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
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.
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.
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!! 🙂