（Contributed by Takashi）
Where is your dream destination? Why?
I have always wanted to go to the Artic because I want to see polar bears.
The place I dream of visiting is __:
a desert island in the South Pacific. I want to lie on the beach listening to nothing but the sound of waves hitting the shore.
a historic place full of well-preserved old buildings and townscapes.
I would love to wander through those narrow streets of cities like Venice and Florence.
My dream destination is somewhere __:
very scenic out in nature. For example, I want to see the natural beauty of Antarctica.
exotic where I can experience something unique. For example, I want to go to Dubai and see the mixture of Arabic culture and modern architecture.
The places I’ve been dreaming of going to are __:
those famous touristic sights with iconic buildings and monuments around the world, such as Sydney and its opera house and New York and the Statue of Liberty.
Do you remember your first overseas trip? Where and when did you go?
Yes, my first overseas trip was to South Korea when I was twenty-three (years old).
I remember a lot about my first overseas trip because it was our honeymoon. My husband I went to Bali for our honeymoon. It was back in 2002.
I particularly remember the scuba diving we did there. The beach was beautiful and the water of the sea was crystal clear.
The foreign country I visited for the first time was the US. I went to Los Angeles and Las Vegas twenty years ago.
I remember about Las Vegas a lot because I hit a jackpot at the casino and came home richer than I was before the trip.
What is your favorite thing to do while traveling?
I enjoy shopping/dining while I am travelling.
The things I love to do while I’m traveling are eating local foods and shopping at fashionable shopping districts.
I enjoy going up high places in the cities I visit. If there is a tower with an observation deck at the top, I will make sure I go up and see the views.
I take the tour buses or join guided walk tours because that’s the easiest way to go around the city you visit for the first time.