Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yes ~ It Is Indeed True

Odd years have become years of travel abroad and this year is no different ~
I have been busy sitting at my makeshift desk with computer, searching some of my favorite sites for accommodations in the most wonderful places I can find.

Dreams can and do come true, it is just a matter of dreaming of those 'Far Away Places' and drawing the map by connecting the dots.  Of course you must do some saving and planning, and searching for just the right flight, cruise, friends to travel with you,or tour.
We like to make our way around and have rented a car which gives you complete freedom on the road and ability to reach those out of the way villages tucked away.
Lately we have traveled by train and followed the rail to unexpected places. We are doing this once again and although I have been able to plan our itinerary somewhat, I am finding the timetable of the train schedule to be a challenge. Leave point A. arrive at point B. change trains to make the next connection and arrive at point C. at what time??
How many miles can we cover in a day of travel and where should we stop for a few days to catch our breath?

My trusty turquoise Rick Steves' travel book and trusty fold out map spread over the table I search towns and cities that might be our favorites by the return home. Is there a place for us to reside ?
My favorite thing to do is to experience and make the town mine, as if I have a place there, and it is mine~ I think that is why we often return to some of our favorite spots.
We always like to return and know the lay of the land in our chosen places. We feel comfortable walking through the throngs of people with a direction and no map in hand, however it is always folded and tucked into our pocket in case we need to discover where we are.

Two years ago, I somehow discovered Air B&B and have used it in Paris, Bruges, and Nice, as well as in the United States. This company has provided some nice interchanges for people to "rent" a studio, flat, room, or B&B. I like the fact that the people that you interact with can suggest local sights and restaurants that one might miss if on the tourist track. Living in a Hotel is safe, but you miss out on the local flavor and really getting to know the place you are visiting. There are plenty of selections of  places to stay and a range of  prices to choose from. Most all accommodations have reviews of the owners and their stay and a Bio of the people you will be renting from. They can also check you out and decide if you will be a great guest, as I know you will be!

Well, I must get back to my planning and search for the best spots to make our own this trip.
Be sure to keep checking as I will be posting Travel Photos on  the sister page, Bella Italia and Dreams of Far Away. There is a link on the top right side of this page for easy access. or click here:


Pamela said...

I'm so glad that you're going to go! So exciting!

By the way....I love the length of your hair. Looks great on you! (Jen says "Hi" she's here for a visit).

roger22 said...

Are you traveling abroad this year? Our "abroad" will be 5 days departing from Galveston in 2 weeks (wow! Is that possible! I'm still visiting in Indy!) & then 11 days from San Diego to Acapulco & back in Oct. Sandy

HiToplay said...

Hittoplay is the place where you can have endless entertainment, happy birthday song in the best song ever.Content: Songs, News, Cooking Recipes, Technology, Religion from all around the world on demand or live Romantic Songs is just a click away .Dance numbers
Life without entertainment is colorless song mashups and we offer the best entertainment songs Arabic Top 10 Songs That you could have ever experienced. 10 Best SongsWe believe in providingDance songs latest and the best quality,song lyricsVideo experience.Songs Hindi

hitaakademi said...

Ankara merkezli sıramatik sistemleri kurulum ve teknik destek hizmetleri
siramatik Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

gream said...

asy to access online casino games.

It is easy to access the online casino games, it is a fully integrated website, everything is here for members to choose the service, excellent service, sincere member and can create. We are open 24 hours a day, สล็อตออนไลน์ no matter where you want to play, where we are ready to gambling with good investment. There are a lot of gambling games that you can choose to play every day.

There is a gambling game that is easy to find out what kind of bet is not difficult to play this online gambling will make you get to play at. Kids not to play with any luck, it would win every race, of course, very happy carnival with a realistic chance at this. Golden slot Bet on the whole day. To invest in a way that investors like to make a very high profit, I would like to earn more money to gamble at the site. Gambling standards are more standard than anyone else, more fun than anyone else.