It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: My fantasy vacation
Okay … so I’m going to go on the assumption that Covid doesn’t exist, that international travel is easy and safe (I have an active imagination and watch and read too much Tom Clancy, so I have a MASSIVE amount of fear about traveling internationally…anyway…) and that I have unlimited funds and can speak all the languages. It’s my fantasy, after all.
Honestly, what I’d really love to do is take a VERY lengthy (maybe a year?) trip to Europe. I might travel outside Europe some, but mainly I want to visit the places of my heritage: Portugal (particularly the Azores) and the UK (mainly Scotland and Ireland, but I’d fit some time in England in, too). I’d definitely spend time in Italy and Greece as well, absolutely. There are so many places to go in Europe, I’m not sure a year would be long enough!
My father’s parents came here from the Azores, though, and while they died before I was born, I’ve always felt strongly pulled to go there. I’ve heard it’s amazingly lovely and the people are awesome, so I’m practically packing my bags.
My mother’s heritage is reputedly Scottish/English. I say “reputedly” because her father came through Ellis Island, and changed his name so we’re not 100% sure, but family rumor has it he was illegitimately linked to someone close to or part of the royal family (Lord Mountbatten was name dropped a few times, but he doesn’t fit timewise as a sire to my grandfather). The rumors were taken so seriously, my grandmother was truly upset she wasn’t invited to Charles’ and Diana’s wedding. True story.
So, yep… Europe, please. Once I’ve done that, I might make a new fantasy vacation list… but for now that works for me.