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annalexandria
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where would you go?  If money, health, etc. were no object.  Heck, let's even say time is no object, just in case anyone wants to travel to a different time period.  I'm just curious about what places we consider our "dream" destination.

My dream trip would be to see all of the UK, and Ireland as well.  I would like to see Wales, where my husband's family came from, and Scotland and Ireland, places most of my relatives fled a long time ago to escape from poverty.  Castles, standing stones, little villages, pubs...that would be my dream trip.

Anyone else?

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Well, I did it. Mine is Hawaii and I went in February. It was cold and miserable on the East Coast of the US, and I just decided to take a break and get some sun. And I figured I didn't have much time left anyway so ought to use it doing things I like.

Wonderful trip.  On a catamaran afternoon cruise I saw hundreds of humpback whales (they come to Hawaii to breed that time of year) and when I was snorkeling, I could hear them underwater. Was breathtaking!

If I'm given more time on this planet, I'd like to go to South America because I've never been.  When I was younger I had the stamina to go go go and would have been able to do a round the world trip, but now with the cancer and all, I can only take short stints and need to be back home and grounded.  In my dream, then, I"d have the energy to go go go again, and then I could travel for several months at a time, even on a sailboat!

good topic - thanks

- Karin

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I would go home to England. 

Specifically, I would travel around the coast of Great Britain. I would want to see it from the land, and I would want to see it from the air. I love, love, love the coastline. The rugged beauty of the rocks, the expanse of sandy or pebble beaches. The little coastal villages, some of them remote and seemingly untouched by time. 

England, my England (with Wales, Scotland and Ireland of course)!

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We paid a Cornish guy (no teeth, captain of a 20 foot fishing boat, name of John) five pounds each to take us to this little village which we had never heard of.  He dropped us off on the "dock", which was nothing but some big rocks.  Amazing place, felt like going back in time a century or so.  One favorite sight was a house with a sign out front that said "Be Aware of Dog".  Not "BEWARE" like it would be here in the states.  So polite!  And many of the houses had walls decorated with sea shells.  Beautiful.

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I have never been to Polperro, but I have been to Cornwall many times. So beautiful!  Oh, I am SO SO SO homesick!

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My hearts desire is to go to Scotland, rent a cottage and see all there is to see.  I love the brogue and even the bagpipes.  If there is such a thing as a past life, I must have been a lass for sure!

I would also like to return to Lucerne, Switzerland.  I was there for a few days a number of years ago and fell in love with the scenery.  It would have to be in warm weather though...when the flowers are blooming in the foreground, the Alps are snow covered in the background and the lake is mirror smooth.

I would also like to return to the Grand Canyon.  There is nothing to compare with its beauty.

May all our wishes and dreams come true.

Marie who loves kitties

ketziah35
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I would go to Greece and meet the man of my dreams lol.  That is halfway a joke. I would go to scorland snd Italy. Somehow I felt connected to both of those.  Oh Ireland sounds nice. My fav movieoe is the quiet man with john Wayne.

 

but seriously I would go home to my mom and dad

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Too many places to list - not just one.  So for now, I'll list the next place on my bucket list - English countryside and Wales.  My husband and I are going to drive around the English countryside and Wales for 10 days in June-July.  We'll walk in the Cotswolds, the Lake District and Snowdonia.  I welcome any tips from our British members. 

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I grew up close to the Cotswolds and went there often. So many beautiful little villages to vist, start with Castle Combe.

Visit the site Pictures of England, they have pictures of practically every village in England. It will give you a feel for places you'd like to visit. You can look down the right side of the page under Attractions, and click on The Cotswolds (or go here http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Gloucestershire/The_Cotswolds) and take the Picture Tour

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I was hoping you'd reply.  I'll look into the site you mentioned.

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I'd love to travel all over Europe to see the sights. I'd especially like to see the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Great topic!

Lin

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I would go back in time to when the world was mostly woods.  I would love to see the world as it was before people invaded it.  The Amazon is on my list.  Anyplace with gigantic waterfalls, deep caves, roaring rivers, amazing lakes, desserts.  Nature at it's most natural and peaceful. 

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We went away to the beach for a few days for spring break, and I forgot all about this thread.  It's neat to see where folks would go, given the opportunity.

Helen, the idea of going back to a wild, untouched past is so cool!  I would love to experience that (so long as I could avoid getting eaten by a saber-toothed tiger or something).

