last week i shared this photo of me on the beaches of my heaven on earth, in italy.
i asked my darling readers to share a photo of them on holiday and i loved seeing the places you lovies have been to.
here's our wanderlust virtual date:
^Jennifer, an Oklahoma girl (now living in Europe) in Budapest
^April in a cafe in Paris during her study abroad (so carrie bradshaw from the last season of Sex and the City)
^Claire in Beijing, China where she went to visit the boy she loved then, who was teaching English to preschoolers. "It was an incredible two weeks-- so much adventure, love, excitement, passion, intimacy, newness." This photo of them was taken in the Forbidden City. Her photo reminds me so much of mine in Italy; she described it perfectly how my time under the Tuscan sun was.
Marianne (my twinkie) "I have dreamt of London my entire life. The moment I saw Big Ben for the first time is one that I will cherish forever. My eyes filled with tears of happiness when I was on the London Eye overlooking my heaven on earth. True happiness for me was lying in my hotel bed in Piccadilly Circus after a wild night out with my widows wide open, just listening to the sounds of the city i love."
^Claire (who lives in the UK with her husband, Mr. D) in Time Square. "Visiting NYC was on my to do list, and Mr. D took me for our 10th wedding anniversary in 2009. We went with a couple of friends and it was the holiday of a life time."
Sarah (the brunette) with her posse (also her future husband jeff way down in the end opposite her) "It was so hot the day we took this photo in Barcelona... This was an amazing trip on which both couples got engaged. So fun, the happiest travel memories for me."
^Carol on her honeymoon in Bora Bora this past August with her husband Nick
^Faiza from her trip to Stonehenge in 2010. "It was my second time there within a year and I felt like it was such a haunting, spiritual and calming place." This photo is of her and her brother being goofy and playing rock, paper, scissors. (love it!)
^Amanda in 2007 while she studied abroad in Jerusalem, Israel during their national Independence Day celebration.
E. Charlotte two summers ago in Peru with her sister (on the right) in front of Mount Tocllaraju. "It was our last trekking day acclimatizing before we ascended to base-camp below a different mountain, Mt. Yanapachqa. The Andes are amazing!"
^Meghan in Rome this past summer. She backpacked through France, Italy, and Germany with a girlfriend. Someday i hope to do the same with my bestie, Marisa.
^Leesh in 2004 on Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana, DR. She said this is her favorite vacation photo ever, and it's plain to see why. beautiful!
^Claudia with her entire family during their trip last year to the beautiful beaches of Baja Mexico. "We don't travel much but when we do... we travel in a group! My family of five, my brother's family and their dog, my sister's two kids, and my father in law."
^Farah in Paris in front of the Notre Dame while visiting her boyfriend in 2009.
^Priya in front of the Eiffel Tower
^Gracie during her most recent trip to the Philippines (where my momma is also from) in front of an active volcano on the island.
^Sara in Rome taken at the Vatican. This trip was in 2004 during a cruise --a pilgrimage-- as part of her job (nice perk indeed sara!)
^Erin in front of Buckingham Palace in 2001, the summer she spent 10 weeks in London. "I remember it was a gloriously hot day in August and I was enjoying a day in the city by myself, exploring, writing letters, drinking Pimm's & Lemonade, and loving every minute."
^Maddy in Italy who spent two weeks in Tuscany with her ex and his family when she was 16.
this just may be my favorite virtual date!!! grazie to everyone who played along and shared your beautiful vacations xo