Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Top 10 Places I'd Like to Spend a Year

I'm not crazy about moving. But the idea of seeing all these places throughout the changing seasons and interacting with the locals on a local level, not a tourist level, is much more appealing to me.

No. 1 - Boston, Mass.
Autumn is my favorite season.
And when I think of Autumn, I think of the beautiful outdoors of Boston during this season.
I wish there was a place of permanent Autumn..I'd never move.
And I know this city has so much more to offer than just a beautiful Autumn scene.

No. 2 - Austin, Texas.
One of my favorite places in the world.
6th street. Lake Travis. The State Capitol.
Awesome places to eat. Great things to see. Weird people to meet.
What's not to love about Austin.

No. 3 - Washington D.C.
During an election year.
I can't even imagine the energy.
But I'd def. wanna be apart of it.

No. 4 - Jamaica.

I love Jamaica.
While I was there for our honeymoon, I loved being the towns, almost as much as I loved being on the beach.
The way of life fascinates me.
I'd love to experience simplicity HERE. And teach.

No. 5 - Frankenmuth, Michigan.
One of the most festive places in America.
They really appreciate Christmas!
And I don't know much about my German background. But I do think this place could put me in touch with my heritage. :)

No. 6 - San Francisco, CA.

I love architecture.
I think it's something I wish I would've pursued in school...if I have the drive.
And this place the best of it, by far.
I want to live in one of these adorable homes...not a hotel for just a visit.

No. 7 - Italy
More beautiful architecture.
And amazing food.
That I could spend a year soaking up.

No. 8 - Somewhere in Washington State.
All Twilight-induced, so Folks would be fine with me.
Reading the Twilight Saga over and over, taking it all in on a deeper level...in the setting of the books.
That would be me quite happy.

No. 9 - Durham, North Carolina.
I wonder if you could just absorb the genious-ness that has to be in the air just because it's where Duke University is located.
I didn't have the typical college experience so, living where you can witness the college life and feel the college spirit would be enough.
Oh, and an opportunity to attend would be an added bonus.
Plus, Duke has awesome architecture.
(College Station, home of A&M University, would be a more reasonable alternative.)

No. 10 - New York City 
(or a place close enough that I could travel in and around the city easily)
So awesome things happen in New York.
A year of Broadway shows. Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. New Year's Ball Drop.
I would need a full year to appreciate what this city has to offer.

Ten years of my life would be well worth the experiences.
Of course, to make the experience better (and more unrealistic), I'd like to have a fat bank account and no job to really enjoy and take advantage of every opportunity these places have to offer me.

Yeah, keep dreaming, Lynzi!

Where would you like to spend a year?


  1. Hey Lynzi! Thank you so much for you blog encouragement! I have to tell you, I have 2 mini dachshunds JD and Max, and I live about an hour away for Duke university, I don't admit that often, I'm a Tar-heel fan!!LOL! Cant wait to get to know you! I'm following back!

  2. I am a new follower from the Mid Week Mingle....

    I LOVE this idea about where to spend a year...totally will do this sometime and link up.

    Italy sounds fascinating!!!

    Following you from lil-LIZ-bits, lil-bits from my Navy Wife Life Mom-prenuer adventures. Love to see you on Facebook too!

  3. this is a great list and a super cute idea! I think I might have to make this my thursday post! I'm a new follower from Mid-Week Mingle! Stop by for a bit

  4. @Heather - No problem. Encouragement keeps us going! :) And I love to see people succeed! I can't wait to get to know you, as well!

    (Starting to wonder if I should reconsider Duke...haha)

    @Liz & Rheanna - Thanks for following! I would totally love to see where you'd love to spend a year! :) I'll be watching!

    Thank you for stopping by!

  5. great places to visit. I'm from DC so totally appreciate all there is to see and do especially this time of the year. Jamaica is awesome, Italy is better, never been to Boston, Durham is quaint, NYC ROCKS!, Never been to Michigan or Austin and San Fran is super duper eclectic---love it... And Washington state is on my list, too! So nice to meet you via Blog Hop. *Following you now*


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  6. So nice to meet you too! You are quite the traveler...and I'm quite jealous! You should check out Austin...I could meet ya and show ya around! :)

  7. Definetely New York, I am hoping to go there soon! I would love to spend a year (or more) in Hawaii, I fell in love with Hawaii when we honeymooned there and I desperately want to go back! I'd also love to spend a year in Spain, France, Italy, and Australia!

  8. It's funny how honeymoon spots can do that to you! Jamaica drew me in like that!

    I love all those countries, as well! But I'm an EXTREMELY picky eater and Italy offers the most for my appetite!

    Thanks for sharing...and following! :)