|Photo Sources: Chris Kirk and Weasley-Detectives|
I couldn't possibly resist joining this blog hop hosted by Lexa and Julie. Travelling anywhere is simply not on the cards just at the moment, so why not indulge in a little travel daydreaming instead?
My husband and I travelled quite a bit when we were in our early twenties. We spent time in Japan, France, Italy, Croatia, and England. I'd love to revisit Europe, and if we get to Italy again, where my husband's family is from, I'd definitely slip across the border to Austria to visit my friend, Maynard, from the Horror Movie Diary.
During our travels, back in the day, we ended up getting jobs in London and I think experiencing London as a resident was even more rewarding than as a tourist. The downside however, was that we probably got a little complacent. You think you've got all the time in the world to see the sights... until you don't. We ended up returning to Australia sooner than we expected (long story), so sadly, I missed a couple of dream destinations in England like the beautiful Highgate Cemetery in North London, and the seaside town of Whitby, in Yorkshire, that featured in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula (both pictured above). I will have to go back one day so that I can tick them off my "must see" list.
The Dream Destinations
I have never been to the USA and I have a list of things I would desperately love to do there. Of course, it would be simply imperative that this trip take place in October, so I could experience some of the American Halloween festivities. I'm laughing to myself now because I'm imagining a normal person having the Grand Canyon or Disneyland or New York City on their travel itinerary, but these are my dream destinations in the United States:
|Photo Sources: The Sydney Morning Herald and The Edward Gorey House|
Okay, I could easily devote an entire monster post just to Mr Addams, but suffice to say, I'd want to see absolutely anything and everything I could find that was Charles Addams or Addams Family related. I would also visit the Poe Museums in Baltimore, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia. The other must would be a trip to The Edward Gorey House in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was the home of the late artist and writer, and now functions as a museum dedicated to his work and charitable endeavours.
|Photo Sources: Roadtrippers, OTIS, and Fat Orange Cat Sudio|
As well as soaking up the general beauty and history of these towns, I'd go Hocus Pocus crazy and visit film locations like the Dennison's house, Allison's house, the Old Burial Hill Cemetery, and the town hall, which was the setting for the Halloween dance (all pictured above).
|Photo Sources: Historic Hudson Valley and Julie Altebrando|
And last but not least, I would absolutely love to visit Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, home to author Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (Pictured above: Washington Irving's house in Tarrytown and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.)
Lexa and Julie, for this opportunity to luxuriate in a little virtual travelling. Just click on their names for more dream destinations and to enter their Rafflecopter Giveaway.