Sam recently retired after 20 years in the Navy. So he's travelled everywhere. When I asked for his three favorite places, he said (with only the slightest pause) "I'll choose from three different continents", and gave me:
then, he had a extra, for the African continent: Egypt. Egypt is full of interesting surprises, Sam says
Sounds like he knows how to make choices.
Sounds like he's good with criteria.
Sounds like it would be wonderful to travel with Sam.