My Top Eight… Favorite Places I’ve Been

25 Feb

As you may have noticed from my last few posts, I have travel on the brain. Without further ado, here are the first half of my top 8 favorite places I’ve been and some favorite photos from those trips. (In no particular order.)

1. Paradise Island/The Bahamas. This past summer, my parents, best friend, and I stayed at the Riu on Paradise Island, right next door to Atlantis. We spent a fabulous week hanging out by the beach, visiting the water park (and PURE night club) at Atlantis, and snorkeling.



2. Chicago. I’ve been here several times now for various reasons, but the most time I’ve ever spent was a few summers ago when I lived at Northwestern University in Evanston for a summer theatre program. The city is fun and has some great performance art going on… although living by the lake in the summer still made for quite a chilly July!

Navy Pier at night, from the top of the giant Ferris Wheel.

The female half of my cast, the show we performed was a stage interpretation of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette movie.

The lake outside of my Northwestern dorm at sunrise.

3. St. Maarten (The Dutch side.) By far my favorite Virgin Island, I’ve now been there twice and the beach never fails to satisfy. My cousins and I love lounging on the soft sand, and walking down the row of shops and restaurants mere feet away from the waves. The water taxi there is also a fun ride.

These things are everywhere in the Caribbean. I think they’re pretty creepy.

My cousins and I on the water taxi.

4. Israel. I can barely describe the 2 weeks I spent there last summer in just a few sentences, so there might be more on this later. But essentially, Jerusalem has amazing history, Tel Aviv has amazing beaches and night life, Northern Israel is basically a giant green orchard, and the Dead Sea was super fun :)

The old city of Jerusalem including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Tel Aviv- The beaches, business, and night life of Israel.

The Negev Desert… not a whole lot to look at, but there are camels.

Stay tuned for the next 4 coming soon :) Where have your favorite travels been?

Bisous,

Rachel

3 Responses to “My Top Eight… Favorite Places I’ve Been”

  1. Penney from Maybe This Door February 26, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Wow, love these pics!

    http://www.maybethisdoor.com/

  2. Kim February 27, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    Don’t torture me like that :) your number one spot makes me long for a vacation so bad!!

    brunetteblogging.com

  3. Katie February 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Well, you certainly have managed to get around. If ever given the opportunity never hesitate to go away. I went to Japan for two weeks to live with a host family and go to school, and I also spent a few days in Tokyo. The public transport is amazing!!

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