market has everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, and local handicrafts.|
(2) Greek Isles
Fabulous sunsets. Historical sites. Greek gods.
|Santorini, one of 227 inhabited islands in Greece.|
|Unparalleled beauty of a postcard setting. Photo by Miles Ertman|
|Visit Acropolis to see the Parthenon, built in the fifth century BC. City states of ancient Greece are built around an acropolis where the inhabitants can go as a place of refuge in times of invasion.|
Eiffel Tower. Romance. Crepes.
|Alexandre Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower in 1889. He also designed the Statue of Liberty.|
|Cruising the Seine River symbolizes romance. The river divides the city of Paris in neighborhoods; with the Eiffel Tower in the south shore, Notre Dame in the center, and the Louvre on the northern shore.|
|Sweet or savory crepes can be found throughout the city.|
Natural beauty. Hiking. Enjoying the outdoors.
|The Grand Canyon is a holy site of the Pueblo people. It is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. It's located in Arizona, about 300 miles southeast of Las Vegas.|
|Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock. They are most abundant in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.|
|Emerald green swimming pool path, a backpacking adventure at Zion National Park in Utah.|
(5) Cancun and Chichen Itza
Beaches. Recreation. Archaelogical sites.
|Unbelievably beautiful turquoise waters and sugary white sands of Cancun.|
|Parasailing is a popular pasttime, along with sport fishing, scuba diving and other water sports.|
|The ancient city of Chichen Itza in the Northern Yucatan of Mexico, is included in the seven wonders of the world and UNESCO's World Heritage sites.|