This week's theme for the Friday Five is Five dream vacations.
I will say the we are definitely two gals who love to travel and we are very fortunate to have visited a lot of places in the world. With that being said, I honestly have no desire to travel that far from home anymore (maybe that will change in the future). I know a lot of that has to do with my dog, but really I just don't have the desire, especially in the state of distress many countries seem to be experiencing lately. And, I don't like to fly long distances!
I will share five wonderful vacations that we have already experienced and maybe some of you will catch that travel bug!
Of course Disney is one of our favorite places to visit but that would be too obvious for us to list, right?
the Palace Theatre, riding the London Underground (the tube), visiting Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guards (as we tried to get the guard to crack a smile), Warwick Castle, and the Thames River Cruise.
2. Ireland: Highlights include visiting Blarney Castle ( and kissing the Blarney stone which gives you the gift of gab), visiting the Rock of Cashel, the Dingle Peninsula, seeing a real gypsy wagon, entertaining music at St.John Gogerty's Irish pub in Dublin, seeing U2's apartment, and seeing To Dance on the Moon, a traditional Irish song and dance performance.
3. Jamaica: This was one of my favorite vacations because I am a warm weather gal. My favorite activities hands down were climbing Dunn's River Falls and Swimming with the dolphins.
4. Alaska: This was never one of my dream destinations, but it was Scott's so that is why we went. I have to admit, I really enjoyed it. Highlights include Whale watching (and seeing sea lions), and riding the train through the White Pass and Yukon Route. There is just SO much history here .I loved it!
5. Cruises: It doesn't matter where the destination is. I love to be on a cruise ship. I've gone to Bahamas, Grand Cayman Island, Nova Scotia, Key West, and Mexico just to name a few. If you ever get to go on a cruise ship DO IT. It is definitely a blast and really NOT about the destination at all. It's definitely about the journey!
I will also give New York City an honorable mention. We live so close so it's not really a travel destination, but we LOVE going onto the city, especially this time of year. If you've never been to NYC, it is a must do. We love central park, going to the museums, going to Radio City Music Hall for the Rockett's Christmas Spectacular, seeing the tree in Rockafeller Center and just all the festivities that come with it. Next year (when I'm not in marathon training) I definitely want to ice skate at Trump rink!