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Old 11-22-2002, 12:32 PM   #10
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Default The joys of travel...

Travel is my passion... I would go absolutely anywhere in the world given the means and opportunity.

So far, my absolute favorite place in the world would have to be Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) in Venice, Italy. I will never forget our first day out in Venice... wandering through the maze of narrow streets searching for the famous piazza... and then suddenly we came around a corner and there was this amazing sight. It literally took our breath away and we stopped dead in our tracks, jaws hanging open, eyes wide in overwhelming disbelief. Venice is a beatiful city and sometime in your life you must go. We also visited Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Sorrento... all incredible in their own ways.

Another beatiful and historic city is Toledo, Spain... where we were hounded by gypsies, almost killed by our crazy speed demon bus driver, drank too much sangria, and spent the day laughing and enjoying the amazing views. Toledo is a city that makes you feel as if you've stepped back in time. And of course you must see Madrid and Barelona and the rest of this Spain.

I've also been to San Francisco and northern wine country, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Washington DC, the Rocky Mountains,the Badlands, Florida and the Keys, all of the midwest states, camping in the Smoky Mountains, spelunking in Mammoth Cave National Park, lounging on the beaches in North Carolina, spent three months canoing and backpacking in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Canada, downhill moutainbiking in Colorado, and driven everything in between. Of course I would definitely try to head south over the winter holidays!

Jan/Feb I will be in Thailand... which is supposed to be incredibly lush and beautiful. Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Fang are on the iternerary. I am SO excited!

If I were to pick a place to go over the holidays... I would go to Puerto Rico where you get perfect weather, historic cities, beautiful beaches, resorts if you want them, great night life, and even a rain forest. It is on the top of my list of future winter holiday trips.


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