I’ve always loved traveling. As a kid I visited most of the U.S. states, parts of Canada, and most of Spain. The experience was unforgettable…much to my husband’s dismay. He’s not big on flying, but he did agree to go absolutely anywhere I wanted to go that didn’t require us going airborne. And he meant it. We’ve already taken one road trip across the U.S.—over 4,600 miles—and we’re about to embark on another, this one over 6,000 miles and 19 states. Our goal is for our children (now ages 4-16) to experience firsthand the best parts of all 48 contiguous states and parts of Canada, then we’ll end with a Caribbean cruise that will give us a peek into Mexico. The kids—all six of them—are LOVING this…and so am I. Even better, so is my husband.
But dang it, I still want Europe. I still dream of it.
I broached the subject with my beloved. He gave me a Look—a well deserved one, considering by the time we’re finished with our road trips he will have driven our 50-plus-foot rig over 20,000 miles. (Yes, those miles are all his…I would drive, but y’all don’t want to be out there with me pulling a trailer, lol.) I suggested a cruise across the Atlantic to London, and from there anything is possible. Sort of.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but he gave me the green light…and a very generous allotment of travel time.
And that’s where you come in. I want to go to Scotland and Italy and I’d like to take him to Spain, but I haven’t a clue what else should be on my MUST DO list. Europe is hallowed ground. So much happened there…to see the centuries-old buildings and walk the same earth where so much history was made will be surreal. But where do I begin?
Where do you dream of visiting? What spots have you loved the most?
And by the way, my dream trip does come with a slight catch. After my husband accompanies me to Europe, I have to spend 15 days hiking with him in the “unforgiving” Alaskan wilderness, sleeping on a “pad”—probably one laid out over snow—all the while praying I’m not eaten by one of their record-breaking grizzlies.
But at least I’ll have Europe…and you can bet he won’t let me forget it. 🙂
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ABOUT SARAH BALLANCE
Sarah Ballance is a multi-published author of contemporary, historical, and supernatural romance and romantic suspense. She’s been married to her own romantic hero for what he calls a “long, long time” (and no, he’ll never hear the end of saying that). Together they have six children … and clearly too much time on their hands. She currently writes for Entangled and has upcoming releases from both Entangled and Samhain Publishing. Click here to see other posts by Sarah Ballance.