I don’t need much of an excuse to travel. Birthdays, holidays, and Saturdays are all good reasons for me to take off to a new or favorite place. With Thanksgiving coming up it has me thinking about all of the destinations I would like to visit at the end of November. I don’t have any plans yet, but after compiling this list of my top choices I may have to book a flight or two.
I figured visiting the nation’s capital would be a good choice on this All-American holiday. Not to mention the President pardons a turkey. Washington D.C. has been on my list of stops, but I just haven’t made it there yet. Late November would be a great time to go museum hopping, watch the parade, and discover the events that followed the first Thanksgiving.
California wine country is calling my name. I’m enticed by the fall colors, nice weather, and of course the wine. Take a locale with a lovely atmosphere and combine it with alcohol and I’m there. For a nice change, visiting vineyards would be a relaxing vacation, which is rare for me. Plus if I remember correctly, I’m pretty sure I could get a little vintage train action while I'm there.
I feel like I’ve been talking about going to Savannah for a decade. Every time it comes up as a possible destination for my next stop, for some reason or another, it gets passed over. Many times it’s just too stinkin hot, but I bet the fall is lovely there. I’ve never been to Georgia, but I have high expectations for the place. I feel like it’s a proper southern city, and it will know how to celebrate a proper southern Thanksgiving. I also need to check out the SCAD campus to prepare myself for when I am 75 and finally finished paying off my student loans, and I decide to get my Masters.
Another Southern locale, this time in West Virginia. Although I’m not concerned with visiting the surrounding city or state. I’m longing to visit The Greenbrier. Every year I go to their website and check out the menu for the Thanksgiving Feast, and try to figure out how I can get my butt at that dinner table. In addition to the food, I’m interested in the Greenbrier for its significance in American and Interior Design history. Its iconic interiors are the thing of interior designer’s dreams. Side note-I wonder if I can write it off as a business expense, hmmm.
Maybe if I cross my fingers and wish real hard, I will end up at one of these destinations come Turkey Day. If not, there is always next year. Anyone headed somewhere fun and fancy free this November?