Julie's Favorite Top 10 Travel Destinations

In no particular order of preference, Julie has travelled to these destinations gaining firsthand knowledge of these exciting places to enjoy.

Bali, Indonesia -Stay at the Melia Bali in Nusa Dua. Explore Tanah Lot Temple, Ubud-artist village and Lake Batur. The Balinese people are kind, gentle and caring. See the terraced rice paddies and the beautiful countryside. Relax in a typical Balinese Spa.

United Arab Emirates-Tour the exotic world of the Middle East. See modern architecture in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Take a jeep safari into the sand dunes and experience a camel ride, sand surfing and belly dancers! Shop for gold & diamonds at the Gold Souk. This country will fascinate you with its wealth.

Amazon River of Peru-Cruise the legendary Amazon River on a wooden river boat. See pink dolphins, anacondas, monkeys, sloths, and tucans. Hear the bewildering sounds of the Rainforest. Immerse yourself with people that are protected from the harsh realities of the outside world.

Greek Islands-Relax on Hydra, where you travel by donkey or foot-no cars! Dance the night away in Mykonos. Eat incredible food at an outdoor cafe in Corfu. See the beautiful whitewashed buildings and windwills of Santorini. Can you say "Opa"!

Jamaica-Stay at a Beaches or Sandals property for the utmost pampering. Dive into YS Falls to cool yourself. Sample many varieties at the Appleton Rum Factory. Listen how Bob Marley got his start at the Bob Marley Memorial. Swim with & kiss a dolphin at Dolphin Cove. See why Julie has been to Jamaica numerous times. "Once you go, you will know"!

Charm, Ohio-Step into an area of laid back quieter times. Leave the hustle & bustle behind you (your cell phone won't even work). See the beautiful, well maintained farms of the Amish people. There are more black buggies on the roads than cars. Meet very friendly Amish people and taste their delicious homemade cooking! Stay in one of many quaint cabins or cottages dotted throughout the countryside.

East Coast Australia-Trek in the Daintree Rainforest. Sail the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on a wide stretch of white sand beaches in the Gold Coast. Explore the vibrant city of Sydney onboard the Explorer Bus. Stop at the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour Bridge. There is so much to see & do in Australia so give yourself lots of time to sightsee.

Ireland-The Emerald Isle of Ireland takes your breath away. Meet the high spirited people of Ireland while sipping a pint in a 200 year old pub. Drive the Ring of Kerry to see the incredible rich green colors of Ireland. Search for the perfect souvenir in the quaint shops, along cobblestone streets in tiny villages.

Niagara Falls-"Honeymoon Capital of the World". Ride the nerve racking Maid of the Mist to the bottom of the falls. Watch a killer whale show at Marineland. Try your luck at the Fallsview Casino. Take a romantic drive through the countryside touring vineyards and orchards for the freshest fruit & vegetables. Be playful at the carnival atmosphere of Clifton Hill.

New York City-Go, go, go-so much more than you anticipate. This city truly vibrates! Take in a Broadway show. Walk the steps of the Statue of Liberty. Ride the Statten Island Ferry for free. Try one of the hundreds of food cart vendors along the streets. Probe the United Nations Building or the Empire State Building.