Carole's suggestion for Ten on Tuesday.
My eyes are bigger than my stomach on this one. (I hate flying.)
1. Istanbul. Food. Culture. Architecture. History. Food. Color.
2. Piedmont, Italy. Food. Wine. Food. White truffles are vastly overrated. But I'm willing to try them once at the source.
3. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Wine. When we were in Vancouver several years ago, we vowed to drink local. (Taxes on European, US and Australian wines are ridiculous in Canada.) We expected to be drinking plonk. The wines are amazing. This cool, short season growing climate for vines is close to home. The importer for the Northeast US went belly up several years ago. Wah!
4. Sicily. Food. Wine. (There is a theme here.) Exquisite scenery.
5. New Zealand. Sheep! Wool! Wine! Their Pinot Noirs are becoming noteworthy. (I'll share one word with you: Martinborough.) Exquisite scenery and topography. (Colorado is better for skiing, so, no, none of that.)
6. Southern France. Never been. Only went as far as Tain l'Hermitage, where I had to pee into a hole in the ground. Do I have to add this? Food! Wine!
7. Scotland. No wine. Food is probably okay. Sheep. Lochs. Moors. Ocean. North Ronaldsay. Charles Rennie MacIntosh.
8. Argentina. Language. Culture. Good beef. Malbec.
9. Tahoe. There is a legendary cross-country ski area there called Royal Gorge. It is intensely aerobic work at altitude. Whew. Better do this one sooner rather than later.
10. Anyplace on this continent where snowcat powder skiing is offered. Someday. Maybe.
11. (No, I can't count.) Boston. I have so much more to explore here.