Top 5 places that I want to go courtesy of The Daily Prompt:
5. Italy – Because it’s steeped in history and food and wine and everything that is beautiful and delicious in this world. I watched Under the Tuscan Sun…and let’s be honest although I’m not handy I’d totally buy a villa and gut it just so I could be as fabulous as her.
4. England / Germany / France / Switzerland – So I put these all together because I’d love to go to them eventually and here’s why – History. England – Doctor Who (that’s not really the MAIN reason, Graham Norton counts too), castles. Germany – History, beer, castles (and I’m part German). France – wine, Salvador Dali. Switzerland – CERN, Large Hadron Collider (I watch too much Big Bang Theory).
3. Australia – As a proud owner of two Aussie Cattle Dogs I feel it’s my duty to go to their “mother land” and check it out. There’s also supposed to be some amazing snorkeling / scuba diving as well.
2. Bali – I admit to have jumped on the band wagon after reading and watching Eat, Pray, Love. But then I also found out that a week there (if planned right) is really affordable. I’d love to explore some of the artist colonies there and take some time on the beaches. It’s a different world – full of color and beauty.
Scotland (went there) Wales / Ireland – This is a toss up. Both places speak to me in the way that Scotland spoke to me when looking at pictures and watching movies. Speaks to my heart and soul. I feel such a connection to these places (Scotland, Wales and Ireland) that is difficult for me to really put into words. It’s almost home to me. Plus Cardiff has a Doctor Who museum so that is imperative to check out. And, I’m 1/4 Welsh, so you know…
I’m am promising myself that 1 and 2 will happen in the next 10 years. As a gift to myself.
Safe travels and happy trails!
PS – Groupon has had some fantastic getaways to some of these places and more. Some are extraordinarily affordable with some smart planning and saving. Worth checking out. 😉