Vacation Day Dream

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Is it the weekend yet? No, seriously…. is it the weekend yet?


I had a mid-morning snack today… my tummy was growling! An orange.


Lunch was a Morning Star Veggie Burger with cheddar cheese in a Flat Out wrap.  With carrots and celery on the side.


This is the Spinach Flat Out wrap… it’s great! I like it more than the Italian flavor.


Dessert:  three Resee’s eggs. These things are like Easter CRACK.


Vacation Day Dream TIME!


I am crazy-style day dreaming about vacations right now.  I have some great vacation experience under my belt (which is why my savings account is so low!).  Here are my favorite vacation designations:


  • Barcelona, Spain (twice)
  • Paris, France
  • London, England
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Various towns in Germany (twice)
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico (twice… Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta)
  • Niagara Falls, Canada
  • California (Napa Valley, San Diego, San Fran)
  • New York City, New York
  • Winchester, Virginia (where my BFF lives)
  • Miami, FL
  • The FL Keys


My next vacation is back to Winchester in May to see my BFF Sarah.  I’m so excited.

What places have you traveled to?



  • *Andrea* March 25, 2009, 9:58 am

    easter candy is definitely crack πŸ˜‰ i love cadbury eggs sooooo much.

    i’ve been to:
    -Armenia (Yerevan)
    -Ecuador (Banos, Quito)
    -Mexico (Cancun!)
    -France (Paris, Strausburg)
    -Ireland (Dublin, Belfast)
    -Switzerland (Basel, Zurich)
    -Belgium (Brussels)
    -Beverly Hills πŸ™‚

  • Shannon March 25, 2009, 9:58 am

    ok i have such a problem wrapping my wraps. and it basically ends up being the toppings on top of the wrap on a plate and eat it with a fork. what is your trick? help. hehe

  • VeggieGirl March 25, 2009, 10:03 am

    “Easter crack,” HAHA!! Love it πŸ˜€

    I’ve been everywhere – I travel a LOT. I basically live out of a suitcase, haha.

  • Sarah March 25, 2009, 10:06 am

    I try to resist those same eggs sitting on a coworkers desk! So hard!

    I’ve been to:
    – Cozumel, Mexico
    – Montreal, Canada
    – Tunisia
    – Austria
    – Germany
    – Macedonia
    – England
    – Scotland
    – Various places in the US!

  • Dori March 25, 2009, 10:07 am

    I worked on a teen tour a few summers ago and got to go all over the Western US and British Columbia, with a cruise to Mexico. I’ve also been to London and Israel. I need to travel more!

    Your gooey cheese looks so great!

  • redheadedjournal March 25, 2009, 10:13 am

    Yummy wrap!!

  • Ryane March 25, 2009, 10:13 am

    Wow, you’ve gotten around!
    I need to broaden my travel horizons. But when you live up north and you have the chance to go away, the temptation is always someplace warm and with a beach! I’ll get to Europe at some point if I ever get sick of beach vacations!

  • therunningaddict March 25, 2009, 10:18 am

    I have been to so many places in Europe I can’t even remember all of them; the advantage of living in a country that is a few hours drive from EVERYWHERE.
    I do want to visit the States and Canada. Badly. I am hoping the end of 2009 I will be there!

  • ~carolyn~ March 25, 2009, 10:22 am

    Going to Spain this May and will be going to Barcelona…any suggestions of things to do there or see?

    I have been around..:)
    Italy (Genoa, Rome, Florence, Venice, San Remo, Pisa, Assisi)
    France (Paris, Lyon, Eze, Cannes, Nice)
    Switzerland (Lucerne)
    Spain (Madrid, Toledo, Seville)
    Puerto Rico…5 times!!!
    Cabo San Lucas
    Hawaii (Maui, Honolulu)
    Jamaica (not a fan)
    New York
    Washington DC (one of my favorite Cities)
    All throughout California

    And I live in one of the world’s most traveled destinations…

    San Francisco!!!

  • Abby March 25, 2009, 10:24 am

    Mm, great question. My favorite trips have been Hawaii with my family, Alaska for a marathon, a month of backpacking through Italy for our honeymoon, and a few different solidarity trips to El Salvador. Yesterday I was working on adding up the states I’ve been to – I have about 13 left to get to 50. Not sure why, but that’s become a goal. This summer Brent and I are headed for a three-week backpacking trip to Germany.

  • Hi! I'm Erin March 25, 2009, 10:27 am

    I’m really impressed at how widely traveled both you and your readership is!

    I’ve been to:

    -Finland (Helsinki)
    -Sweden (Gothenburg)
    -Italy (Venice, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Florence)
    -Mexico (Cozumel)
    -Jamaica (Ocho Rios)
    -Grand Cayman Island
    -Ontario (Windsor)
    -And more places in the U.S. than I care to list.

