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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Welcome to The YA Scavenger Hunt! (Team Teal!)


Greetings, intrepid travelers on the YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm Diana Renn, your hostess for this leg of your journey. Stop and rest, put your feet up, have a little water and trail mix. I write travel mysteries, so I'm always thrilled to meet fellow adventurers, whether they're trotting across the real globe or the virtual one!

At this stop I'll share a bit of info about me and my books, drop some clues about my Exclusive Bonus Content (which is hosted by someone else), introduce you to my special guest, and hopefully entice you into entering an awesome extra giveaway before I send you back on the trail.

But first, a little orientation in case you're just starting out! You are currently hunting on TEAM TEAL. (I love teal! My whole website is teal!) On this hunt, you'll learn about a whole bunch of amazing authors and their new books, and you'll have access to exclusive material from each participating author, and lots of bonus giveaways. You'll also collect some secret numbers along the way. Add them up and enter for a chance to win the grand prize!

Did you know . . . there are actually EIGHT contests going on simultaneously -- yes, eight different legs of this massive hunt! (There are blue, red, gold, orange, pink, purple and green teams!) You can enter one, some, or all legs. For a complete listing of all the teams and participating authors and the full list of prizes, you can visit the YA Scavenger Hunt Website.

Here are the OFFICIAL YA SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES. (If you know what you're doing, veteran travelers, scroll on down. If you're new, please read!)

1. Somewhere on this blog post, I've mentioned my favorite number. It is in a slightly bigger font and written in WHITE (since my whole website is teal!) so it should be easy to spot.

2. As you progress on the hunt, you need to collect all the favorite numbers of everyone on Team Teal. Write them down and add them up when you're done with this leg.

3. Once you've added up all the numbers, you must fill out the official entry form here. You MUST fill this out by noon Pacific time, Sunday October 4, to officially qualify for the grand prize! And what is that grand prize??

4. The prize: One lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from every author on this team. And everyone has chances to enter individual authors' bonus giveaways. (Here is a picture of all the pretty books!)



5. This contest is open internationally. (How cool is that??)

6. If you're under 18, you need a parent or guardian's permission to enter.

OK, I think that's all the rules! Whew!

Before I go on an introduce you to my special guest, I'll tell you a little about myself. I'm the author of three YA mysteries featuring international settings and globetrotting teens: TOKYO HEIST (set in Japan, obviously), LATITUDE ZERO (set in Ecuador), and BLUE VOYAGE (set in Turkey), all published by Viking/Penguin. I'm also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing by and for teens.

Somewhere on this blog hop, I've planted my Exclusive Bonus Content about BLUE VOYAGE, my new book coming out on October 13! You'll find pictures from my own Turkish travels, and explanations of scenes and plot points they inspired. Though I confess one of the biggest inspirations for BLUE VOYAGE was a book I read way back when I was 11: a Nancy Drew book about Turkey (sort of), called The Mysterious Mannequin.

And now, I'd like you to meet my guest author! I am hosting . . . Rebekah Purdy!



Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She's lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from the University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time, she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also  has a big family (6 kids). She likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Buch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazilion pets.

The book she is showcasing in this Hunt is called THE SUMMER MARKED. which was released on September 22 from Entangled. (Please note that the book she's giving away toward the grand prize is the previous one in this series, THE WINTER PEOPLE).

Here's what her brand new book, THE SUMMER MARKED is all about:

The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up. Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war.
Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for Thanksgiving, imagining a visit filled with hot chocolate, a hot guy for a little rebound action, and some girl time with her bestie, Salome. Except she receives a message from Salome with two important words: PLEASE HURRY.
When Kadie rushes to help Salome, she’s ripped from the human world and pulled into the kingdoms of Faerie, where she's shocked to learn that Salome's monsters are real, and that she's now at the mercy of one extremely vengeful Winter Queen...

Now both Salome and Kadie must find a way to survive the deadly chaos...or lose themselves to Winter's deadly, icy grasp.
 


