2007 was truly a year of travel for our family. I was thrilled to be on the go and seeing lots of places, but I’m happy to be home with no travel until March.
But that doesn’t mean I have sworn off travel for good. I ache to return to a lot of the places I went when we lived in Europe. I want to show off my high school in Brunssum, The Netherlands to my husband. I want to show him the hostel in Amsterdam where I stayed with my art class. I want to take him to London, Cambridge, and Oxford to see the shops and markets I saw. We could head over to Rome and see the Colosseum and Spanish Steps. I want Damon to see more of the world than just the USA, Mexico, and the tiny village of Ramstein, Germany.
Of course, if I were to get an offer to go to a really incredible place for really cheap, I might just do it. Opportunities like that don’t just happen everyday.
Which is exactly what happened to my friend, Colleen. In nine days she and her husband Jim are leaving for a trip that kind of fell in their lap. It was such an awesome offer, she and her husband canceled another trip to take advantage of this one.
Colleen isn’t spilling the beans about where she is headed. Instead she is holding a contest and people get to guess. I recommend checking out her blog for the official rules (like no making guesses in the comment sections) and prizes (which aren’t too shabby!). So far there have been 6 clues:
And here is clue number 7: The place Colleen and Jim are going is somewhere I, Alli, have been before. For the record here is my list of past travel haunts: Germany (Koln, Geilenkirchen, Aachen) , The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Maastricht, Brunssum), Belgium (Brussels, Brugge, Ghent) , England (Cambridge, London, Oxford), Northern Ireland (Belfast, Newry), Italy (Rome), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), and Spain (Barcelona).