To kind of piggyback off of yesterday’s post let me ask you this…if money was not an issue where would you want to go. You have unlimited time, and your ultimate vacation was waiting for you, what is your destination? Do you have an idea? Let me know in the comments.
A lot of people love to travel, some do it a lot and some maybe have never left the state they live in. I have travelled a little bit in my life, and I love it. It is amazing to go check out foreign lands, see new culture and eat things you never have before. I have been to Germany, Austria, Canada, the Bahamas and a bunch of different cities in the United States. I think one of my favorite vacations was the week I spent in Nashville, Tennessee. There was so much to do and no, not all of it involved country music. It really was a fun town.
But if I could go anywhere with unlimited time and funds…I am going back to Europe. I am going to hit England, France, Italy and Ireland and nobody is going to see me for about 8 to 12 weeks. I want to immerse myself in the culture of each country. I want to see Big Ben, The Eiffel Tower, The Vatican and a million other places. I want to drink a pint in an Irish pub singing songs with the locals and hearing the craic. I want to sit in front of a beautiful fountain in Rome eating gelato and head to Naples to eat pizza where it first originated from.
I want to go to the museums, bookstores, theaters and opera houses. I want to go buy a Chanel handbag at the store in Paris and shop at Marks and Spencer in London. I want to drink real French champagne in France and go visit the vineyards of Italy. I want to visit the Irish countryside and have to wait while a herd of sheep make their way across the road. I want to sit and write in the cafes where Hemingway and Fitzgerald sat before me. And then, when I am ready to come home, I am going to stop in New York for a week, then a stop in Philadelphia to eat some cheesesteak and drop off my sister (you didn’t think I was going to be able to sneak out of the country without her, did you? Lol) Next stop would be San Francisco to see where the Beat writers hung out and then home to Honolulu. My perfect fantasy vacation and it would be heavenly.
But really, you don’t need to travel to try new things. The description above is my fantasy vacation, the dream of all dreams and one day I will get there. But in the meantime, I can explore my own backyard. For me that would be spending the day at a beach I haven’t been to before and eating in a new restaurant. Or maybe checking out any number of things listed in the paper to do. And you can do the same wherever you live. Consider being a tourist in your own town or driving to a different place in your state or the next one over or your country. The whole idea is living life to the fullest with a bunch of new experiences wherever you experience them.
***Question for the comments…what is your fantasy vacation? And tell me one new place in your own town you would like to check out and try.
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