No matter how many inspiring places around the globe I visit, there remain a few specific destinations I know I’ll never see firsthand. It’s not that they’re too expensive or that I can’t obtain the right travel visa – no no. These places are hard to visit simply because they don’t exist! The trouble is, that makes me want to see them all the more!
1 » Never Never Land
From the mind of J.M. Barrie comes the stomping ground of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys. Here, pirates, pixies and mermaids engage in a ceaseless saga of unfathomable adventure amongst waterfalls, bizarre wild flowers, and magical treetop huts.
Why Travel Here: Endless adventure. Eternal youth. Boundless possibilities for those with a good imagination.
Why Not Travel Here: Too far away. Pirates with hooks.
2 » The Lost City of Atlantis
According to ancient scholars, in front of the Pillars of Hercules once resided a utopian society known as Atlantis. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis slipped into the ocean never to be seen again. The legend holds that unrivaled riches lie beneath the sea waiting to be discovered on a Greek adventure tour.
Why Travel Here: Discover ancient ruins from 10,000 BC.
Why Not Travel Here: Fatal lack of oxygen. Difficult to find.
3 » Gotham City
Created by DC Comics, Gotham is the ultra-bad metropolitan city Batman has sworn to protect. Described as “New York City after dark”, Gotham is known for it’s dark skylight, rough-neck slums, and flamboyant super-villains.
Why Travel Here: If you can make it in Gotham, you can make it anywhere.
Why Not Travel Here: Absurd crime rate. Crooked cops. Annoying spotlight shining at night.
4 » The Town of Bedrock
Everyone’s favorite prehistoric town, Bedrock is home to the Flintstones, a family of middle-class cave people. Putting a prehistoric twist on typical modern day amenities, Bedrock shows that no matter what century you live in, with a little ingenuity you can have it all.
Why Travel Here: Gigantic dinner portions at the local drive-through.
Why Not Travel Here: Uncomfortable beds.
5 » “The Island”
Taking mysterious to the extremes, The Island is the setting of ABC’s TV series Lost. Here, castaways observe miraculous medical recoveries, electric clouds of black smoke, enigmatic polar bears, reoccurring sequences of numbers, creepy island dwellers, and the occasional breakdown of the space-time continuum.
Why Travel Here: Ocean views. The fun of unraveling a mystery.
Why Not Travel Here: Difficult to leave. Endless questions raised that may never be actually answered.