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I am a lover of travel and a huge advocate for people having dreams and seeking to fulfill their dreams.

That being said, I am curious to know where my fellow Penny Hoarders would travel if money wasn't something you had to worry about.

What would be your dream trip/vacation and why would you choose that specifically?

Time to do a little dreaming! 

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Deon Christie posted:

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For me it would be Stone Hedge @Moore Income. Would love to just sit there and listen to the silence. Always been intrigued by Stone Hedge.

Stonehenge is a place I've visited a few times over the years. We'll be back in May. It is a special place. If anyone wants to go there, the best way is to arrange a Stonehenge Stone Circle Access pass. It allows you to walk among the stones. Otherwise you would be outside the roped off area. Highly recommended.

I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights......and I don't particularly care where I go to see them, tho Norway or Finland would be nice! I spent some summer vacations in Minnesota, and family would talk about the lights......a winter phenomenon.....and I remember how in awe I was of the photos and newscasts I saw back then.

@mintjulep that is also one of my wife's dreams. I know getting up into Canada and Alaska you can see them. We want to go to Iceland as we have heard you can get some amazing views of them there.

On rare occasion, the lights have been spotted here in Fargo, ND where I live but it is not that likely and not as nice as seeing it out in the open would be.

@Moore Income (aha!......is this how you link?)  If you make that trip to Iceland, please share travel tips.  I've spent a few minutes researching trips to see the Northern Lights and because they are so unpredictable, I pushed the thought way down the bucket list, even tho as a travel destination, it'd be at the top. According to family the lights are very rare in MN, as well. 

Bonnie Squires posted:

For me I dreamed as a little kid to go to Paris or Hawaii.
But now with our health I don't think this is possible.

So I say any where in the USA just hubby and I. We have
never taken a vacations alone in our 36 years we been married.

The other one would be to take all our kids and grand kids
to Disney world. 

Disney World sounds great @Bonnie Squires. Although it will be quite a journey from South Africa. Perhaps one day... 

friardave posted:

I've visited Stonehenge a couple times and will be there in May. It is a very other worldly place. If you do go I recommend arranging a visit through the Stonehenge Stone Circle Access program. You will be able to walk around inside the stones. Otherwise, you will have to stay outside the roped off area.

An other worldly place, and rightly so @friardave. It is believed the Druids (Celtic Pagans) built Stone Hedge as a place of Worship. Somewhere around the 17th Century. There is No Way I stay outside the roped area and will gladly pay the 45 quid...  But how many people on average usually go for the Stonehenge Stone Circle Access program? Or how many are allowed at one time?

mintjulep posted:

I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights......and I don't particularly care where I go to see them, tho Norway or Finland would be nice! I spent some summer vacations in Minnesota, and family would talk about the lights......a winter phenomenon.....and I remember how in awe I was of the photos and newscasts I saw back then.

Excellent suggestion @mintjulep. Although I would very much like to also see the Northern lights. I'm rather deterred by the drop in temperature. I get cold easily, what can I say? 

Moore Income posted:

@mintjulep that is also one of my wife's dreams. I know getting up into Canada and Alaska you can see them. We want to go to Iceland as we have heard you can get some amazing views of them there.

On rare occasion, the lights have been spotted here in Fargo, ND where I live but it is not that likely and not as nice as seeing it out in the open would be.

It must be freezing during winter @Moore Income. Although I would also love to see the Northern Lights. I'm really not too fond of cold. 

Deon Christie posted:
jcclark1976 posted:

I would travel the world to better understand humankind 

I think that may take quite a bit of time @jcclark1976. Will we ever be able to understand a species that destroy the very place they need to exist?

Yes - understanding will take time and yes, I believe we can understand a species that chooses to destroy the place it needs to exist. It's possible I may not like the information I learn but it still would let me better understand humankind.

So many places I'd love to see, I guess all of Europe for a start, and Stonehenge would be included, as my ancestors were mainly British on both sides of my family. Would love mostly to see British Isles and Germany. For a USA bound trip Disney World with my now grown up children would be awesome too. Crazy, but when you've never been somewhere it has an appeal at any age. I'd love to visit all my relatives first who live quite far from us so that is important. I'd love to see my friends in Kiwi land and Australia too but probably can't happen. Don't know what I'd do with no internet. It is my travel log for sure.

I have been fortunate enough to be in the travel industry within the luxury market and experience many parts of the world in luxury without having to pay a dime. I truly believe it is the best education and I have  given a taste of travel to my children as well. Here is to name a few, Bhutan, Prague, Croatia, Paris, Argentina, St Petersburg, India, West Coast of Australia (The Kimberly) on a yacht. (Maldives,  Palau for diving).  So many beautiful places in the world and one life time is not enough but this is a good start!

 

Bonnie Squires posted:

For me I dreamed as a little kid to go to Paris or Hawaii.
But now with our health I don't think this is possible.

So I say any where in the USA just hubby and I. We have
never taken a vacations alone in our 36 years we been married.

The other one would be to take all our kids and grand kids
to Disney world. 

Bonnie, do local radio stations & TV stations in your area have contests for little getaways in your area?  Entering those contests give you a chance to win a very inexpensive trip close to home (sometime far from home too!).  I say inexpensive & not free because you usually have to pay for gas, food & some other incidentals.  But I have stayed in hotels around my city & had wonderful little staycations that gives us a new experience.

