Where should I go? *GIVEAWAY*

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My husband has carried an American Express card since the mid 80s, yet we didn’t sign up for the rewards program.

I shudder to think how many points we have missed in those 20 years!

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I know!   I know!  

It is pure torture!

I live 20 minutes from DFW airport and would like to come up with something fun, fabulous and a bit off the beaten path.

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Where should I go?

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What should I do when I get there?

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I will be choosing my three favorite travel suggestions to explore further in future posts while bemoaning 20 lost years of rewards points…

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  1. I think you should go to Cajun country and eat wonderful things!

  2. I’d say go to Six Flags Over Texas and ride the Batman Ride!

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  4. Jennifer Marie says:

    Maybe you could look into this? Outdoor Sculpture Tour

  5. I’d do a staycation and go to a really nice hotel in Dallas – Turtle Creek is my vote!

  6. You should come to Chicago and visit the Bean in Millennium Park!

  7. I’d go by car (I love driving and seeing new country), and head to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon!

  8. You should go to Philadelphia by plane.

    The Philadelphia zoo is the oldest zoo in the US the kids would love it! After that the Please Touch Museum again awesome for the kids and then head into downtown to the constitution center and the Liberty Bell. Tons fun things to do while learning history. Then when you are tired of the history you can head down the road to the Jersey shore for fun in the sun or over to Hershey Park the sweetest place on earth for candy and amusements while mom hits the chocolate spa for relaxation. It would be a great family vacation

  9. I’m going to send you on my photography dream trip:

    You should travel by car through New Mexico and Colorado taking pictures of the beautiful sites. I love movies filmed in the midwest and one movie that always inspires my photography dreams is Boys on the Side. What I remember most about that movie, besides how cute Drew Barrymore was, is the scenery and I’ve always wanted to take pictures in that area.

    So grab your car keys, your camera ,and an energy drink (you’ll need to stay hydrated) and have fun!

  10. Fly to San Francisco and take the Alcatraz tour. You can get some haunted vibes, take a lot of memorable pictures, and see the amazing sights of the Golden Gate city. It’s a photographer’s haven, and I guarantee you won’t be bored!

  11. Go check out Yellowstone and go by plane! It is beautiful!

  12. Fly to Rome (or Pisa for that matter), train to the Cinque Terre, hike the 5 towns (they are easy hikes). The best part is that you can stop for a real lunch AND gelatos in each town! (yes, for me it is all about the food!)

  13. Definitely Kentucky. The home of Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Kentucky Bourbon and Ruth Hunt Candy company. Spend a weekend touring anyone of our beautiful horse farms or place your bets on a race at Keeneland, take a side trip to Berea and explore the beauty and handiwork of our local artists from quilts to baskets to blown glass. Too hot to do all that? Explore one of the many lake areas that are part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, from Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge , Somerset Lake or Cave Run. The one thing I know you will find here is hospitality, smiling faces and the urge to come back and see more.

  14. Take a short trip to Granbury! It’s less then 2 hours from Dallas and just 30 minutes south west of Fort Worth.
    You can shop around the Historical Square or Dine at “The Merry Heart Tearoom” or “Stringfellows” Go Antiquing, Take a cruise on the Riverboat or rent jet skies for some fun on the lake or go see a live play at the historical Opera House. If you will be staying overnight, you can stay at one of the many historical Bed and Breakfasts in town. You can also go over to Glenn Rose and see the Fossil Ridge Wildlife Park.

    The Aquarium is always a fun day activity too. Who doesn’t love the Shark tunnel? 🙂

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  15. You should go to San Diego so you can eat at Phils BBQ and go to the beach! (We watch a lot of TV about restaurants in other places)

  16. I’ve had far too much fun with this, by the way. I think you should drive about 2.5 hours to Graham, TX and check out Wildcatter Ranch. It looks like a really gorgeous resort in the north Texas hills that is nothing but pure relaxation. Horseback riding, ATV rides and lazy time on the water. Sounds pretty much perfect to me!

  17. I would say Texas has a lot to offer so no need to go far, very near by there are all kinds of places to go horse riding. But if your more the hotel and indoors type I say hop across the border North or East and go check out a casino.

  18. What about coming to Canada, Niagara-on-the-lake is a beautiful area, and you can visit the falls while you are there!

