My A to Z Travel 19

My A to Z Travel

So this blog topic has been going around the internets and I thought it was a fun post idea, so here we go!

A) Age you went on your first international trip:

To the best of my recollection, Jamaica just after my Dad passed away.  I want to say maybe 4 or 5?

B) Best foreign beer you’ve had and where:

Banks Beer (THE beer in Barbados).  I’m not the best person to chat about beer with. I’m not a huge fan of the bloat, thank you very much.

C) Cuisine (favorite): 

Mexican, Greek, Italian.  These days, I like all food.  I just love eating and food.  LOL

D) Destinations–favorite, least favorite, and why?:

Favorite: Barbados and Paris.

Least favorite: Can’t say I’ve been anywhere and disliked it.

E) Event you’ve experienced abroad that made you say “wow”:

Vimy Ridge, just outside of Arras, in northern France.  It’s a military engagement battleground from WWI and there’s a massive monument and memorial to those that fought and died there.  It’s breathtaking.

F) Favorite mode of transportation:

The trains in Europe are crazy fast, it’s such a neat way to travel and so quick, too.  I love doing road trips; Jeff and I often go for a drive if were bored and look at the landscape, huge homes that we’ll never live in, things like that.

G) Greatest feeling while traveling:

I always feel so blessed when I travel and see how other people live and just how much we take for granted.  It’s humbling seeing others live with so little and here we are bitching on a day to day basis about first world problems.   And they’re so happy with such simplicity…

H) Hottest place you’ve ever traveled to:

Greece or Spain.  Hands down, hottest sun there, coldest most fresh water and wicked sunburns there that I’ll never forget.

I) Incredible service you’ve experienced and where?:

Always in Barbados.  We always stay at the same place, so the Staff knows us all and we them and they treat us so well.

J) Journey that took the longest:

Spain or Greece.

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K) Keepsake from your travels:

We get quirky or cute fridge magnets from every holiday.

L) Let-down sight, where and why?:

Hmm.  I wish we had more time in Amsterdam.  I would’ve loved to have seen the tulips or some of the windmills there or even gone on a bateaux-mouche.

M) Moment where you fell in love with traveling:

I think I was born loving to travel.  I was nearly born in Nassau, before my mom was put on bed rest.

N) Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in:

Hmmm, that’s tough.  We’ve stayed in many different places but each location had unique accommodations.  Amsterdam’s hotels were MASSIVE compared to the hotel we were in while in Paris.  Quaint and cute, but small.  Maybe staying in the villa’s in Barbados?

O) Obsession–what are you obsessed with taking pictures of while traveling?:

Landscape, countryside, flowers on trees, growing fruit, the ocean, fish and turtles.  You name it.

P) Passport stamps-how many and from where?:

My passport doesn’t always get stamped…  but let me recollect where I’ve been:  Jamaica, Mexico (Cancun), St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Florida, New York, California, England, France, Spain, Gibralter. Greece and it’s Greek Islands.  I think that’s all of them.

Q) Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where?:

Nothing really rings a bell to be honest…

R) Really Frightening: where’s one place you’ve visited where you felt unsafe or uneasy?

Hmm, I guess one spot we’re always cautious is down at Oistins, the first market in Barbados.  There are so many people at Oistins every Friday night and sometimes you can actually see the locals trying to search the crowd for careless or unsuspecting, aloof tourists.  They have plain-clothes officers walking around but it’s a matter of being smart and aware of what’s going on around you.  And don’t carry everything but the kitchen sink in your purse.  I’m comfortable there, but it makes many others uneasy just because the crowds are huge there.

S) Splurge-something you have no problem spending money on while traveling:

Food/coffee/museums, anything touristy we want to do or haven’t done but want to try, we don’t hold back.

T) Touristy thing you’ve done:

We do all touristy things when we’re away, even when we go to Barbados, because there’s always someplace or something we’ve yet to see/do.

U) Unforgettable travel memory:

I think if you asked Jeff or I both, we’d have to say diving.  There’s just nothing else like it on earth.  It’s hard to put into words how vast it is…and the beauty is just out of this world.

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V) Visas-how many and for where?:

I’ve never had to get a Visa for any country I’ve been to.

W) Wine–best glass while traveling:

Hmm not a huge drinker so I wouldn’t even know what to answer this question with..

X) eXcellent view and from where?

Gibralter, or the ruins in Greece.

Y) Years spent traveling:

Since I was a young child.

Z) Zealous sports fans and where?:

Not really, but if I ever had the opportunity, I’d love to go to Wimbledon.  I love Tennis.

Which are your A to Z of traveling? Would love to know!

Enjoy the rest of your Weekend!! 🙂



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  • Katie Stanley

    I remember how upset I was when I didn’t get a stamp when traveling in Mexico one time! 🙂 I love your list!

  • Lol! When we renew our passports, we have to hand in old ones. So even if I collected stamps, every new passport would be starting out fresh.

  • wow! you’ve been all over! I’ve been to Greece & El Salvador and would love to see so much more of the world! 🙂 loved reading your post!

  • G) Greatest feeling while traveling:

    I always feel so blessed when I travel and see how other people live and just how much we take for granted. It’s humbling seeing others live with so little and here we are bitching on a day to day basis about first world problems. And they’re so happy with such simplicity…

    This is so true!! When I went to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip it really opened my eyes to how others live with so little, yet are the happiest people. We gave a couple of kids we were staying with some glow sticks during our dinner and they had a blast for about two hours. Give a kid in America a couple of glow sticks and they will be done with them in 10 minutes. It’s just amazing what we take for granted that others don’t!! Love this, thanks for sharing! Xx

    Kalee |

  • Oh, I’m going to have to do this list!!! I love to travel and love to read about other peoples travels! Thanks!

  • It’s a fun post and pretty quick to do. 🙂 I love reading little tidbits about people. 🙂

  • It’s just so amazing and humbling to see people enjoy such a simple thing..: we take so much for granted, don’t we? That’s why I try to remind myself to be grateful.

    Thanks for stopping by Kalee 😉

  • Greece is beautiful isn’t it? Did you go to any of the islands? Santorini and Mykonos were my favorite.
    Thanks for stopping by love xo 🙂

  • yes it is! I have never been to the islands, I spent 10 days in Thessaloniki & the surrounding area both times I went, but it is my DREAM to get to those gorgeous islands! Mykonos is at the top of my list 🙂

  • Yes, it’s so true! It was a great post, I enjoyed the read 🙂


  • Mar

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Wow, how lucky were you, you spent all that time there! That’s awesome!! 🙂

  • 😉

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Love this!!! I’ll travel vicariously through you!

  • Sounds like a plan 😉

  • Fun list! I also splurge whenever I’m traveling because I know I won’t be back anytime soon. I don’t often go to the same place twice. And what I mean by traveling is somewhere where I need to take a plane. We ARE going back to Rehoboth, DE for the second time ;).

  • I really enjoyed this post because I love my travel experiences as well. Plus, anytime that I get to remind you that you must go diving in Australia, well, I’m going to take that opportunity to encourage you to visit!

  • That’s my mindset too. Some places we know we’ll always go back, like Barbados, that’s lik a second home.
    But we don’t go away all the time so why not splurge a little and enjoy? Nothing crazy but why not? Life is short…


  • Do you dive at all? Have you seen the barrier reef? I’ve heard it’s getting pretty bad, in terms of dying coral…. I’d love to land in Australia and Bew Zeland one day…. Pictures I’ve seen and from your blog, yall make it look incredible. Good lord it’s far though.

    Someday, love… 😉