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We have slowly begun to settle into our hometown. Actually, I don’t think Craig and I could ever settle here or anywhere for that matter. Let’s just say, I’ve managed to find a semi- comfortable place to sit for a moment. The most frequent question we are both asked is “So, how long are you here to stay?” or “Are you home for good?” My answer is always the same, “With Craig and I you never know” or ‘We are here for the time being, but you know us we could take off in a moments notice.”
And we could and would. We can’t help it, this is the life we signed up for and its the only life that works for us. There’s no point fighting that one.
Now that we are both working again, and money is returning to us, the wheels are in motion and I’m beginning to plan. One thing you must realize is that your round the world adventure travel plannings, start off with some simple dreaming in your mind. It has to start here, or it won’t continue. I plan to write steps for travel planning at a later date but let’s just say that when you start dreaming, you never allow any reasons to enter that tell you why you can’t do it.
So right now, I’m not thinking of money, or time, or children. I am only thinking of what I want to do next. What is my future world calling me to do? This is the most important part of your planning, as its the moment where you tap into the path for you to travel next in order to learn what it is you need to progress in life.
So I am paying attention to the travel urges within me and this is what I am finding.
Thailand or anywhere in South East Asia
I can’t help but always have the urge to return to this incredible country and region. I mostly crave time here because after a tumultuous few months, and a pretty disastrous and soul changing couple of years, I am in great need of some cleansing and peaceful restoration. Thailand cleanses me, returns my sense of balance, and helps me to breathe deeply. I think wherever we go next, it will be first to Thailand for at least a month. Though how I could go there for this short amount of time, I don’t know?
Or, I could really go anywhere in South East Asia. I could truly go and disappear for ever in this great part of the Universe. This afternoon we went to pick up some green tea from our local tea house, ran by a Vietnamese family. Fran began brewing tea as soon as we entered the shop, sat us down, and talked to us for a good half an hour about the teas and her life. She had us in stitches with her description of our hometown and we were filled with such warmth and love to be in her company. It reminded me why I love Asia and Asians so much. They are warm and funny, hardworking and friendly, and they constantly make you feel like life is a total joy and the only thing that is important is to express that joy.
I have written a few posts on Spain and Dublin, Ireland lately and with the production of a few new ventures that involve this continent I am feeling the urge to return. Also Craig, hasn’t been to continental Europe and I would really love to spend a few months over summer exploring Europe together. We both could see us living in a small cottage somewhere near Bordeaux, France and using that as a base to explore further.
I really want to get lost sailing around the Greek isles for a couple of weeks. I want to celebrate life and cultures at the incredible festivals in Spain, drinking copious amounts of Sangria and exploring her amazing cities. I want to be in Oktoberfest for the tapping of the first keg. I want to be a first time visitor with Craig to Croatia, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia. And of course we want to shake the dust off the memories of our time in our former home of Ireland and mine of England.
We have yet to visit South or Central America, and while its a place we really want to go, for some reason I am feeling no urge at this time to go there. I often wonder if I will feel the urge to go. Is it fear that prevents me or is just that there aren’t any lessons for me to experience there yet? Perhaps by 2011, I may find myself thinking of this region of the world more.
and then of course there is …..
Disneyland. I believe in the Law of Attraction and my beautiful little daughter is doing everything in her power to manifest a holiday to Disneyland. Her Aunty gave her a promotional video of Disneyland and we watch it over and over and over again. She has her trip all planned. She knows what rides she is going on and with who. She has become a collector of all the spare coins floating around in purses and hiding under couch cushions. “This is for Disneyland,” she says as she puts each coin into her platypus moneybox. Every two weeks we deposit it into the bank and her savings is steadily growing. We would be more than happy to accept the magic that allows us to take her to Disneyland.
We always feel the urge to be return to America. But it’s more of a return to more permanent roots, right now we’re looking for a traveling adventure.
What are your thoughts? What sounds like a good travel plan for us? What about for you? Where is your next travel urge taking you?