I love traveling. Prior to marriage and parenthood, I traveled to nearly every state and about a dozen countries. While having children is a great blessing, it impacts our ability to travel for various reasons. Traveling is wonderful for many reasons but it’s also important in helping shape our worldviews. It’s refreshing and vital to know that the world is a bigger place than what we know.
The New York Times last Sunday had an INCREDIBLE article entitled, 53 Places to Go in 2008…
What’s on your travel itinerary in the new year? From a new luxury hotel in Laos (where you can take in the view of ancient temples from a chaise lounge by the infinity pool) to the waterfront night clubs of Hvar (the St. Tropez of Croatia) to Death Valley (where recent heavy rains have some flower bloggers speculating on a dazzling spring bloom next year), the travel choices for global nomads have never been more varied.
So, let’s pretend finances and time isn’t an issue. Share your answer to this question:
If you could travel anywhere in the world for one month, where would you go and why?
As some of you know, it’s my hope to be traveling next summer during my sabbatical. The family and I are committed to one place thus far. We’ll be visiting Korea to spend some time with Minhee’s mother.
Our other travel plans are very contingent on a grant I am applying for. This grant is specifically designed for pastors and their sabbaticals. As you can assume, it’s also highly competitive as they only extend about 30 grants/year. If we get this grant, we are hoping to travel to about 10 countries – in hopes of visiting people and organizations that are working and building sustainable ways to fight global poverty…Folks tackling issues of hunger and nutrition, disease, AIDS, water, education, amongst other areas. Are there places and/or organizations you personally know [or you’ve visited yourself] you’d recommend?