Ok, everyone in my family knows my favourite game to play… and it goes like this. If you had all the time and the money in the world where would you go? Another favourite Cheryl’s game is to ask for her children’s top 5 travel moments however, no one seems to appreciate Cheryl’s games as much as Cheryl does. In fact, Cheryl often (surprisingly) has counter answers such as – oh yeah, but what about this place? or oh no, how could you forget this moment? As you can see Cheryl’s games create a bit of a “oh no here we go again ” drone and she usually ends up playing them by herself or with Abby who will still play with her 🙂
So if you had all the time and money in the world where would you go?
Cheryl’s top answers at the moment are Cambodia (always the correct answer 🙂 India (usually number 2) and the rest is up for grabs…but usually it is a blend of Turkey, Zambia/Uganda/Namibia or any African country where we could self-drive and see animals as we should see them, sometimes Jordan for Petra, all of Europe but primarily lately it would be Romania, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Greece maybe, Italy always, Hungary and maybe the rest of Europe because I simply can’t decide, Nicaragua and always, Guatemala. Oh and there are the Galapagos islands as well, but that will be much later when we are rich! Ha Ha
Top 5 travel family moments (random order as I change my mind all the time)
1. Tikal, Guatemala (soon to be blogged about as Jurassic Park)
2. Sahara camel trek in Morocco (otherwise known as eat sand for supper moment)
3. Huacachina, Peru (sitting with my nephew at the bottom of the sand dune at night listening to Abby and Jade talk and giggle up in the dunes because they were having so much fun in the sand that they refused to come down)
4. Amsterdam (because Amsterdam should be a part of all good lists) – walking along the canals with Jade and eating some major quantities of fries late at night at a cafe and later walking with Jade and Erin and drinking at a pub outside (Jade was not drinking however)
5. All those first moments when your children see things outside of their world for the first time – Jade in Guatemala city and Noah and Abby in Lima and Erin soaking up the heat in the back of our rusty broken down cab on the way to Essaouira. And of course, I appreciated that she ventured out in Essaouira when we first arrived (no major culture shock for her) and got us much-needed water and the most delicious potato chips ever… all trips require good potato chips!
And of course… the above 5 probably changes every day… almost as frequently as Cheryl checks Kayak Explore options to see where she can fly to from Toronto at any given moment for the cheapest amount. If you don’t know Kayak Explore, get your butt off that chair and run immediately to your computer to check it out. It is an addiction that all wanna be travellers should know about!