Diana here. I think both these books sound really great! I also love deleted scenes (I accumulate lots of those myself), so I'm thrilled to share one as Rebekah's EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT!

After you check out her deleted scene, please enter my BONUS GIVEAWAY - I'm giving away a whole set of hardcovers of each of my books! And after that, fearless travelers? You'll get the link to the next stop on Team Teal! Ok - ready??

REBEKAH PURDY'S DELETED SCENE FROM "THE SUMMER MARKED"

Rebekah says: "Here is a deleted scene between Kadie and Etienne that got cut in the last round of edits for The Summer Marked (so sad it didn’t make the cut—hahaha).  ENJOY!!!!!"

Kadie
The scenery sped by as the horses darted through the woods. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I imagined what would become of me and Demetria. Etienne loosened his grip and I felt his heated breath against my cheek as he leaned forward.
“Do you still have that dagger I gave you?” he whispered.
My teeth chattered, but I managed to answer, “Yes.”
“Good. You need to listen very closely to what I’m about to say.” He slowed our horse from its death-race, type pace. “I want you to stab me with the dagger.”
“What?” I hissed, attempting to turn to look at him. He couldn’t be serious. Why the hell would I hurt him?
“Not a fatal wound, just stab me in the thigh or something. I’ve already spelled our horse, all I have to do is give him a command and he’ll bring you to a hiding spot near the mountains.”
“But the iron will kill you,” I said. The last thing I wanted to do was kill someone, well, other than Teodor or the queen. But Etienne had been kind to me. Besides, I couldn’t dissect a frog in bio class, what made me think I could hurt a person?
“I’ll only be poisoned a short time if you just stick me in the leg. Listen, the Winter Princes will have to help me before they can go after you. They hold their own kinds’ lives in higher esteem than a human’s. It will buy you time to get ahead of them. This is the only way, Kadie. We either do it now or we’ll be too close to the castle for you to make your getaway.”
“I don’t want to hurt you.”
“I know, but I promise I’ll be fine and I’ll come to you as soon as I can.” His fingers brushed against my hair.
My hand slid up the side of my dress and I glanced around at the other riders as I pulled my dagger from its scabbard. My belly churned as nausea washed over me. If I didn’t do this, I’d have to go back to face punishment from the queen. And this time, I doubted she’d let me live. Body trembling, I lifted the dagger. Shit. I really didn’t want to stab him.
Behind me, I heard Etienne chant something that sounded kind of Irish, but I couldn’t tell.
“Stab me now,” he said.
I closed my eyes and raised the blade. Then, with all my might, I slammed the sharp knife, into his thigh.
He cried out and my lids shot open, I glanced back just in time to see him fall from the saddle, nearly bringing me with him. At that moment, the horse turned then started running in the opposite direction.
“Get her,” I heard Teodor yell.
“No, help me,” Etienne screamed. “She’s stabbed me with iron.”
My horse galloped between the trees. Frantic, I peered over my shoulder to see the Fae bent over Etienne as he lay there on the ground. But it was Demetria’s form that made me cry. She was tied across Teodor’s saddle. Still a prisoner and there was nothing I could do for her now. If I went back, I’d be recaptured.
A sob raked through me as the cold air nipped at my skin. This wasn’t fair. She didn’t deserve to be stuck here. I wanted to turn around. I wanted to go back. But I couldn’t. My heart ached. We’d spent the last several days together. She’d taken a punishment from Teodor to protect me and here I was deserting her.
My hands gripped the reins as we sped into the darkness. My cloak billowed behind me like a deflated ghost trying to keep up. The sound of the horse’s hooves hitting snow was all I could hear. Moonlight spilled across the woodland, casting eerie skeletal like shadows in our path. Every tree and bush started to look like creatures jumping in our way.
My pulse soared out of control as fear settled in. Fear of what might lay in wait in the forest. Fear for Demetria and what would become of her. Fear for Etienne, hoping the wound I gave him didn’t kill him. And fear for myself, wondering if I’d truly escape this awful place.
For hours we travelled through the night, until my horse was lathered in sweat and his breathing labored. He stayed in the creek for the last hour and I could tell he was tired. If he wasn’t careful he’d ride himself to death.
“Whoa, boy, slow down,” I said, tugging on the reins. No way did I want him to fall over dead. Not only would that mean me travelling by foot, but it also meant I’d be alone.
He turned his head slightly and snorted, but kept on moving.
Water splashed up on my boots, where I had my feet secured in the stirrups. Just overhead, the sky started to lighten. Not the pretty pinks or purples of a sunrise. But rather a lighter gray than our drab surroundings. But with daylight coming, that meant we’d be easier to see and find.