Several Anglophiles here...interesting.  If only we could all get together for a big meet-up in some lovely village in the Cotswolds or the Scottish Highlands!

ETA that I know that Scotland and Anglophile maybe shouldn't be in the same sentence.

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I love to travel so there are many places, Alaska really sticks out in my mind but I think the thing I have consistantly dreamed about for many years is traveling the lower 48 states in an RV.

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and just hit the road.  Will have to win the lottery first.

There is a lot to see in our own country too...we're just so big it's hard to fit it all in!

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My Aunt did that!  She sold her home in NY and visited every state.  Then she sold the RV and moved to a small house in FL with her husband (they dated 22 years before they got married because she was jilted at the alter in her 20s and refused to marry for a long time).  She was so happy.  Once your kids are older, you'll do it!  This is a great post. 

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Would love to do that too Ann.  If time and money were no object.  Though the thought of traveling in a rv with 2 teens and a toddler ...not sure.

 

I too would love to visit Ireland and Scotland.  I think I'd like to go back to Bermuda too.  So beautiful ..love any beach any time of year.

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travel with a toddler is not something I want to go back to!  Owen is 9, and even he can be a PITA sometimes on long trips.  My Airstream dream is adults only, I think.

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My desire was always to go to the Holy Land.  Visit and walk the roads that Jesus walked and just take in the sites.  However, with the unrest over there and my not liking to fly (especially that far) and my bathroom problems, don't think I'll make it.  It was always a dream of mine though.  Watched Passion of the Christ today so guess that will have to do for this year Laughing.

Kim

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The Holy land is something that I have thought about as well.

danker
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Australia & New Zealand if I could only tolerate the long flight.  Been to Ireland for me and Sicily for my wife.  2 week safari in Kenya & Tanzania.  Japan ,Hong Kong Mainland China and Singapore was another trip.  Many cruises. Long distance travel is for young people!!!

 Good luck to you.  Do it now while you are young and can enjoy it.                                                                   

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even "youngish" as I am.  I would love to go to Australia to visit my brother and his family, but I can't face the super long flight.

Unfortunately, cancer can make us old before our time.  Daydreaming and documentaries have to do it for me!

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...for being a European I always had a profound connection to Hawaii. I have been there 5 times and each time I get there it feels like home. I calm down, feel at peace and attuned to everything there. I constantly feel the spirit of the Hawaiians past and present. When I have to leave it feels like I'm being torn away from my motherland. For months after I read books of Hawaiian history, culture and language. The other day I heard a Hawaiian song on the radio and made me cry. And I thought I was a hard core AC/DC fan.

The other thing I would love to see is getting away far enough to see our planet in her entirety. The big blue globe slowly turning. From up there there would be no wars, hunger, races, illness, crying. Neither laughter, friendships, love, crepes, music, coffee, children, hope, wine, art, trees, mountains, puppies, fairies and unicorns. So I just stay on my butt.

Laz

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I wish there were visiting hours in Heaven...that's where I would go to see my parents, and my brother....tell them how I'm going to start college this Fall. Tell them my plan on doing cancer reseach one day. Tell them that I'm strong and that I will always do things that make me happy and them proud....and tell them I love them and always will!

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I'm sorry that you can't visit Heaven, but I think that your parents and brother are allowed to visit you, albeit unbeknown to you. I am sure that they watch over you, and are fully aware and proud of the things that you are doing.

God bless you in your endeavors  we, like your loved ones, are routing for you. 

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That would be such a great place to visit.  You can't visit them but they can visit you and you can still talk to them! And the cancer research makes us all proud=)

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   Where no man has gone before. How I would like to explore our universe. To see other worlds impossibly far away in time and space. It really is one of my regrets that we have the possibility of a lovely long earth time life but compared to cosmic time and distance it is less than the blink of an eye. Fortunately neither I nor any other will have the chance to travel those distances given that in the short time we have been here we have all but destroyed the only home we will ever have. We or all people know not to put off till tomorrow what you would like to do today. Would some one please call me an interstellar taxi...Ron:)

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That first line is just great!

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Let me know if you find the number for that taxi company.

Maybe they can drive us to that new Earth-like planet that was discovered recently.

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I would create my own universe where there is no cancer. That's where I would go and I would take all of you with me!Laughing 

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