Fulfilling my Fantasy
When I was in grade school, our geography book was titled "Other Lands and Other Places" (if I remember correctly) and inside was an introduction to the whole world. With the turning of each page, I became more intrigued. This book lead me into a fantasy world that has become reality in my adult life as now I am able to travel to these other lands and places. The other reality is that I need more vacation days and more vacation money. I 'm a budget traveler so no fancy hotel addresses and only an ocassional gourmet restaurant will grace my pages, but I have met so many wonderful people while traveling on trains and staying in bed and breakfasts, homes, and inns. Each country, state, or province is a new adventure and meeting and talking to the people who live there is a very special part of the trip.