If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
At Sachs Media Group, we encourage our fellow rhinos to roam the world because … well you know, travel is good for the soul. In fact, studies have shown that traveling sparks creativity, improves problem-solving skills, and even reduces stress — three important factors conducive to productive and happy employees.
To celebrate World Tourism Day, we’re sharing our top six must-visit global destinations. With so many different interests, there’s a travel spot for everyone on this list.
Drew’s Pick: Brazil
My wife and I absolutely LOVE traveling and since my family is from Brazil, we decided to make the trip down to Brazil for the World Cup. It was such a fun and exciting experience, and the energy and mix of people from around the globe was exhilarating. I had hoped the United States would have made it little further in the tournament, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I was glad to have had.
Shelby’s Pick: Florence
It’s my personal goal to travel to a new place every year, but I will always make time to return to Florence, Italy. When I lived in Florence for four months while studying abroad with Florida State University, I fell in love with the beautiful art and culture. Although my Italian language skills have faded since that extended stay, my love for the city has not.
Karen’s Pick: Hiawassee
It’s tough for me to pick between the Berkshires in western Massachusetts and Hiawassee in north Georgia… they are both peaceful havens for camping, hiking, canoeing, mountain views, and simply enjoying time with people you love. Those are the getaways I dream about.
Ashley’s Pick: Iceland
My husband and I recently embarked on a weeklong road trip through the southern region of Iceland. A quick five hour flight from New York or Toronto, this little Arctic island transports you to another world — from moss-covered volcanoes and lava fields to expansive black sand beaches to magnificent glaciers that you can watch transform before your eyes. The Land of Fire and Ice will always have a piece of my heart, and I’ve made it a goal to return and visit the more remote regions of the country one day, including “North of the Wall.” If you watch Game of Thrones, you’ll get the reference. 😉
Daniella’s Pick: London
London is unlike anything I’ve ever seen! One moment you’re looking at massive modern structures and then turn the corner to see buildings older than the United States. An entirely new experience awaits you at every block, and if you’re feeling adventurous, a couple of hours outside of the city can get you to Stonehenge or Paris depending on the direction (and your mode of transportation). And it doesn’t hurt traveling in a country where you are fluent in the language. 😉
Ryan’s Pick: Paris
A few hours after we were married, my wife and I jumped on a plane and took off for Paris. Although jet-lagged, those few days in the city of lights will stay with me forever as some of the best of my life. The arts, culture, food, and romantic ambiance were unlike anything I’d seen before or since. We can’t wait to return this fall for our third anniversary, but this time we’ll be traveling with our 1-year-old daughter. Paris with a toddler will most certainly be an exciting, new, and different experience.