From time to time, my daughter gets the urge to write a blog post. She was talking about all the places she wants to visit when it’s safe to travel. Next thing I know (without any urging from me) she wrote a blog post about her top 5 places she wants to visit. If you enjoy this post, you can check out some of her previous posts. Without further ado, here you go…..
Hi everyone! My name is Cat! You may have heard of me before, for my dad has written about me in some of his posts about our family travels. I would really like to start by saying that travel is so different from the eyes of a kid or teen. But with this pandemic of history happening right before our eyes we are stuck at home unable to travel anywhere. How about after this crisis though? Hopefully soon enough the Coronavirus will pass over and things can slowly go back to how they were before. And that brings me to my discussion! Here are 5 places that I would like to travel to after being Quarantined!
Havasu Creek, Arizona
First off, Havasu Creek in Arizona! I saw this while scrolling through Pinterest a while ago and immediately wanted to adventure there. Havasu Creek is filled with fun, naturalistic views and waterfalls that will blow your mind! Although it is not the most well-known place, it looked completely wonderful from the moment I looked into it. Its etymology comes from ha “water” and vasu “blue-green” really explains its beautiful and clear aqua waters. From what I have read, swimming, rafting and kayaking is allowed in most of the stream when booking trips, tours and equipment ahead of time. Also, Havasu Creek is very close to the well-known and often visited Grand Canyon, making a trip from the canyon to the creek a lovely place to cool off. Havasu Creek is definitely on my traveling bucket list!
Road Trip in Maine
Next is something a little more simplistic. In the fall with its beautiful leaves and cool brisk weather, a road trip in Maine is the way to go! Maybe it isn’t the most unique place ever, but it definitely can be an adventurous and unpredictable place to travel through. It is definitely called the Pine Tree State for a reason, because its forests and woods are magical. And with the shore so nearby, great food and views await many. Maine is a very underrated place, even though there is so much to see and do. You just have to look and see what fun you can get into, because any place in the world can be enjoyable if you try new things.
Wingardium Leviosa! Harry Potter fans one and all, grab your robes and wands and let’s travel to London. Harry Potter fanatics are not the only thing you’ll find in London. But, true Harry Potter fans, such as I, see London as the home of our favorite story. With traveling to the train station where Harry gets on a train to a magical new school or walking through the streets of London just as our favorite character does, Harry Potter fans will see a few hidden things from the books. But there are other sights to see with London’s beautiful parks, wonderful sights and incredible landmarks like Big Ben. London has something for everyone to see and enjoy and is a very exciting place to travel to!
Iceland. My dream place to travel to and a truly beautiful one as well. Iceland has been a dream travel location of mine for awhile now, but it is sort of a harder trip to plan, if you want to see everything. From its amazing rocky terrain and hot springs to the gleaming colored night sky filled by none other than the incredible Aurora Borealis, Iceland is a destination packed full of new experiences that I would love so much to be able to see. Everything about Iceland has seemed grand, exciting, peaceful and the perfect place to travel to after this crisis does settle.
The final place on my list, which I am happy to say is my favorite, is a place that I have been going to since I could walk. Peggy’s Cove. My dad has talked about Peggy’s Cove before, but I want to share a different view of my favorite place to travel to ever. Peggy’s Cove is a small tourist spot in Canada near Halifax. As you slowly drive down to the ocean, trees disappear into rocks. Colorful houses and cute tiny shops and restaurants appear everywhere and then you see the ocean. Rocks everywhere to climb, handmade gifts ready to be purchased and a tall, simple lighthouse in the middle of it all! The breeze and the gorgeous views from the top but also the little caves and streams near to the ground. But one of the best parts I think is the rock towers. Every time we visit Peggy’s Cove we build a rock tower. Stacking each rock on the next making sure each one stays balanced. It truly is one of the most unique places, in my opinion, on earth and if you are looking for something new and adventurous this is the way to go. Peggy’s Cove will always be a favorite of mine and what I look forward to most after this pandemic rolls over.
The Final Two Pennies
Despite the fact that the Coronavirus may go on way longer, I can’t wait until it does end. Traveling has been something that has been passed onto me to love from my dad and I do truly love to explore new places, as much as I like going back to places I have already explored. Traveling new places is as much a hobby as writing a book or running a marathon. Exploring the world and learning about all it has to offer is completely amazing. I am forever grateful to travel most anywhere I desire. After this is over and things have been resolved, exploration will continue in my life, and I hope it does in your life too. Thanks for reading!
Just a quick note from Dad. You always wonder how much your kids absorb when traveling, especially with the advent of iPads to distract them from some of the finer details of travel. When I see my daughter recalling the drive to a place like Peggy’s Cove, I can see the trees giving way to barren rocks, just the way she describes (and the way I saw it when I was her age). There might be better things in life than seeing the world through the eyes of our children. I haven’t found them yet.
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