The reason I applied for a passport was my brother's impending move to Paris for the next three years. We plan to visit him, with a side trip to London, in April 2009.
My husband and I will be celebrating our twentieth anniversary in September 2009. As a means of marking the event, we've decided to do a Caribbean cruise, probably in February 2010.
My son has expressed a desire to go to Italy at some point. So, we have a tentative plan to visit Rome and Venice in April 2011.
I've never been a huge fan of travel, at least not the process of getting somewhere else. However, I have long had a desire to see distant places. Now that I have a passport and plans to go at least a few places, maybe I will be able to fulfill some of those dreams. Here are some additional foreign places that I thought I might like to travel to:
- Do an inland cruise (or two) along one of Europe's rivers
- The Canadian maritimes (Nova Scotia, PEI, etc.)
- England (Lincoln, York, and Hadrian's wall).
- See the pyramids in Egypt.
- See the great statues on Easter Island.
- Visit the Galapogos Islands
- Sleep in a huge stone castle in somewhere in Europe
- Attend the World Science Fiction Convention in a foreign country
There are also a bunch of U.S. trips that I've been contemplating:
- New Orleans
- Stay in a penthouse suite in a hotel in Manhatten for at least a weekend.
- Attend the St Patrick's Day parade in Jackson, Mississippi and meet Jill Conner Browne.
- Attend the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Madison Square Garden
- Visit Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossum Festival
- See the ponies run on Assateague Island in Maryland
- Visit Mammoth Cave in TN.
- Visit Legoland in California and then in Denmark.
- Cross the U.S. in one of those scenic-view trains.
- Cruise the Mississippi on a riverboat.
- Visit Niagra Falls.
- Visit the Grand Canyon.
- Visit Yellowstone National Park.
- Spend a week on a house boat on Lake Powell.
I doubt that I'll ever get to see all those places unless we hit the lottery, especially with the soaring price of fossil fuels (and the declining dollar - though that can't last forever, can it?). However, it's nice to dream.