retired, long time international traveler; favorites are Asia (Nepal, Thailand, Mongolia, China) and Africa (Morocco, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa); South America (Peru,Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile (Patagonia Torres del Paine!); love kayaking, some fantastic trips ( islands off La Paz and Loretto, Mexico; Virgin Islands, Alaska and Gulf Islands, Canada; New Zealand, Lake Powell, SanFrancisco Bay, Monterey Bay.
My favorite places to travel are those which are unlike my own culture; I like to be surprised!
I took and around the world backpacking trip in the 70's and visited many other countries. Am so glad I did it then because there have been so many changes in many countries since then.