Growing up, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel quite extensively for a child. My dad worked with a software company, and was often sent out to schools to help train the teachers how to use the program. While this meant he was away from home a lot (more often than he was home, if I remember correctly) it also means that he accumulated Airmiles at a rapid rate. Every two years we were able to take a family vacation, usually to visit him while he was working.
By the time I turned 20, I’d been to Cancun, Punta Cana, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Minneapolis airport more times than I can count, Singapore, Prague, Berlin and Hanover/Sarstedt. It’s safe to say the travel bug has burrowed in, and isn’t going anywhere. There are still so many places I want to see!
Thomas and I are talking about going on vacation together. He really wants to see Italy, and do a wine/food tour there — the only objection I have to that is all the pasta that I won’t be able to eat!
I’d love to get more in touch with my German roots and visit Austria/Vienna. The history would just be incredible, and there are some hotel options here that blow my mind. Affordable and really neat! I’d need to brush up a little (a lot) on my German, but I can say thank you, count to three, and order beer. That’s a great start, right? Jawohl! At least there are sites like TripAdvisor that have all sorts of neat travel guides. Maybe I can convince Thomas by showing him this one on Vienna (and did you know it was rated a travelers choice destination in 2012?).
The other trip I have in mind is to join my girlfriends for a week at an all-inclusive in Mexico. It’s a nice indulgence if you’re into that kind of vacation, but there’s truly no denying that a trip with the opportunity to experience culture and history trumps a week of laying on the sand like a lizard. Tequila, while delicious, is just not enough culture/history in comparison to the castles and ruins of Europe!
If you could go anywhere next week, where would it be?