Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Fever - World Travel

Passport in hand....

Jersusalem, Israel Summer 1981

Kuaui, Hawaii - January, 1991

Athens, Greece - Summer 1984

Santorini, Greece - Summer 1984

Santorini, Greece Summer 1984

American Airline Boarding Screen

Paris, France - Summer 1983

Paris, France - Summer 1985

Paris, France - Summer 1983

London, England - Summer 1983

London, England - Summer 1983

Rome, Italy - Summer 1981

Spring Fever...I've got it. Usually it hits me at the first of March when the Daffodils start poking their head through the ground. I love to travel and experience the adventure of a new place, its customs and people.

Countries I've visited: Italy, England, France, Switzerland (x2), Germany (x2), Austria (x2)Leichtenstein, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, St. Martin, Anguilla, Mexico, Canada.

States I've visited: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Conneticut, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Hawaii

Eric worked for a division of American Airlines for 12 years and we loved to travel. Children made flying stand-by much more difficult. In the early days we could go jump on a flight when we lived just minutes south of Dallas/Ft. Worth airport and be away for the weekend.

Even before I got married during college I always headed south during Spring Break either to Galveston or South Padre Island, Texas. Eric's parents rented a place near Daytona Beach, Florida for a few years and we loved to visit and relax beachside in March.

Owning our own business has made travel anywhere more complicated. I did make it to Las Vegas and Atlanta for the World Tea Expo but its not the same as a cruise through the Greek Isles. Which by the way is my most favorite spot of all the places I've visited so far.

Dust off your passport...and if you can't do that then we have many teas from different countries for you to try out. You can arm-chair travel and dream of all the places you would like to visit in the future and mark off the places you most want to see. Have you read the book "1,000 Places To See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List" by Patricia Schultz? It will inspire you.

"Tea is wealth itself,
Because there is nothing that cannot be lost,
No problem that will not disappear,
No burden that will not float away,
Between the first sip and the last."
- The Minister of Leaves
" Each time you experience the new, you become receptive to inspiration. Each time you try something different, you let God know you are listening."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

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