Destination Vacation

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM
My friend Cait has been in Europe for the past 1 week and a half and all her pictures on Instagram have gotten me super jealous! I love to travel and have been very fortunate to have gone on some great trips through Theo's company. There are so many places I'd love to visit but I decided to narrow down the top ones:

New York City

Yes the first place I'd love to visit isn't even out of the country! I've been dreaming to go to NYC since I was a little girl. I'm just afraid I'd fall in love and never want to come home! I've lived in the suburbs all my life so whenever I visit somewhere where you can walk everywhere you want to go I just love it. I mean I love that we can walk to Parson Jack's Cafe from our house! I just recently heard that flights from Charleston to NYC aren't that expensive so I'm begging Theo to take me there this Christmas and for our 2nd anniversary. To be in NYC during Fashion Week would be amazing too but to be there during Christmas is at the top of my list.


I can remember the day I decided I wanted to go to London. I was in second grade and my student teacher that year, Mrs. Murray, was from England and I thought she was an angel and wanted to visit this place she came from. Because in my little second grade eyes if she came from there it must be awesome. That dream hasn't ever gone away. Luckily Theo is dying to go there too so I'm thinking it may happen one day. You should have seen us when we went to Harry Potter World, which I know is nothing like real London, we were like kids in a candy store.


While I'm visiting London I might as well make a pit stop in Paris right? What girl doesn't want to visit Paris?! It just looks so magical and beautiful. I've heard it's very dirty though and that the French aren't too nice to us Americans but that still doesn't stop me from wanting to visit. I just remember The Hills when Lauren Conrad went to Paris and met a hot Frenchman and rode off on his vespa. Sorry Theo, I can't guarantee if a hot Frenchman came by on a vespa and asked me if I wanted to ride off into the Eiffel Tower with him I wouldn't say no. :)


After seeing The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, yes I get my travel tips from TV, I wanted to visit gorgeous Greece. The water is so blue and and Greece looks so amazingly beautiful. We almost took a Mediterranean cruise, what were we thinking??!, for our honeymoon and would have been able to go to Greece. I hope we decide to go one day.


Ever since seeing Finding Nemo... I kid I kid. I would totally suffer through that 20 hour flight or whatever it is to go to Australia. Considering how long the flight is, I think you need a good 3 weeks there. That's alright, I have no problem taking that much time off from work.


I have family in Oslo, who I think may be reading this!, who keeps telling us we need to come visit. Can I just say I googled "Oslo" and this gorgeous picture came up. I feel dumb saying this, but I had no idea Oslo was so pretty. I hate to think I don't travel more because there are some many beautiful places I never even knew existed.

Of course these would all require some big time 

Any tips?! 
What are you top travel destinations?
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  1. Paris has always looked so pretty to me! Great pictures!

  2. Gorgeous pictures of some wonderful destinations! Definitely make your first trip to NYC before Christmas - it's magical! When you go to Paris you should also try to spend a few days in Provence (in the south of France). I love that area so much!

  3. Greece is SO beautiful! it's one of the prettiest places i have ever visited -- that and Italy.
    I really want to go to NYC, San Fran, and the Grand Canyon.... for international trips I have London, India, Thailand and Switzerland on my travel wishlist!

    as for saving/budget traveling here are some tips:

    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Greece and Australia are on my list! I loved Finland! It has been one of my favorite trips that I least expected :-)

  5. I want to go all over Europe. My dad and older brothers are taking a "guys trip" there this May...not fair! Perils of being the only girl =(

  6. I'd love to go to India - it just seems to beautiful!

  7. NYC and Paris are 2 I would LOVE to visit too! Her pics have been making me want to travel to Europe bad, beautiful!

  8. NYC is at the very top of my list as well. I've blogged about it several times and cannot wait until I get the opportunity to go! London & Paris too!

  9. Cait's instagrams have been insane! Im crazy jealous too!

  10. Oh yes!!! You guys most definitely should head to Europe!! We're planning London and Paris in the summer and I'm so looking forward to it. We started the 52 week savings at the start of the year and even though it's going until the end of the year - we might take some of that towards our trip...we also agreed on a set amount to put aside for the trip each month...Spain & Greece have been two of my most memorable and favorite locations!!

  11. Ok...obviously, I'm going to tell you to go to Greece until my face turns blue, but NYC is amazing as well. It's obviously much less expensive, and a 3-4 day get away is just enough to get your fix. LOVE it! I lived there for two summers when I went to SAB, but I was too young to appreciate where I really was. I was 12 and it was kind of wasted. I've been back a few other times, and it is seriously... THE BEST! Go this Spring or Summer!

  12. Greece is definitely at the top of my list! Oslo would be awesome - and the free place to stay is a huge perk!

  13. Paris wasn't nearly as dirty as NYC! Haha! I found everyone to be pretty nice as long as you made an effort to greet them with French words! :) you guys have to go! It was one of my favorites from our trip!

  14. London is my number one spot I want to visit! I'm hoping to plan a Europe trip for this time next year. Of course I would make the stop in Paris, too ;)

  15. I will say that NY and London were both fantastic cities. Paris and Rome are my favorites. I would love to go to Greece too

  16. These sound like great spots! I would love to go to Australia one day!

  17. These are great spots! I love your eclectic mix of choices.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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