Monday, March 28, 2011

{Where I've been}

I've seen these "where I've been" posts on several blogs,
and I thought it was such a fun idea!
So I decided to do one too!

I absolutely LOVE traveling!
unfortunately, I haven't seen nearly as much of the US as I hope too!
{I've mainly done the NE, South & Texas}


but I dream of traveling the west.
maybe in a big RV. or Subaru. with my boys.
and big monster dog.
just us - route 66 - and run down gas stations.
Mount Rushmore. Yellowstone.
Big scary Bears. camp fires.
Everything cliche about a trip out west.

My 4 favorite places are:
1. South Carolina - The Lowcountry (Charleston & Beaufort)
2. New York - what's not to love about NYC! :)
3. Washington, DC - it's where I met the hubs! <3 
4. Texas - San Antonio & the Hill country

BUT to make up for my lack of traveling in the US --
I've done quite a bit of international travel!
I'll try to keep this part short, haha. 



I was given the opportunity to study abroad in high school
with an organization called Rotary.
They have the MOST AMAZING Youth Exchange Program.
If you have high schoolers (10th/11th grade) - SIGN THEM UP!
I spent a year in Switzerland, living with 3 different families!
I learned German. learned the culture. made lasting friends.
oh, and I also got to travel Europe - A LOT.
at the ripe old age of 16 ...
it's an experience I will NEVER forget!

That year in Switzerland really gave me a taste for Europe.
and all its wonderfulness.
I went back every summer - just my big backpack and a train pass.

Then I spent my junior year of College in Austria,
studying business at an International Management School in Innsbruck.
I spent my weekends taking the train wherever I could.
Italy, Spain, France, CROATIA.

Oh Croatia ... be still my beating heart.
It's my absolute favorite place on earth.


ok - or maybe Cinque Terra is - in Italy.
But now it's becoming "too touristy", so I'm still going with Croatia.


Then there were my 4 months in South America after college ...
Argentina, Bolivia, Peru & Chile!

All are amazing --
but Argentina, ohhhh Argentina!
The wine, the people, the Tango, the FOOD!

climbing Machu Pichu in Peru.
swimming with piranhas & anacondas down the amazon in Bolivia.


All these travel experiences have made me who I am.
they've impacted the way I see the world.
What I want to do & who I want to be.

So what about you?
Where is your FAVORITE place?
Where do I HAVE to go?

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9 comments:

  1. My husbands grandfather was from Croatia. It's on our list of places to visit for sure. I just wish my kids would get those lovely dark skin genes! Instead they have my nice English roots showing through with translucent white skin!

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  2. GERMANY AGAIN!! To visit meeee!

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  3. You've been to some amazing places! I feel like a simpleton now, lol :)

    Stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop, I'm your newest GFC follower :)

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  4. Croatia... I want to go there! I love Switzerland... and it's great with kids. Mo'orea in French Polynesia is one pretty amazing vacation spot.

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  5. So fun to read the places you've been. I also love to travel and have been blessed to do quite a bit of it.
    We lived just outside Zurich for 4 years. Absolutely beautiful!! Such a great location to get to so many other countries!
    We are going back for visit this summer..can't wait!
    Thanks for sharing your travels!

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  6. I hope I get to start traveling like this real soon. I found you on the Momsreview4You Wednesday Bog Hop, I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Review Blog Hop!You have a lovely blog :) Please visit me at http://childsphilosophy.blogspot.com/ -- I love company!

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  8. Cool post idea, I might have to give it a try, (I looove to travel as well!!!)
    Dropping in early from the Thursday blog hop and am now following you in GTC, would love if you'd return the favor, thanks!
    http://www.thriftymomspot.com

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  9. I found your blog when googling "mom blogs from Croatia". I being from Croatia...you blogging about how it's your fave place. And so I follow along...since apparently, you've got GREAT taste.

    One of the most beautiful places on earth...I agree.

    xo
    babymama
    avagracescloset.blogspot.com

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