Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Smiling all the Way From A to Z -- T

Many things make me smile but the today's letter super-duper-with-sugar-and-the-kitchen-sink-on-top makes me smile. And big time. It is...
 
TRAVELING
 
I love being immersed in new cultures and seeing different places, especially if it requires taking a plane. Turbulence is a must at least a couple times while I'm in the air. Oh, just thinking about dropping in altitude makes me giggle. Yet, oddly enough, I don't like roller coasters so much. Go figure.
 
I've been all over the world and still have many a place to go! Before I kick the can (ugh, morbid, sorry), I plan on visiting every continent, even Antarctica. Yup, I'll play a game of tag with some penguins (I'll win, obviously) and most certainly wear bundles and bundles of warm clothing. Brrrr
 
Here's a list of places I've traveled to so far: Canada, U.S. (30 states), England (lived there), Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, China, and Taiwan (lived there).
 
My favorite place I have been to is the Cinque Terre in Italy. Sigh!
 
Do you like traveling? Where have you been to? Where's your favorite place to vacation? Starting with the letter T, what makes you smile?
 
Writing Jewels

PS: Sorry I didn't check out many blogs yesterday, especially those people that commented on my "Sleeping In" post. My laptops power charger kicked the can (this is twice in all of a month). I had to purchase a new one. The person that let me borrow hers couldn't get it to me until later on last night; therefore, blogging wasn't able to happen. Plus, I was feeling a bit sick yesterday. So, long story short, sorry dearest followers. I hope I can do better today. :)
 
PPS: Refer to the blurb on the very top of my blogs sidebar to know why I am posting about what makes me smile. Go forward and smile!
 
 

30 comments:

  1. Sorry you didn't feel well.
    I've been to many of those countries. Lived in Taiwan? Very cool. I lived in Japan when I was a kid. I think it makes a big difference in one's views when they've experienced other countries and cultures.

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    1. I so want to go to Japan--jealous! And I agree with experiencing other cultures will open minds. Do it!

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  2. Been to NY and a few province around here, other than that, nadda. That takes $$$ lol and Antarctica you can keep, enough snow here.

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    1. It does take lots o' dough to travel. I could own a house by now if I saved my money, but alas traveling is more enticing. :)

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  3. I hope you're feeling better now. :)

    I've lived in several states and traveled through a few more, but I've never been out of the country—not even to Canada! One of these days... :)

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    1. Feeling leagues better! You'll get to another country one of these days! We should go together. Woot!

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  4. I love to travel too, although usually my favorite place in the world is home. If I could choose any country to go back to it would probably be France, although Italy is close behind.

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    1. I hear ya on the favorite place is home. I like being in my own zone, free to do what I want and be in pjs. Now that's stylin'. I'd love to go back to France and Italy. Sigh.

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  5. Traveling is a great way to put a smile on our faces. :)

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  6. I don't travel enough. I wish I had the time too. Maybe one day when the kids are older and on their own.

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    1. Yup, traveling takes time. And too much money. Argh!

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  7. The most adventurous trip we did was to Tysfjord in Norway when we went whale watching. The orcas obliged and swam the fish into the circle before stunning them - it was an amazing sight. Travelling by sleeper train and playing in shoulder high snow was spectacular too.

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    1. How freaking cool is that!!! Sounds awesome. I took a sleeper train from Paris to Italy. I didn't want to waste a days travel when I could sleep my way to Italy. It was a difficult choice though because I wasn't able to see the countryside on the way. Darn.

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  8. :( about your laptop and not feeling well, but =) about traveling. With three kids, I don't have thee time or money to travel as much as I'd like, but it's one of my favorite things. I'd like to go so many places, though I think I could skip playing with the penguins in Antarctica. I'm too much a baby when it comes to being freezing.

    Taiwan on the other hand, I'd love to go there. My husband spent a couple years there and always talks about how great it was,especially the food. I can't wait to take a trip there. I think it's awesome you got to live there.

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    1. The new laptop cord should be here tomorrow. Phew and I didnt' have to pay for shipping again and I'm getting a refund on the dud of a charger. Nice.

      You should definitely take that trip to Taiwan with your hubs. It is amazing and yes the food is delicious (well, for the most part).

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  9. Hope you're feeling better now. I love to travel as well. Washington, D.C. might be one of my most favorite spots because there's so much history there. I also really love going to the Biltmore and pretty much anywhere rugged and wild. There are too many good places to even name off!

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    1. Feeling top notch now, thanks for asking. Yes, D.C. is a fantastic city. I love the wild as well.

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  10. I love traveling and wish I had more time/money for it!

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    1. You're preaching to the choir, sister.

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  11. Hope you feel better soon.

    I love traveling. I visited Europe a few years ago, and would like to return there with my kids when they're older.

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    1. I'm feeling better already, thanks for your concern. I want to take my kids on vacations too... Well, I have to have kids first. haha

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  12. Wow - you've been to so many different places! I've not really traveled much since I'm a bit of a homebody, but I would love to travel to New Zealand someday. :)

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    1. I'm a homebody too. I like to be where my stuff is. Sounds contradictory since I love to travel, huh? Go figure. I'll go to New Zealand with you. :)

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  13. I'm a Sagittarius, the traveler of the Zodiac. I'd love to do more traveling, if I had the money. My only trips out of the U.S. have been my three trips to Israel, which included an emergency middle of the night landing in Vienna on the way home during my third trip. Sadly, we weren't allowed to get off the plane and even just explore the airport while the medical emergency was taken care of. I would've loved to have brought back an unexpected souvenir from Vienna.

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  14. I hope you're feeling better, Julia! I'm like the least traveled person I know, so I'm afraid I don't have much to contribute. LOL

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  15. I'm the opposite. I love roller coasters, but the smallest jiggle on a plane and I'm clutching the arm of the stranger next to me shrieking, "We're all gonna die!"

    I want to travel, but at the same time I don't like the act of traveling. But I've done a pretty decent job for a homebody: Australia, New Zealand, India, England, a variety of the states.

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  16. I love travelling, but don't do enough of it. I'd love to see parts of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean countries, and Alaska.

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  17. Where did you live in England? The best place I visited on my round the world trip was New Zealand. Such an amazing variety of landscape in a small space, from rolling LOTR country to glaciers and penguins (didn't play tag with them though!)

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  18. I wish I could travel, but really it's way to expensive. LOL I want to go to France and England really bad.
    Have a great day!
    ~Summer
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