If you sign up for the Air France frequent flier program, you’ll get a list of security questions to answer in case you forget your password. The first question presented: My favorite destination is…
What could that be? Yosemite with its beautiful trails and waterfalls? Milford Sound in New Zealand, with its other-worldly (Middle Earth) landscape? How about the Three Sisters in Australia? England, where you learn quickly the meaning of “mind the gap.” Islamorada, in the Florida Keys? The clear tropical waters of Tahiti? How about the top of Mauna Kea at sunset? The top of Mount Whitney? Mike’s Sky Ranch? Aruba? The Panama Canal? The South Rim of the Grand Canyon? Mammoth Cave in Kentucky? Napa Valley?
This favorite destination thing can be challenging. How about the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon? Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee? The top of the Empire State Building? The Acropolis in Greece? Wrigley Field? Floating lazily on Lake Mead? The top of St. Peter’s Basilica? The Grand Bizarre in Istanbul? The Lincoln Memorial? Cape Canaveral? How about the Taj Mahal? The Kon Tiki Inn in Pismo Beach definitely makes the list. Sunrise in just about any desert? Glacier Bay in Alaska, playing basketball with your kids on the top deck of a cruise ship?
I’ve had the fortune of visiting these and many other destinations, but none rise to the level of favorite.
At the risk of breaching security protocols, here’s my answer: home