  19. Louisianna! Enjoy some gumbo and good music

  20. I think you should fly into MSP and visit the Mall of America!

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  21. I’d go to Toronto and visit my family for my upcoming cousin wedding. I’d travel by plane 🙂

  22. I definitely think you should take a train cross country and see everything…Take lots of pics, relax, and reflect, recharge and take in the whole experience.

  23. Where should I go?

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?
    Plane (since it’s the only way)

    What should I do when I get there?
    Swim, surf, wind surf, explore the island, hike, tons of stuff to do

  24. I say travel by train if you can because everyone should do it at least once in their lives! It’s totally a peaceful way to travel! Take the route that covers the most US that you can see!

  25. You should go to all the local children’s museums in and around Dallas. Most of them are free, and very exciting for children of all ages 🙂

  26. Ok, I’m going to send you to my home state. Being summer time, you need to fly to Seattle, and experience the PNW in all of it’s glory. Hit Mt. Rainier, Pikes Place Market, visit Snoqualmie Falls, go to a Mariners game (maybe against the Rangers), and venture to the Olympic Penninsula, stopping by Ocean Shores for the kite festival.

    Enjoy some Northwest cuisine, such as Pacific Salmon, fresh dungeoness crab pulled from Puget Sound, etc. Visit some of the best micro breweries and wineries in the country.

    Oh man, I’m making myself homesick…

  27. Hmmmm…close? I would head to the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

    Far away? Plane trip to Europe.

  28. Where should I go? On a tour of the national parks!
    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? This is definitely a road trip.
    What should I do when I get there? Hike, explore, and picnic at the gorgeous surroundings 🙂

  29. Definitely by train to Seattle because this is the time of year it shines…literally as in we are actually gettin sunshine and remembering there is a fiery orb in the sky–not just gray clouds. 🙂

  30. ShyBabies says:

    You should fly to Coeur d’Alene, ID. They have one of the nations best golf courses, Silverwood theme park, clear lakes to swim in and mountains for hiking. you coud even be adventurous and go parasailing.

  31. My dream weekend would be a luxury Hawaiian or Bahama island cruise. Fly to the port of entry.

  32. If I was Holly I would take a nice 9 hour flight over to Greece, from there Holly can enjoy a train ride from the famous city of Athens, to the shore town or Bari. Once in Bari holy can hop on a giant boat where she can travel to the island of Corfu. Corfu is an amazing island with its northern city views of Albania. The reason you should go here is because it is one of the most beautiful and friendly places I have been. The locals are extremely friendly and the sun is always shining bright.

  33. I would suggest you take a quick trip to Jackson, MS for some good music and good food. I tweeted the giveaway.

  34. I would suggest traveling by plane to visit Indianapolis, Indiana.

    There are plenty of interesting and enjoyable places to visit in the area, such as the Fountain Square (for duck pin bowling and swing dancing), Monument Circle, and the Indianapolis Canal. If you enjoy the theater and music, plan to visit the Indiana Repertory Theater, Murat Theater, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Beef and Boards Dinner Theater. Those who enjoy art and history will appreciate the Indianapolis Art Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and Indiana World War Memorial Plaza. Sports fans should visit NCAA Hall of Champions and Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, as well as Victory Field, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Conseco Fieldhouse. Children will enjoy the Conner Prairie, Indianapolis Zoo, and Indianapolis Children’s Museum. For meals, visit Broad Ripple or Mass Ave for a wide variety unique restaurants, including Bazbeaux Pizza. If you want to travel outside Indianapolis, then take a day trip to Brown County, particularly Nashville, Indiana…or drive north to the Indiana Dunes. Of course, my suggestions include too many for one trip…but there’s plenty of options for a delightful vacation!

  35. For a quick weekend getaway I think you should fly to Savannah for tours of the homes and learn about the history and ghost stories. I have always wanted to do that!

  36. ok, here’s my idea..go by train to Camden, SC to the Bloomsbury Inn Bed and Breakfast. First though, go to Ruche.com and buy some awesome vintage clothing and don’t forget the heels and floppy hat. Ask for tea on the train as well! http://www.bloomsburyinn.com/
    This would be a fun trip! Good luck 🙂

  37. You should go to Hershey PA! Because that’s where I want to go!! Take a plane… it’s a long drive from Texas. And hit up the chocolate while you’re there!