  • Danielle March 25, 2009, 10:29 am

    You have seriously been to so many great places. I haven’t been to very many. My favorite vacation spot is Outerbanks NC and I’m going there in May I can not wait!

  • Kristin March 25, 2009, 10:34 am

    Cadbury mini-eggs are my easter crack!!

    I've been to:
    -Italy (twice!)
    -New York City
    -Ontario, Quebec & Montreal, Canada
    -California, Florida (but I was under the age of 10!)

    I want to go to…

    No vacations coming up (planned that is) except for a possible trip back to Ontario with the boy =)
    I'm so jealous of all the places you've gone!

  • Megan March 25, 2009, 10:37 am

    i looooove spinach wraps!!!

    my dad is from france and my mom is from italy so we travel a LOT. I’ve been to pretty much every country on the planet, but have never been to Africa. sad! I’m trying to conjure up a legitimate reason to go there, but so far, no luck πŸ™‚

  • Betsy March 25, 2009, 10:41 am

    Wow, you have quite an impressive list! I can’t say I’ve traveled much… only to Europe to the “homeland” (Holland, I’m so Dutch my last name is 3 words!).

    I’m hoping for someplace exotic this December for my honeymoon!

  • itsawrapteacher March 25, 2009, 10:43 am

    Traveling is the best! I have been all over the U.S. and my countries include Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Iran, the Bahamas, Morocco, …I feel like I’m forgetiing somewhere. I have always wanted to go to Japan, Greece, and Egypt though:)

  • Erin D. March 25, 2009, 10:43 am

    Let's see…

    Myrtle Beach SC
    Outer Banks NC
    Canada (Niagra Falls)
    Ireland (Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway)
    Spain (Barcelona)
    Austria (Salzburg)
    Germany (Munich)
    Croatia (Zagreb & Zadar)
    Netherlands (Amsterdam)
    Serbia/Macedonia (Only because we were robbed on the train and needed to go to the US Embassy – what a nightmare!)

  • Melissa March 25, 2009, 10:49 am

    Mmm Reeses…

    I’ve been to:
    Grand Camen Islands
    Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima)
    And lots of places in the US

  • Lala March 25, 2009, 10:50 am

    Yum… Resee’s eggs!

    Oh, great question! I’ve lived in South Korea and England, and traveled around North America, South Africa, and Europe.

  • Katie March 25, 2009, 10:51 am

    Easter candy is daaaaangerous. My favorite are the yellow-wrapper Reeses eggs… the bigger ones. Of course. Haha.

    I lived in Rome last semester, which was one of the best experiences of my life! And I got to do some traveling while there, in addition to where I’ve been before. But I did not get to travel NEARLY as much as I wanted to! I’m already saving up to go back to Europe!

    I’ve been to:
    -Italy (Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Pisa, Tivoli, Verona)
    -Canada (Toronto)
    -Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Valencia…a couple other smaller cities..)
    -Ireland/No. Ireland (Dublin, Belfast, Ballycastle)
    -Greece (Athens, Mykonos, Olympia, Delphi…couple more cities)
    -various U.S. cities…mostly LA, Orlando, and Myrtle Beach

    I’m vacation daydreaming too right now! =D

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 25, 2009, 10:54 am

    LOL at easter crack πŸ™‚

    I’ve been to about 25 states including Hawaii, and Spain (Malaga, Seville, Granada, Madrid, Toledo)

  • Susan March 25, 2009, 11:00 am

    Ugh, Cadbury Mini Eggs are currently my Easter crack candy. They look so small and harmless too…

    Places I’ve been to:
    – Various states (I’m in Canada)
    – Mexio
    – Cuba (twice)
    – Jamaica
    – Germany
    – the Netherlands
    – Belgium
    – France
    – Luxemburg

    Spain is the plan for next year!!

  • Sarah W. March 25, 2009, 11:00 am

    Ireland (Galway)
    Bermuda (Hamilton & Georges)
    Belgium (Brussels & Bruge)
    Amsterdam (for 7hrs LOL)
    Paris, France

  • Brandi March 25, 2009, 11:04 am

    love the easter crack πŸ™‚

    I would love to go to Europe – all of it! – someday.

    – Bahamas
    – Honduras (going back this summer – not really vacay, though)
    – most of the east coast of the US

  • Erin March 25, 2009, 11:06 am

    The most interesting place I’ve been to was The Netherlands, but you guys have been to very neat places!
    I really liked San Fran too.
    I think its cool that you consider Winchester fun too! I live sooo close to there, and you must check out a delicious Thai place when you visit since I know of your Thai food love. I’ll have to look up the name, but its super yummy and has a fun atmosphere.

  • tfh March 25, 2009, 11:09 am

    Wow, this is a well-traveled bunch! You all make me think I need to see more of Europe. I’ve to Australia, Russia, India multiple times, Italy multiple times, and Canada…but I think that’s about all, and I haven’t even been to Florida!

