Alexandre Dumas' hideaway on the grounds of Monte Cristo Castle in Marly le Roi, France.
I always wanted to go to Venice and I'm glad I got to. Italy is a magical place that I was able to cross off my bucket list... Unfortunately Venice was a bit of a dissapointment for me, I personally felt as if I was walking in a sewer system, it was not as romantic or amazing as I had hoped, but was definitely worth going to.
Alicia Bock photography
This has now been added to my Bucket List - The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express includes many of the line's original stops, including Prague, Budapest, Krakow and Dresden. And in 2013 it will offer regular service from Venice to Stockholm, via Copenhagen. Oh, and for those of us that still long for the exotic possibility of a luxury voyage from Paris to Istanbul? Once a year, it goes there too…
Sleep on the Orient Express
Sunset Over Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Add to my "to do" list: Inner tubing tour through the canals and tunnels of an old sugar plantation in Hawaii.