  38. This may sound a bit crazy, but I would just get in a car and drive. Just drive until you find some place new and exciting and have that be your weekend getaway! I have always wanted to do that- just start driving and see where I end up. All about the mystery!
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  39. I think you should head on over to DFW, hop a plane to Napa Valley, and then enjoy the beautiful wineries. I’ve never done it but I’ve always wanted to!

  40. I would love to go the beach, maybe Myrtle Beach or somewhere in Floriday. We’re originally from the East Coast and I miss the beach the most. We’d probably drive. We have 3 boys ages 5, 7 and 12 and our last plane ride was NOT fun lol!

  41. You should fly into Germany and take a tour of Southern Germany. The smaller towns are just beautiful and the people are incredibly nice. Plus, most of them speak English as a second language, so no worries on that front, either! Be sure to visit Nuremburg and Erlangen, two of my most favorite places. When we were there, we got cheap train/plane tickets to surrounding countries, too. You can very easily travel around Germany by train, too. Have fun on your travels!
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  42. Where should I go? I would go to Tuscany, Italy.

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? Plane

    What should I do when I get there? I would eat & drink & take lots and lots of pictures!!!

  43. ROAD TRIP!!! Rent an AirStream and travel old Route 6 from California to Massachusetts! When you get to Cape Cod, let me know and I’ll treat you to a wonderful lobster feast!

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  44. I think you should go to Eureka Springs AR. That is where I am from….well I am from AR! And it’s the cutest little town in the mountains with cute little shops. My favorite is the year around Christmas store 🙂

  45. Where should I go? – On an Alaskan Cruise!
    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? – Plane to Seattle then boat on up!
    What should I do when I get there? – Beat the heat! Relax on a boat

  46. Upstate NY
    By plane – for sure!
    Hold my brand new grand daughter, until they pry her out of my arms!

  47. Mrs. Zwieg says:

    Where should I go?

    Since this is just a weekend getaway…how about a historical weekend? Take a romantic drive down to Austin, TX and stay here: http://www.mansionatjudgeshill.com/

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?

    By your choice of automobile.

    What should I do when I get there?

    Take a tour of the State Capitol and History Museum, visit some of the nearby parks such as http://mayfieldpark.org/ and of course there is shopping and theaters if you like those things and the opera is less formal here than in Dallas. 🙂

  48. I would stay local and visit the Dallas Aquarium and the dallas zoo for a look at the animals., stop off at White Rock Lark park for a nice bike ride and find some good food.

  49. Where should I go? “ On a trip to Disney (I have always wanted to go and take our kids but money is tight)
    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? “ By Plane (Can you believe I will be 34 in November and I have never flown?)
    What should I do when I get there? I would explore the parks and also visit many of the local places. You also would want to go to the beach!

    Have fun and hope you enjoy whatever you decide to do!

  50. Take a plane to Columbus, OH. Two of my favorite dessert places are there: Pistacia Vera in German Village and Jenny’s Splendid Ice Cream (multiple locations around Columbus). Also two of my favorite places for lunch: Schmidt’s Sausage House in German Villiage and Villiage Wines and Bistro in Canal Winchester. After you’ve eaten your fill, you should visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and catch a Clipper’s game downtown at the Arena District.

  51. I think you should go to Banff, Alberta Canada. It’s sooo beautiful there, and you can marvel and the wonder of the mountains and maybe even see the Northern Lights. I would fly to Calgary Alberta and then drive from there. And once you’re there, the things to to outside abound!

  52. I think you should go to Italy. You can eat and drink your way through a beauitiful country.

  53. Fly to San Diego, CA… Once you’re here you can enjoy the miles of beaches. Start at Ocean Beach where you can shop the marvelous antique stores and shell shops, and have lunch at the famous burger shop (and coolest restaurant on the beach) Hodad’s. Don’t forget the San Diego Zoo and all of the great museums in Balboa Park. Have fun whatever you do! 🙂
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  54. I would go to Arizona to see my BFF who I have not seen in a couple of years. From there we would rent a car and drive to Vegas for a girls weekend!! We would enjoy good food, great drinks, awesome shows and hopefully win some money =)

  55. I suggest Chicago. There are so many historical places to visit, not to mention Navy Pier. You could spend 2 days there! And while your here…visit Shedd Aquarium. Best Aquarium in the country IMO! From Texas i would say travel by plane. 🙂

  56. I would suggest that you come to Boston! I just recently moved here myself and have fallen in love with the city. Fly in and then stay downtown where you can walk everywhere. Go see a Red Sox game while you are here or take in the wonderful Boston Pops orchestra. The history here alone is worth a trip. Walk to streets of downtown for the historic Freedom Trail. There are so many options you would not be bored and anything you do would be a great time!