I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to Europe a few time, Japan once & around a good chunk of Canada & the US.  I want to see the whole world!

On the top of my current bucketlist is:  Iceland, Maldives & Bora Bora.  My kids really want to visit all the Hawaiian Islands, Disneyland & Legoland & a Disney Cruise.

So far for this summer, we have some great campsites at a few lakes in British Columbia booked.  We might get to Washington state too.

Deon Christie posted:
friardave posted:

I've visited Stonehenge a couple times and will be there in May. It is a very other worldly place. If you do go I recommend arranging a visit through the Stonehenge Stone Circle Access program. You will be able to walk around inside the stones. Otherwise, you will have to stay outside the roped off area.

An other worldly place, and rightly so @friardave. It is believed the Druids (Celtic Pagans) built Stone Hedge as a place of Worship. Somewhere around the 17th Century. There is No Way I stay outside the roped area and will gladly pay the 45 quid...  But how many people on average usually go for the Stonehenge Stone Circle Access program? Or how many are allowed at one time?

When we were there, this time, there were about 20 other folks. We all tried staying out of each others way. Not like our first time there. It was us and 3 other people.

Regardless, if you can go, I highly recommend it.

i would travel to ENTALULA ISLAND PHILIPPINES,,i never been there but i like the solemly private beach sorounded by litttle forest..the shore that always invites any human body to dip in...and feel the breeze...and peaceful environment like being away from nagging bosses ....be alone..find peace with privacy..and i could swim in my own two piece swim wear with out people critisizing(i was supposed to feel sorry i lived in a country like swimin be like in a full covered body) ..feel every single moment..to live free even just for a while..oh men...then i wake up and realized breaktime is finnaly over and time to work again,,,

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I'm assuming if money was no object, then I'm retired. I would really like to do a long RV trip around the states. There is so much natural beauty and wonder here that I haven't seen yet. 

I have no interest in humid locations, so Hawaii, bermuda, etc. will have to exist without me. 

I would also have to take an extended trip throughout Great Britain. A few months at least.

Moore Income posted:

I am a lover of travel and a huge advocate for people having dreams and seeking to fulfill their dreams.

That being said, I am curious to know where my fellow Penny Hoarders would travel if money wasn't something you had to worry about.

What would be your dream trip/vacation and why would you choose that specifically?

Time to do a little dreaming! 

Italy is my ultimate dream. My father and his family came over in the early 1900’s. I feel drawn to Italy and feel like I need to go if money were not a worry ‼️

I'm currently saving up for a trip to Iceland in hopes of seeing the Northern Lights and geothermal activity, as well as some waterfalls.  I read everything I can get my hands on about budget travel to Iceland.  A few years ago I took a train vacation through Quebec, then used the train to go from Quebec City to Indianapolis, where I live.  I slept like a baby on the train and enjoyed looking out the window during the day at the scenery on the Adirondack route, which is one of the ten most scenic railways in the world.  I've traveled extensively around the U.S., been to Canada twice, Mexico three times, and Haiti once.  I would like to do the Polar Triangle, but that costs way more than I make in a year.

My wife and I lived in Granite Falls, MN  in the early 1990's. We got to see the Northern Lights on several occasions, which is a rare treat there. I had also gotten to see them when I was on a missions trip in the 70's in Dryden, Ontario, Canada, helping with the Indians in the area. It was beautiful and was something both of us would like to see again. We would like to go to Canada to visit some friends of ours, and then go with them on their yearly trip to Alaska to see the Northern Lights again.We nearly picked up a went last winter accept that my sister was fighting  cancer and we had to make several trips to Georgia to see her while she was still living. Maybe this winter we'll go. Would love to photograph them again. 

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Europe. All of it. I long to experience the beautiful churches and experience the sights, sounds... and the food. I have an exchange student/sister who lives in Switzerland. So Switzerland is a must!

I would also go back to Poland—believe it or not—I had to go there for an international competition with my daughter. It is a beautiful country with friendly people. As a bonus, they love Americans. They have not forgotten. Visit Auschwitz and you’ll understand. A bit of advice: keep politics to yourself. I was in a group of people in a taxi and one lady was extremely verbal with her negative United States opinions. I quietly watched on my phone navigation—he drove us in circles and charged over twice what the fare should be. Even better? Rent a car. Poland is huge. 

REGENIU$, that sounds like a great trip! I know many people who have been to the places you mentioned, and even had an Auschwitz survivor and his wife on my paper route when I was a child. It's always good to learn from people who were there, and that would be a very worthwhile use of monies saved. I look forward to one day hearing more from you, not just on Poland, etc., but  also on finances and your goals.

sthom posted:

Back to Paris...haven't been in 20 years. And, then I would love to go to Portugal, Spain, Italy. Heck, I'd settle for a nice train ride across Canada.

Check out Fresh Tracks Canada.  They're a train travel agency in Canada that made my wildest dreams come true when I went to Montreal and Quebec.  They have a cross-country trip option, but that's out of my price range.

BeckAtsila posted:
sthom posted:

Back to Paris...haven't been in 20 years. And, then I would love to go to Portugal, Spain, Italy. Heck, I'd settle for a nice train ride across Canada.

Check out Fresh Tracks Canada.  They're a train travel agency in Canada that made my wildest dreams come true when I went to Montreal and Quebec.  They have a cross-country trip option, but that's out of my price range.

Wil check that out. Thanks, BeckAtsilla

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