About this time last year, Doug and I were leaving for vacation—a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas with a night’s stay in Ft. Lauderdale on each end. This year, we’re already learning the sacrifices of being parents. We’ve realized that having a baby is pretty pricey and have decided to forego any vacation plans. If we’re lucky maybe we’ll get in a weekend getaway sometime, but we’ll trade a big trip for enjoying our new daughter when she arrives in August. I know we’ll find the trade is worth it. :)
But I won’t lie and say I’m not a little disappointed that we can’t travel this year. Doug and I both love to get away and see new places or visit a favorite again. For me, traveling is relaxing, fascinating, and inspiring. I love to think about all the stories behind each new place and person I see. Someday I want to write books about them all!
What about you? I know many of our authors are travelers and have gotten plenty of research done this way. Where are your favorite, most inspiring places that are just brimming with stories to be told?