Tuesday, November 16, 2010

tuesday ten ~ sweet escape

sometimes we all need a little escape, somewhere to go and avoid real life for a minute, a day, a week... or when the times are tough maybe longer. :) and while i wish i was able to just go to the airport and hop on a flight to anywhere... that's just not in my budget ~ so instead i'm daydreaming. 

here's ten places i want to escape to, and even if i can't really go right now... someday i will. :)

1 ~ bali, indonesia. who doesn't want to play mini golf with a monk overlooking the beautiful ocean? i think it'd be amazing to go surfing, ride horses on the beach, and just explore the heritage and culture of this beautiful place.

2 ~ bora bora, tahiti. it was our honeymoon destination, and seriously anytime i need a mind escape, i automatically imagine myself back here. we stayed in one of those over water bungalows ♥, you could see all the gorgeous fish under the glass floor cut outs! this is one of the hundreds of pictures i took.

3 ~ kenya, africa. (the mister prefers somewhere in south africa... so we'll see). i just want to go on an amazing safari wherever we actually end up... lions, hippos, elephants, and giraffes need to be involved. while there, i wouldn't mind doing some charitable work too.

4 ~ venice, italy. when i finally make it to italy... i won't be stopping just in venice, but it's definitely one of my must see cities. the canals we have here in venice, california are beautiful; however i want to see the real ones. :)

5 ~ giza, eygpt. i usually only love sand when it's by an ocean, but being able to see the pyramids would be amazing/life changing. i know there are only a couple pyramids you can actually go into, and the number of people they let in for an entire day is only 300, but can you imagine how cool it would be??

6 ~ maldives islands. when i first saw the islands, it instantly reminded me of bora bora ~ but the one thing that reeled me is was the conrad hotel. it has an undersea restaurant that i would die to go to. it's 180 degrees of pure beauty... and p.s. i would ask to sleep there when i finished my meal. :)

7 ~ agra, india. for me the main reason to visit here is the taj mahal. i can't imagine seeing it's beauty first person. i think i could get lost there, and i ♥ that another name for this place is "tear on the face of eternity". maybe when i die, the mister will have a place like this built for me. 

8 ~ hawaii. the mister and i need to just pack up and go. i don't even really care which island... just one where we can relax and just be us. it would only take a little pineapple drink in hand, a flower in my hair, and i'd be in my kind of heaven.

9 ~ turks & caicos islands. a friend of mine went there on her honeymoon, and she told me she had the time of her life relaxing in their private villa ~ drinking pirate rum ~ and just hanging w/her man in the sun. sign me up... please & thank you! p.s. this picture is of pelican beach ~ how amazing is that water??

10 ~ kodiak, alaska. i really, really want to go at the beginning of summer when humpbacks, minke, and orcas are present and easily seen. how fun & exciting right?? this is probably the coldest place i put on my list of escapes, but it is just so beautiful that i don't think i'd mind be a little cold/freezing. :)

if you didn't notice i really do prefer islands over anything... i realized i picked 2 from asia (maldives & bali), 2 from the pacific (hawaii & bora bora), and 1 in the caribbean (turks & caicos). mermaid syndrome.

where do you want to escape too?

image sources: one, two by jenna @ a little blue, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten


Rebekah said...

Those would be great places to go! My husband and I aren't beach people, but we would love to go anywhere in Europe and we would love to go to Alaska!

Noodles and Waffles said...

I'm hoping to escape to Grand Turk in February. I'll need a break from the cold weather here in Chicago. In the meantime, I will flag your post and keep dreaming.

Marcie said...

Wow, what a list! Every place is stunning. I really want to visit most of these places, especially Turks & Caicos.

xo M

Leah said...

Oh these are excellent escape destinations but right now I just want to escape to my bed!! lol
Love this post doll!

Chrissy said...

I would wanna go pretty much everywhere you do...I would just ad Australia and New Zealand!

la petite coquine said...

You have me aching for a vacation! I would happily jet off to any of these destinations!

BelleinBows said...

New follower! I loved this post, obsessed with traveling. Your picture of Venice made my heart skip a beat.

Justine said...

these are such beautiful places. I totally wish I could be there.

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Dylana Suarez said...

I need to go to all of these places pronto!

Just came across your blog!



Signe said...

Just lovely! And I would like to visit all of these places, maybe except Kenya since I have was there for 3 weeks a few years back :)

Rosie said...

Wow I'm hungry for travelling now!
I've been to Venice and loved it but Bora Bora looks beautiful :)
Thanks for commenting my blog btw: Emma Watson is a total babe,

Rosie x


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Many of your places are on my list...I've been to Alaska, and am currently (cross my fingers) thinking of a trip to Kenya and Tanzania...to see the wildebeast migration next spring.

Lisa Fergus said...

Thank you for a little day dreaming on my end this morning! I want to be at 5 of those places like NOW! ;)


Kimbirdy said...

this was such a fun getaway! :) i want to go to so many places on your list! any of the islands {4 of my best friends just moved to hawaii, which means that's our guaranteed next vacation!}, alaska {long-time dream of mine}, and india.

we just went to thailand for our honeymoon in september and it was amazing! i would love to go back to any place in asia, but i think next on the list is nepal or singapore!

and i walk through the CA venice canals and dream it's the real venice sometimes. :) sigh...

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'd pick Hawaii..., or Bermuda!

Amy said...

Love this blog post. Totally put me in another state of mind and left me daydreaming in my math class :) Thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

The Maldives are definitely at the top of my list too! But I'd take a vacation to any of these places. They all look amazing.

This Full Life said...

I would love to escape to Hawaii with the hubs. We went a long time ago and it was the most relaxing week of my life.

simpledaisy said...

Ooh...what fabulous picks!!! I'd love to go to any of those places:)

Kelly said...

My travel bug is now worse than ever. Absolutely gorgeous!

(Hint: I studied abroad in Venice - if you order gelato in Italian they give you more. They love for us to try!)

DiamondsandTulle said...

Hi Jenna,

We basically have the same list of where I'd love to go or loved to have been! In addition, my list would have to include: The Galapagos Islands, Australia & New Zeland, Brazil, and the Seychelles Islands.

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com