There and Back Again


If you could return to a place you have traveled before, where would you go?  This is just about as easy as a question for me to answer as is “Where would you go that you have never been before?”  For me I am personally fueled to return to places so that my family can experience it with me too.  Most of the travels I have done have been before or without my husband and kids.  In fact my children have yet to step forth on mainland Europe and I am so eager to take them to all the places I visited and lived growing up as an Air Force child.  Some of the places on my list are:

 1. Germany/Austria/Switzerland: I have lumped all these countries together because it is apart of Europe that I really love so much. I hold fond memories of summers and winters spent across that region with my dad as a young girl and teenager. I want to go camping and hiking in the mountains, to go snowboarding, eat germknodel, and experience a German Christmas. Really I could list a whole blog of reasons for each country but to suffice to say that I cannot wait to return there with my familia.

2. Italy. I have since moving back to Europe have returned here with my husband. However my kids have yet to taste ‘real’ pizza and visit a gelataria. I cannot wait to take them home to Napoli so they can meet my Italian familia.

3. Norway/Sweden/Denmark. We traveled here as a young girl with my family and I really want to return and also to add Finland to the mix.

Those are my top three places and I kinda cheated a bit by lumping several places all together. But when you have let places touch your heart like I have it is hard to leave anything out. Speaking of which I cannot wait to return to Cambodia & Thailand, Japan (and see more than just the airport), Australia (and then see New Zealand) and will have to return home to Hawaii nei one day too. Travel anyone?

Q: Where would you return to and why? Or better yet link up with a blog post about travel for the link up!

  • Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of L

    This is a tough question for me; I always like visiting NEW places when I get the chance. :) But three cities I would definitely return to in a heartbeat are:
    – Burlington, Vermont, USA
    – Prague, Czech Republic
    – Budapest, Hungary

  • Ksenia CamomilleTeaTime

    I really like visiting new countries but I’d like to visit Thailand (been there once) and Prague, Czech Republic(been there 3 times already).

  • Gemma @ Fleeting Planet

    I really want to go to Denmark and Sweden! What would you do if you went back?

    I’d love to go back to (I’ll limit myself to three or I’ll be here all day! :) Norway (I’d like to go further north in the winter), Iceland (I’d love to go in the summer and go volcano exploring) and Tofino in Canada (I’d love to just spend a summer there learning to surf or watching the storms).


  • Christine Maguire

    I would return to India, without a doubt! Berlin, New York and the Gili Islands are places i always want to go back to. :)

  • Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor

    There are so many places I still want to travel to before I return to some of my favorites. But if I did go back someplace – SE Asia would probably top the list.

  • Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    I would love to return to Australia one day!

  • Deasy Noel

    I would love to visit New York again. Actually, I’m planning a trip back there later this spring / summer :)

  • Andrea Sherrodd

    For me it’s always Rome — I studied abroad there, and I think it will never not be magical to me :)

  • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    So many places – Berlin, Kathmandu and New York are probably on the top of my list :)

  • Judith Sijstermans

    I would love to return to Portugal! It absolutely enchanted me.

  • Holly Hollyson

    I would LOVE to take Luke to some of the places I have been – that is love no?!