Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Places to Which I Would Return

My mind has been on travelling lately. I always get the nomad bug when winter turns to spring; too many years spent living my life on a schedule that included Spring Break, I imagine.

This, of course, caused me to remember my favorite places and I was inspired to post a list of these places to which I would return again in a heartbeat. These are in no special order as I couldn't possibly choose a favorite. Some I've been fortunate enough to visit multiple times and some are just too remote to access at this time in my life, but a girl can dream.

Sedona, Arizona | before there were vortexes and tourists it was a wild west town in the middle of some of the most stunning scenery I've ever seen
Yellowstone National Park | only between Labor Day and Memorial Day so as to avoid all of the stupid tourists
Tetons | and all surrounding areas because of its remoteness, unbending to humanity, its stark beauty, and lack of tourists
Fairbanks, Alaska | for its location at the top of the world, the friendly people, the depth of culture, and the best hole in the wall dirty bar I've ever been 
Dingle, Ireland | because of the colors, the food, and the dolphin who lives in the bay
Innishmore, Aran Islands | for the best damn experience of the Gaelic culture you'll ever find
The Maze District, Utah | it takes 8 hours to drive 50 miles and you have to pack out your poop, but while you are gathering water from rain filled holes you can look up and imagine you are seeing the world through the eyes of an ancient
Desolation Canyon, Green River, Utah | grand canyon light, 7 days, no access except by raft, and nothing to do except explore, oar, and realize how insignificant you are in the face of millions of years of evolution


Casey said...

I agree with you 100% on the first four, and I haven't been to the last four, so that gives me a direction to point in the future!

I love Fairbanks so much. I dream about going back all the time.

Jodi said...

Well I've only been to Yellowstone - I've lead a very sheltered life. I have, however, been to Kuna and liked that quite well.

Jodi said...

Sooooooooooooo, how was the trip???? Pictures!