Thursday, April 5, 2012

Travel: Ten Stunning Destinations

Happy Thursday!!!

I've noticed that we haven't virtually traveled here on What Mimi Writes in a while (since February, to be more specific)... we have to do something about that! ;)

Let's take a trip and visit these ten stunning travel destinations:

1. Tuscany, Italy -

“From Piemonte to Sicilia, each of Italy’s regions has its own magic, but hill-town-studded Tuscany (Toscana)—like the timeless location you’ve seen in Merchant-Ivory films—takes the prize.” -- Patricia Schultz, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

2. Petra, Jordan -

"It’s perhaps most stunning at dusk, when the ancient city is aglow with thousands of candles."

3. Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile -

“Looking across the lake from the Explora Lodge you see one of the most magnificent mountainscapes in the world.”
-- Peter Friedman, Unique Travel

4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -

“Head up to the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado for a take-your-breath-away view of la Ciudade Maravilhosa (the Marvelous City)." -- Patricia Schultz

5. Midway Island -

“The site of the most decisive naval battle in world history, Midway is where I go to think, to write without interruption. If you’re looking for footprints in the sand, just look behind you, because the only ones are the ones you made.” -- Peter Greenberg, CBS News

6. Bordeaux, France -

"It’s studded with more than 7,000 wineries and bursts with sweeping vineyards, mighty rivers, gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages, and the stunning city itself."

7. Mount Everest, Nepal -

“Mount Everest is perhaps nature’s most magnificent creation – certainly it is the raison d’etre in the climbing world.” -- Geographic Expeditions

8. Fire Island, New York -

"Accessible via ferry, the island is home to 17 resort communities, a massive white-tailed deer population, and extraordinary stretches of sand dune-edged beaches."

9. Plain of Temples, Bagan, Myanmar -

“One of the great sights of Asia, Bagan’s Plain of Temples displays pagoda after pagoda, large and small, rising up from the green delta plain.” -- Geographic Expeditions

10. Okavango Delta, Botswana -

“Explore it by dug-out canoe (makoros), jeep, by foot or on elephant back—a safari here promises birdlife second to none." -- Patricia Schultz

Tuscany, Bordeaux, and Rio de Janeiro have always been on my list, but now I am adding the other seven destinations to my ever-growing list of places to visit. ;)

Have you been to any of these ten places?
Which ones would you like to visit the most?

***images and descriptions from***


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  1. beautiful work!
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  2. omg! this is really wonderful virtual traveling!

    xoxo, andie
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  3. Amazing travel destinations! I haven´t visited any of those, but I would like to visit all of them.I just love love love travelling!

    Miss L

  4. Wow these places look amazing! I'd love to go to Tuscany and Chile looks gorgeous! XxxX

    1. that photo of chile looks like a painting, doesn't it? ;)

  5. Gorgeous photographs! Good pick on these places, I would loove to visit all of it! Hey, Mimi! :)

    another day to wander

  6. Gorgeous, I def. want to visit Nepal and Jordan one day, lovely places. Have a great weekend my dear.

  7. I'm totally dying for a holiday now

  8. Tuscany, Rio, Nepal and Myanmar for sure! Those look amazing.

  9. I need to go on vacation. Lol

  10. Great blog and photos!
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    1. yes, sure, let's follow each other! :)

  11. Chile and Rio are definitely on my wishlist. Oh my I really want to travel!

    Love, Belle

    1. same here, i want to travel!!! ;)

  12. I want to travel everywhere!!!
    From those places, I've only visited the tuscany, but I wouldn't mind to come back someday, and of course I'd love to visit every place you've shown in the pictures, they're gorgeous


    1. you and me both! ;) and wow, it's great that you've been to tuscany! :D

  13. Beautiful!!! Great shots! I'd like to go to every one!

    Xx Kelly

  14. It must be such an amazing feeling to be able to make it to mount everest! =)

    --Olivia :)

  15. I've not been to a single one of these- but I want them all on my list now!

  16. Sadly, I've never been to any of these places. No worries though, I'm definitely traveling the world soon enough. Rio, Brazil has always been part of my list. I want to be there for the Carnaval. <3

    Lots of love, B
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    1. ooooh, carnaval would be sooo fun, huh?! ;)

  17. oh my gosh, these places are all so stunningly beautiful. i'm definitely adding all of these to my list of places to visit. LOL. i can't stop staring at Chile's picture. the water's sooooo pretty.

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    1. i knoooow, right?! how gorgeous is that?! :)