If you are a student of any variety, the question “what are you doing?” yields the same response. It doesn’t matter where you are or who you are with, the answer is probably the same: you are procrastinating. You may be here reading articles or browsing the Internet for a few minutes, but in the back of your mind, you are procrastinating on some form of responsibility. Before that everlasting feeling of panic grows strong enough to swallow you whole, here are a few of the best places to escape studying (don’t worry, your responsibilities won’t follow):
1) Bora Bora
This Pacific paradise also doubles as the ideal spot to run away and never have to do homework again.
2) Santorini, Greece
Who can study with such a picturesque Mediterranean view?
3) Venice, Italy
The gondola is calling; hop on and never look back—until the city sinks and becomes completely inundated in water, that is.
4) Prague, Czech Republic
This capital city has boomed into a vibrant metropolitan full of history, culture, and apathy for schoolwork.
5) Hong Kong
Hong Kong fuses together a variety of cultures in one city. There’s so much to explore that it can be almost as overwhelming as that research paper due Thursday (almost).
6) Madrid, Spain
I’ll take the running of the bulls over my history exam any day of the week.
7) Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula shoreline is the ideal location to lie down with a margarita and a good non-required-reading book.
8) Sydney, Australia
The only numbers I want to be accountable for here are my hotel room and the address 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.
9) Vancouver, Canada
As the host city for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, there are a plethora of adventures to be had in Vancouver.
10) Jerusalem, Israel
As the holy site for three of the world’s main religions, one can learn more about history in Jerusalem than in any textbook. Here, one can really come close to getting the spiritual help they may need before their Econ exam next week.
11) U.S. Virgin Islands
If you’re in the mood for a tropical paradise but don’t want to leave the United States entirely, these territorial islands are the destination for you. Here, one can get more lost in paradise than one would be while reading John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”
Our final stop on our imaginary global expedition is Singapore, a Malaysian city-state known for its diverse culture and tropical climate. I think I’ll just stay here for a bit, just until the semester winds down and winter break begins.