Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Day 20 - Letter T

It's time to T it up on today's Blogging from A to Z Challenge - and my topic:


As I mentioned in my "I" post for inspiration, I love to travel. My parents instilled this in me, from a very young age - especially since my father was a pilot for Alaska Airlines, and my mother was an apparel buyer that traversed the world for her job (a career I ended up sharing, as I realized not only did I get to travel, but I got to shop for a living!).

I've been very fortunate throughout the years, to have had the luxury of traveling to many amazing places: from Okinawa, Japan, and Machu Picchu, Peru, to the Cinque Terre region of Italy.

Of course, there are still many places I've never been, but someday I will:

Geneva, Switzerland


Chamonix, France


The Maldives



The Great Wall of China
New Zealand
Easter Island 

The list goes on and on...

And since I haven't made it to some of these locations just yet, I find that including them in my writing, almost makes being there, a reality. My current manuscript primarly takes place here in the Northwest, where I live - but part of the journey takes my characters to the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

One of these days I'll make it there, myself. But until then, I get to live vicariously through my characters - after all, that's one of the great perks about being a writer - you get to write whatever you want!

Travel: where do your characters take you? Places you've been before? Or places you've always dreamed? 

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