Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Around the globe.

A few things Caleb and I are passionate about? Vacation, time off work and food. Naturally, its a wonder we have only left the country twice. It got me thinking...if we didn't work full time jobs, and had unlimited cash at our fingertips...what would be our top travel goals?

Australia. This is one place we've always said we'll visit! It just sounds incredible. Hello, if the local's accents aren't enough to make you want to visit, maybe the baby koalas, kangaroos, amazing beaches, opera houses, bridges and coral reefs are? Sidenote; a recent episode of Modern Family just re-confirmed my love for this country I've never visited -- any Modern Family fans out there? ;)

The Maldives. Ever since I showed Caleb this little patch of islands, we've decided it needs to be on our bucket list. I mean, I feel like even a few days here would detox an entire year of stress. Just look at that water!!!  They even have an underwater dining experience. SAY WHAT?!



Fun fact of the day. The Maldives has a beach called the "Sea of stars". What appears as a mirror of the stars above, the water looking like that is actually from something called "phytoplankton" - and holy crap I sound like a geek! Anyway, this is absolutely on my bucket list. I can't wait to check this one off.

Venice. SO many of our college friends studied abroad here, and it always made me so jealous! Hearing them tell their stories about how different life is over there, just sounded so beautiful. I just want to ride a gondola under a bridge, eat macaroons, and go to their markets!

Ireland.
 Well hello, P.S. I Love You was filmed there, but besides that? It just looks insanely gorgeous. I think it would be fun to kiss the Blarney Stone, hike the green mountains, see the castles, and talk to the locals. I could sit and listen to people with accents for hours. It would just be an added bonus if they had some awesome stories!

Now...back to reality. It's cool to know that when Caleb and I get out of debt, trips like this won't be too far out of reach. Obviously children will come (with time), but we're looking forward to the days where we can take a romantic getaway to one of our dream spots.

So tell me, where would you go if you could?!

22 comments:

  1. I want to go to Australia SO bad. And the Maldives - now I NEED to go. Too bad JC haaaates flying. I'm gonna need some sedatives :)

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  2. I have serious wanderlust - Ireland tops our list but I'd be happy visiting anywhere on yours plus the rest of the world! :)

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  3. My parents always laugh at me because I jump at the chance to go ANYWHERE. I would love to go to Ireland, but I think Greece and Spain are numbers 1 and 2 on my personal list. There are also places in the U.S. I'd love to see! I've never been to Boston or San Francisco, so those are priorities for me. I actually saw the phytoplankton once in the Virgin Islands and it was INCREDIBLE! We had no idea what it was at the time, but it took our breath away. And Venice? An absolute must-see...but I highly recommend Florence. I liked it even more than Venice!

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  4. Definitely make it to the Maldives! That's where we honeymooned, and it was absolutely the best vacation ever. Let me know if you ever need travel suggestions for there. :)

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  5. I've never heard of the Maldives but it sounds amazing!! I wish I had unlimited money and time to travel - I would in a heartbeat! I'm saving up slowly for a trip to Europe sometime in the future! Peter is always talking about Austria since he visited so I'd like to go there or Italy or France for their wine :P

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  6. Excuse me while I book 17 vacations today......... UGH!

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  7. I definitely want to go to Australia!! So many amazing things to see in that country! And absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Omgosh the Maldives look absolutely gorgeous, and I know now where I'd want to honeymoon if I ever get married!

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  9. The Maldives looks amazing! Ireland and Scotland are on our wish list. I really want to visit Paris some day too!

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  10. Top of mine & Doug's list is probably the UK/Ireland, so England/Scotland/Ireland.
    & Geek away, I looove the phytoplankton too!!

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  11. Okay obviously I love this post!! If you two decide to go to Australia you have to promise to take me as your tour guide!! ;) I want to go to the Maldives SO badly too, and it's one of Dom and my front runners for our honeymoon! I have solo many pictures pinned on Pinterest from there...it looks incredible! The sea of stars look so romantic too. I've been to a phosphorescent bay in Puerto Rico with phytoplankton but I was so young I barely remember. It looks like it's out of a movie!

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  12. I am right there with you, I'd love to go to Australia, I've always said I'd love to go to the Atlantis Resort and after watching an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, my sister and I fell in love with Bora Bora's tiki huts!

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  13. I want to go on a safari. One day, I hope.

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  14. bora bora and south africa are on the dream vacations list...

    but seriously. do all you can to take these trips now. yes, you can travel after children... but just trust me and pack in EVERY single trip you can now :)

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  15. Australia is def on my list as is Turks and Caicos. Anywhere with water has my vote!! Let's keep dreaming!!

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  16. I would love to visit Australia! Dream trip!

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  17. I just freaked out a little over the pics of Maldives!!! Holy cannoli!!!!!!!

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  18. Wow, the Maldives look amazing! I'm so bummed because Australia has been on my list since I was a kid and I had the chance to go to Melbourne next week. I was all set to do it but due to my upcoming surgery I decided I didn't want to be so far away from home for that long. Someday...

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  19. Hawaii, Italy, Australia, Canada, Alaska, um now the Maldives obviously...I could go on and on. I get so freaked out when I sit down and think about everything I want to do and every place I want to go with Freddie before children. Ahhhh!

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  20. Seriously all of them. But Ireland....yes!!! I am actually reading a book by the author that wrote PS. I love you, and it's fantastic!! Also, I'm in with the Australian trip. Loved that Modern Family episode.

    Sometimes I think we share the same brain. :)

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  21. Love this list! I am a Modern Family fan and totally felt the same way after that recent episode! I *think* fingers crossed that Venice will be a part of our upcoming honeymoon and I could NOT be more excited about that possibility. I have always wanted to visit there as well. I have been to Ireland....such a wonderful country! We did Dublin and then a Wild Wicklow tour of the Irish countryside. Would definitely love to explore other parts of Ireland someday though! I have an African safari on my bucket list and also somewhere in Asia - I'm leaning toward Thailand maybe....

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  22. These all look absolutely insane. I need to see that ocean. That is the coolest thing ever.

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