Courtesy of the St. Regis Bora Bora

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“An overwater bungalow in Bora-Bora is at the top of my bucket list.” —Mindy Muniz Findley, via Facebook

For an up-close look at Bora-Bora’s lagoon, T+L A-List advisor Robin Turner can arrange a tour with the très genial Christophe Poch (from $112 per person), a French navy veteran who’ll take you swimming with leatherback sea turtles and a family of manta rays. Follow it up with a dinner of French-Tahitian dishes (seared ahi in vanilla oil; bananas flambé) at the cozy Villa Mahana. When it comes to hotels, Turner recommends the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for its 100 overwater bungalows with soaking tubs; the wellness- focused InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa or the St. Regis Bora Bora, spread out over 44 lush acres.

50 T+L Readers Reveal the Trips of Their Dreams

French Polynesia

“An overwater bungalow in Bora-Bora is at the top of my bucket list.” —Mindy Muniz Findley, via Facebook

For an up-close look at Bora-Bora’s lagoon, T+L A-List advisor Robin Turner can arrange a tour with the très genial Christophe Poch (from $112 per person), a French navy veteran who’ll take you swimming with leatherback sea turtles and a family of manta rays. Follow it up with a dinner of French-Tahitian dishes (seared ahi in vanilla oil; bananas flambé) at the cozy Villa Mahana. When it comes to hotels, Turner recommends the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for its 100 overwater bungalows with soaking tubs; the wellness- focused InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa or the St. Regis Bora Bora, spread out over 44 lush acres.

Courtesy of the St. Regis Bora Bora

50 T+L Readers Reveal the Trips of Their Dreams

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

That’s what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York City. Their answers spanned the globe—from the beaches of Brazil to a South African safari to the Canadian Rockies.

Maria Leach posted to Facebook that her dream vacation would be chartering a private sailboat and exploring the Greek islands; A-List agent Mina Agnos can make this happen, with stops at Amorgos, Santorini, Mykonos, and the beaches of Folegandros.

For Sarah Jenks-Daly, wanderlust was inspired by a classic movie; she tweeted that “ever since seeing Indiana Jones, I’ve wanted to visit the historic sites of Petra.” We researched how she might follow Indy’s footsteps through Jordan’s famous archaeological site, recommending she start early to avoid the heat—and sharing our favorite local tour guide.

Read on for more tips on planning a dream trip, plus the places that are on T+L editors’ bucket lists.

For more help planning the trip of a lifetime, consider enlisting one of T+L’s A-List travel agents.

Edited by Jacqueline Gifford and Brooke Porter Katz. Reported by Richard Alleman, Colin Barraclough, Nikki Ekstein, Peter J. Frank, Frances Hibbard, Sarah Khan, Peter Koch, Ted Loos, Alexandra Marshall, Sarah Miller, Shane Mitchell, Jenna Scatena, Peter Schlesinger, Emma Sloley, Valerie Waterhouse, Gisela Williams, Ingrid K. Williams, and Jane Wooldridge.

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