Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pack Your Bags

I'm here today to brag about my travels.

Or well, that seems to be how everyone takes it when I mention anyplace I have ever been. When someone mentions, "Oh, we're going to honeymoon in Maui" my response is always, "Oh, I love it there!" You get the gist. Regardless, people tend to take that as me rubbing it in their face that I've been to all these places. That's not my intention. I tend to take that situation as, "Oh, let's share our common thread and discuss what we liked and disliked about that particular location."

Why do people have trouble with that?

So... take it how you will... bragging or not. I want to talk about all my travels. I feel like this blog has been overtaken by Bimmer lately and I feel like I have much more to share than just the newness of motherhood. I want to start chatting about some of the places I have been and what I thought was awesome. Or not so awesome. Today is my official announcement that I am going to try to expand your travel horizons with info, photos, and stories from the 44 states and 30 foreign countries/territories that I have been to in my 30 years of life.
Just so you're aware, the 6 states I am missing are: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Alaska. (Puff just picked up Wisconsin and Minnesota last week and I was so jealous I couldn't join him!)
The countries/territories I have been to are: Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Dutch St. Maarten, French St. Martin, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Ireland, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, and New Zealand.
And for the fun of it, I think the next few countries I will pick up are: Croatia, Slovenia, and Iceland. Or maybe Turks & Caicos if we get a beach-bug up our butts and want to take the baby on an island getaway!
All this to say, please stay tuned for some (what I hope are super interesting) posts about travels. To hold you over, check out some of the Scandinavian cruise updates from our 1 year anniversary trip (HERE) or go outside your comfort zone with the Angola Prison Rodeo in Louisiana (HERE).
Pack your bags and get out to see the world! You only live once... may as well see as much as you can while you've still got the time.


The Fischer Family said...

Fun! I love reading about all your travels...maybe bc it's something we have in common. And just to rub it in we'll be hitting up Nebraska this next summer :-)

Gail said...

I am jealous! I was once 11 miles from Nebraska, but couldn't convince the people I was with to take me there. It'll probably haunt me til the day I die!