If You Could Go Anywhere in the World…

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Where would you go?

This is one of my favorite questions to ask people.

Imagine the unlimited possibilities! Don’t think about how you would afford it or if you would be able to get the time off of work. Just a location, somewhere on earth that you feel drawn to. Where would it be?

On our first date, I asked Jake this question.  While dating, this was a qualifier in my book. It didn’t matter what the answer was, it was just important that any partner I choose to share my life with had an answer.
Jake, without hesitation, says: “Ireland”. When I asked him why, he said, “I love the accent. I’d love to go there, but a guy a drink and ask him to tell me his story.”  So, obviously I knew right away there would be a second date with this guy.
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My answer changes, but it’s been the same for the last several years. It’s a difficult question for a wanderer, that’s for sure. I mean, where wouldn’t I go?  But for some time, Russia has been an object of fascination. Politics aside, Russia is an amazing place! The people have been through so much. It seems like each generation has it’s hardships and challenges. I understand that this has made the people a bit hard around the edges, and can you blame them?
The complexity of the history, richness of the culture, and the architecture  has been pulling at my wander strings for awhile. I’d love to experience Russia and north Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railroad – That’s the dream!

Have you ever taken the Trans-Siberian Railroad? Any tips for us? 

The beauty about being in the planning stage is the sky’s the limit! We know we won’t be able to see every country that we’d like to, but who knows. Maybe new cities and countries will make the list that we hadn’t even considered! traveling with this kind of flexibility really allows us to dream big.

Your turn!  Your bags are packed, where are YOU going?

8 Comments

  • Gee says:

    You said it best, where wouldn’t I go?! There’s so many places I so want to hit. One that stands out to me though is Portugal. I’ve always wanted to go there. Great article!

  • Lynne says:

    You know me, Danielle, it’s more of a where wouldn’t I go. But I do have to say that Scotland is high on my list as are places with mountains — French Alps, Swiss Alps, Julien Alps (Slovenia), southern Germany (Bavaria area). Back to the Dolomites in Italy…

  • Ah this is such a hard question…my answer would be…not where everyone else is going. I love exploring the off season and going places less touched such as Antarctica, Madagascar, Greenland…those places that no one is talking about! As much as Thailand and other places sound amazing, they seem over saturated at the moment with tourists!

  • Clarissa says:

    Haha, JUST ONE PLACE?! #impossible #thestruggle – but I would have to stay Egypt. There’s an air of mystique and depth about Egypt that I’ve always been in love with <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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