Umm. Japan? I know, I know, not what pops to mind when I say "winter wonderland," but bear with me. I did a little research and it turns out Nagano in Japan is actually a winter paradise. I mean, they did host the 1998 Winter Olympics, so they must know something about snow... right?
I have always longed to see the Sahara desert. Every picture of it makes me think of a National Geographic cover, and who doesn't want their life to resemble a National Geographic cover? To be honest, for the longest time I didn't even know what there was to do in the Sahara Desert. I just knew I wanted to see this:
I don't remember how old I was, where I saw it, or why I was watching a show about Mongolia, but I have a vivid memory of watching a video of dogs running around the Mongolian countryside. What with my obsession with dogs and love of the open country, it is no wonder that Mongolia immediately found a spot on my bucket list.