Mom Talk Monday: What’s your dream travel destination?

Travel has always been one of my greatest passions in life. Almost nothing makes me happier than planning a trip, especially to a new destination that I’ve never been to before.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m always planning my next trip to Disney World, and coming up this spring, a Disney cruise. But at any given time, I can guarantee I’m also fantasizing about at least one new location.

With temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit this past week, I’ve been dreaming about a winter getaway even more than usual.

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Even my children, who are normally immune to cold, only lasted about 15 minutes in these frigid temps

Since I could never limit my dream travel list to one destination, here is my current top spot per continent. I may never get to half of these, but like my girl Cinderella says, you can’t order me to stop dreaming 😊

North America

Tie. (Wow, aren’t I good at narrowing down my list?)

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What happens in Vegas…

Las Vegas because apparently all the bachelorette parties I’ve been to were lame so I’ve actually never been there! I’m not a big gambler but I do enjoy dabbling in a little here and there and I think I’d like the fun vibe and pace of Vegas. I like to see shows too. And it just seems like a place I should go before I get too old to enjoy it.

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An Alaskan cruise, perhaps?

Alaska would be my other top pick. I know, I know, I was saying I’ve been dreaming about warm destinations. But Alaska has been on my mind for the last couple years just because it’s such a different destination than I typically go to. My husband is a big nature lover and he likes more of an action-packed, outdoorsy trip than the usual beach vacation.

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South America

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Rickety bridge through the jungle? Bring it!

Costa Rica

I’ve had this trip planned out in my mind for at least 7 or 8 years now. If I stop having kids, maybe I’ll actually get to take it!

Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud forest, hot springs, waterfalls, rain forest, zipping, pura vida all the way.


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Photo credit: Aitutaki Private Island Resort


When I was researching destinations for my honeymoon, I stumbled upon this little hidden gem in the Cook Islands. A territory of New Zealand, the whole island is less than 7 square miles. Its romantic, empty white sand beaches seem like they are calling out directly to me.


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Another contender when I was planning my honeymoon, Bali seems like an awesome mix of adventure, sightseeing, nature, culture, and relaxation. (We ended up going to Thailand by the way, which was a similarly amazing blend.) Realistically I don’t know if we will ever make it back to Asia, but I hope we do!


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Is this even real?! Photo credit:

Cinque Terre

I’ve been to Italy several times, but have never had the pleasure of exploring Cinque Terre, a string of 5 villages on the Italian Riviera. We plan on hiking the rocky terrain from village to village, lingering and enjoying each one. With the brilliant coastal views and trademark colorful buildings, the photos will absolutely rock my Instagram feed!


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I’d trade frostbite for excessive sweating to visit these bad boys!


At the risk of being the most cliche dreamer out there, I’m including one of the Seven Wonders on my dream travel list. My best friend growing up wanted to be an Egyptologist and some of her fascination seems to have rubbed off on me.

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Actual footage of my best Mom friend and I walking the kids to school

My home currently feels like Antartica. Just no.

What’s your dream travel destination?




Adoptive mom, biological mom, slacker mom, Disney mom, and above all things a REAL mom. Fan of blogging, sleeping, and pretending not to hear my kids fight.


  1. I had the most beautiful 4 days in Vegas and I am dreaming to go again with my husband this time. This summer, I am debating between going to Costa Rica or Belize. They both seem beautiful places to have quality family time.

  2. We’re not big travelers – I’ve just always been kind of a homebody. Honestly, my dream vacation at this point would be to go to Metropolis, Illinois or the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, IN 🙂

  3. That’s such a hard question 🙂 We try to go to a new place every year. Last year we went to Greece. This year’s vacay hasn’t been decided yet though Iceland and Scotland are in the running!

  4. I am the same way! My last trip was actually to DisneyWorld (first time in Orlando) and last summer was in Bali–I think you will enjoy it there! We stayed at an ashram and a treehouse too! It really is a magical place 🙂

  5. I’ve been to Vegas a few times, it’s fun, but I also feel like I’ve been there and done that now. I would love to go to Alaska as well. I want to visit all 50 states, and want to go to so many places in Europe and Australia and New Zealand, and Asia, and Africa. I love to travel, and luckily my boys do as well. So far we’ve stayed within the US with them since they are so young (2 and 4) but want to travel further as they get older.

  6. I am from Costa Rica and really miss it. I hope I can visit this year! Other than that, I have Vietnam very high on my list! We were planning a trip there just before I got pregnant, so… all that movie went to baby stuff!

  7. My dream travel destination is Los Angeles and I’m finally going in March! I love Walt Disney World, too. I’ve been twice but because I live in the UK, Disneyland Paris is my local and we go there all the time. So much fun!

    1. So cool, I’d love to visit Disneyland Paris someday! I’ve been lucky enough to experience lots of France but it was all before my Disney-obsession started 🙂 Awesome that you’re taking your dream trip in just a couple months. Enjoy!!

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