  57. Where should I go? Heritage Park aka Old City Park in Dallas is a wonderful experience for the kids to learn about times gone by. http://www.dallasheritagevillage.org/

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? Take the DART Express Train and then the Bus as a field trip for the kids to learn more about public transportation http://www.dart.org/schedules/schedules.asp

    What should I do when I get there? Enjoy the Old Time Music Jam on 7-16 (Sat) http://www.dallasheritagevillage.org/Event_Detail.aspx?EID=397

    Also pack a lunch as there is not a place to eat there.
    Do this in JULY as they are closed all of August! When your done take the bus/train back. You can learn more on their blog at http://www.dallasheritagevillage.org/blog/
    Or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dallasheritagevillage

  58. Fly to San Diego! There’s the beach, the zoo and lots of cultural things.

  59. I would love to visit Peru… travel to Machu Picchu and view the world from far above!

  60. How ’bout Galveston and explore the boats & water down there

  61. Fly from DFW to Chicago. From there rent a car, and take a road trip on the famous Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles and visit all the antique shops and cafes on Route 66. Then fly back to DFW from LAX Airport.

  62. Where should I go? Alaskan Cruise..I hear they are awesome

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? Plane to post than ship to Alaska

    What should I do when I get there?
    Tour the scenic mountains, visit locals, enjoy the culture.

  63. Where should I go? Fly to Hot Springs, AZ

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? Plane

    What should I do when I get there? Enjoy the Hot Springs Spa – When is the last time you’ve pampered yourself?

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  64. I say fly to Utah and then roadtrip it to southern Utah for some canyoneering! From Zions Park to Canyonlands to Cedar Mesa to San Rafael Swell there are many unique and off the beaten path areas to explore. Have a guide take you and teach you about the many historic (outlaws!) and archeological (Native Americans!) finds you will see. Then find a bed and breakfast and relax your sore muscles away.

  65. Where should I go? Well Im from TX also, and I say travel Route 66 through Oklahoma

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? automobile, its great to stop and experience different places

    What should I do when I get there? See all the famous places that come with Route 66…the movie CARS has alot of the forgotten places.

  66. If I were you I would go on a cruise to the caribbean on the Oasis of the Seas. I’m going in August for the first time and I’ve heard great things. You should go by plane to Florida and then board the ship and eat lots of good food, dance, and have fun!

  67. sarah davis says:

    Where should I go? New Orleans, Louisanna!

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile? Get a great deal on a flight right now!

    What should I do when I get there? Go to Cafe Du Monde and have some beignets!

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  68. If it’s a weekend getaway, you don’t wan to spend a lot of time traveling. I would also go ahead and take Monday off for recovery purposes.

    Saturday: I would hop on an early plane to NYC, check in at one of the hotels conveniently located in Times Square, grab a quick bite to eat and then take a helicopter tour of NYC and see everything from above! For dinner I would go to Ellen’s Stardust Diner – A fun place with singing waiters- and then head to the theater to see “How to Succeed in Business…” After the show I would find a cozy place for dessert.

    Sunday morning: Head up to Harlem for the Sunday Morning Gospel Tour/Soul Food Brunch. In the afternoon I would go shopping for purses in Chinatown and then hit some of the unique shops in SoHo. For dinner I would eat at Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant in Chelsea Market and then go see “Billy Elliot” on Broadway. After the show, go back to the hotel and either take the red-eye back home or wait to fly home early Monday morning.

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  69. Well, since you only have a weekend for your getaway – hopefully it’s a long weekend, I think you should head to Lake Powell, Arizona by plane and rent a houseboat. Explore the canyons, enjoy the lake options like wakeboarding, enjoy relaxing in the sun.

