I’ve been to a lot of places, and there are still so many new places to visit and I want to go back to some of the places I’ve been already. I think I need to start taking more vacation time and get there! Anyway, here are 10 of my favorite places (that I’ve been to) in no particular order.
- Lake George. I practically grew up here, and I still love it. Either on an island, on the water or at my parents cottage. Best lake ever!
- Yosemite. I just visited Yosemite a year ago and it was lovely. Sadly I went by myself so I’d like to go back with Ryan when the waterfalls are flowing in the spring.
- Ireland. I went with my mom and grandmother just before I started college and I loved it all. Ireland is so beautiful! It is so green and I love all the old ruins and the sea always nearby. I’d go back anytime. Especially if someone was getting married there 🙂
- Acadia/Bar Harbor. This was my honeymoon spot! Ryan and I spent a lovely week at the Saltair Inn and it was great. The only problem was we were so exhausted from everything leading up to the wedding that we didn’t get to hike as much as I wanted. So I’d love to go back and see what we missed.
- My backyard. I know this sounded like a “favorite vacation spots” list but it isn’t. And my backyard is still one of my favorite places ever! And just wait until this summer. It’s going to be a wonderful spot to hang out.
- NYC! I spent 10 years living there and it is still the best city on earth.
- Yellowstone. I haven’t been since I was a little girl, but it was one of my favorite places then. I’d love to go back and explore the park again.
- California Coast. I know this is a little vague, but I’m not much of a beach girl and I saw a lot of the California coast and kinda thought it was all cool. It is very different from the east coast. I loved the beach in Santa Barbara, and the hiking in Monterey and while I loved Big Sur I really hated driving on the side of the cliffs on US1. So I need to go back with a friend who can drive 🙂
- Shenandoah Valley. It’s really pretty and where I’ve always spent time with my extended family. So I love going back because it means I get to see people I love.
- Cascade Mountains, WA. I’ve only been there once (while out visiting Ryan’s family) and wow! They don’t make mountains like that on the east coast. They are so awe inspiring and I’d love to go back and hike them again. The last time I was there there was a bit too much snow to finish our hike, but what I did get to do was really cool.
And because everything is better with pictures here are a few I took when I was out in Yosemite.