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Dream (3 year) Vacation

“Vacation: an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.” For this 3.5 star writing assignment we are asked to blog about our dream vacation. Where we will go and who will we will bring.

My dream vacation…hmm…no mention of a time limit so, here we go.

If I had the ultimate dream vacation I would probably spend about 3 years traveling. Having family tag along as they can.

I would begin my vacation in Sydney, Australia. I would check out the Sydney Opera House, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Drive the Great Ocean Road. I would probably spend 3 months or so living in Sydney, exploring, relaxing and eating!

Next I would visit Bora Bora and Tahiti. This will be the mostly relaxing and checking out all the islands have to offer. I would spend about a week or so here. I would definitely spend some time in the overwater bungalows in Tahiti.

After a week in Bora Bora and Tahiti I would head to Asia where I plan to spend about a year exploring the continent. I would first go to Hong Kong to check out their museums, Disneyland, Tian Tan buddha and Lantau island. Next I would head to Bangkok, Thailand to check out their famous monuments. Kandy, Sri Lanka would be next on the list to see the Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Of course I would also check out Bali and Maldives for their fantastic beaches.

After exploring Asia I would hit up Europe! Paris, Florence, Italy, Greece, Amsterdam and London! I would probably rent a flat in Germany and visit all of these places as often as I could in the next year.

South America would be next. Machu Picchu, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia would be my destinations. I would probably spend 6 months in south America before heading to the states.

In my final few months on vacation, I would head home to the United States. But before reaching home-home, I would spend some time visiting the states I haven’t been to yet. Like, Colorado, California, Utah, Texas and Washington, etc.

After a very long three years away from home, I would start to look for homes to move into in Virginia. Eventually I would haul myself back to work, but I would have taken many pictures displayed on my desk to remind myself of the many great years I had.

I thought this assignment was awesome! Although it ended up taking me longer than I anticipated I am happy with the turnout. When I first saw the prompt, I thought of a quick 1-2 week trip that would be amazing. Then I realized that a vacation didn’t necessarily have a time limit. So I began to brainstorm and think physically what was possible. I came up with a time frame of 3 years because I feel at that point I might become homesick and ready to travel back to the states. I began the trip in Sydney, Australia because it was the furthest away and I would eventually make it back to the states every stop at a time.

Once I knew I wanted to start in Australia, I began to look up places to go. From there I listed those places and activities. I did this with every continent that I chose to go to.

As for the picture I created, I simply looked up places that I would have gone during the vacation and put them into a collage using an app called PicStitch.

Although this assignment was fun, I felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of places to go in this world! I eventually just listed cities because I couldn’t decide which specific places to go. What a wonderful world we live in with endless places to explore!

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