Friday, September 16, 2016

Five on Friday: Travel Dreams

I have always loved travel and seeing new places.  I have been blessed to have traveled to a majority of the states in the U.S. and I have also been to Canada, Mexico, and some countries in Europe. But there are still so many other places I would love to see. I love learning about new cultures, seeing amazing sights, and eating fun new foods (of course!).  Here are a few on my list in no particular order:


New Zealand

Mount Aspiring National Park/ Otago, New Zealand:

Mount Aspiring National Park/ Otago, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls and Lake Quill, New Zealand stay in New Zealand with 1BB here:

Quizá para S. Santa no, pero para las vacaciones de verano... #nosgustaelverde:
Hobbiton in New Zealand

I have always been blown away by photos I have seen of some amazing places in New Zealand. And then when I saw all of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies (I had read several of the books in the past too) I fell in love.  I would so love to visit Hobbiton too. (nerd alert - Lol!) Seriously though, many different photos I have seen from national parks in New Zealand have completely taken my breath away. 


Great Britain

London, England:
The River Thames London, England

Manor Garden, Snowshill - Cotswolds, England:

Fairy Pool | The Isle of Skye, Scotland:

Fairy pool - the Isle of Skye, Scotland  

The beauty of Ireland - I wish I could open that gate and walk up into those hills.:

Rhosilli Bay, Swansea
Rhosilli Bay - Swansea, Wales

I would love to see so many parts of Great Britain (if I can still refer to it all together?). I would love to see bustling London and the quiet countrysides of England. The magical beauty of Scotland. The amazing green of Ireland. And the breathtaking beaches of Wales. So much of my heritage and background comes from these places (great grandparents that came from Ireland and another set that came from Wales).  The other part of my heritage is Polish and I was blessed to visit there and spend time with family and it was AH-MAZING!!  I would highly recommend visiting Poland if you haven't - so much beauty there too.



Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jrn Utzon, who in 2003 received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. The Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world’s most distinctive 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.:
Sydney Opera House  - Sydney, Australia

The red road to Uluru in Australia - if you've ever wanted to do a trip, check our luxury tours and benchmark tours that take in Uluru
The red road to Uluru

The Great Barrier Reef. One place I want to go to when I go back to Australia some day again. It looks beautiful.:
The Great Barrier Reef

I would love to go to Australia one day.  It also looks so amazingly colorful and I have seen photos that take my breath away. Plus, I would LOVE to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef! I have been blessed to snorkel in both Hawaii and Mexico and they were some of the coolest experiences in my life - like EVER! If you've never snorkeled, I highly recommend you put it on your bucket list!! 


PEI Canada

French River, Prince Edward Island.I want to go here one day.Please check out my website thanks.
French River, Prince Edward Island

Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada:

Cavendish Beach PEI

Anne of Green Gables house -Ingleside House , PEI--this has been my dream house for almost 30 years!!:
Green Gables PEI

I want to visit Prince Edward Island for the obvious Anne of Green Gables reasons. I read all of the books - twice. And I have seen several different tv movie versions of them. I want my Annie to read the books and love them as much as I did and we could take a girl trip there one day. ;) But I also would love to see the amazing red sand beaches and lovely coastal areas and countryside there. It looks like somewhere where you would feel like you're going back in time.

 I've been to Mackinac Island in Michigan and that has a similar feel. In Mackinac they don't allow cars on the island - you have to ferry over to it and can only walk, ride horses, or take horse and carriages to get around. And the water is an amazing teal green and the houses are so charming. I recommend visiting there if you haven't! 


Spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli in Kenya #Africa #Kenya:
Mount Kilimanjaro Kenya

#Africa. I've been to morocco, but I definitely want to see more of Africa!:

Africa |  The Ndebele are world famous for their colourful and geometric patterns painted on their houses. | © Anke Van Wyk:

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Kenya's Legendary Giraffe Manor. En este hotel de Kenia, las jirafas desayunan contigo.:
Giraffe Manor Kenya

I think Africa is probably beyond anything I can believe. I think it's probably a place I would need to see to believe. It would be so outside of my world and anything I know and I find that amazing!  I would love to see the landscapes, the people and culture, and of course the animals!! I love the idea of a safari or a place like Giraffe Manor where the giraffes poke their head in and greet you in the morning. So cool.

