Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thoughts from a travel junkie
I confess. I love to travel. I love visiting new places, meeting interesting people from different cultures, and discovering new foods. And living overseas has given me a lot of opportunities to travel, from Brazil to Botswana, to Great Britain.
Recently, on our way back to the states for furlough, the airline allowed us an extended--no extra charge layover--in Europe which allowed us to travel with our kids and visit some longtime friends. We had a blast eating raw herring in Holland, visiting the Eiffel Tower and Louvre in Paris, hiking through a part of the French alps, and visiting Henry VIII's Hampton Court outside London. (I've pasted some of my favorite photos below.)
While traveling and reading never fail to spark my imagination, there is something else I have learned from traveling. As I spend this year's holiday season back in the States, I'm reminded of the great blessings of both freedom and opportunity I have. It's an important reminder, and something I want to teach my children, and for myself, to never take for granted.
If you're a regular visitor to our blog, you'll know that we are celebrating our one year anniversary with lots of giveaways this month. I'm joining in the celebration by giving away a copy of Blood Ransom, my latest suspense novel that is set in Africa. Leave a comment below with a way for me to contact you. I'll draw a name on November 17th!
Lastly, I want to thank those on our ICFW blog team who have stepped up to make this blog a fantastic place to visit and learn about international fiction as they share their hearts and passion for writing and reading around the world.
Be blessed today!
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Posted by Lisa Harris