Sometimes we think about where we’d go on our ideal vacation. After all, it can’t hurt to dream…
Haley: My dream vacation would include three parts: 2 1/2 weeks in New Zealand; 2 1/2 weeks in Indonesia and 2 1/2 weeks in Greece.
In New Zealand I would spend some of my time surfing and exploring the little town of Raglan. I’d leave the remaining time undetermined- with lots of room for spontaneous adventures in other towns. In Indonesia I would spend most of my time in Bali surfing and working with a close family friend who runs a midwifery clinic. And my time in Greece has not been mapped out yet; however, I have a long list of places there that I would love to see! The goal would be to keep all of these parts loosely planned with lots of room to go where the trip pulled me.
Chelsey: One of my dream vacations would be to spend autumn in Europe— specifically Edinburgh, London, Paris, and Vienna. I would ride on the ferris wheel over old world-sy Edinburgh, stroll through the incredible Viennese Christmas markets, people watch while trying to blend in with locals at sidewalk cafes and street markets in Paris, and just wander around in London. I’m a sucker for fall, it’s so dreamy and romantic to me, and so are all of these places. Just google “Vienna Christmas Market” and you’ll see what I mean! It looks like what Christmas felt like as a little kid.
Guin – One of my dream vacations would be at Tahoe skiing with all of my friends and family in a giant ski-in-ski-out cabin that could accommodate us all. There would be food, drink and cards in addition to music and a snowy fireside marshmallow roasting session.
Ian – New Zealand. For probably about a 6-month vacation, because I would need that long to do everything that I want to do there. But if I could only go for a couple weeks or a month or two, that would be fine. I would also have to include a layover, probably a week or two, in Mallorca, Spain.
Brian: For me it’s a trip to Spain, starting in Barcelona and traveling down the coast, popping over to Morocco for a week, back up and over to Portugal for another week. The trip ends in Madrid. Along the way taking in the culture, the history, the beaches and some Spanish soccer. Traveling with me are my wife and son. Would love to stay for a month if life allowed. This is the dream trip for us because it offers such a great blend between the present and the past. The diversity of the various cultures along the way would give great variety in a relatively small geographic area. While not for a month, this dream trip will become a reality, at least for a couple of weeks, next Spring.
David: Beach + sun + waves + beer + tacos/beer + surfboards + live music + hammock + nighttime dancing. Sprinkle in some hiking and I’m sold.
So where would you go and what would you do?