Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kindred Connection Party - Vacation Style

Windy Poplars

Kristin over at Windy Poplars is hosting another Kindred Spirit party.  This week she wants to know about your vacation style!

1. What is the most recent vacation you've been on?
Vegas Baby! We traveled to Las Vegas the beginning of March to celebrate my 25th birthday. For a recap of the trip click here.

2. What is the destination of the vacation of your dreams?
Asia – all of it. Steven and I visited Hong Kong and the surrounding islands four years ago. It was unbelievable. The culture, the people, the beautiful mountains and oceans. My dream vacation would be a three week tour of all the major Asian spots: Bejing, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia.


Hong Kong

Hong Kong



3. Do you have a favorite place you vacation to regularly?
Destin, FL. In my opinion – it is the best beach in the coastal US. The water is crystal clear like the Caribbean and the sand is perfectly white. The locals in the area really care about the beach so it is well kept and clean but not overpriced. Steven’s family has a condo in Destin and we vacation there every summer. Hopefully we will be headed there mid-June!

4. Vacation preference: beach, city, or mountains?
Do you even have to ask? Beach for sure. Put me in a chair on the sand with a drink in the cup holder and a book in my hand – that’s as close to heaven as I’m gonna get here on this earth.

5. Have you ever vacationed with a group of people (other than your family)? If so: How did you coordinate it, and would you do it again?
Our trip to Hong Kong was coordinated through our university with about 25 people in attendance. It was a lot to keep together that’s for sure. I also went on a cruise my senior year with about 15 of my sorority sisters – that was nuts. It’s difficult to keep large groups like that happy because everyone tends to want different things. I wouldn’t mind vacationing with a smaller group – maybe 2-3 couples – but I think that would be it.


Andrea said...

I have heard amazing things about Destin and I can't wait to go! Hope you have a great day ~Andrea

Mrs. Potts said...

Put me on a beach with the sand in my toes & I'm a happy person.

Alee said...

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Anonymous said...

I love Destin as well, I went there in April and just fell in love with the white beaches!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Ahhh! I LOVE Vegas!!! :) So much fun!

Jensamom23 said...

Hi! Came here from Windy Poplars. Destin sounds fantastic! Nice that the locals take pride as well. Have a great day!

Kelly said...

I'm with you on the beach vacation!

We took a cruise with a large group but everyone didn't do everything together. we would go our own ways and meet up to eat, try and plan things together, but it was nice to not be pressured to stay with the group!

Chelsey said...

We're going to Destin with my family for the 1st time in July! Any tips? We can't wait!

Kristin said...

Hey Amber! Thanks for joining the party this week. Sorry I'm just now "making the rounds" - it's been CRAZY around here! I enjoyed reading your Asian trip sounds wonderful! I hear the spas in Asia are just divine.~ How exciting that you're headed to Destin in just a few weeks - woohoo!!! We're trying to decide where to go for our anniversary this year in July. So many great choices from the partygoers! I hope your day was a good one. Talk to ya soon girl!

Jputman05 said...

I'm officially jealous! I've been dying to go Vegas! One day :) We are going to the Rivera Maya for our honeymoon so I guess that will do for now! Ohh and have you ever been to Seaside? It's close to Destin- where they filmed the Truman Show! Its the cutest most peaceful place in the WORLD! Happy Thursday!

Audrey Allure said...

Love beach vacations!

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& I love your blog! :)
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Katie said...

one of my best friends is MOVING to taiwan for a year! she's a nurse and her hubs is going to teach english - he moved there for a year when they were dating and she met him over there and then they backpacked through ALL the places you mentioned for 3 months!!! she LOVES it over there, i've never really had any desire to go, but their love for the asian culture has REALLY grown!!! i'm really excited for her and i think you should go too :)

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