I’m officially on vacation in London, England. I left late late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Since I probably won’t be able to blog much (I turned off the data on my iphone so I don’t return home to a billion dollar bill) I’ve managed to get some lovely ladies to write some Guest Post. I’ve set it up as a Question and Answer type post regarding traveling or taking a vacation.
I hope you enjoy them.
1. Introduce yourself please
Hi there everyone! I’m Rachie and I blog at rachieann.com! I’m a twenty-something Western Kentuckian, loving house wife to Neil, miniature dachshund momma to Aly and Benny, business owner and operator of both my professional photography business and my web design business, and nursing student during the fall and spring. You could say I’m just a little busy
2. How long have you been blogging for? Why do you blog?
Like most, I’ve been an off and on blogger. I first started blogging in 1998, when I was in eighth grade. I started then because I was really into anime and manga and it was just the thing to do back then. I started designing my own layouts (as they were called back then) right off. Most, if not all, of my layouts were anime related. I don’t remember how long I blogged then nor do I remember how my absent from blogging was before I started up again. Between starting in 1998 and now I’ve blogged on three different domains. I blog now to document my life as it is constantly changing.
3. Where have you traveled/gone on a vacation? why? Did you go with anyone?
I’ve been to Disney World 12 times with my family and once with Neil on our honeymoon. With family, I’ve been all over Florida. I’ve been to Hilton Head, NC, New York, and all over central US. As for over seas, my mother accompanied me to my children’s choir European tour when I was 12. We visited Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. As a family, we’ve cruise to the Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, and Costa Rica.
4. Are you planning to travel/go on a vacation this summer? Why/why not? where? with who?
We already went on vacation this summer! In June, my family took their annual vacation to the Bahamas via a Disney Cruise. I’ll be blogging about it soon!
Rachael has already blogged about her Disney Cruise, so if you would like to check out her post you may do so by clicking here
5. Where in the future would you like to travel/go on a vacation? Why?
For the next few years we’ll probably be solely traveling with my family, like we have been for the past several years. We’ll do this because we’ll be “getting our lives together”, buying a house, having a baby, etc. BUT in the future, I hope that Neil and I will travel to the following: Maine, Vancouver, Jamaica, New Zealand, all over Europe, Australia, and Japan. Yea, I have high ambitions
6. One thing you learned about yourself while traveling or while on a vacation?
I’m a control freak. A major one when it comes to planning and keeping schedules. A couple of years ago, when my family went to Disney World, I quickly learned that planning will do me no good if there are some people in the party that could care less about schedules. And I can’t make certain people keep to schedules.
7. Best travel/vacation memory?
Since our Disney Cruise is fresh on my mind (who am I kidding? I think about it every day!) my best vacation memory would have to be snorkeling with Neil in the Bahamas. Sappy romantic spoiler alert! We held hands the entire time
8. Worst travel/vacation memory?
Before Neil and I were married we joined his family for a family reunion/wedding in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The trip was wonderful, the family, amazing. I, however, was sick as a dog. So much so that I couldn’t even taste the amazing seafood I was eating.
9. Do you use a budget when traveling or while on vacation? why/why not?
The only trip I’ve been on my own money is my and Neil’s honeymoon. We had a budget that we were fortunately able to stick to. We made a budget because it was our first big trip on our own and being newly weds, we didn’t want to start our new lives together in debt.
10. Best travel tip you’ve ever received?
10. Carry your license and, if you’re abroad, your passport too at all times.