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by John Wroblewski

May 15, 2020

Aleutian Islands
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During my hospital stay last weekend, my nurse Stacie noticed I worked for Global Traveler and asked me my travel goals. I think her goal was to get my mind off my situation, which it did, but I took the question seriously and came up with a few lists.

Historic

  1. Williamsburg, Virginia — This is the definition of a living history museum. Jamestowne Settlement, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are at the top of my list to visit.
  2. Salem, Massachusetts — I would rely on my Salem resident friend, Sara Richard, to be my guide. I am sure the tour would include cemeteries, the Witch House and also some great restaurants.

Exotic Nature

Aleutian Islands
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  1. Hawaii — The most diverse of all the islands, the Big Island features lush grasslands, mountains and volcanoes. The natural beauty would force me to venture out daily.
  2. Aleutian Islands, Alaska — It’s remote and the weather can be harsh, but few spots offer better wildlife experiences.

Natural Wonders

Mount Rainier National Park
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  1. Grand Canyon National Park — Ever since watching The Brady Bunch go to the Grand Canyon, I have been mesmerized.
  2. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington — I would love to make the 14,410-foot climb to the summit. Also, this would give me a chance to see the Seattle Mariners, one of only three Major League Baseball teams I have not seen play at home.

Purposeful

  1. Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas (tie) — These are the two other MLB cities where I have not seen the hometown team play.

While I didn’t get to exchange my list with Stacie, her mission was accomplished. My weekend was still filled with tests and pain, but my thoughts were on travel.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

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