Monday, January 28, 2008

Give Me Five Monday Meme #11

Monday, January 28, 2008

The 'Give Me Five' Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple short list! Here's how it works. Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn't have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.
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Give Me Five vacation destinations you've already enjoyed or would like to some day.

I love to travel, that's no secret around here! No time to sit around enjoying my home theater furniture, I love to get out and see the sights! I have been a few places already but honestly, there are so many places I still want to go, I want to go everywhere! Plus, I want to go back to some of the places I've already gone! Here we go:

1. Atlantis, Paradise Island-Nassau, Bahamas-I have been there 2 times before and I immediately fell in love! There are sooooo many things to do and see and smell and taste and hear! I would consider this definitely to be a place I can't wait to go back to. At the time, it was (and may still be for all I know) the world's largest outdoor marine habitat. You can just be walking along and stumble upon a pool of sea turtles or a tank of sharks. You will have to visit the Atlantis website to get an inkling of a taste of some of the amenities they offer. Atlantis also has many works of glass art by Chihuly to be enjoyed. I even have a book on just the Chihuly instillations. When I visited there were 11 pools and lagoons to enjoy, a golf course, a spa, restaurants, high end retail shops, a casino, fountains, art, a lagoon bar, hot tubs built into the landscaping, a marina, water slides, underwater trails and aquariums, outdoor live music, beautiful landscaping and fantastic architecture and more...Oh yeah, plus a beautiful beach front!!! Fantastic...if you ever get a chance to visit, even for the day, DO! They have added many new things since I was there in 2001. I can't wait to go again!

2. Baltimore, Maryland-I've been there several times to visit my friend A. I will visit there again once they have returned to the States from their 3 year work related stay in England. My favorite thing to do there so far is the Inner Harbor in Balto. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is there and is so unique! There are shops and restaurants and a science center which I haven't visited yet, but intend to maybe next time through. Lots of fun in Balimer.

Me @ villa for my cooking class in Florence, Italy

3. Italy-This was a short trip to Florence but I pray it wasn't the last trip I get to make there! I had a great time and saw such beautiful sights! And the food...the FOOD! I know the rest of Italy has more to offer, so yes, I will want to go back again and again to different places all around Italy. I would really like to go and take more cooking classes it was sooo fun and informative!

Me @ Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England

4. England-I've only been once but there are so many reasons to go back! It was such a treat to go and learn about the way life is there. For instance, the roundabouts. I wish we had some here. They keep the flow of traffic moving instead of sitting at red lights waiting for no reason. Also, I love the beauty that was everywhere! I was pleasantly surprised to find such a variety of trees and the lush green hills that roll into the next and so on. The architecture is fantastic and all the many castles just waiting to be explored! Every turn provides a new fun adventure! Lots to do...would love to return and discover more places I missed on my first visit.

5. New York City, New York-This is a destination I have not yet enjoyed. The closest I have been is seeing the skyline from the air a few times when I went to England. I cannot wait to go! My friend A has already said that when they are back from England and I come to visit them in Maryland, we can take a long weekend and travel the couple of hours up to New York!!! I can't wait, I'm sure once I go I will want to return. I'd love to live there someday even if it's just for 3 or 4 years, but I really think I would like it. It's a place filled with so much history and you can just see any number of weird or interesting or fun things just by walking down the streets! Yes, I'd love to see New York many times. For me, it's the highest place on my list of destinations. It even tops Hawaii! Although, Hawaii is a very close second.
Give Me Five Participants
1. Skittles
2. Mom Knows Everything
3. Mama Pajama
4. Comedy Plus
5. Misty\'s Words
6. Kwizgiver
7. maryt/theteach
8. Julie
9. Sandy M
10. Stacey
11. forgetfulone
12. Anna
13. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
14. Tina Kubala
15. Lucky13
16. Cathie

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Skittles said...

Holy cow.. you've been all over the place! :)

Tammy said...

This was fun. I could really use a vacation!

Anonymous said...

You have been to lots of really cool spots in the world! We went to New York for just 24 hours several years ago. I'd love to go back and spend at least three or four days. Great idea for this week!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Mine is finally up. This was a fun one. You are so well traveled. I haven't been around too much. Have a great day Becca. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! You love to travel! I'm a homebody, so I enjoyed reading your post to tell me about the different places.

Kwizgiver said...

I dream of travel... ahhhhh... the adventure!

the teach said...

Becca, you've traveled to some wonderful places. Mine is up at Answers to the Questions

Anonymous said...

I love ALL those places, but I've never been to Italy! Another one to add to my To Do list! LOL!

Sandy M said...

You have a great list! Mine is up also.

Stacey said...

Here are my answers:

1- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: LOVED it there! Warm and beautiful beaches. Did I mention it was *warm* there??

2- Florida: Not exotic, but it's one of my favorite places to go because my best friend lives there! (And it's also *warm*!)

3- New York, NY: I can hear the snickers and see the eye rolls, but, wait! I have a good reason! I've been to NY City before, but I want to go again with my guy because he was born and raised there. It's always better to visit a place with someone who really knows it!

4- Ocho Rios, Jamaica: My parents were there, and I saw the pics. I wanna go! (And, you guessed it, it's *warm* there!)

5- Hawaii: I don't think I even need to give a reason for that!

forgetfulone said...

Wow! You have been a lot of interesting places. I did my first Give Me Five today. Thanks for letting me join in the fun! I enjoyed your post and your photos.

Tina Kubala said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathie said...

Okay, hopefully I'm doing it right this time! I suppose each time I do the give me 5, I should add my name here again?

Alison said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful!! I didn't participate this week - I've never left the country so my vacation destinations would pale in comparrison. Although, I have been to New York and I would say it's the best place I've ever vacationed! I hope to get back to these next Monday! Thanks for sharing!