We Visited Libya in August 2010, and we were surprised that a contry possessing so much wealth was stripped of almost everything. Nevertheless, you can enjoy its archeology, its wilderness, its shores, its climate is just a 3 hour flight from Spain. A luxury that's easily within reach.
I've been lucky enough to go on a few cruises, just travelling on the high sea you notice the immense space all around you. Something always appears in the end, a symbol that tells you that humanity is there and what you thought was immense and inaccessible is actually closer than you thought.