[way more focused on Sarah McLachlan's outfit than the scenery in the 2010 Olympics commercial]
France, Thailand, Korea and Switzerland are close runners-up on our list whereas closer CONUS destinations round out the bottom. I'd love to see Alaska (not Sarah Palin's though) and I'm dying to go for a long stay in Santa Barbara and travel up the central California coast hitting stops like Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey along the way.
I was talking to a recent college grad last week who expressed interest in backpacking around Europe. It always seems like such a sound idea to travel overseas before starting your 'Big Girl Job', but I'd imagine that travel expenses and funding are hard to come by. While I think I'd be a bit too chicken and a little too 'Troop Beverly Hills' to go the hostel route - I found a great article on Apartment Therapy about some super chic hostels around the world.
I may have to amend my previous statement about hostels based on these places! Looks fun and inspiring and would be a great way to see the world on a budget.