By the end of this week, I will be giving blood while digging my feet in the sand and listening to music. I will go on daily walks, be sprinkled with ashes and eat yummy salads on the grass.
I recently decided to spontaneously add a mystery destination to my round-the-world itinerary. For a large number of subscribers, this is a far away and exotic location for many of you (“exotic” in the sense that you haven’t ventured to this part of the world, and you really must!); it is also very far away for me! But let me tell you, there is no place like it!
I began this particular trek on the morning of July 13, with my sad departure from Montisi, Italy (a very small Tuscan village, where I lived for 34 days without a car, train or bus! This will be the subject of future posts). Soon I will be arriving in another country on another continent! I am especially excited about visiting this mystery destination, as I had no intention of traveling there during my world tour, and for the first time in my life, I will have the opportunity to experience this very special place in a unique way!
Without giving any more hints, who can guess where I am headed? And for bonus points, what am I referring to in my first sentence? (This might be a toughie!)
For the first person who successfully guesses this mystery destination, I will send them a REAL postcard somewhere from my travels! (When was the last time you received a postcard?) Now go for it, take a wild guess (in the comments section below)! And be sure to check back to this blog post over the coming days for responses and additional hints.
NOTE: If you already know the destination as a result of private communications, please respectfully refrain from “guessing.”
Stay tuned to find about my upcoming mystery destination (and many more adventures to share!)
(writing from my hotel room in Florence)
Iceland?? I don’t think there is much sand and giving blood there (i.e. mosquitoes)…. but you now know I’m here at home for a nice summer visit! It was good to see you!
David guessed Tanna Island, Vanuatu
I think he is correct, Love Bonnie and Dave
Thanks for guessing guys!! I’m home sweet home in Yellowknife and so happy to be here!
Finland – you know your cousin lived there for a year…
You’re going back to Yellowknife!
Congratulations Aimee! You were the 1st correct guesser! You will receive a postcard from me during my upcoming travels… who knows where that will be?! I have no idea yet!
I wish that was the case… I think I’m postponing Africa to another time unfortunately…. it is my dream destination, but things aren’t working out as I hoped, and I want Africa to be a destination all on its own…. I’m home sweet home for a visit, and then 6 more months of world travel ahead of me!!!
You said “I will be giving blood and there is no place like it” And then there is the ash from the forest fires so it sounds like Yellowknife. But you also said Exotic??
You’re right Auntie Judy! Good analysis! Giving blood (mosquitoes) – although they are not bad at all; ash from the forest fires… “exotic” for most of the subscribers, who have never been up north before:) Thanks for guessing!!
Yep, I think somewhere in Canada. Sask?
You know now I’m home sweet home… didn’t make it to Saskatchewan to visit family; I was originally only going to be here for 10 days, and then I extended my stay twice and it will be just over a month! Nice to be home!
Yellowknife. FOTR site to be exact.
Congratulations Carl! You are the LUCKY WINNER #2 (I had to pick 2 because you guessed the particular event that I was referring to…Folk on the Rocks!) You’ll receive a postcard from me during my upcoming travels:)
I was thinking about including Hawaii in my plans, but not this time… I came home sweet home for a nice long visit:)
Nope… But good guess! I am home sweet home for a short visit (I’ve extended my stay twice now!!!) Best time to be here:)
Peru? Trying to figure out where United flies a 747 to from over there and thinking you must be connecting via US unless there’s a South Africa flight via Europe…perhaps I’m over thinking it!
That flight was headed to Chicago… then I connected to Calgary (stayed for 3 nights), then on to HOME SWEET HOME!!! Thanks for guessing Jeff!
You’re funny! Actually I met a woman from Georgia at the travel writing conference in San Diego and she did invite me to come visit… and I would love to one day!
Sounds like you’re going home for Folk on the Rocks☺
You’re right Erin! Home for a nice visit (I planned around FOTR dates, but this wasn’t the reason I came home. This is the best time of the year to be in Yellowknife, and i’ve been having a fabulous time…. mostly stuck in front of the computer dealing with travel arrangements and research, but I have extended my stay, so I hope to make some progress on the relaxation front soon:)
Folk on the rocks! YK
Yep! you got it! (but you weren’t the 1st correct guesser:( I didn’t come home for FOTR, but I planned my visit around those dates so I could take part:) Nice to be home for a visit!
HOME SWEET HOME…..
your either near the Colima volcano in Mexico, or the the one in Bali??
Came home for a visit:) (I was in Bali in May….) Nice to be here, best time of the year…. I am just stuck with a lot of travel arrangements and research for upcoming travel and unknown/unplanned destinations. I would actually like to just switch off and relax for once….
Nope… Thanks for guessing Allyson! I came home for a surprise visit, and ended up extending my stay for a bit longer, as this is the best time of the year to be here:)
In that plane you are probably going to Chicago or Newark. After that… Who knows!
You’re funny… I was heading to Chicago (just for the flight)… and then onto Calgary, and then to Yellowknife…. home sweet home!!!
Ohhhh, wouldn’t that be nice?! I’m home for a visit…. but heading back to continue my world travels soon!
nope. But thanks for the guess! I’m Home sweet home! (But you know how I feel about my change of plans with not going to Africa now:(
nope. But thanks for the guess! I’m Home sweet home!
nope. But thanks for the guess! I’m Home sweet home!