The city of lights

I often get the wanderlust and love to daydream about dropping everything and traveling to exotic places. Graham is often forced to play one of my favorite games, the game of “where in the world do you want to go most.” These are some of our most-desired destinations:

  • Santorini, Greece
  • England, Ireland, and Wales
  • The Positano coast of Italy
  • Belize
  • Machu Picchu ruins, Peru
  • Iguazu Falls, on the Argentina/Brazil border
  • Patagonia, Argentina
  • The Tikal ruins in Guatemala
  • Cambodia and Thailand

Obviously that’s quite the list (and that’s the short version). Nevertheless, I keep lusting after somewhere else altogether: France. And specifically, Paris. But we’ve been there before, on our honeymoon. It seems like a bad idea to visit a place you’ve been to before if you’ve got of places you want to go that’s as long as the one we have. But even though we’ve been there before, and despite the fact that it’s incredibly cliched to love Paris, I did. There’s just something about it.

Hence, I have developed a habit of casually stalking flights to Paris, just to see how much they cost. They’re expensive–no surprise there–but the bigger problem is finding the time to go. Our schedules don’t allow for a lot of time off, and when we do have vacation we use it flying back to Wisconsin. Of course we love to see our families, but we haven’t had a proper vacation since Summer 2008. Two years ago.

So, we’re trying to make a trip happen early this summer. We probably can’t go to Paris. International travel is just too expensive and time-consuming for us right now. But maybe Cape Cod?

Regardless of where we go, I’m very excited about the prospect of getting away from it all for awhile with my favorite traveling partner. Of course I mean that cutie up there holding a baguette.


~ by releasethebadgers on May 11, 2010.

2 Responses to “The city of lights”

  1. I understand your wanderlust! I noticed you had Tikal on your list, so I just had to comment: we went to Guatemala a couple of years ago, and it was AMAZING. It has been my favorite vacation, and it was totally doable. We were able to travel around a lot of Guatemala in just a week and we spent less than $1000 each. :)

  2. Katie, that sounds incredible. We might have to bump Tikal to the top of the list! We’ve been to Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza together (I think you’ve been to Tulum too, if I remember correctly?) and I’ve been to Monte Alban (in Oaxaca, Mexico). So we definitely like our archaeological sites. (=

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