Lesson plan; What Is Your Dream Travel Destination?

Which of The Times’s “52 Places to Go in 2023” would you like to visit most and why?

Are you someone who likes to travel — to other countries, neighboring cities or just to new sites in your hometown? If so, why do you enjoy traveling? If not, why not? Source: The New York Times.

Lesson plan

Students, scroll through the entire article and its photos and answer the questions below. 

  • Where, of the 52 places named by The New York Times, do you most want to go and why? Have you been to any of these destinations? If so, which ones, and what did you think about them?

  • Are there any destinations that did not make The Times’s list that you would recommend? What are they and why do you think people should visit them?

  • Do you love to travel? Why or why not? What is your ideal kind of travel destination? A place to be adventurous or a place to relax? A country where you can learn about a different culture, or somewhere more familiar? A site where you can enjoy nature or revel in the excitement of a bustling city?

  • What is the best place you’ve ever traveled, whether halfway around the globe or in a neighboring town or state? Why?

  • In the section on Kerala, India, The Times notes that the government has adopted an approach that “allows visitors to experience village life while supporting the communities that host them.” What does “responsible tourism” mean to you? What are your tourist dos and don’ts?

  • If you wanted to pitch your local area to Times editors for next year’s “52 Places to Go,” what sentence or two could you write to make people want to visit?

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