This morning I can only think of one thing to write about: the future trip to Dubai I started planning around 7:05 a.m. this morning with some people in the control room. Matt is in Dubai for Day 4 of Where in the World is Matt Lauer, and it looks absolutely magnificent. WATCH VIDEO. Part of the grandeur of the reveal today was Matt's specific location at the Burj Al Arab Hotel helipad of course, but Eric Jackson, our overnight researcher, quickly pulled up some airline websites so we could start budgeting our own trip.
Between Lauren Kapp - our public relations guru - saying she could leave her new baby for the sake of the trip and Phil Griffin - Senior Vice President of NBC News - calling his two kids at home this morning to ask if they want to go with him to Dubai, this show has clearly given us all travel fever.
Eric and I were talking about our wish lists - our top three places we would like to travel that we have not been to before. Eric's top three right now are Dubai, Scotland and Australia, while mine are Thailand, Croatia and Peru (heading there this summer!)
I decided to get some of our New York anchors in on this conversation, so I popped up to the studio to ask Meredith, Al and Ann their top "wish list" locations, here is what they came up with:
ANN: Tibet - I really want to get there.
MEREDITH: After this week, I have to say Bhutan. It was so beautiful there - and I just feel like the way they live - that is how life should be.
AL: Hackensack, New Jersey.
What are your top wish list locations? Any notable travel adventures or catastrophes you want to share? Send us your comments!