All day I’ve been fiddling around with this blog playing a wannabe designer. After I pretty much finished it, I concluded I have nothing to write about and I tweeted about it. Melina responded that I should write about my dreams or favorite TV shows. And later, I thought Well Ines, you have so much of these travel guides – just start from there! Ok, maybe those weren’t the exact words but you get the picture.
A long time ago, I came across this website that offered free things such as samples from various brands, websites and all that jazz. It was all in one place. I started ordering travel guides from random US states. I remember some of them never coming in the mail but some of them did! One of the first that I got was the New Hampshire travel guide, year 2003. For some time, that guide was all I was reading, hehe. I mean, the quality of its content was amazing. There was a lot of photographs of nature, small towns along the Atlantic shore and so on. On the other hand, there were traveler guides that I wasn’t much impressed with because the content was basically hotel information. I mean, it is good to know that but. overall, I just wasn’t getting the vibe.
Until I joined Flickr and hopped on the San Francisco appreciation society train, I was a true New Hampshire fan. Wait, I still am! Like, who wouldn’t want to experience the golden-red colors of autumn, there? The state overall reminds me of England. I guess because the entire north-east is a bit puritan since there is where the pilgrims first came. And a lot of towns have names such as Portsmouth, Manchester, Dover, … Sound familiar, right?
Basically, the majority of the travel guides I got are from the states such as New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, … states with a lot of nature and wild life. I love that. Ok, maybe New Mexico doesn’t have much of a greenery but it sure has its UFO uniqueness.
And of course, one of the guides was California. Like I said, not until Flickr did I started to care more about that state. I was more of a Washington state kind of type. The only part of California I would like to see is the northern part. Los Angeles has never been a favorite of mine. San Francisco, on the other hand, has more of that something. I think. Would love to visit it because of the Franciscan mission there. We all know that the city was named after – St. Francis. But, in Spanish language. And of course, would love to go there because of the beautiful and unique Victorian vibe and up and down all around hills.
Maybe a year or two years ago (don’t remember exactly), I got one of those MoleskineCity notebooks. Yes, I got one for San Francisco. That could really come in handy when there. Like, the thing has everything; maps, pages to fill in about your favorite places, restaurants, clubs. Even a couple of sheets of tracing paper in case you need it. They are expensive, but those guys in Moleskine know how to make it unique. Me thinks.
So, that is my dream. To travel to those places. The nature and the beauty of some states are definitely worth visiting. It is my dream but not a frantically must. I always say – God willing. Would be over the top happy if that dream came true but if not – I am sure there is a reason for it. But, a girl can dream, right? God bless!