  70. Where should I go?

    I would go Texas! I have never seen the place.

  71. Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?

    I would travel by car.

  72. What should I do when I get there?
    See all the sites and shop!

  73. Take the train! Trains are awesome and so much less stressful than flying! I don’t know much about Texas, but you won’t want to be on the train forever… so I recommend going to the coast somewhere. Have a nice relaxing time at the beach! Yay for summer!

  74. If it were me, I would take the kids on a Texas road trip to see all the “world’s largest” roadside attractions your state has to offer, like the world’s largest cowboy boots in San Antonio and the world’s largest pecan in Seguin! Everything’s bigger in Texas, or so I hear!

  75. I think you should visit somewhere that is having a festival, like how Buffalo NY has a buffalo wing festival every year. Definitely go by automobile so you can explore more and of course when you get there, eat!

  76. jeannine m says:

    I think you should visit Niagara falls. the falls is beautiful, if you are on the Canadian side there is Clifton hill that has alot of shops and attractions. There are also casinos (if you like to gamble) on both sides.

  77. jen gersch says:

    Go to centra; PA by plane and hike the appalachians

  78. I’m biased but I think you should hit up California by plane. Go to SF first, then drive down to Los Angeles and then take a train to San Diego. You can hit up all three major cities, explore and check out or fabulous coastline all at once.

  79. I think you should visit Siesta Key Florida. You should travel by plane. Then you should relax on the award winning fine white sandy beach. A few minutes from Siesta Key beach is Turtle beach. Its very nice and hardly every crowded.
    Enjoy your trip!

  80. Hey a great idea would be to go to Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn in Grapevine, TX

  81. You should go to the Grand Canyon and travel by car or train (they have a train that takes you right to the south rim). Once there…enjoy the beauty of the canyon!

  82. Where should I go?

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?
    Train is super fun, and nobody does it anymore

    What should I do when I get there?
    you can do the normal museums, zoos, and I think there is an amusement park there.

  83. You should take a plane and go to Old Forge NY. You could enjoy camping in the Adirondacks along with boating and swimming. It’s beautiful there.

  84. I say hop a plane for VEGAS BABY! Stay on the Strip, I love the Paris. Go see a show, may I suggest Blue Man Group at the Venitian. Get a masage at the spa at Red Rock Casio’s SPA and spend a day by the pool.

  85. I always thought a train ride cross country would be fun to try.

    We’re big into zoos and children’s museums these days. Oh, and don’t forget the baseball games.

  86. You should go to Southern California, by plane, and lay on the beach, soak up the sun, and indulge in ice cream!

  87. Rent a car and travel to Branson, Texas and stay at a romantic Bed and Breakfast…Ahhhhhh

  88. Where should I go?

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?
    Plane! Even though its a pretty penny, its super fun!

    What should I do when I get there?
    See everything and shop till you drop!

  89. You should drive to somewhere in Arizona. And you should go hiking when you get there.

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  90. Jennifer Rogers says:

    hmmm….you said just a weekend getaway. You didn’t mention if it was with your children or without

    Where should I go? San Francisco, CA

    Should I travel by train, plane or automobile? I say all the above….read more to see! To get to San Fran – definitely by plane. It would be too grueling of a drive for a weekend getaway.

    What should I do when I get there? Alcatraz is a must for kids, the ferry ride over would be fun for them. Take the trolley (train) to Fisherman’s Warf and walk the piers and streets – rainforest cafe, street performers, fresh seafood, giradelli square (YUMMOOO), Then by rental car, you can go to Stinson Beach or Pt. Reyes (this really is a must! so beautiful!), or you could drive to the Jelly Belly Factory for the kids, 6 Flags Vallejo is driveable. If no kids, you could take a wine tour to Napa/Sonoma – you don’t have to be a ‘drinker’ to go. It is just simply amazing and beautiful. We have both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics for ballgame experiences! Depending on when you come, you may be able to see the Rangers vs. Athletics (since you are from texas!) And I work for the Oakland Athletics in the press box, I could give a press box tour – both adults and kids love it!

  91. Going by train would be awesome, BUT if it’s for a weekend, more practically, you should go by plane. Especially since I think you should head to San Franscisco. That would be a LONG train ride.

