I actually heard that said in a movie once, only it was about Atlantic City instead of New York. Today I don’t think there’s any question about which city gets that claim to fame. I’ve been listening lately to the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow – there are several new versions out there, two of them by American Idol contestants – and I have written about it in reference to the places in the world we most want to see. The most beautiful, the most romantic – you know, truly over-the-rainbow kind of places. I couldn’t help but add New York City to the list. It’s not a tropical getaway, not secluded, not known for expansive sunsets or wide open spaces. People don’t really think of it as an escape like some of the other more exotic places on my list. But many people do think of it as the pot of gold itself.
Art, culture, history, and innovation all collide there into a vibrant, colorful mix of endless activity. Young people dream of going there in the hopes of catching that one big break, of reaching success, gaining wealth, finding happiness.Maybe it’s not your ticket to success. And it’s not possible that everyone who moves there will actually catch their one big break. But with so much possibility swirling around one city – with so much activity, art, and culture – a visitor’s mind and emotions are bound to be stirred.
They say there are only six degrees of separation between any of us and the persons we find the most influential in the earth. I believe it’s less than that – the degrees of separation between any of us and the motivation we need to do absolutely anything we dream: One plane ticket, one well-proven New York City attraction, and a lifetime of inspiration.If you haven’t thought before of New York City Educational Tours for student travel, then consider it. Surely that’s the first thing we hope for any student when striving for their success – that they are truly and forever inspired.