Thailand. Gloriously beautiful, “The Beach“—Danny Boyle’s follow up to “A Life Less Ordinary”—paints the east as a luscious continent of majestic beauty and the areas of Phuket and Samui only reinforces this myth an boasts the soft tropical waters of the Andaman Sea. It has made us all dream for an island of our own in far away paradise. Just without the murder.
Hawaii. Of course no one wants to share a vacation with their ex-girlfriend a la “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, but the opportunity to fall in love with an exotic holiday rep is what every red blooded man dreams of and then add to that the Hawaii setting, where you can hike through the undisturbed Thurston Lava Tube and as the sun sets climb Kilauea Caldera Volcano and gaze at the wonder of stars you are confronted with.
Disneyland. Family vacations? They are usually filled so much in-fighting, arguments and acts of physical violence that it feels more like a trip to prison than a relaxing adventure. But the allure of Disneyland changes all of this turmoil and makes everything worthwhile and could only be bettered if Chevy Chase actually was your Dad. How many of us count many a Disney classic—for better or for worse—as a powerful part of our childhoods? You can’t stop the Disney juggernaut—your kids are going to feel the same. Of course Disneyland is actually a horrific place to visit for the elder statesmen of your family, but the smile it puts on your offspring’s face is worth it.