    Or internationally, you could head to Peru or Paraguay or Brazil. Oh, the possibilities are so endless!

  92. You should take a car to Austin, TX! Once you get there, I suggest you stop by the Lyndon B. Johnson Museum, Schlitterbahn water park (if you have time!), and eat at some of the famous food carts around town. You could also visit Zilker park or take a segway or kayak tour!

  93. Take a plane to St. Augustine, FLA. Stay in one of the gorgeous bed and breakfasts. Take the walking tour of historical sites, lay on the beach with a good book, and dine at the local restaurants!

  94. If it is just a weekend, I’d say MARFA TX. Check out Judd’s art in town and out at the base. Drink coffee and listen to amazing writers read their works at the bookstore downtown. Rent a car and drive down to Big Bend National Park, stopping just outside in a tiny little town to eat at Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit. Best donuts and sweet bread I have ever had. Yummy.

  95. I would suggest you go to Myrtle Beach by plane and enjoy a relaxing walk on the beach!

  96. Katherine says:


    Disembark at one train station in the middle of nowhere (I know they exist, I’ve encountered many during my travels), then spend a few days backpacking, setting up camp at a different spot each night, working towards the next train station!

  97. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, so anywhere else sounds like a treat! I’d love to go to New York City and see all the iconic places like Central Park, the Empire State Building, etc.

  98. Off the beaten path…huh? Try Charleston. It’s a wonderful city with so much to offer in the way of culture and relaxation. Stay in one of their historic bed and breakfasts. Some have happy hour and cookies in the evenings. Walk the Battery overlooking the water. Visit the aquarium. Come home refreshed. It’s an easy, breezy flight away!

  99. How about an exciting getaway by plane to New York City!

  100. Where should I go? Savannah GA! I’ve been wanting to go there. Or Nashville TN. It’s awesome.
    Should I travel by train, plane or automobile? Plane! Definitely.
    What should I do when I get there? Well, in Nashville there is so much music and history. You could stay for weeks and not see everything!

  101. I say go to NYC, by plane, and shop/eat/explore! Have fun! 🙂

  102. I would say.. travel to Orlando, FL.. by plane… and check out Disney World.

  103. Elizabeth Bubel says:

    You should drive down to san antonio texas and take a tour of the riverwalk and of the missions plus the alamo its fun and educational

  104. Thank you for hosting this fantastic giveaway! Looking forward to exploring your site 🙂
    Where should I go?
    My family is aching to go to Hawaii

    Should I travel by train, plan or automobile?
    Plane travel – we’re in Michigan!

    What should I do when I get there?
    Explore, appreciate, relax and enjoy each other!

  105. You should go somewhere by automobile. I’m thinking a cool corner of the American southwest. Camping and hiking, back to the Earth.

  106. Go somewhere new.

    Travel by car, so you have options

    Get lost with your SO and leave the camera and phone at home. (well take the phone for emergencies) But just leave all behind and enjoy each other just for awhile.

  107. You should Fly to Florida and go to Walt Disney World.
    You must fly by plane so you don’t waste time and you can get there so much quicker.
    You should have breakfast with Mickey and Minnie and all their friends

  108. Fly to NYC of course. Come see a Broadway show, drive out of the city to the Northfork of Long Island to go winery hopping and then come back to the city for a frozen hot chocolate at serendipity. Or just do some shopping downtown and people watch in Central Park all day 🙂

  109. Looking for advice on planning trips to visit National Parks. But then we’d also love to make a trip to Ireland. Plus, I’m wanting to coordinate a Bloggers meet-up at Sisters Quilt Show. Definitely we need help!


  110. Judy Hunter says:

    I think you should take a trip out to Boulder, Colorado. You can go by car- take a road trip!! It’s a memorable trip through beautiful land! Once there, go hiking and just explore the area. It’s so wonderful there at any time of the year. You’ll love it!
    Put together some great tunes for the trip. Be sure to bring the Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid cd by Bob Dylan along for the ride. It’s perfect when you hit Arizona and Colorado.

