There are a ton of fantastic destinations all over the world, and you could easily spend your life exploring just one continent and still not see everything there is to see. However, most travelers like a bit of variety and try to see as many different places as they can.
So, my what I want to know is, do you ever return to a destination?
There are definitely places that I want to visit again, either because I feel like I didn’t get a chance to explore as much as I wanted to or because it’s somewhere I want my wife to experience.
In the past, I returned to several destinations in Europe because, having only visited them as part of a tour, I felt like I hadn’t had the chance to properly explore the cities and find out more about them.
What’s most interesting to me is how visiting somewhere a second time can change your perspective on it; sometimes, it makes you like the place less, but sometimes, somewhere you didn’t like on your first visit is much better the second time around. For me, that was Paris. I visited the City of Lights for the first time when I was in high school and didn’t like it at all. However, when I returned in 2006, I found it to be at least interesting, even if I still didn’t fall in love with the city.
I’m also itching to return to Mexico at some point. I spent three weeks there while I was in college (it’s where I caught the travel bug), and I really want to show this beautiful country to my wife.
So, what about you? Have you or would you visit somewhere a second time? Have you ever visited somewhere again and had your visit change your perception of the destination?
Let me know in the comments section below.