My gaze darted around our surroundings. Rocks. Trees. Water. Snow. I pulled my cloak tighter, my eyes burned with fatigue. Where was the horse taking me? At last we came to an area of rocky outcroppings. The horse climbed from the water and skirted behind several large boulders. An overhang from the mountains above created a roof, while the boulders on each side created a wall of sorts. There was a big enough entrance for the horse and I to get through and get in out of the wind and snow.
I slid from the horse’s back, my legs stiff and numb from riding all night. I knew I needed to unsaddle the horse, but my problem was, if I did, I wasn’t sure if I’d know how to get it back on him if we needed to make a quick getaway.
But on the other hand, I didn’t want him to be uncomfortable since he did help save my life. My fingers worked to first unhook the saddlebags from his sides, then I unbuckled his saddle, sliding it off. I set it in the corner then went to dig through the pouches. Inside, I found a couple blankets, a bag of oats for the horse, and some dried meat and cheese.
I bit off a hunk of cheese, then went over to feed the horse.
“Good boy,” I said, petting his neck. “Rest up, I’m not sure how long we’ll be here for.”
Grabbing the blankets, I laid down on the ground, curling up next to the mountainside and as far away from the entrance as I could. I attempted to close my eyes, but every time I did, I thought I heard something outside and I’d sit upright, waiting to see if my pursuers had finally caught up.
At last I gave up trying to sleep and just sat there, listening to the gurgle of the creek and the sound of the wind sneaking through the rocks. Coldness seeped into my bones and the blankets did little to chase the chill away. As daylight drifted away, the shadows of night set in. Back home I never used to mind the dark, but ever since coming here, it frightened. Because now I’d seen what hid in it. The evilness that lurked, waiting for unsuspecting people.
Scared, I reached for a sharp rock to use as a weapon, since I was now without my dagger. The horse let out a soft nicker and I went still, listening intently.
From outside our hiding place, I heard the distinct sound of crunching snow. Footsteps. Panic cut off my breath and I stood, pressing myself tight against the side of the rocky outcropping. My fingers tightened around the knife-like stone I held. I was not going back to Winter. I didn’t care if I had to cut my own wrists out here.
My heart pounded out of control and I felt like I might wet myself as the footfalls grew closer. Please don’t let them find me.
“Kadie?” Etienne’s soft whisper echoed off the rocks.
Relief washed over me and I dropped my weapon. “Etienne, oh God, you’re alive.”
A tiny orb of light lit the hideout, just enough for me to see him stagger inside. His face was paler than I remembered, the bandages on his leg had bled through.
“I thought you said the iron wouldn’t hurt you?” I hurried to his side as he sank to his knees. His skin burned with fever.
“I didn’t have time to let the others heal me properly. Teodor wanted everyone to set off after you. But I managed to convince them to split up and cover more ground. He wants to break you so badly. And the more we deny him, the more he wants you.”
My gaze met his. “Well, he’s not going to have me. Now, tell me how to help you.”
“There should be some camphor in one of the saddlebags. We can create a salve out of it. I mainly need to get this wound cleaned out.”
I spread my blankets out on the ground and helped him lay down, while I scoured the bags. After a moment, I found a small bundle of ground herbs and flowers and pulled it out. When I had it in hand, I went to Etienne’s side so he could point out which of the ingredients was camphor. As careful as possible, I took his bandages off. The fabric on his breeches had already been cut away from the wound, making my job that much easier.
“Do you still have my dagger?” I asked.
“Yes, it’s here.” He pointed to the scabbard belted at his side.
I slid it from its sheath, then cut fabric from the end of my cloak. “I’ll be right back.” As quiet as I could, I slipped from our hideout and over to the creek. I dipped the cloth in the water then hurried back inside.
With gentle hands, I cleaned out his wound. He cried out. “I’m sorry, I’m not trying to hurt you.”
His fingers covered mine. “I know.”
Heat blazed from where our skin touched. My pulse quickened. His eyes darkened, but he laid back against the blankets once more.
After I cleaned the infected area, I took the camphor paste he’d made and covered his cut. I then cut another section of material from my cloak and rewrapped his injured leg.
“I’m so cold,” he whispered.
“Here, let me cover you up,” I said, sliding my other blanket up over his shoulders. But before I could move away, he caught my arm.
“Lay with me?”
“Etienne, I—”
“Please, I will not harm you.” He opened the covers for me.
I chewed my bottom lip, staring at his bright blue eyes and the way his blond hair stuck to his sweat slickened forehead. Without a second thought, I crawled next to him and nestled against his fevered body.


