We all have places we’d go back to if given the opportunity. Places that have stayed with us long after we’ve left them. These are mine.
1. Cambridge, England
When you have the privilege of living in a place like Cambridge, England for a month, you’d think one would discover every nook and cranny of that lovely place. Nope, not me. I spent my time in pubs and the parks doing relay races on Independence Day…you know the one for the United States of America?
I didn’t spend time in the cathedrals discovering all the history or walking down the cobblestone streets admiring all of the architecture. Although I did go down the cam and enjoy a hike to a rooftop somewhere to look over the whole town – so there was that. The person who took these pictures…
they took the time to enjoy Cambridge properly. It’s not to say that I shouldn’t have stopped in the pubs and laid around in the parks, because that is part of the culture there as well – I just should have balanced my experience a bit more – but such is life as a 21 year-old college kid…or at least, my life as a college kid?
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
This was another stop during the month long stay in the U.K. while I was there for an internship in college. We spent one full day in Edinburgh and it was fantastic and definitely not enough time to fully enjoy all that it had to offer. The train ride alone was mesmerizing. The trip would have been even better had we not taken the train to Glasgow by mistake that first day…then we would have enjoyed two days in Edinburgh…our novice traveler ways got us into that bit of trouble. Glasgow, not as pleasant as Edinburgh. Just sayin’.
3. Napa, CA
Bike ride + wine + perfect weather = Best. Day. Ever.
4. Kauai, HI
This is one of the more unspoiled islands in Hawaii. We had the privilege of living in Hawaii for two years, so we hopped around a bit and Kauai was the most serene and laid back. The waterfalls were gorgeous, the vibe was even more laid back than the other islands and it was simply perfect for the two days we were there. It was much needed down time.
5. The Years Prior to Children
I wouldn’t go back to these years because I don’t want to have my children – I would just go back to the years prior and travel more. We should have traveled abroad and when we lived in Washington, D.C. we should have made certain we visited museums and enjoyed the history – but instead we spent too many of our weekends eating cheese fries and drinking beer at a local dive bar…
which was a blast…don’t get me wrong…but still…I would add a few trips abroad in there if I could go back, just sayin’. I love my kids, but at their young ages they make exploring Italy a bit difficult. We’re 10 years into this marriage game and we still haven’t made that one happen.
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