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Staff Sound-Off: Trip Redo

We asked our staff, “What’s a destination you’ve been dying to get back to?” See what locations we’re longing for in this month’s Staff Sound-Off.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. A little mountain therapy goes a long way. There are abundant activities for groups of all sizes and ages. The summertime boasts relaxing temperatures with no humidity and hosts events every weekend, from the West Virginia Symphony to a wine and jazz festival. And best of all, the cell service is limited due to the regulations of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is just a few miles away, so you can really feel detached from the rest of the world.

— Melissa Riley, operations manager

Quito, Ecuador. I spent two months there as a college student on a mission trip and would love to go back as a tourist and visit old friends who are still there.

— Donia Simmons, creative director

I’ve been to the Grand Canyon once and only got to stay for a couple of hours. That’s not nearly enough time to explore such a mammoth and mesmerizing place. I would love to go back and spend a few days there hiking or rafting through the canyon on the Colorado River.

— Brian Jewell, executive editor

My husband, Graham, and I have been wanting to do a repeat trip to Indianapolis. We met in Indy 13 years ago at a convention we were attending with our church groups but haven’t had the chance to go back and really explore all the neat things in the city that started it all for us.

— Ashley Ricks, graphic designer and circulation manager

Probably Charleston or Savannah. I’ve been to both, but really, for just day trips. I would love to spend a few days in each of those destinations and really experience more than I have already.

— Kyle Anderson, account manager

We’re eager to go back to the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland. We’ve been several times but not since our kids finished school. We stay in the small village of Wengen and do day hiking on alpine trails around Kleine Sheidegg, Murren, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. We use the trains to get around and stay at the Beausite Park Hotel. The scenery is breathtaking.

— Mac Lacy, publisher