Something that hubby and I often talk about is we want to do in our retirement. One of the things we’d like to do is travel. Travel abroad. Not just around the United States. Of course I’d like to some day be able to say that I have visited every state. I have been to a lot of them but not every one. That would I guess be one of the first goals.
The second would to travel outside the states. I led a very sheltered life growing up and never went much of anywhere than the state of Virginia. By the time I had graduated high school I had barely been anywhere other than North Carolina to visit my sister and to St. Louis, Missouri to visit my brother and all the states in between Missouri and Virginia. In the years since then I have traveled to a lot of states but only been outside the United States three times.
Once when we went to AZ for my brother in laws wedding, we went across the border to Naco, Mexico and to Cancun for a trip my husband won with his company. Then about 5 years ago we took a cruise to the Bahamas and Jamaica. I enjoyed that immensely and we are even thinking seriously about taking another cruise next winter to celebrate our 30th anniversary and renew our vows.
If money were not an option I would love to travel extensively and here are several countries I’d love to visit. First and foremost I’d love to go to Japan for obvious reasons. It’s my husband’s birthplace and he hasn’t seen his mother in almost 25 years. From the pictures I have seen, it is a gorgeous country and I’d love to know more about my husbands heritage.
Another country I’d love to visit is Australia. I love the idea of a “walkabout” even though I’d have no idea about how to go about one! Again, from pictures I’ve seen, it’s a beautiful country and I’d love to visit it. And they speak English (sort of, lol) so I wouldn’t have to worry about learning a new language!
There are so many other countries I’d love to visit that it’s hard to just pick one more but if I had to I think it would have to either be Spain, Italy or Africa. I know they are all very diverse but I am fascinated by them all. Spain and Italy both seem so romantic to me and I’d love to go on a Safari in Africa. Not to kill any animals but to see them in their wild habitats. I have long been fascinated by big cats and the thought of being able to see a lion or tiger or leopard out in the wild thrills me beyond words.
Yeah, I think I’d like to travel. I might be a lady of leisure at the moment but I’m a poor lady of leisure and I’m pretty sure that kind of travel would take way more moolah than we have saved so I’d have to win the lottery or something to do what I’d really like. I guess in the meantime I’ll just have to dream of it. Maybe I can learn to teleport? I’m sure it would be much cheaper than air fare and hotel bills. Of course if I told too many people about it the cost of housing me in the nearest mental facility might rival the travel costs! I guess in the meantime I’ll just have to daydream.