Question of the Day
If money or time were not an object, where, if anywhere, would you travel? Why?
When I was in my 20’s and 30’s, I dreamed of tropical isles, like Bali, or Fiji, the Marquesas. I was heavy into boating then, and thought a perfect vacation would be to charter a boat and cruise the Caribbean, and the South Pacific for as long as I wanted. In fact, it was my ex’s and my plan to retire at 55 and buy a 50’ yacht and cruise for a couple years in south Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Hahaha. Talk about dreamers.
As I’ve gotten older, Italy has become the focus of my travel dreams. I have said it’s “too much Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun.” In Eat, Pray, Love Liz Gilbert chose Italy (Eat) because it was a place that put a priority on pleasure. I want to go somewhere where there is no guilt associated with indulging in pleasure, where people encourage pleasure, not discourage it. It only adds to the desire to go there when I think about the beauty of Tuscany, or the Amalfi coast, or the incredible food, the ancient ruins of the cradle of civilization, the art that is everywhere. It seems it must be a feast for the senses.
Dan and I almost went this spring, but decided to delay the trip a year when I was diagnosed with RA. I wanted to get it under control, with the pain managed, before I take a trip that will involve walking lots. I will go though, for sure.
There are other places on my list, after Italy, and they are all vying for 2nd position, including but not limited to Ireland and the rest of the UK, France, and the South Pacific islands of my youthful dreams.
So tell me, if you could go anywhere in the world (or out of it if that’s your dream!) where would you go? And why?
As always, love and light to all.