If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I’ve been running behind on my blog this month. I have a lot going on with my day job, my writing and my family. Although life is crazy, one thing is keeping me sane, beckoning to me like a great gift. Soon I will be traveling to Italy for the vacation of my dreams.
Have any of you been to Italy? I’m a total sucker for books like Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. I’ve read everything related to Italy written by Frances Mayes. She’s such a great visual writer. In another life, I’d love to be a food and travel writer. What a great job! Instead, I’m going to settle for my own Italian adventure. My trip will start in Florence, moving on to Cinque Terre, then to Umbria, and finally spending one full, glorious week in the Tuscan countryside. My trip will be taken at a slow place (3 weeks long). I want to savor and enjoy as much of Italy as I can. I want to soak up the sun, and enjoy a glass of wine while looking at a stunning view, one I could only imagine until now. I want to memorize the scent of the air. I want to meet the people, absorb the culture and just be in the moment.
What does my trip have to do with my writing? Plenty I hope. I’d love to write a book set in Italy. I plan to do several short stories with Italy being the link between them. I also intend to blog from Italy (in July) and share some of my adventures with all of you. It’s my dream to continue my love affair with Italy long after I’m home.
Anyone have any good travel tips to share? Do you know about something wonderful that I should see on my trip? I love to hear from you!