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** All photos in this post courtesy of pinterest.

There are so many more places I'd love to see (we didn't even get into Asia) - but that's my five for today. How about you? Are there places you would love to see? Places you have seen and you think I need to put it on my bucket list?? I'd love the hear about it!  I'm linking with Amy of Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.


  1. Lucky girl! You're young with years ahead of you to travel. And you saved my bacon. I've had a BORING week and my post on Sunday will be echos of the past. I think you might see a photo or two which will catch your interest for a place to visit. Oddly, one of the countries I haven't seen and would love to visit is Poland. Hope all is well with you. Getting any color in your trees? We haven't started yet. Two days of rain and more tomorrow.

    1. Hello there dear Friend!

      Poland is so beautiful Patsy! You should definitely go if you ever get the chance. If you do and want some details, just let me know and I can tell you about the different cities I visited there.

      ONly little bits of partial color here and there. When it's in it's full glory I'll share lots of pics. ;)

      Wishing you sunny thoughts! xoxo

  2. Of your list of five I have only been to PEI, two years ago at this time of year, in fact. I somehow missed seeing Cavendish Beach as photographed, but the first and last photos bring fond memories to mind. I hope you and your daughter get to go one day. Happy Weekend!

    1. Oh Gracie - you lucky Lady! I so hope we get there one day. I'm sure photos don't even do it justice.

      Blessings to you! xoxo

  3. I would love to travel too, but I have this fear of "Making reservations!" What is that? I get all nervous about it. We have a trip to Mexico planned in June and I found flights but have yet pushed the "Purchase" button. On the other hand, I have no problem traveling by car and I LOVE Mackinac Island. Been there several times. Have you seen the movie "Somewhere in Time?" Filmed on the island. awwwww...sooo romantic.

    Cindy Bee

    1. Oh Cindy - that's fascinating to me. I wonder why you have that fear? Interesting. I hope you go for it on Mexico trip!! The best thing I've ever done in my life is find a love of travel.

      I have seen Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeve was SO yummy in that one!). And I ate lunch in the dining room at the Grand Hotel there and toured the hotel and grounds a little. So awesome!! xoxo

  4. What a great wish list Carrie, and I'd love to go to many of these too. But I have been up those steps to the little round green door in New Zealand:)

    1. Oh no fair Trish!! I want to go to Hobbiton. New Zealand seems like it's too beautiful to believe. ;)

      Hope you're still having lots of fun on your journeys! xoxo

  5. What a fun post. Prince Edward Island is definately at the top of my list, as is Great Britain. Such beautiful places! :)

    1. Thanks Heather! There are so many beautiful places to explore and just not enough time ::sigh::

      Blessings! xo

  6. Carrie, this is a lovely idea for a Five! As soon as I saw the words "Prince Edward Island" I thought "Anne of Green Gables" before reading further! I loved those books too. Raspberry cordial, anyone? I am not well-travelled outside the UK, although I have been to some European countries, North Africa and Florida. I think I shall work on a list now! (Oh, and Ireland is not part of Great Britain, which is only England, Scotland and Wales.) Hope you are enjoying the weekend. x

    1. Ha - love it!! And yes please on the raspberry cordial. Lol

      Oh you have been many wonderfully beautiful places!! And thanks for clarifying about Ireland. I didn't think that was right and was wondering. I would so love to see it ALL!! Someday ::sigh:: at least in my dreams. ;)

      Blessings. xoxo

  7. Five wonderful places to aspire to visit. There is so much beauty in this world. I am reminded of this every time I take a trip! Makes me wish I could just get an RV and travel!

    1. Yes Sharon!! Traveling is one the most wonderful things we can do for ourselves in my opinion. Broadens our horizons and also just allows for such joy in so many wonderful sights, tastes, cultures etc. So awesome!
      Make some plans and grab that RV and go for it Lady! ;)