10.20.2011

Hotels.com asks: What was your favorite vacation?

Hotels.com recently reached out to me to participate in a fun post for their Facebook page, asking what was my favorite vacation? I love to travel and have visited some amazing places, but my 3 days in Sicily was my ultimate favorite.

I went on this trip while studying abroad in Florence in 2006, as part of an Italian architecture class. Truth be told, I took the class just to go on this trip!

We traveled by train, plane, and bus leaving the Italian mainland for Sicily's west coast. Our home base was in Palermo, where we visited various architectural spots and walked throughout the city.

We then moved on to the seaside city of Cefalu, where I put my toes into the Mediterranean Sea for the first time!
 

The final day we spent in Segesta, known for the Greek temple and amphitheater. It was this day trip that I knew Sicily was very unique. Where else can you find the beach, classic Italian cuisine, and ancient temples on one island?
 
 

We visited a few other small towns on the west coast during those 3 days, but did not get to the east coast, known for the town of Taormina and the volcano Mount Etna. That just means one thing...I need to go back!

So tell me, what was your favorite vacation? Comment here or visit Hotels.com Facebook Page and comment!

FTC note: I was compensated for this post, but thoughts and photos are all my own. And Sicily really was my favorite vacation :)

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21 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing trip of a lifetime! That water is the most beautiful shade of blue!

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  2. that's a tough one! I loved loved California! Mainly because its really different from anything in Europe!

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  3. Wow it looks like such a fabulous trip! It's hard to pick my favorite vacation. I always love Europe...Paris, Italy, London, Greece are all faves but theres' always the Canadian Rockies and the Carribean. How to choose??? :) xoxo

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  4. So fun! I think my fav vacation was a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel!

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  5. Lucky you... Sicily looks like such a nice place and full of wonderful history. Your photos are lovely.

    Hmmm... my dream vacation would be in Paris or in The Grenadines.

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  6. Oh my gosh...looks amazing. I love Italy, the best. And my favorite vacation? Hmmm...hard to say, I've been a lot of places. But in terms of exploration/relaxation/scenery I would say our Honeymoon in Bali. xo

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  7. these photos are incredible, I would love to travel to Italy someday!

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  8. Gosh, so many places, that I can't choose!

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  9. I really cannot choose a favorite although they all have to do with water! Carmel, the Greek Isles, Maui!! I would love to get away right now, ( having surgery next week however)

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  10. That does look amazing. So many places to travel in Italy. I just got back from a trip to Rome, Florence, Siena, and Venice and now I have about 5 more cities from Italy on the list for a second trip! Would love to go to Sicily and Sardinia!! Bolonga, Bari, Naples and Positano are on the list too.

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  11. Did you feel safe there? I've been dying to go, Sicily is where my Grandma is from. But someone told me once it is scary and dirty so I've never made plans.

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  12. I definitely would have taken that class just for the trip. It sounds like an amazing opportunity! You got some beautiful pictures.

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  13. I remember you loved this time in your life (Not to sound creepy), very cute. Where was my invite??? :)

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  14. What a great challenge! I loved Italy but did not make it to Sicily. I will have to visit when I go back!

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  15. Wonderful hotels and photos. Reading this post made me miss the sea. Great adventure. :)

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  16. What a wonderful photos, darling. I'm totaly dreaming of Sicily now:)

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  17. That is such a tough question! We just came back from Phuket and I had a wonderful time. Shopping and strolling in Paris is nice as well too!

    Have a lovely weekend dear!

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  18. Beautiful shots! I love the photos of street scenes - you really feel like you are there...

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  19. love it, i took a trip just like this while i was studying abroad in rome!

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  20. I would <3 to go to Florence – can't believe I still haven't made it to Italy yet! But my favorite trip would have to be a 2week central Europe vacation I took with my husband last year. Also I adore Spain. Have a lovely weekend, Jaime!

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