  • lauren March 25, 2009, 11:18 am

    now you are going to get me started…i daydream about vacations all day every day. My favorite vacations were Hawaii and Canary Islands.

    We are trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica this year though!

  • Lynne March 25, 2009, 11:25 am

    I’m not quite as well traveled-
    Costa Rica in college
    Myrtle Beach
    NYC (my fave!)
    Outer Banks
    Williamsburg, VA
    All over FL (Keys, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Cocoa Beach, West Palm Beach)
    I would love to go to Europe-maybe one day I’ll get there.
    Oh, and yes, Easter candy is crack!

  • PRT March 25, 2009, 11:25 am

    Gosh! So many places. Because my job, I travel a lot inside Spain and I can normally do some sightseeing after work.
    I’ve been to:
    – France (twice to Paris and other several cities)
    – Germany (Hannover)
    – Mexico (twice)
    – Italy (Roma, Milan, Venice and Naples)
    – Portugal (Lisbon)
    – EEUU (San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami)

  • PRT March 25, 2009, 11:32 am

    Hey ~carolyn~ (or someone else that it’s interested in tourism in Barcelona),

    Go to Las Ramblas at 2pm in the weekend to eat “tapas” (or during week time, there is people always), The Sacred Family cathedral(La Sagrada Familia), the Picasso museum, La Boqueria market, Montjuic castle, Güell Parc or Tibidabo. And I could go on and on.

    It’s a beautiful city and has a lot of places to discover. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit!

  • Matt March 25, 2009, 11:51 am

    I really want to go to Italy. I think we might go this summer!

  • Haleigh March 25, 2009, 11:55 am

    You have some amazing travel destinations under your belt, I just adore traveling! I have been to several cities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany. Also, Paris, France, Negril, Jamaica and Cancun, Mexico. I hope to add to this list very quickly πŸ™‚ Have a great afternoon!

  • Missy March 25, 2009, 12:18 pm

    Love the wrap! I cant find the flat out kind anywhere!

    I’ve been to Israel, New Zealand, France, Germany, England, Belgium, Hungry, Austria, Mexico, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Thomas,St. Martin, Antigua, Barbadoes, Puerto Rico

  • sweetandfit March 25, 2009, 12:22 pm

    winchester! ya know… real estate is really cheap there, soooo maybe you should look into the houses and commercial property over here in VA! haha I’ve been to a few random places:

    -Carribean islands (on a cruise)
    -Orlando, Florida
    -San Diego
    -New York

  • Anonymous March 25, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I spend way too much daydreaming of travels as well. So far, these are the places I have been:

    -All over Canada
    -USA (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston, NYC, Orlando, Miami, San Fran, LA, Nappa, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas)
    -London, England
    -All over Ireland & Northern Ireland
    -Paris France
    -Various parts of Austria
    -Munich, Germany
    -Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence)
    -Lucerne & Geneva, Switzerland
    -Barcelonna, Spain
    -Dominican Republic
    -All over Costa Rica
    -South Africa (Johannesberg, Cape Town and Durban)

    And I'm off to Hong Kong in May!
    I really want to travel around Australia and New Zealand someday too.

  • Amy March 25, 2009, 12:25 pm

    Fun topic. I love travel! I have been to:

    -St. Lucia
    -St. Thomas
    -St. John
    -St. Croix
    -Trinidad and Tobago
    -Puerto Rico
    -England (London)
    -Italy (Rome, Florence, Naples, Pompeii, Capri)
    -Nicaragua (Managua, Grenada, Ometepe)
    -Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai area, some of the islands)
    -Vietnam (mostly Hanoi)
    -Cambodia (Phnom Pehn, Siem Riep and the Ankgor Temples)
    -Japan (Tokyo)
    -Canada (Montreal and Toronto)
    -Mexico (Acapulco)
    -And many of the States :).

    And I want to go everywhere else…haha.

  • Kaye March 25, 2009, 12:26 pm

    I’ve had about 5 Dove Dark Chocolate Eggs so far…and it’s only 12:30PM here. So shameful.

    I’ve been to some really random states (competitive speech and debate!)
    MO, AZ, MN, NY, VA, TX.

    For Pleasure:

    FL, HI
    Taiwan (Family)

    And that’s it… but we’re planning for this summer right now… I’m thinking Turkey!

  • runsarah March 25, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Those are awesome vacation spots..
    I’ve been to
    BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
    Washington, Oregon, California, Florida
    Jamaica, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas

    I’d love to visit Europe and Asia.

  • Katie March 25, 2009, 12:33 pm

    Barcelona is my favorite city of all-time. There’s just something about it that’s almost magical.

    I’ve been on too many vacations to list them all here.

