Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Driving around the World.

Trans World Expedition: Driving Around the World - Bing Travel: "When you're young and a student, you don't have money to travel, but when you're working and can afford it, you don't have time"

I started when I was very little. I was lucky to have parents that were open to adventure. Before my sisters were born almost 10 years ago this Christmas, my parents and I visited every major city in California. We had some great vacations. As a result, I've had the traveling bug since then. Here are a list of places of my favorite vacation spots-- some with family, others with friends.

  • Within the US: Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Catalina Island, Las Vegas (my favorite city), NYC, San Antonio, Austin, Tijuana.
  • Overseas: Vina del Mar and Valparaiso in Chile;  Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille in France.

And in just a couple of weeks, I'm continuing with London, Paris, Marseille and Rome.

It's important to me to experience the world. It saddens me when I hear people talk about how much they'd like to see the world, but do nothing to make it happen. I guess they have different priorities.

So when I read the article about this guy driving around the World, I was thinking "Wow. It's really possible? This guy's gonna do it on his own? He's going to have memories to last him a lifetime. Now that's priceless."

Personally, I wouldn't travel the entire world. It scares me. I've never considered couch surfing either. I think that as a girl, you need to be more prudent about that. But I wouldn't mind going through all of Europe or Latin America- where there are no major conflicts and I can speak the language.

The next domestic stop on my list will most likely be New Orleans; But there are A LOT of other places I'd love to go: Grand Canyon, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls.........
Next foreign stop I hope to be are Portugal/Spain, Venice, Florence  and Amsterdam.

I can only save up to make it happen at this point......


  1. I want to travel the world via all the famous football stadiums...oh we can but dream.
    Great post.

  2. They say not to wait until retirement to travel because you won't have the money or the health for it. But when you're younger you don't have all that time to take off. I don't know that traveling is all that important to me. Maybe a little...but mostly around the U.S. I went to England and Paris a few years ago and it just didn't do that much for me.