Thursday, July 15, 2010

Local Knowledge

I always have a craving to go somewhere I have never been before, but I am also basically a chicken. So whenever the "wanderlust" strikes, I venture to a new place that is home to a friend or family member. Luckily my family and friends have chosen some pretty awesome places to call home.

Thanks to a dear friend (and hopefully someday) relative we just returned from an amazing vacation, she was a great guide and had lots of needed local knowledge. Thanks Rebecca! And thanks to her Dad who guided us down the Nantahala River.

Thanks also to Jon and Laura for great tours of San Francisco; thanks to Stephanie for a blast in Boston; thanks to Paul and Sonia for the highlights of Phoenix; thanks to Wendy for my NYC get-away and Karla for a tropical paradise vacation I will never forget. Thanks to Darlene for planning our trip to Ireland that came complete with a local priest as our tour guide! Julie and Dani were tour guides supreme making reservations in spectacular places in Spain.

Coming soon will be a great guided tour of my Dad's alma mater University of Notre Dame!


Wenderina said...

I can totally relate to that - "I wanna go, but who can I trust to take me" feeling. We are about to plan our trip to Italy and it is made so much easier by the fact that we are traveling with another couple with an adventurous spirit and I can just play tag-along. I feel like such a chicken, but at least you and I both are finding ways to see things AND enjoy the company of great people. Plus - if you were really a chicken - you would NEVER do that whitewater rafting thing!

Wenderina said...

Oh...and come back to NYC soon! Miss seeing you and it would be so much fun to have you in town again.