photo © 2007 Julia P | more info (via: Wylio)II’ve always considered London the gateway city to Europe. Given the close proximity of countries on that continent, London seems to be an excellent base camp for taking advantage of it all.
Unlike the 70 percent of Americans without passports, I am eager to fill mine with entry and exit stamps as time and money permit.
In fact, it is a life goal to live and work in London at some point in the next decade or so, in order to take advantage of the city hopping opportunities afforded by long weekends in a country with a more generous vacation policy than in the States.
Oh, to ride the gondolas in Venice before rising seas sink the city for good. Or revisiting Giverny, this time when Monet’s gardens are in full bloom. And I’m enough of a speed demon to want to drive the German autobahn.
Doesn’t everyone want to know what Holland sites are must sees? Though I’m not much of a skier, everyone should experience a getaway to a real Swiss chalet at least once.
The possibilities for adventure are endless within the bounds of a several year stint in London. Realistically, I’m more likely to save up for several multi-week treks across different parts of Europe. But I’m still open to the opportunities that could move me abroad.
What travels are on your bucket list?
The above is my fourth entry in the #Trust30 for the Ralph Waldo Emerson self-reliance blog challenge. The task: Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is that place for you, and what will you do to make sure you get there?
It’s not too late to sign up and participate.