I've been bitten by the travel bug. My book, Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert, is making it worse! It's a memoir based on Ms. Gilbert's life, and I am currently reading of her four month residency in Rome. Italy is my #1 travel destination (Rome, Florence, Venice, Turin, Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Maples, Genoa, Milan...so many places!). Blake and I had made plans awhile ago to go for our five year anniversary (which is in 2010), and we better get there! Plus, Italian is such a beautiful, sexy, romantic language. I love it!
You would think that having gone to Las Vegas, San Francisco, and more than one trip to Chicago this summer alone would satisfy my travel craving for the time being. Nope, not me. I'm always wanting more. Does that make me selfish, curious, worldly??? I don't know. I find myself looking at airline sites for their cheap last-minute fares. One of these weekends, I'm really going to hop on some of those offers!! $39 one-way to go to Atlanta from here! I'm sold....when I can find a weekend that works. Knowing my luck, when I finally do find that free weekend, the fare will be $109 instead of $39.
I dream of travel, of seeing the world, of appreciating everything this world has to offer, experiencing different cultures...I love everything about traveling - even when your plane lands early, but doesn't get to a gate until it's almost too late for you to catch your connecting flight, or your luggage doesn't make it to your destination at the same time that you do! Sure, sometimes travel can be stressful, but that's what makes the experience exciting and unique. Besides, isn't it great to have a "travel horror story" to tell?
Blake jets off to Brazil for 10 days in October. Even though he's going with the school (they set up clinics in underprivileged communities), I'm still so jealous that he will not only get to experience another culture, but work one-on-one with the people of that culture on a daily basis! Ah!