My edits for the first draft of my book are due Friday and I'm freaking out over the responsibility so OBVIOUSLY I'm ignoring it for a moment it by dreaming of trips across the world. Y'know... classic avoidance techniques that us grown-ups use.
I've always been filled with insatiable wanderlust, as long as I can remember. I spent my childhood at the Wilmot library pouring over travel books in both the adult and juvenile sections; learning everything I could about whatever place I was obsessed with at the time. DID ANYONE ELSE DO THIS?
I was such a nerdy kid.
I now travel a LOT for speaking engagements (2-5 times a month and P.S. you can book me here!) but those trips are brief 24 hour turn-arounds and while I love exploring university towns (and talking about body love!!!) it's different than extended trips to far off places. I've been keeping a mental list of cities that seem to call my name for years now and I've collected travel porn for each one. The top six?
Palm Springs: After deciding that I needed to visit Salvation Mountain, I noticed that I'm less than 5 hours away from Palm Springs. WHY HAVEN'T I BEEN? It may seem weird to travel from Arizona to another desert town but I'm looking forward to the color, palm trees, pools, and Elvis paraphernalia filled rooms. OH and visiting Dinny the Dinosaur (from Pee-wee's Big Adventure) on the way!
There are of course a million places I'd love to see (like family in Dublin and US cities like Savannah and Charleston) but these six make me swoon the most. Conquering this list should be an adventure and a half though, as my favorite way to travel is solo (which allows me to cause the least amount of cultural disruption) but now that I have a person that also loves to travel? I suppose I'll be learning a new way to explore these places.
What about you? Do you like solo, couple or group travel best and why? And what's your list of 6 places you need to see? Leave them below... I obviously need to lengthen my list.