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Travel Life List, May 2010

Bar Coluzzi, in Sydney.

Photo: Scott Riley

“My dream vacation is family-centric; I would love nothing more than to charter a boat, assemble every member of my humongous clan, and go on an amazing trip to Venice, Italy, and Croatia, going from port to port along the Adriatic Sea without the hassle of packing and unpacking.” —Kara Ross, accessories and jewelry designer

“In my European dream moment, I’m high up in the Swiss Alps, tightroping along a ridge trail. To my left, lakes stretch all the way to Germany, and on the right is Switzerland’s ultimate alpine panorama: the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Up ahead, I hear the long legato tones of an alphorn announcing that the helicopter-stocked mountain hut is open and the coffee schnapps is on. Rather than quicken my pace...I savor the moment.” —Rick Steves, guidebook author and historian

“My ultimate travel dream is going reindeer herding with the Sami in the boreal forests.” —Sloane Crosley, Vintage Books publicist and author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake

“I want to go to the moon.” —Anders Overgaard, photographer

“Diving with white sharks in South Africa.” —Hafez Nazeri, composer

“My dream trip starts at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and ends with a safari from the Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. In the morning, I would wake up early, jump on a balloon, and watch the zebra herds leaving the big plains.” —Catherine Malandrino, designer

“I’ve never been to Paris! I’m a romantic at heart, and something about seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night is just romantic perfection to me. Then there are all the cute bistros and cafés: heaven!” —Yvette Nicole Brown, actress, Community, NBC

Rome. I was barely 20 when I first went, and I simply fell in love with the city and all who lived there. I often dream of wandering the cobbled, meandering streets again, agog at the market stalls and beauty of the food displays.” —Ann Dexter-Jones, jewelry designer

India, to experience the majestic history and spirituality of the country—as well as serve those most in need.” —Blake Mycoskie, founder, Toms Shoes

“I would eat my way through Rome, starting with lunch at Babington’s English Tea Room by the Spanish Steps and dinner at Dal Bolognese for their Cache de Pepe. For me, that’s the closest to heaven you can get!” —Harry Slatkin, founder of Home Fragrance Company Slatkin & Co.

“I have always wanted to walk across the Jindo-Modo Landbridge in my native South Korea. In May and June there is a natural phenomenon of parting waters, which reveals a hidden landbridge. You can literally walk on water between two islands.” —Sang A, Im-Propp handbag designer

“My ultimate trip would be a road trip on multiple continents. Since I was a boy, long drives have always represented the most meaningful travel experiences of my life. We lived in Oregon, and the long drive to L.A. always included conversations that we never had at home as a family.” —Ty Burrell, actor, Modern Family, ABC

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