Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Time to go travelling

Yes, we're well into July now, and it's time to go travelling - and not just on the #atozroadtrip.

One of the things I enjoy most on the #atozchallenge are the travel blogs.  I don't know why I don't take more notice of them through the year, but it seems to me that picking a travel theme gives you a great opportunity to show off your holiday snaps AND engage with people who have been to the same places, or would like to go to the same places, even from their armchair.

Last April I had a chance to do a little of that because my theme was the NATO phonetic alphabet, which offered me Hotel, India, Lima, Quebec, Sierra and Zulu.  I had a tale or two to tell about some of those, and I hope people enjoyed them.  I am tempted to do a travel theme next year, but I really haven't got enough photos of places beginning with.. well, the usual difficult letters.  But my next holiday (vacation) is to somewhere special, to do something special, so I decided to fit my theme around that and I'm already considering what to put against the other letters!

Are you holidaying (vacationing) somewhere nice this summer (or winter, in the Antipodes)?  I'm thinking hot summer days with a pleasant breeze to stop me melting; shady beaches with waves lapping, palm trees waving, good food and pleasant company.  Nice countryside to walk in would be essential, and a few interesting buildings to fulfil some cultural yearnings would be nice too.  Sounds like I ought to be back in Goa, or somewhere else in India - or maybe substitute the palms for pines and do the Mediterranean - Knossos would be nice, I've always wanted to go there.  Or is Disneyworld more your thing?  How about the Harry Potter world?

My next holiday?  I'm going to the arctic circle to see a total eclipse of the sun - next March.  So that's E for Eclipse sorted out!

Did you miss these travelling posts on the @AprilA2Z?
Natasha's eXpress -
Reflections En Route did Lithuania
A Taste of Travel did a restaurant tour:
Bob Sanchez is one of many who did G for Grand Canyon!
and Jennifer Garcia did Florence, among other places

My 2p in the Blogger or Wordpress for following blogs is solved by pinning them to a Pinterest page for A to Zs  :)

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Arctic Circle? Now that would be a heck of a trip.

Mason Canyon said...

Traveling via blogs is fun. You get to see and learn about great places without all the problems of traveling.

Jemima Pett said...

I may be closer to it than you already, Alex - I fly over to Norway and then up to the north of it!

Jemima Pett said...

You're so right, Mason!

ilakshee said...

Looking forward to your Arctic post, Jemima! That should be interesting and off the beaten track!

JO said...

I've been all over the place - did a gap year in my 50s and can't stop! But haven't done the A-Z thing - maybe next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jemima .. I missed your A-Z posts .. there were definitely a few travel bloggers, or those posting about places in their own countries .. fun way to do the A-Z Challenge ... I'll have to check out your A-Z this year .. back-tracking ... presumably the road-trip has a reverse gear??!!

Cheers and gosh what a wonderful trip to look forward to .. the Arctic ... and E for Eclipse .. enjoy your summer - Hilary

Jemima Pett said...

I think that's going to be Monday 6th April 2015 if all goes well :)

Jemima Pett said...

My gap year was my 37th year :) It's definitely a great way to do things. I hope you do take up the challenge, Jo - but start preparing your posts early - it's more fun that way :)

Jemima Pett said...

Hi Hilary! Yes I missed you too this year - however many blogs I try to visit in April, it's never enough :)