Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love?
I’m really not adverse to traveling anywhere, but for the sake of today’s prompt, I’ll admit that the first place that came to mind was New York.
No offense to New Yorkers or people who absolutely love the Big Apple, I have just never ever, not even remotely in the tinniest bit of ways ever wanted to visit this metropolis. I know that it’s significant in so many ways; history, art, literature, fashion… and that’s great, it can be all of those things without me ever stepping foot inside of it. I think a lot of that has to do with my introvertedness. The idea of being in such an overcrowded city just makes me cringe with anxiety, especially when the buildings tower over you and make you feel even more claustrophobic.
Huge factions of my family settled in and around the Chicago area for decades, and I, likewise to New York, have no desire whatsoever to visit the Windy City. But, perhaps the surrounding areas. If I could magically transport myself to the inside of all of the amazing museums in both cities, then I would definitely do that!
My interests, culturally, have always lied in the ancient Mediterranean lands of Egypt, Italy, Greece, etc. I could spend months doing family research in Ireland… and, of course, checking out the pubs. 😉 If I were to spend the money, I would much rather travel to one of those places, instead. I would probably spend the whole time nervous as hell because they’re equally as crowded as New York, but I think the much older history, art, architecture, etc. would make up for the large groups of tourists. Not to mention, the ability to still see the sky. Stateside, I have always wanted to visit places like New Orleans, and many of the New England towns, but that’s about it.
Sorry, New York. It’s not you, it’s me.