Growing up, most of my family vacations consisted of either drive from Wyoming to Oregon to visit relatives for a week or taking a trip to the woods to go camping. Ok, one year we did take a road trip and hit Disney Land in California and went into Vegas when we were visiting some family friends near there. Let me tell you, there’s not a whole lot to do in Vegas when you are twelve.
When I moved to Nashville, I started taking vacations. These were the type of vacation where you would got to a city you’ve never been to before and explore, visiting the tourist attractions. I love these types of vacations. In the past twelve years, I’ve been to a few places I would have never been to otherwise. I have been to Destin, Panama City Beach and Miami, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Memphis and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; San Diego, California; and my absolute favorite so far, Chicago, Illinois.
There are still a lot of places I would like to visit in the United States (Washington, DC and New York City come to mind immediately) and I have not yet traveled out of the states, which is a goal of mine. If I could, I would travel all of the time but since travel is expensive, I have to have this pesky little thing called a job so I can finance my vacations. It’s a vicious cycle because you have to work to earn money for vacation but because you are working, you can’t take off at any time, you actually have to request your vacation time.
A friend and I are planning a quick trip to St. Louis next month and I am hoping to get up to Minneapolis sometime this summer to visit a friend up there. My absolute dream vacation would include England, the French countryside (I think I would like to visit Paris but just for a day or two) and Scotland. We’ll see if I get there some day.
So, what is your favorite vacation spot and where would your dream vacation take you?