Dream Vacation- Commenting Challenge

Today is the last day for Jenna’s Journey‘s commenting challenge!  I have faithfully commented on at least 10 blogs each day and it has shown me how I should always leave a comment when I read.  Even if I just leave a comment to say “Nice post!” – it is fun to get comments and realize someone is reading….so I will try harder to do that in the future!
Today’s prompt is about dream vacations. I have several ideas for this one.
We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and that was pretty awesome.  I had been to Oahu with my mom in high school, but I LOVED Maui.  The combination of city amenities with the lush nature and beauty was great.  I would go back there in a heartbeat!
A beautiful beach in Maui where we snorkeled.
Snorkeling at Molokini Crater.
WHALE WATCHING!  A highlight of the Maui honeymoon!
However, I do love a good cruise.  Something about hopping on a boat (I don’t love to fly) and seeing beautiful places.  I LOVE the boat rocking me to sleep, I love the amazing food, and I love all the fun entertainment options.  And honestly, cruises are pretty affordable.  We have a cruise planned for January  to visit Key West and the Bahamas, and I can’t wait!
Beautiful sunset on the ocean.
We visited Progresso Mexico on our last cruise and got this beautiful shot in the swamp by some Mayan ruins.
I have never been to Vegas and I really want to go.  In fact, it’s on my 30 Before 30 list.  I love to shop, eat, and we like to play roulette, so I think Vegas would be super fun.  If we ever get to Vegas, we will also drive to see the Grand Canyon.  Hopefully that might be next year’s vacay.
But honestly, I think my DREAM vacation would be to visit Europe.  I would love to go spend a few weeks and see Italy, England, France and Germany.  I want to eat real Italian food.  I want to see the Eiffel tower.  I would love to do that.  It would be uber expensive, but hopefully someday we can save and splurge on a tour of Europe!


  1. I loved Vegas when I went but the time goes by so fast! I would agree traveling Europe would be a DREAM vacation!

  2. We went to Waikiki for our honeymoon and I cannot wait to go back someday! I’m with you though, my dream vacay is definitely Europe. Italia? Yes, please!

  3. I’m heading to Maui in less than two weeks! I didn’t think I could get any more excited until I read your post! Woohoo! Any good dining/sight-seeing recommendations?

    Vegas is amazing too! When I grow up I want to be a blackjack dealer! Ha!

    I’m afraid if I ever go to Italy, I would stay simply for the amazing food!

    Good post! Love your Hawaii pics!

    • Ha! I just commented on YOUR blog about checking out my honeymoon tag…I did day-by-day recaps and lots of pictures. I left you some recommendations on your post. You will LOVE it! I would say be sure and rent a car – it is a bit difficult to get around without it. We drove around the entire island over the course of our week there.

    • Also- get a guide book! I bought Maui Revealed and read about 75% of it beforehand. I had lots of post it notes in it and carried it with me everywhere we went. It had everything from maps to where to stop on what roads to see (like stop at mile market 8, walk 100 yards towards the ocean and see a waterfall), and also restaurant reviews. GREAT resource.

    • Haha! And I just replied back to your comment on my blog! Here’s what I wrote:

      “Oh Brittney, your Maui posts are a God-send! Amazing! I felt like I was there with you, but aren’t you glad I wasn’t tagging along on your honeymoon? Bahaha!

      I just booked our reservation to Mama’s Seafood, per your recommendation! And, I’m totally getting the Maui book y’all used too! I just may EAT my way across the entire island!

      Enjoy your weekend!”

      We rented a car as well… yikes, a convertible! I’ll have messy hair the entire time but it’ll be a great way to work on my tan! Thanks again for your help!

  4. Oh I love Hawaii! So gorgeous!
    I’m with you on a Euro Trip! Yes PLEASE!!
    Also I’m glad to know a tropical cruise is better than an Alaskan cruise. We felt kind of out of place. It was families with Tweens and teens or older couples.

    • I can’t compare the two because I’ve never been to Alaska. Cruises have lots of families, but certain times of the year (around school holidays) are worse with kids and Tweens. If you go on a boat with activities for them (we always go Carnival…GREAT kids and teen program) and we usually don’t see them that much except at the pool.

  5. We have been to Las Vegas and enjoyed it! We walked the casinos, gambled some, and ate a lot! Not a place to go tons, but a few days is plenty.

    We are dying to go to Europe too!

  6. Ive always wanted to go to some place in Hawaii, Maui sounds fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and glad to meet another southerner:)

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