Take Me Away – October 2016 Recap

Well, we have blown through another month and the next two are are going to be a blur – at least they are at my house!  Before all the upcoming holidays, I need to take some time to plan our spring vacation before everything gets booked up.  I am also in the planning stage for a girls long weekend for some time in either April or May.  If you have any ideas for something fun along the east coast, please let me know.  I already have a few places on my list thanks to some of your wonderful trip reports!

In the meantime, let’s take a look at all the fabulous trips you linked up for the October Take Me Away Link Party!  Get your posts ready because the next party will take place on Friday, November 4th!  (You might need something to keep your mind off of Election Day!)…

Since it’s fall, let’s travel to a beautiful apple orchard with Carole from From My Carolina Home …

From My Carolina Home - Apple Orchard

 From My Carolina Home – Trip to an Apple Orchard

I’ve been to many apple orchards but none with such stunning mountain views!

Carole really does live in a beautiful area of the country and she finds the most interesting places!  You have got to check out the what she shared from the Unusual Exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum

From My Carolina Home - North Carolina Arboretum

 From My Carolina Home – An Unusual Exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum

This exhibit is truly out of this world!  Be sure to click on her links to see if these unique sculptures are coming to your area!

And then stop over to see some more fun at the NC Mountain State Fair …

From My Carolina Home - NC Mountain State Fair

 From My Carolina Home – More Fun at the NC Mountain State Fair

Between rides, animals and crafting competitions, this definitely looks like an entertaining place to spend the day!  The magnificent mountain scenery doesn’t hurt either!

Now we take a whirlwind of a trip to beautiful Santa Monica with Colleen from 50 Days of No Grey

50 Days of No Grey - Santa Monica

 50 Days of No Grey – 36 Hours in Santa Monica

Colleen and her family managed to pack in a ton of sightseeing and activities into a short period of time.  Be sure to check out her recommendations of where to eat and stay.

Speaking of family vacations, all you Harry Potter fans will love to see where Tanya from The Other Side of the Road took her family…

The Other Side of the Road - Jacobite Steam Train

 The Other Side of the Road – The Jacobite Steam Train

What an exciting train adventure through the mountains of Scotland while riding on the “Harry Potter” train.  They even spotted the bridge from the Harry Potter movies.  I am sure this is a vacation her kids will always remember!

I am sure Pam from Everyday Living will remember her birthday celebration at a beautiful  North Carolina Inn …

Everyday Living - Inn

 Everyday Living – Taking It All Inn

Between the mountain scenery and the lovely accommodations, no wonder North Carolina seems to be so popular with all of you who link up each month!  After reading Pam’s post, I think we all will be booking rooms at this award winning historic hotel!

Then Pam takes us away on a walk through charming Martha’s Vineyard

Everyday Living - Martha's Vineyard

 Everyday Living – A Walk on Martha’s Vineyard

From Edgartown’s classic New England homes to the Victorian style gingerbread cottages in Wesleyan Grove in Oaks Bluff, this is a dream walk for fans of beautiful architecture!

Speaking of beautiful architecture, Pam doesn’t stop there!  Let’s hop over to the other side of the world with her and visit The Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia!…

Everyday Living - The Catherine Palace

 Everyday Living – The Catherine Palace

Pam has toured several palaces in Russia but she says this was the most beautiful one!  If you think the exterior is impressive, you need to take a look inside!  Ah, the luxurious life of a Royal Family!

If you are looking to stay somewhere luxurious while enjoying the gorgeous fall colors, let Sandy from You May Be Wandering take you away to Five Luxury Resorts to Celebrate Fall

You May Be Wandering - Five Luxury Resorts to Celebrate Fall

 You May Be Wandering – Five Luxury Resorts to Celebrate Fall

Each one of these U.S. destinations is more beautiful than the next….so many stunning places to experience the autumn season.  I don’t think I could pick a favorite but I am definitely keeping them all in mind for a future fall trip!

And we can’t forget that fall is baseball season!  

Scoreboard Sweep - Dog Days of San Diego

 Scoreboard Sweep – Dog Days of San Diego

Randy and Penny from Scoreboard Sweep share their travels to ballparks across the country and had a blast at Bark the Park Night in San Diego!  What fun for them – and all the dogs!

Linda from Life and Linda shared her fascinating Barge Adventure in France

Life and Linda - Our Barge Adventure in France

Life and Linda – Our Barge Adventure in France

What an exciting journey through the Burgundy Region of France.  Linda’s post is so beautiful and inspiring in every way!

Once again, thank you to everyone who linked up their amazing travel posts!  Every time I read through these trip reports, I realize there are SO many places I need to see in this world!  You are always so inspiring!

Remember to join us next week on Friday, November 4th for our next Take Me Away Party!


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  1. Thank you for featuring my travel posts! We really do live in a gorgeous part of the country – North Carolina. I have more for you for the next travel linky, can't wait!!

  2. All of these pics are just dreamy! It has been such a long time since I've had a real vacation. I will have to look through some link-ups for some ideas of where to go on my 30th wedding anniversary next year. My husband and I are trying to put a trip together for it.

  3. What a fun post and such beautiful pictures I couldn't decide where I would go if I had a choice. Hmm… we need a vacation for sure, lots of stuff happening lately over in this neck of the woods. Also, thank you for your feedback on my post, you have such a genuine, sweet way about you that it comes through in your comments.hugs to you,Leslie

  4. so many great places to read about, I shall enjoy going through them one by one this weekend, I love this post you do on your blog. Have a lovely weekend. Susan x

  5. Thank you for including my post!! I so enjoy participating in the link party – hopefully I will have something good for next week! Have a great weekend! xoxo

  6. Thanks so much, ladies! I am happy to see everyone is enjoying this monthly party as much as I am!Shelley

  7. Wow, can I try all these recommendations??? They sound amazing!! Can't wait to follow this series from here on out! Love your blog!

  8. Thank you for featuring our Santa Monica trip! There are so many wonderful places to visit both here at home and away. It's hard to decide where to go next!

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