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20 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations
Hello! Well, today is my daughter's big day for her math regents. Not all the kids will be taking the test - only those in honors.
At Dunkin’ Donuts before the math Algebra Regents exam (c)travelincousins.com
Not sure if I had mentioned this, but my Gianna got a partial scholarship to high school. Of course, she will need to maintain a certain GPA in order to keep it all four years, but I'm truly not worried about that, considering she has already achieved straight A's on all of her finals thus far. My biggest worry is that she will put too much stress on herself.
She wants to be a doctor, so I can only imagine how competitive things will be as she gets closer to applying to colleges that offer "straight programs." (Those are schools that accept students as under graduates who will then go "straight" through to that school's medical school.)
Anyhoo - hopefully, this will be a fun and relaxing summer for her before starting high school in the Fall.
Very cool article in Travel & Leisure, which I thought I would share with you:
Palestine Territories, where international tourist visits increased almost 58 percent Credit: Travel & Leisure - (Yadid Levy/Getty Images/Robert Harding World Imagery)
This article was written by Cailey Rizzo was published in November of 2017. According to Ms. Rizzo, "Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations.
The organization tracks international visitators and presents information about which countries are spiking interest."
Most interestingly is that despite conflicts throughout the middle east in recent years, travel and tourism seems to be increasing to many of these countries, which definitely surprised me.
Here is the 20 countries sited in the article, which are becoming increasingly popular as travel destinations:
1. Palestine Territories
3. Northern Mariana Islands
Iceland (c) travelincousins.com
Malta (c) travelincousins.com
I can tell you that I am fascinated by the Middle East, especially, Israel, and would love to visit the countries on this list some day. Seychelles is also a place I've read about for years - another place of interest to me!
Well, here's to a good day to you!! -E
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How is everyone out there today?
I'm expecting it to be kinda HOT and brutal over in these parts. It is suppose to hit 88F.
I'm certainly no fan of the heat and I have a lot to do outdoors today so I am in search of my cooling towels - which I haven't used since last summer and can't seem to remember where I put them.
Funny that Elisa posted that T&L list. I was looking it over just the other day along with Dave and we were both shocked with the destinations chosen!
Out of the 20 listed destinations, I can honestly say that I really only have interest in 5 of them!
Where I basically mean that even if YOU paid me to go to the majority of the other 15 - I think I'd pass!
And from the 5 remaining, I only have semi interest in 2, having already been to 2 (Iceland and Malta), leaving Finland actually on my list.