Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Great Affair

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

How old were you when you first traveled?

My first time on a plane and my first time on a real trip was when I was fifteen and we went from New York to Arizona.  I loved being on the plane and seeing a place completely unlike the place I grew up was exciting.

What is your favorite form of traveling: car, bus, train, or plane?
I've only been on a bus twice, and never been on a train, so out of the other two, I'd have to say car.  Or truck, like I do now - I love having all the amenities of home with me.  I'd be a great RVer.

Where did you go on your first road trip?
I've always been one who liked to drive, but most of my "road trips" were day trips around the area where I lived (NY, NJ, CT, PA).  I never drove to Florida like other people did, or across country until we moved to Arizona - I've made the New York to Arizona trip more times that I care to remember.

Where did you go on your first bus ride?
When I was in 8th grade (14/15 years old?) we went on a school trip from New York to Washington D.C.  In 9th grade, I went on a school trip from Arizona to Disneyland in California.  Those were my only two bus rides.

Where did you go on your first train ride?
I've taken the train from Westchester County in New York into New York City, and we took a train in Italy in 2010, but other than that, I've never been on a train trip.  If I were to do that, I'd love to go across Canada or through Europe.

Where did you go on your first plane ride?
To Arizona (from New York) with my parents and brother. 

Motion sickness? Treatment of choice?
I'm not aware of any motion sickness isues.

Where would you like to go that you haven't been?

Where would you like to go back to?
I would love to go back to Europe and also spend more time in Eastern Canada.

Traveling alone or with someone?
With just one other person.  Our Italy trip consisted of seven people total.  I'll never do that again. (Well, unless it was with my best friend and her family.)

Your ultimate traveling dream?
Flying first class and having a driver at my beck and call when I arrive at my destination.  Traveling through small towns and large cities in Europe, dining out, taking pictures, meeting new people and hopefully getting invited to stay in someone's villa or on their yacht, spending time in a ski chalet, having enough money to treat my friends to join me in different locations on my trip.  And staying in first class accomodations in all the places I explore.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2011: The Gaping Void Says It All
2010: Under The Tuscan Sun Within 3,000 Year Old Walls
2009: Dragged Back, Kicking And Screaming
2008: Seniors Maintain Law And Order By Way Of A Fluke Discovery
2007: Lisa Lavie Is The Angel Here
2006: Fight The Moth
2005: Abandoned But Not Forgotten

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