  • Ingrid March 25, 2009, 1:22 pm

    Hi Carolyn! I just wanted to say that I love you blog and that I’m glad you’ve city one of my cities, I’m from Spain but right now I’m living in Mexico, so here is where I’ve travelled:

    – Spain lots of cities of course
    – Mexico (Los Cabos, Guadalajara, Mazatlan)
    – Canada (Vancouver)
    – USA (Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Alaska)
    – Switzerland
    – Holand
    – Germany
    – Rep. Checa
    – Bulgaria
    – Austria
    – Polonia
    – France
    – Luxemburg

    And I think that’s all πŸ˜€

    P.S. I love those reese’s eggs!!! sadly they don’t sell them here in Mexico πŸ™

  • BOBBI McCORMICK March 25, 2009, 1:46 pm

    Hey dear were you able to answer those fridge questions? I was hoping to put it up this Friday, but I might wait till next week if you didn’t get a chance no worries:)

    Places I have traveled too:
    Every State in The USA(including HAWAII)
    Italy-all over
    Turk Islands
    Calico, Mexico
    Key West
    All over CA but not San Fran:(
    I think thats it

  • megan March 25, 2009, 1:56 pm

    I’ve been all over the U.S. to various national parks (awesome hikes!), Germany, China, Mexica – I loved them all, and they were all very different trips.

  • wholefoodswholeme March 25, 2009, 1:59 pm

    you’ve been to some good places! i like to think i have too – since i live so close to most of the european countries, i’ve pretty much covered them all, as well as further-out places like indonesia/singapore, estonia, hungary, russia………japan, obviously πŸ˜‰

  • RunToFinish March 25, 2009, 2:12 pm

    oh my hubs and i talk about a vacation we’ve taken or one we want to like daily!

  • Bec March 25, 2009, 2:17 pm

    Aww, you mentioned some of my favorite European cities! Prague, Barcelona and Vienna πŸ™‚

  • AshleyT March 25, 2009, 2:29 pm

    Multiple US spots (including Alaska & Hawaii)
    St. John
    St. Thomas
    Cayman Islands
    Canary Islands

    Travels makes you grow individually and spiritually. My parents always took us on big vacations and I think it was a great way to learn about different cultures at a young age.

  • Kristie Lynn March 25, 2009, 2:44 pm

    Just thought this video would make you laugh… if you haven't already seen it already πŸ™‚

    (Britney Spears video)

  • ksgoodeats March 25, 2009, 3:21 pm

    The cheese melting out of the wrap is all I see! Delish πŸ™‚

  • Trish March 25, 2009, 3:37 pm

    I had a flat out wrap for lunch too! πŸ™‚ And I would so love to be away on vacation right now.

  • Lisa D. March 25, 2009, 3:40 pm

    I wish I have been to all the places you have! I really want to get across the pond to Europe. And besides the Reeses eggs I have noticed a few other references to “crack” foods and bevs on this blog of yours haha. I love mini Reeses eggs though(not the big ones) PERFECT ratio of PB to chocolate

  • tabbyliciousness March 25, 2009, 3:45 pm

    I live about 45 min away from Winchester and my grandparents live about 15 min away! I’ve never really been there other than driving through to my grandparents house but its such a pretty part of VA! However my favorite vacation spot is probably the Outerbanks!

  • Holly March 25, 2009, 4:40 pm

    i just don’t seem to dig those flat out wraps, even though they seem to be all the rage these days! The texture is like papers to me…..they do smell wonderful though.

  • Adi ( - repaired!) March 25, 2009, 7:08 pm

    My travel list is so small I won’t even include it. πŸ™‚

    Those Reese eggs would be dangerous for me! And yet, I kind of want to find some in the store…

  • Meg March 25, 2009, 7:16 pm

    I am so ready for a vacation. I haven’t been too many places, but Hawaii has been my favorite.

  • dailydulcie March 25, 2009, 8:09 pm

    FOODGASM πŸ˜‰ That wrap looks amazing!

    hahah “Easter crack”.. I totally agree with you!

    I want to travel more!

    I’ve been to Jamaica, Mexico, Punta Cana, and various places in the US. I want to go to Greece, France, and Italy!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 25, 2009, 8:12 pm

    yall are world travelerrrrs!!!

    Kristie Lynn – THANK YOU for that video!!

  • Anonymous March 26, 2009, 1:28 am

    I’ve been to:
    -France (Paris, South)
    -Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, Leuven)
    -Holland (Amsterdam)
    -Hungary (Budapest)
    -Czech Republic (Prague)
    -Canada (Montreal)

  • Michelle March 26, 2009, 5:04 am

    I live in Australia. I know it’s a far ways away..but it’s totally worth it. Good on your for travelling.

    I’ve been to India, Australia (all over), Singapore, Japan

    I need to get the 30 day shred ASAP

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