Top Spots To Visit


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do then by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."-- Mark Twain

CroatiaCroatia is a beautiful and friendly country in eastern Europe. The mountain ranges that roll into the Adriatic sea will absolutely take your breath away. Whether it be the gorgeous waterfalls on the Island of Krk or the friendliness of the native Croatians that draws you to this newly recognized travel feature, I promise Croatia will be #1 on your travel favorites.

Crescent BeachAs a product of Florida I can't complete the top travel list without including Crescent Beach. This spacious shoreline is the mouth to the enter-coastal in the Atlantic ocean. As a little girl I was blessed to have access to my Grandma's house just on the shore. As I got older the appeal of this beach only got bigger. Surfing, kitesurfing, and fishing are just a few of the attractions of this beach along with the beautiful shell filled sand called "coquina". But when visiting please beware of the rip currents that reside in this section of the beach as the water is pulled into the bay of St. Augustine, as it is extremely strong and dangerous.

ParisParis, France has always been a great place to visit for obvious reasons such as, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, and The Notre Dame Cathedral. This city of romance gives its visitors a large helping of old style architecture and a new found respect for beautiful churches. The people in Paris could have been a little nicer but who goes to paris for the people? Not me. Paris is definitely a place worth stopping even if only for a couple days.

New Orleans New Orleans, La is a breeding ground for great music, great food, and even better people. Never have I felt more welcome in a city below sea level. The cemeteries offer a refreshing change in scenery as the burials are done above ground here. The Zydeco music fills the cobble-stone streets in the french quarter and the aroma of creole cooking engulfs the senses. New Orleans is best known for its huge festivals such as Mardi Gras, but I challenge you to go during Halloween or New years for a once in a lifetime experience.

LondonLondon, England is truly a magnificent place. The people are extremely nice, the food is even better, and the architecture is the best. Big Ben, The Tower of London, The Thames river, The London Eye and The London Bridge are just a handful of "can't miss" attractions. To get a full dose of what London has to offer I recommend a tour, whether by boat or double decker bus, so you can learn the hilarious history behind these ancient attractions.

Amsterdm1Amsterdam is a top pick for obvious "legal" reasons. But aside from the freedom of choice Amsterdam offers endless fields of tulips (Holland supplies 65% of the worlds flowers) and a refreshing look into alternate power sources such as windmills. The coffee is the best I've ever had and the people there all seem to speak english which makes things a tad easier. The city is built with canals that connect every street making it easy to travel by boat, however, the most popular way of travel here is by bicycle.

Wakulla Wakulla, Florida (my hometown) has made it to my top travel list for the simple fact that it is truly natures place. This small county below Tallahassee, Fl has five major rivers, 3 beaches, the worlds largest fresh water spring, and six miles of under water cave systems. Wakulla offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that will take your breath away including canoeing, fishing, trail-riding, hunting, diving, and kayaking.

Contact me at elizabethandrews@ufl.edu
Copyright 2008 Elizabeth Andrews