  111. I strongly recommend Yellowstone National Park. You may want to fly there and rent a car locally. There are tons of fun activities you can do there, sightseeing, camping, observing wild animals…

  112. You should go take a hike at the Fort Worth Nature Center and take photographs of the wildflowers.

  113. Fly to Arizona and drive on route 66

  114. Go anywhere there is a beach and go by car so you can stop all you want 🙂

  115. I say go by car and somewhere that let’s you go canoeing with your husband to the other side of shore and just spend time together.

  116. Go to Gatlinburg, TN by plane. There is the Smoky National Park right there and Gatlinburg itself is a great place to explore.

  117. I say go to San Diego, stay in the Gaslamp quarter…take a trip to the zoo and coronado!

  118. Jennifer Marie says:

    You should fly and come to Ohio and come to the Football Hall of Fame! (Canton, Ohio)

  119. I think a wonderful place to visit is Savannah, Georgia. It is the definition of southern living and hospitality. You can fly there and rent a car if you’d like to travel only 20 miles away to Tybee Island (a beautiful beach on the Atlantic). Otherwise, stay in the downtown area, walk around, take a tour of the historical houses (and find those featured in Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil), check out all of the amazing antique stores, and eat at delicious southern restaurants. You won’t want to miss Paula Dean’s restaurant either!

  120. Judy Hunter says:

    I highly suggest a visit to Athens, GA. You can fly into the Atlanta airport or the small one in Athens. Why Athens? It’s known for it’s eclectic music scene (B-52s, REM, Widespread Panic, etc.), is home to the University of Georgia, and has the most amazing restaurants you could ever try. Take in a football game at the UGA stadium to see the Bulldawgs in action. Then, unwind at a delicious dinner at my favorite tapas restaurant, Speakeasy. Their food is seriously unbelievable. Afterwards, check out a concert at the famous Georgia Theatre or the 40 Watt, where many bands have played over the years, some before going on to be major influences in the music world. I remember when Dave Matthews played there and no one knew who he was! Stroll amongst the blooms at the Botanical Gardens and be sure to eat at The Grit, Athens most famous vegetarian eatery, for a lunch to remember. I am not a huge tofu fan, but theirs is delicious. You will love Athens! It’s my hometown and I miss it like crazy. 🙂

  121. How about Harkers Island, NC?

  122. You should go to Austin, TX in March next year to attend the South by Southwest festival. It’s only about 3-4 hours away from you, so you wouldn’t have to travel far.

  123. I think going to the Dallas Zoo would be neat!

  124. Fly into tiny Eureka, CA airport (you’ll need to take a commuter flight). Rent a car in the airport and it’s just a short drive (less than an hour) to the victorian town of Ferndale. The Shaw House Bed & Breakfast is to die for! From there you can walk around the town, visit the amazing gigantic Redwoods- where you can even drive your car through a tree trunk! Visit the amazing Trinidad state beach and see the lighthouse. See elk near the little red school house. A short drive takes you to Southern Oregon, where the coast is a must-see. Enjoy!
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  125. If you just want it all laid back, you can find a great bed and breakfast and just relax comepletely!

  126. Well, since we just got back from the beach, I think you should write a post about flying into Myrtle Beach and discovering places to go and things to do that are unusual and not as cheesy and touristy. It seems like a great deal of the things there are marketed towards tourists, but there are many people who live there year-round, so I know there has to be more we don’t know- delicious restaurants the locals love, beautiful gardens, surrounding less-populated islands to visit, etc. I would love to read something like that!

  127. Judy Hunter says:

    I really want to take our grandchildren to Disney Land/World, but have no idea where to start. So many webpages have info, but it’s just confusing. I’d love to hear a first-hand account- flying to Orlando/Cali or driving, what hotel you stayed at/why we should/shouldn’t stay there, how to play the trip and what are the must-see things. Plus,, I’m sure it would be fun for you. LOL! Maybe you could even get Disney to give u discounts for a review. 🙂

  128. Jennifer Marie says:

    You should fly to Pittsburgh Pa and go to the zoo! It is a great place to go! 🙂

  129. you need to go west! hop a plane to Carmel, California then rent a car and drive the scenic roads along the high cliffs of Big Sur toward San Simeon and San Luis Obispo County.

  130. nancy reid says:

    I would go to San Antonio by plane and I would visit the RiverWalk and eat
    at a Mexican Restaurant!

