I randomly pulled three cards from that journal prompt deck and got these options for today’s post:
Making time for things is about priorities (it’s not that I don’t have time to learn how to rebuild an engine, I just prefer not to learn that), and writing out what people don’t understand about me would probably be long and frightening (liking the smell of diesel exhaust because of memories is weird, tbh). So that left what I think is the most fun choice.
Let’s all pretend money isn’t an object here. Pretend you won a trip (or two or three) and get to pick where to go.
Before I get to my answer, I want to mention a trip my family took two summers ago to Washington D.C. I loved that trip. I loved taking in the city while we walked from one Smithsonian museum to the next. I loved photographing the landmarks as if no one else had seen them. I even enjoyed riding the Metro, God help me.
But what I think solidified this trip as a favorite was seeing all the history.
That box in particular blew my mind. I mean, George Washington actually touched it with his own hands and used it to store documents that likely helped form our country. And of course, this is just one example of history on display at the Smithsonian. Another was a computer model my grandpa actually had and I used growing up, but we’ll gloss over that so I don’t go gray in the course of writing this.
So considering how much I loved the history that D.C. had to offer, my travel dreams take me to places with lots of it, probably starting in England since I’m writing a book that is largely set there. Google maps and my British friends have been great helps, but I would love to see it in person.
From England it would only make sense to jump over to the rest of Europe and North Africa. I don’t know much about historic Spain but it would be a good chance to practice what I’ve learned in my Spanish lessons.
Of course, Paris is a historical must-see.
I’d make stops in Germany, Italy, and Prague (if only to explore my husband’s family history), working my way backwards through time, ending in Greece and Cairo.
And after this trip, I may just have to see what historic Mexico, Central America, and South America have to offer.
Your turn! Where do your travel dreams take you?