By: Jennifer Murray

Where Would YOU Go On Your 10 Year Anniversary?

Brad and I will celebrate ten years of marriage later this year. TEN, People! Ten with quadruplets – which is really equal more like 25, perhaps even 50! 😉 Marriage is such a gift – one so worth fighting for, working at, forgiving through,  and I’m sure it will be celebrated. Most likely it will be  nothing elaborate but something special.

But just for the sake of dreaming… Let’s say there were no obstacles (money, child care, time, etc.) to keep you and your life mate from the trip of your dreams vacation.  Where would you go? 

bucket list vacation collage

Here’s a handful that make my Bucket List for Vacation Destinations:

1. Thailand – A private hut on the beach with a hammock perhaps?

2. Africa – I’d love to experience the African Plains, Lake Victoria, the people

3. Hawaii – What could there possibly be NOT to love in paradise?

4. Grand Teton National Park – I’m sure the pictures do not do it justice, but they still take my breath away

5. The Canadian Rockies – Oh Canada!  You do mountains like nobody’s business.

6. Paris – I studied French for 4 years in high school and 2 years in collage, so I’d love to experience France someday.

7. The East Coast – I’d love to eat crab until I’m blue in the face, see the history, and take in the beauty. 

8. Ireland – Those green mountainsides and accents would do me in.

Brad and I love to travel to explore new things, try new foods, enjoy creation, but we also love doing a lot of nothing.  Our honeymoon was in Key Largo, FL, and it was perfect. The picture above is from our day trip to Miami. The trip was the perfect combination – plenty of relaxation, a little exploring, and we left all responsibilities at home.  Those were the days, eh? 

honeymoon picture 10 year anniversary

So what’s your ideal getaway? Are you a backpacker?  A cruiser? A beach bum?  An international explorer?  What’s on your Bucket List of places to experience?

14 Responses to “Where Would YOU Go On Your 10 Year Anniversary?”

  1. JessieLeigh
    June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh, let’s see… Tahiti, Ireland, Norway, a massive hike, and Alaska all make my list. 🙂 But for our ACTUAL 10th wedding anniverary (which happened just last fall), we took a 5-day Caribbean cruise WITH children and it was amazingly fun. We had abundant time “just the two of us” and the kids had such fun. I’m the kind of person who does not do well away from my kids. (I think it is truly, truly fantastic when people do– I just don’t. No sense trying to pretend otherwise.) So, for us, that was perfect. And way cheaper than most people would have expected. 🙂

  2. Sarah
    June 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I love this post! Totally going to steal it for my blog. I also have a 10th anniversary this year. I can’t think of all of them just yet but I know what’s top of our list…

    An Alaskan Cruise. Gorgeous, not too hot (hubby likes that). And did I mention…gorgeous?
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  3. Renee W
    June 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    My husband and I are taking our 10th Anniversary trip in July (without kids!). It will be for 4 nights, with the kids at Grandma’s house. We don’t have reservations yet, but somewhere with a beach is ideal, since we live in the land-locked Midwest. Any suggestions for an affordable beach vacation in South Carolina or Georgia?

  4. Brooke McGlothlin (@BrookeWrites)
    June 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Our 10 year is in 2 days 🙂 We’re trying to figure something out to do too!

  5. moosh in indy.
    June 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Everyone should put the mountains of Utah in Summer or Southern Utah in winter on their list.

    On mine is Fiji.

    Or the around the world flight that National Geographic does. I’m not picky. 🙂
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  6. Cathy Willman
    June 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Our dream 10th anniversary trip was cut short due to Christopher needing a feeding tube. We escaped for one night, the first and only for both of us away, he was 2 1/2. But today is our 14th anniversary. We went to DisneyWorld for our honeymoon. And for our anniversary this year, he has promised me a trip for the 15th. With kids or without, I don’t know yet. Maybe southern California, the Poconos, Wyoming, Colorado. If money were no object, Bora Bora, Maui, or maybe China. Ah Vacations! I love them.
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  7. Darcy @ Message in a Mason Jar
    June 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Thailand!!! It is THE most beautiful place I’ve ever been. My sister, our friends and I got to island hop there for a few weeks a decade ago when I was studying in Asia. As for our 10 year anniversary, we’ve been thinking of Venice. But we really, really need to start putting something into savings now. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂
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  8. Shannon
    June 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Tahiti of course! Ten…Tahiti…it just goes together:) We spent our honeymoon on an island off of Tahiti, Morea, and felt like we were waking up in a dream every morning. We went through CostCo travel and they were great….just sayin’:) Marriage is such a blessing….Happy 10th in 2012!!

  9. Beth
    June 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, specifically Venice! I also dream of a Mediterranian cruise.

    We celebrated out tenth anniversary two years ago, but with 2yo quads, it just wasn’t a good time for us to get away. I have big dreams for our 20th!!
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  10. Crystal
    June 7, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    We’ve always planned on doing a European tour for our 10th….and since we might be stationed there during that time anyways, the travel costs would definitely be lower. 🙂

  11. Adele
    June 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I got a taste of Europe last year (Rome and Assisi) and can’t wait to explore the rest of the continent. Also on my bucket list – Washington DC during cherry blossom season, a drive up and down the east coast, the Holy Land, and Machu Pichhu. Thailand sounds wonderful too!

    But first on the list – a husband to share anniversaries with! 😉

    Yay for 10 years! I hope you have a fantastic time celebrating!

  12. Janine
    June 9, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I’m from South Africa (though living in the USA now) so my vote dfinatly goes to Africa!
    Where every you go, congratuations on your aniversary and hope you have a fantastic time.
    Many blessings!

  13. Barb
    June 10, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    I didn’t have a honeymoon nor a 10 year anniversary trip. My love and I have been married 36 years. He was in the U S Air Force for 20 years and we just didn’t have the money to splurge on trips so we found other ways to celebrate where we lived. However, we did stop for 3 days in Hawaii on our way home from Guam just shortly after we celebrated 23 years of marriage. It was so fun, but we were new grandparents of an 8 month old that we hadn’t seen yet, so we were anxiously waiting to meet our grandson as soon as we got stateside. So, with this said, I would love to go back to Hawaii. 🙂

    • Sarah
      June 16, 2012 at 1:24 am #

      We’ve been blessed to be able to travel throughout our 10 years of marriage (celebrated last week) so a nice dinner out (the 3 of us) was nice. But I’m thinking tropical might be nice, although Paris is lovely! Keep us posted on what you choose!
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