Thursday, February 26, 2009

I want to travel

For the past six months or so, I have had this constant and strong urge to get out of the United States. It is not that I don't love and appreciate this country, I feel very blessed to live here, but my desire to see the world is a strong one. The thought of quitting life for a year and traveling all over the world makes it hard to focus on much else. A month in Europe when I was 15 just wasn't enough to satisfy my longing to see new places and meet new people. I can't really imagine much else more amazing than seeing all the places I have studied about and meeting people who are different from me, but also learning that we are all essentially the same. Here are a few things that I would give almost anything to see/do

Pyramids in Cairo
The Holy Land
all of New Zealand
Stonehenge at sunrise
The Russian Ballet in Moscow
O Cristo Redentor in Rio de Jainero
just lay on a huge grassy hill somewhere in Scotland or Ireland
go back to the Swiss Alps
Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
spend more time in Rome
spend TONS more time in Spain

I could go on and on about all the places I want to see.

Unfortunately I have no money. Maybe I will just have to find a rich guy who has the same desire to travel as me!

As for now, hopefully my trip to Montreal in September will satisfy my urge just a little.


  1. So fun! I would love to travel too... how about we just up and leave? Okay? And... I didn't know you were going to the ICMA. Coolness.

  2. You are so funny Alison. I'm sure that one day you will have the opportunity to travel. Good luck with everything.

  3. ALISON! I just got a blog... I have no money either, but i'll travel with you!