This is an easy one – South Africa for World Cup 2010! As a first trip to a country, it could not have gone better. We went first to Cape Town (where we went up Table Mountain, met up with friends, watched Portugal destroy North Korea and stayed at one of my favorite hotels ever), then to the bush for 5 days of safari (including getting charged by an elephant, the coldest night of my life, a few private drives, tracking some lionesses and watching them devour a warthog among other highlights) before ending in Johannesburg to watch Brazil v. Chile. All in all, it was an incredible experience. We both enjoyed our time in the country so much it was a no brainer to go back in 2012 for a friend’s wedding and South Africa is once again on our short list for holiday travel this year.
My favorite picture from the trip, taken by my husband.