  131. I think you should go to the local aquarium and learn all about aquatic life.

  132. You should travel by car and go visit the sick and homeless and make a difference in your world…feed them, offer them friendship, give them a hug…[email protected] dotcom

  133. You have to fly to Kauai, Hawaii, and stay on the southern shore. You can bike around the coast, take a helicopter tour of the Na Pali Coast (unreachable by road), watch amazing sunsets from Poipu Beach, and enjoy perfect weather! It is uncrowded and has gorgeous scenery.

  134. Fly to DC and visit the museums!


    I think you should take a plane Go to Cleveland OH One Day go to Cedar Point, One Day go to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the next day take the Fairy to Put in Bay and ride bikes all over the island.

  136. I think you should definitely check out Austin, TX. I’m sure you’ve been there, even driven there, but have you been to SXSW? That would be so much fun and would make for an awesome post! I love music festivals and had a blast there. Some people have no idea it even exists (gasp!) and it’s amazing.

  137. Judy Hunter says:

    How about a hometown post? Take pics of your hometown, local businesses, beautiful places to visit. Not sure if you live in your hometown, so you may not have to go anywhere at all! It would be fun, local businesses would be excited to promote themselves, and you can show others how great your town is!

  138. Go local. you’ll be surprise how many places are in your locale that you never got to check out. Then steal away and pretend to be tourists 🙂

  139. I’d go to the Grand Canyon and hike.

  140. the Canadian side of Niagara Falls!

  141. If you want quirky take a plane ride to Niagara Falls. They have lots of weird attractions like the CSI game played at the wineries

  142. If you can travel a little further..you should fly to Peru then do a hike on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu! It was absolutely amazing!!!

  143. I say travel overseas to a nice island and just spend a couple days being pampered with you and the SO

  144. I think you should take a trip to San Antonio. Go to the river walk. I was there once and didn’t get to do hardly anything I wanted to. I loved Ripley’s Museum though. It wouldn’t be a bad drive from where you are.

  145. You should visit the Alamo by car, and soak up the history of Texas’s heroic past.

  146. I think you should spend the day having fun with your children at an amusement park.
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  147. Tracy Robertson says:

    I think you should visit San Francisco! I think you should take a plane here, and be sure to visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghiradelli Square (if you like chocolate) while you are here. It’s such a diverse city!

  148. #Win @Giveaway for Nintendo Wii Racquet Sports with Motion Camera @midgetmomma1200

  149. Or a B&B on a ranch, Texan style!

  150. You should hop a flight here to Louisville and visit our zoo! We have a new polar bear exhibit they just finished building, and the abandoned polar bear cub they found stranded on an iceburg awhile back is coming to live there, too. After you can visit the Louisville Slugger museum (you get a free bat at the end of the tour), stop by the Louisville Bats stadium for a minor league game, and then have breakfast at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe (it’s been featured on both the Food Network and the Travel channel).


  151. I think you should hop on a plane and visit the Alhambra, In Granada, Spain.

  152. Go to the Florida Keys!

  153. I saw go to the a state you’ve always wanted to visit and just enjoy being a tourist

  154. I suggest going to summerfest in milwaukee by plane. There are musical acts from all genres, from pop, country, blues, alternative, zydeco, you name it. The tickets do not cost more than 20. It’s a bargain to see all those bands play, if you are a diehard music fan.

  155. nancy reid says:

    I told Texas Holly to go to Atlanta. She should go my plane and visit the new aquarium when
    she is there!

  156. You could travel out of country? Our nearest (one of) Canada and enjoy mingling in French 🙂

  157. Judy Hunter says:

    I think you should fly over to Hawaii and island hop. You could tell us all about the difference in the island cultures and sites to see. That would be an awesome adventure and I’d love to read about it!

  158. I suggest flying to Canada for the annual Montreal Jazz Festival. I attended years ago and had a delightful time. I’d like to visit again in the future.

  159. You should take a plan down to Sanibel Island off the coast of Fl. and soak up the sun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  160. Well, I’m going to Branson on Monday, so why don’t you jump on a plane and join me 🙂

  161. CherylS22 says:

    You should fly to see Mount Rushmore.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  162. You should take a plane ride to Edinburgh, Scotland in August to attend the Edinburgh festival.

  163. a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas to the beautiful Caribbean!

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