Is there a place you’ve dreamed of visiting, but have yet to get there?

There are so many places I’ve dreamt of visiting: the Maldives, Luang Prabang in Laos, Machu Picchu, South Africa, Zanzibar… I could go on and on. Right now, my personal “dream destination” is Ethiopia. I’m fascinated by the history and culture, and I love Ethiopian food. Ethiopia has always been on my bucket list, but what really solidified my desire to go there was reading Abraham Verghese’s brilliant novel, Cutting for Stone, a couple of years ago. He does an amazing job of creating a strong sense of place in the book, and I kind of feel like I’ve been there already.

—Margot Bigg

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