Most of us have dreamed of jetting off to a fabulous, exotic locale for an unforgettable vacation. Wherever your heart leads you, here are some of the top dream vacation places:
- Fiji. Hollywood has had a love affair with Fiji’s natural beauty since 1932, when Edward Sutherland used its cinematic landscape as the setting for his film “Mr. Robinson Crusoe.”
- A Cruise through the Mediterranean. Whether it’s vistas of white-washed stucco villas or the taste of fresh fish pulled from an overly-salty sea, the draw of the Mediterranean has attracted luxury travelers for generations.
- South Africa. Even Teddy Roosevelt dreamed of, and eventually took, an African safari. In 1915, he wrote about “the strong attraction of the silent places, of the large tropic moons, and the splendor of the new stars.”
- Italy. Maybe it’s for the food, the wine, the people. Whatever these dreamers are looking for, it’s likely waiting for them in Europe’s little boot.
- Australia. From the sail-like cityscape of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef and tropical climate of Cairns, Australia is a clear winner in the hearts of dream vacationers.
Lapping waves on a beach or the Laplands of Norway. Wherever your dream vacation lies, go there in your mind. Write a poem about your dream vacation place. Describe the scenery, the scents, and the sounds. What is it about this place that makes your heart yearn to travel there?
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem from Donna we enjoyed:
Photo by Nicolas Raymond. Creative Commons via Flickr.
How to Write a Poem uses images like the buzz, the switch, the wave—from the Billy Collins poem “Introduction to Poetry”—to guide writers into new ways of writing poems. Excellent teaching tool. Anthology and prompts included.
“How to Write a Poem is a classroom must-have.”
—Callie Feyen, English Teacher, Maryland