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Travel Life List, May 2010

Bar Coluzzi, in Sydney.

Photo: Scott Riley

Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer

Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into the night.” —Nadja Swarovski, vice president of international communications, Swarovski

“I’d explore the Galápagos Islands, dive with whale sharks, and look for huge iguanas.” —Anne Menke, photographer

“I would spend several months in Buenos Aires being psycho-analyzed by a local shrink. I have one in New York, but I’d like to try someone a little more gaucho for the times we live in.” —Gary Shteyngart, writer, T+L contributor

“I’ve always had this warm regard for Australia. Two reasons: first, it’s loaded with Irish; second, I’ve never met an Aussie I didn’t like.” —Chris Matthews, MSNBC host, Hardball with Chris Matthews

“A two-week trip to Bhutan, staying at Amanresorts. This is what I was supposed to do after my wedding, but I was booked for another job so we ended up in Portofino. I can’t wait to take my proper honeymoon!” —Gucci Westman, global artistic director, Revlon

“My dream journey is to be in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup in June. Two of my favorite loves: Africa and football [soccer]—wonderful.” —Ziggy Marley, singer and songwriter

“I would like to witness the unspoiled lakes, glaciers, and plains of Patagonia.” —Alain Ducasse, chef and restaurateur

“My dream trip: my fiancé and I rode elephants in Chiang Mai up the mountains and down the Ping River.” —Marc Jacobs, fashion designer

“A safari in Zambia, a place of pristine African wilderness (where I was born during my parents’ own safari). I’d canoe amongst hippos on the Zambezi River and go on a guided expedition to watch elephants and buffalo herds from a safe but breathtakingly close distance.” —Geoffrey Kent, CEO, Abercrombie & Kent

“If dreams could come true, I would drive from New York to Tierra del Fuego, along the East Coast of the U.S. and into Mexico—all the way south down the West Coast of South America.” —Yeohlee Tang, fashion designer

“A safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to watch the Great Migration, while spending my nights at one of the Singita lodges.” —Adam D. Tihany, interior designer

“The Evason Ma’In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa in Jordan. Bliss!” —Grant Thatcher, founder and editor, Luxe City Guides

“I would retrace the steps of Jedediah Smith, the first American to travel to California overland in 1826. The magnitude and difficulty of his trip has always astounded me—crossing uncharted mountains, making alliances, losing men to Indian raids, and traversing some of the world’s harshest deserts before descending into the lush paradise of the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles. It is almost mind-blowing to realize that not five years later, the trip would seem routine; by 1869, Americans could just hop on a train.” —Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize–winning food critic at LA Weekly


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