Dream Trips 2007 After hearing so much about certain sights and experiences, you might wonder if they'll live up to the hype. These do that—and then some. Budget Travel Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007, 12:00 AM Easter Island, Chile Generation after generation carved the giant stone figures, thought to have represented ancestor spirits. (Comstock/Corbis) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

DREAM TRIPS

Dream Trips 2007

Easter Island, Chile Generation after generation carved the giant stone figures, thought to have represented ancestor spirits. (Comstock/Corbis)
Overwater Bungalows For such a romantic setting, with water lapping underfoot, you can find a way to make it happen. (courtesy Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel)
The Hermitage It's a king among museums—which makes sense considering Russian royals called it home for 150 years. (Glow Images/Getty)
Mardi Gras In today's New Orleans, reveling with abandon is not only good for the soul, it's good for the city. (Donald Nausbaum/Getty)
Mount Fuji In the land of the rising sun, there's no better place to watch the night turn into day. (Dex Image/Corbis)
The Sahara Where Mother Nature is on display at her most desolate—and perhaps her most beautiful. (Goodshoot/Corbis)
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