This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Eva Fannon of Washington State.  She asked our writers,

“If someone gifted you tickets to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, and who would you take with you?”

Here are some of the exciting places some of our World Moms would love to visit…

Asta Burrows of Norway writes:
“I would take my husband and wee lad to Western Australia. We have been there several times; I love the wine tasting and my husband loves the windsurfing. However after reading Tara’s article about flying with kids, I am not sure I could handle such a long journey – but it would probably be worth it!”

Courtney Cappallo of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“My family is learning Spanish as a second language. That said, I would LOVE to take the exact lavish vacation that Michelle Obama (America’s First Lady) took last year. She went to coastal city of Marbella, Spain and stayed at the Villa Padierna. She also went to the island of Majorca, south of Spain. I would take my husband and two daughters. Ahhh, I feel relaxed and cultured just thinking of it! I need a patron!!”

Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“I would go to Hawaii with my entire family: mom, dad, sister & her family, brother & his family, my husband and children. How wonderful!!!”

Tara B. of Washington State, USA writes:
“Like Maggie, I would take a family trip to Hawaii. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon 8 years ago and keep intending to go back. Maybe this is the year!”

DC Blogmama of Washington, DC, USA writes:
“This is a good one. And a tough one. Thailand with my husband, or Egypt with my sister.”

Alison Lee of Malaysia writes:
“I would love to go to the Maldives with my husband and my son!”

FireCrystals of India writes:
“I would love to go to Switzerland with my husband and my son, and enjoy the beautiful climate, the snow-capped mountains, and of course, the great Swiss chocolates. :)”

Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“Before I met my husband, I lived in Japan so I’d love to share that with him and our kids, to stay in a traditional inn (ryokan), take them to hot baths (onsen), eat sushi, and see some castles.

On the other hand, though my Chinese-American husband and I have been to Asia many times together, we’ve never been to Europe. So maybe a walking site like Cinque Terre with our two kids, 5 and 2 years old, would be great (because if all else fails, they always eat pasta).”

Kelley of Laos writes:
“Like Kyla P’an, Asia is old hat while Europe is exotic to us. So I think the beautiful vacation spots in southern Europe like the Greek Isles, the Spanish coast… ahhhhh, what a lovely thought!”

Karyn Van Der Zwet of New Zealand writes:
“Having just read Tara’s post about travelling with a toddler  – I’ll take the immediate family *and* a nanny to Turkey. Love, love, loved it – when I was travelling and would so love to take the kids and Craig to look around.”

ThirdEyeMom of Minnesota, USA writes:
“This is such a difficult question for a travel nut like myself! So I am putting down two options.

First choice would be to go toBhutan, a tiny kingdom nearby Nepal (which I visited this past November and loved) that only lets in a couple thousand tourists a year. I would love to go on a two week trek there with my father! To keep tourists to a minimum and keep the country pure, the government charges tourists $250 USD per day to visit their country, but I’d go in a heartbeat.

Second choice, if we had babysitting options, would be to return to the Greek Isles with my husband where we spent three weeks island hopping over our honeymoon in 2000. I remember taking one look at Santorini, and thinking this was heaven on earth. By far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and I swore we’d go back for an anniversary someday, yet kids are all so present and it wouldn’t be a second honeymoon with two young children!”

Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“I would go to Italy with my husband! I’d love to be able to walk everywhere we go.”

Veronica Samuels of New Jersey, USA writes:

Right now, Australia.  I would take my husband and my daughters.  I’ve always wanted to see the Sydney opera house and taking my daughter to the Australia Zoo would be a dream come true for her.  My husband has always wanted to go to Australia, too, so it would be a win-win situation for both, parents and kids.

When the Discovery Kids Network on TV, here, in the US, changed and stopped playing the old episodes of Bindi the Jungle girl, it was bad timing for us, just as my daughter was getting really into them.  I thought the show provided an important message about respecting nature and preserving the planet. And, Bindi, herself, was a great example to my little girl about how someone her age can play an important role in something.

We also dream about whale watching together in the Australia Zoo’s “Steve’s Whale One”, named after the late Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter), too!

Carol @ If By Yes of Vancouver, Canada writes:
“I would want to take my husband and son to Curacao, the Caribbean island where I grew up.”

What about you…if someone gifted you tickets to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, and who would you take with you?  

And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers?  If so, email us at wmbsidebareditor@gmail.com to see what they have to say.

Come back on Sunday to take a look at where our World Moms will be taking you next week!

– World Moms Blog

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