Come on, kids and follow me! We're bound on an adventure which shall surely lead us to buried treasure and make us rich beyond our dreams!
All right, so I'm totally lying about that.
I guess this post can be considered a treasure hunt of sorts because I am going to list the places I most want to visit and explore. So maybe the treasure won't be gold doubloons or anything but maybe it would be discovering some little out of the way bookstore in Ireland (where I bought Harry Potter books) or the best damn chocolate cake on Las Vegas strip. Maybe it'll be some little out of the way bookstore in Yekaterinburg, Russia filled with books I can't read (still didn't stop me from buying yet another set of Harry Potter books though). Or maybe it'll be a hysterical night spent with loved ones in an Orlando night club. At least I'm told it was hysterical. My memories of that night are coated with a long island iced tea flavored haze.
The point is, I want to go and see what I might see and these are the places where I want to go next. Not in any particular order:
1. Australia and New Zealand- The Man and I had tentatively planned a two to three week tour of the land down under for next year, to celebrate our fifteenth year of not killing each other. But since he can't stop talking about the Sandals resorts (friends of his jsut came back from one and of course they had to have a great time. A girl just can't catch a break some times) or Caribbean cruise ships (of death), it's not looking good. But I desperately want to go here and I want to see it all. I found a very cool sounding eco tour of New Zealand that sounded like heaven. I'm not sure about the sleeping in a hostel part of the trip but the rest sounded terrific.
2. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales- I'd love to disappear here for a good month or so just so I could be sure to have enough time to photograph everything in sight. I've been to Ireland before and saw only the smallest section of it. Kilarney, Blarney and the Ring of Kerry. Of course, the Ring of Kerry was so fogged in the day of our tour we didn't see much other than our lives flashing before our eyes every time we had to pass a car on those tiny twisting roads but still, it was one of my best days ever.
3. Alaska- It just seems like it would be really damn pretty. I don't really have a whole lot to add to that. It's just always struck me as a place I'd really like to go.
4. Ah, you know what? There isn't a number four. Not right now. Not really. I really want to get through trips 1-3 first. Plus, I forsee a tropical paradise vacation on my near future. I am a horrible person for not being overly excited about this, I know, but cruise ships scare the crap out of me.
I should keep an open mind though. I didn't think I'd enjoy Las Vegas as much as I did (at least I did enjoy it until the video roulette machine turned on me and stole all my money). And if I hadn't gone to Vegas, I never would've gotten to go to the Grand Canyon.