I’m going to do two travel-themed Ask Away Fridays, as well as a whole post dedicated to answering your questions from Wednesday’s post. Today, I’m swapping travel and vacation-themed questions with Cascia of Talbert Zoo and The Healthy Moms Magazine. She certainly has her hands full with these two blogs and her five kids! I read all of her posts, in fact.
#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fit Mom, as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers, between two bloggers! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world! Ask me if you want to swap!
We are sad to be losing Amber as one of our amazing co-hosts, as she is working to pursue other business ventures and focusing her attentions on her fitness ventures. We wish her nothing but the best, and hope for her thriving success!
When one door closes, another one opens…and we would like to give a huge Ask Away Friday welcome to a brand new co-host…drum roll please…Welcome Echo from The Mad Mommy! She is both a friend and a fellow blogger. I dig her.
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
Echo from The Mad Mommy
To see Cascia’s answers to my questions, go HERE. And here are my answers to her questions:
1. What is the best time of year to go on vacation and why?
I think it depends on where you’re going. I do think it’s really great for New Englanders to travel somewhere warm in January or February – the polar vortex months. I may go beyond “great” and say that it’s vital. On the other hand, going to the mountains of Alaska to see moose, or going to the Pacific Ocean to track whale migrations.. are best done between July – September. And the best time to stay HERE, or to visit us in New England (you’re ALL invited!) is in October. Seriously.
2. Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, what countries have you visited?
I have only been to Canada, coast to coast but not much in the middle. And I’ve been to many US states, but there are still several to go. I’d still like to explore more of it all – here, there, everywhere. In the sky too.
3. What country would you love to visit someday? Why?
There are quite a few on my list, but I’d like to start with England, because of the Doctor Who attractions!
4. How many states have you visited?
Last time I counted, it was 34 out of 50!
5. What state would you love to visit someday? Why?
I know I say this a lot, but my number one dream is to go to Alaska. I’d just go insane there with all of the wonders!
6. Describe your dream vacation.
Alaska with the family! I’d love to do a pretty widespread trip to Alaska – seeing moose, wolves, whales, cities, towns, mountains, glaciers, more mountains, more glaciers, more moose, and maybe some more mountains too. For good measure.
7. What was the worst thing that has happened to you while traveling or on vacation?
This is actually a story I’m trying to submit/share in another venue, but I can share the end point of it. It involved flying from Vermont to New York City and then a second flight from New York to San Francisco. In a blizzard. And we had to first get off a mountain in a PT Cruiser (PT Loser). The flight was so bumpy and even dizzying that people couldn’t hold their lunch. Luckily, I was in my self-isolating unit of really loud headphones so I missed the vomit sounds. I mean: Luckily, we arrived safely.
8. Describe your most memorable vacation and why it was so memorable.
It’s hard to narrow down vacations, because so many are outstanding, but for me it’s about not wanting to go home. Not even at the end. I’ve always been so tender-hearted and homesick and slightly anxious, that sometimes when something is really big and wonderful and epic and life-altering, I tend to want to hide away or go home. Not my best trait, but it’s me. So my best vacation was exactly a year to the day after we left San Francisco to move east. The vacation was back to San Francisco, after a year apart. We had a newborn baby girl. We were there for a wedding, and we went all over our favorite city – visiting our old home, our old restaurants and parks, our old coffee shops. We visited our old favorite inns and workplaces. It was such an experience that I’m nearly tearing up writing about it. I remember that feeling. It was like coming home, but being away from home just the same. I’ll always feel that way. It’s my bi-coastal disorder. I’m in love with two places. So far..
9. Would you prefer to relax on the beach or tour a big city? Why?
In this day and age, I’d prefer to relax on a beach. I can’t wait to do that in St. Augustine soon!
10. If you could travel with a celebrity who would it be and why?
I don’t even know how to answer this! Do I want someone sexy? Someone to make me laugh? Someone to take pictures with? Someone with enough fame and fortune to get me anywhere I wanted to go? All of the above? Let’s just say Tim Curry.
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