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Six Places

By Sara Zwicker @SaraZwicker

Good morning!! Sorry I’ve been MIA for most of this week, with work travel landing me in Philly until Wednesday night and a lot of excitement at work over some great data we released, its been kind of a whirlwind!  I haven’t been able to catch up with you all and I’m sorry, but I’m back and it’s Friday so that means it’s time for a little bit more about me via the 10 Day Challenge.  Today’s post is on 6 places.  I thought about whether I wanted to highlight 6 places I frequent a lot that I love or places I have traveled to,  but I decided I would highlight 6 places I want to travel to.  I have said many times here that I LOVE to travel and Robyn and I did quite a bit of traveling before having Ashton and I get to travel for work too, so I have been pretty fortunate to visit a lot of really great places, but here are some (I really had a hard time pairing the full list down) of the top places on my “to go” list!  Many will have to wait until Ash is a bit older though and can enjoy what we are doing (and tolerate the length of the flights), but I have no doubt that we WILL visit all of these places.

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Six Places

1. Africa (specifically, an African Safari)

I’m dying to do an African Safari…I have looked into quite a few companies who specialize in this type of experience.  I’d really like to go during the Great migration so we can hopefully see a very diverse population of wildlife.

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2. Australia & New Zealand

Robyn and I have been talking about a trip to Australia & New Zealand for quite a few years.  We likely would have gone in 2012, but I got pregnant right after we got back from our 2 week adventure in Ireland (hands down our best vacation ever) in 2011 and it was put on the back burner, there was no way I was traveling that far while pregnant!  We couldn’t choose between both places, so we would definitely do both in one trip!

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3. Asia 

I know this is pretty broad and it’s intentionally that way because when we go, we are going to do a REALLY big trip spanning many cities.  Why take such a long flight and not try to maximize the time you have there?  We are thinking we would need to go for at least 3 weeks.

Six Places

4. Iceland

Robyn and I had planned to go to Reykjavik in 2010 but the Bachelorette headed there for an episode which caused a lot of interest there so the prices SKYROCKETED and our very reasonably priced vacation turned ridiculous so we opted to go to the Grand Canyon instead (which was a totally amazing trip, so it wasn’t a wash!)  Iceland is only about a 4 hour flight from Boston so we hope to get there soon and swim in the Blue Lagoon!

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5. South Africa

I have always wanted to go to Cape Town, I mean it’s kind of the best of all worlds, it has the water, hiking and wildlife encounters!

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6. Greece

Greece has such a rich history and is set against a stunning backdrop.  It’s been on my travel list since college when a friend of mine did his study abroad semester there and came back with amazing travel stories.  I want to see the Colosseum, the whitewashed homes, blue-domed churches, and the pastel-colored baroque homes.  They also have gorgeous beaches, huge mountain ranges, vineyards and olive orchards…seriously, how could you NOT want to go there?

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So there you have it, my top 6 places we want to travel to at this point.  However, I am happy to go anywhere as long as I am with my boys.  We haven’t traveled a lot with Ashton, our biggest trip with him was to Toronto last summer, but given that he was only 18 months old, he was a total rock star during the long trip.  I look forward to exposing him to more as he gets older.  

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Question of the day

Where do you want to travel to?  Have you been to any of the places on my list?  If so, tell me about it!


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