Friday, April 12, 2013

Fun for Friday - Vacation Dreaming

Spring always makes me feel itchy to travel. Maybe it's the warming of the weather, the desire to explore, the need for a break, but I always start dreaming of vacations this time of year.

I have a couple of trips lined up soon. But I have so many other places I'd love to visit. If only travelling didn't require so much time off from work, oh, and money. Yep, that too.

California
In a few short weeks, my first vacation of the year will take me back to California. My first trip to California was San Diego back in October. I certainly didn't imagine I'd be returning again so soon.

But, I am! I'll be travelling with my sister and bestie to visit Long Beach. I'm super excited, but also clueless as to what we need to do there, what we "must" see. Other than the beach of course. And it just so happens that a good friend, Jolene, will be there at the same time. Talk about luck! I haven't seen this girlie in nearly 3 years - since the Cathe Road Trip to be exact.

So - any advice on what to go, do, see in Long Beach? Any bloggers nearby that want to meet up??

Perdido Key, FL

Yep, going back again in May. Love my beach vacations. It might sound dull and boring, this little bitty town. But it's one vacation I look forward to each year. It's peaceful, calming, relaxing. It's just what I need to re-set. To slow down, stop worrying, and just be.

It also helps that we have friends who live there now. So we can visit with them, enjoy great company, food, wine. Not much better than that.

Wine Country
This will be another trip that will take me back to California one day. I might have mentioned that I love wine. That wasn't always the case mind you. But I've seen the light and changed my ways. I have heard nothing but marvelous things about Wine Country. So, one of these days...


Italy
One day I will travel abroad, and it will be to Italy. My great-grandparents are from Italy, so I have a passion to see where they came from, part of my heritage. The family history is a little unsure, we believe my great-grandfather was from Toro. But we've heard Compobasso. I believe that Toro is in the Province of Compobasso in the Molise Region. So that would make sense regarding the mention of both Toro and Compobasso.

I'll just have to figure out how to deal with a really long flight. Not an easy thing considering how much I hate to fly.

Boston
Another must for me is a visit to the Boston area to visit my very good friend Jessica (and her sis of course). We had a trip planned once before, but it fell through. Luckily, she and her super cute hubby were able to come here for a visit. But now we need to get up that direction to see her. And explore Boston of course.

Atlanta
I've been to Atlanta a few times. I have 2 very good friends that live there as well as family nearby. But I also have a dear friend I've yet to meet - Sarena.

Austin
I never thought much about Austin. But, the more I hear about the city, the more intrigued I am. The more I want to go visit this eclectic and out-door friendly place. And it doesn't hurt one bit that this gorgeous lady lives there. And another blogger friend is there as well, so how could I not want to visit?

Do you start to itch for a vacation during the spring? Do you have any places on your vacation bucket list or do you tend to go to the same place(s)?