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    So, let's dream a little. Since most of us are pretty much stuck to a few mile radius of home, we might be dreaming of where we'd like to travel. What is on your bucket list of travel destinations?

    I'll go first. The actual list is much longer, but this is a good start.

    Places I've never been
    Prague
    Vietnam
    New Zealand
    Canadian Rockies
    Southern Trails of England (entirely a walking vacation)

    Places I'd like to return to:
    Australia, but this time the western and central regions
    Australia, back to the Blue Mountains
    Portugal (scoping the idea of retiring there for a bit)
    Yellowstone
    Yosemite
    Grand Canyon
    Carol

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    I'd love to return to Japan. I taught and lived there for a short time and just loved the mix of nature and urban, the food, and the trains that can take you anywhere. Washington DC and Paris--there was so much to see and take in in those cities that I didn't feel I did them justice. Pennsylvania Chinatown and Amish country. Las Vegas for their buffets.

    Places I haven't been but want to go: Hong Kong and China, before things went crazy. Vietnam, Tibet and Thailand. The French countryside and England...wonder if they still have that soapbox thing on Sundays? Ride the Chunnel. Italy and Greece. Gorge out on pastries whenever I pass by a bakery wherever...yes, my travels are dictated a lot by food.
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    Ooooh. I dont think I have anything really surprising, but its nice to dream.

    New Zealand, because Peter Jackson showed us amazing scenery.
    Australia, because its a big version of California.
    Yellowstone, before the caldera erupts.
    Up the western coast through British Columbia up to Alaska. Because wet and forests and islands are very exotic to me.
    Thailand, because I once saw a Sukhotai Buddha that spoke to me, and the kingdom that produced it has fascinated me since.
    Japan, because I like a lot of the aesthetics and snippets of the culture.
    England and Ireland, because history.
    Greece and Egypt, because ancienter history.
    Morocco, because its been a destination in my imagination. Something about sand and mountains.

    Thats my morning list! Ive never had a passport, so maybe when I get one, I will be able to move some places from “never gonna happen” to “its possible now!”. (Theres some issues with my name where the name on my birth certificate doesnt exist elsewhere.... With this RealID thing coming up, Im trying to convince the state of NJ to give over a certified copy to me, but so far they wont because I cant prove Im the person on the certificate. (And delays because of covid.) My social security number name changed when I was 18 and an emancipated minor, but SS doesnt want to talk to me unless I have a birth certificate.... so Im going in circles.)
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    Current:

    All the places in NZ that are usually packed with tourists and are now nice and empty (sorry to you all that can't travel but I am going to make the most of our closed borders and current lack of Covid [fingers crossed it lasts]).

    Future:
    Places I have been before: Thailand, USA (so many places we did not get to visit when living there and places I would like to re-visit with DD7 who was not around then).

    Places I have not been before: China (I am always Googling place names from my editing work and finding things like the red beach in China [look up images of it as it is amazing]), Japan, Egypt, lots of places in South America, Russia, lots of places in Africa.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
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    The Mediterranean coast, from Europe to North Africa and the Middle East. I have visited/lived in some countries surrounding the Med and I could easily go back and visit new and old places. Just give me a boat so I can float from port to port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    The Mediterranean coast, from Europe to North Africa and the Middle East. I have visited/lived in some countries surrounding the Med and I could easily go back and visit new and old places. Just give me a boat so I can float from port to port.
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    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I would definitely go back to Okinawa in a heart beat and I would love to travel around the region some more. Spend some more time in Nihon (mainland Japan). Singapore is somewhere I never got to go while we were there. Australia and New Zealand too.China, see more of South Korea, Guam, and all the other little Pacific Islands.

    I would also love to go back to England and see and do more. Also travel all around Europe, I don't even really care where in Europe, just backpacking around Europe for a few years sounds divine.

    Actually I'm pretty much game to travel anywhere in the world and see it from the locals point of view instead of a tourist point of view. I want to talk to the locals (preferably in their native tongue) and learn all about what life is like for them. There are even parts of the US I haven't been to yet that I would love to see someday. I haven't been to the extreme North East nor have I been to Alaska. I would love to see both.

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