I have to tell you, I love having guest bloggers. Not only does it let me bank some posts for the next time I’m super-busy, I’m getting far too many great travel ideas. Vanessa and I know each other internettily, through a pretty great bunch of real-life mutual friends, and through our shared love of Paris.
A: Age you went on your first trip.
B: Best (foreign) beer you’ve had and where.
Kreik in Belgium.
C: Cuisine (favorite).
D: Destination (favorite and least favorite).
E: Event you experienced abroad that made you say “wow.”
Driving through the Hollywood Hills at night and looking at all of the beautiful giant homes.
F: Favorite mode of transportation.
G: Greatest feeling while traveling.
The high you get when you see something you’ve dreamed about and only seen through photos and on tv in real life. [Krista: So true. I just about passed out when I saw New York for the first time.]
H: Hottest place you’ve traveled to
I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where.
J: Journey that took the longest.
K: Keepsake from your travels.
L: Letdown site and where.
Brussels, I think it would be a cool place to live but I didn’t love it when visiting.
M: Moment where you fell in love with travel.
My first trip to Florida, we were upgraded to business class on the flight and then I spent a week in Fort Lauderdale and then went to Disney World. I talked about it so much my parents took me again the next year.
N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed at.
The Hotel Monaco in San Francisco, they had pet goldfish if you were lonely.
O: Obsession. What are you obsessed with taking pictures of while traveling?
I like taking photos of the people I’m traveling with, and desserts.
P: Passport stamps. How many and from where?
I just submitted my passport for renewal today. I had around 20 stamps or so, from the US and Europe.
Q: Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where.
Catacombs in Paris, it’s very cool. I’ve heard it’s a busy attraction but when I went I was the only person which made it extra creepy. [Krista: That is creepy, not sure I could do it!]
R: Recommended site, event or experience.
Climb the tower at Notre Dame, everyone goes up the Eiffel Tower but because Paris is so flat it’s not a great view. Notre Dame is in the heart of the city and you can get the gargoyles in the photos.
S: Splurge. Something you have no problem forking over money for while traveling.
Attractions and museums – I figure I’ll regret not seeing it more than not liking it and wondering if I missed out. And I always get dessert and ice cream!
T: Touristy thing you’ve done.
Gone to a taping of Jay Leno, it was a cool experience though.
U: Unforgettable travel memory.
Taking a water taxi from the airport to Venice, it’s such a beautiful, unique place. [Krista: this photo is gorgeous and full of details, I can’t stop looking at it!]
V: Visa. How many and for where.
1 – a student study visa for my time in France. There was a lot of red tape and I only got it 2 days before I left!
W: Wine. Best glass of wine while traveling and where?
In a Paris hotel with friends from home that I hadn’t seen in months, we drank it and ate a baguette with stinky cheese and caught up on life.