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Iíve been to the Baltic Sea area and went to St Petersburg Russia on a cruise. I have been to all 50 states except Iowa. I live about 8 hour drive from Iowa. I have to set foot on the ground and being in an airport doesnít count. So I guessed I would say Australia and New Zealand. We used to have on our team a lady that lived in the Tasmania area and it always sounded interesting..

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Kris - I burn easily. Iíll make sure to bring an SPF50 sunscreen. Thanks for the advice.

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Susan - Make sure that if you come to here or Australia in the Summer, you use a high factor sunscreen. Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidences of sun-caused skin cancer in the world. I always use a sunscreen factor 50 in the summer.

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I would love to fully explore France. I have been to Paris and Normandy, but would like to see much more.



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I'm happy to know it is Maeve Binchy, Miller! I know what you mean about finding a writer who is comfortable to read. I've just reread a book for the first time as an adult, I think. It was Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood. I loved that book both times I read it, almost 30 years apart I think. A lot of her books are NOT comfortable, but this reminds me of being young in the 40's, 50's, and 60's. I love it. emoticon

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Forestpal- I'm with you on the River Cruise! My dream vacation is a Viking River cruise through Europe. Heaven!

But this question was about exploring a country, and I've been to Germany, so I picked New Zealand for a change of scenery. ;-)

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11/21/19 7:24 A

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LESLIE, Yes!! It IS Maeve Binchy!! I LOVE her books and have them all!! I read a lot and always find time to read her books again. I read a lot of new books during my days and keep hers for bedtime - they are comfortable old favorites that help relax me for sleep.
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PATSY, those river cruises do look nice - I sometimes get info from Viking River Cruises, but have never taken one. On TV sometimes, I see advertisements for a river cruise line that has the bed in the cabin facing outward so you can literally lie in bed and watch the scenery. That would be a very enjoyable and relaxing vacation!!
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Who is your favourite Irish author, Miller?? I wonder if it might be Maeve Binchy? I've read a few of her books... emoticon

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11/20/19 8:03 P

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I'd lie to take a river cruise either in US or any other country.

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All good answers - and places I would like to see, too!!

One of my very favorite authors of all time (I read her books every year) lived in Ireland.

I would also love to take a road trip across the US. When people used to ask me where I wanted to travel, I would say I'd like to visit all 50 states first before going overseas. I doubt either of those things will happen at my age now, but it would be fun!!

KRIS, Randy mentioned the heat in Australia, too - I had forgotten about that. The fire storms sound very scary. I think visiting New Zealand would be very cool, too!! (Just not during a tsunami alert! You've mentioned those before). Randy traveled to Canada for work once and he said it was very pretty.





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Miller - Australia has a lot of wild-life I would NOT want to get up close and personal with (crocodiles; MASSIVE spiders; deadly snakes to name just a few) and they have extreme heat high 30's C and even into 40's C, and for quite some time, well before summer even started, have been battling a LOT of deadly, massive fire storms, and they do every year.


I would love to explore Canada, (my son and son-in-law live in Vancouver BC), and then the UK. My parents came from England but at different times. Mum came to New Zealand turning 9 on the boat, and Dad came in his mid 20's.

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Australia and New Zealand are my dream trip. We are going there in February for an extended trip, probably our last big trip as we plan to just do small trips after that.

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Hmmmmm......... Probably New Zealand. Sounds beautiful and they speak English!

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I would love a long road trip through North America!

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Ireland or England

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If money and time were no problem, what country would you LOVE to explore?
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(I've always wanted to go to Australia, but DH thinks there are too many dangerous animals there - LOL!)

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