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It's your host, Diana, here again!

Thanks for the scene, Rebekah!

Here's where to find Rebekah online:
Her website: http://www.rebekahlpurdy.com
Twitter: @RebekahLPurdy
Facebook: RebekahLPurdyAuthor
Pinterest: Rebekah Purdy
GoodReads: Rebekah L Purdy

Hey, before I send you guys on your way, take a moment and enter my bonus giveaway! I'm giving away one set of all three of my books, signed: TOKYO HEIST, LATITUDE ZERO, and BLUE VOYAGE. All are in hardcover, and trust me they look beautiful on a shelf as a trio. This would also make a great gift for an armchair detective with wanderlust, in case you happen to know one! (or be one!)

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Still with me? Yay! I hope you've saved up enough energy to continue on to your next stop, hosted by the fabulous Victoria Strauss! Thanks for stopping here, and bon voyage!

 

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71 Comments:

Blogger Birgit said...

I'd love to visit Belgium - not just for the chocolate, but because a dear friend of mine lives there and I'd finally want to meet her in real life!

October 1, 2015 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Ashley White said...

I would love to take a long roadtrip across America because it has lots of beauty and fun to offer a traveler.

October 1, 2015 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger magicseal said...

India!

October 1, 2015 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Maud Grefte said...

I would like to travel to the UK and visit more than just London (I have been there 4 times and still haven't seen everything that I want to see!)

October 1, 2015 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

I would love to visit New Zealand, mostly because of the landscape. I also have family there, :) so it would be cool to see them too.

October 1, 2015 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Emma A. said...

I am lucky enough to have been able to travel quite a bit. But I would love to be able to travel to Peru, Antarctica, and Switzerland/Belgium. Thank you for participating!

October 1, 2015 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Kayla Tirrell said...

I'd love to travel to Iceland. It looks like it is gorgeous there!

October 1, 2015 at 8:54 PM  
OpenID theawkwardbookblogger said...

I want to travel to Hogwarts because I've wanted to visit their ever since I was a child and Harry Potter is my childhood.

October 1, 2015 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger forsan said...

I would like to travel back to my hometown. Its been a while since I saw my parents and childhood friends.

October 1, 2015 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Smith said...

I would love to travel to Egypt in less volatile times as I am interested in the history of the ancient Egyptians, however seeing as I have never been overseas, I would settle for going anywhere if I had the opportunity!

October 2, 2015 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Les B said...

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October 2, 2015 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Les B said...

I've always wanted to visit the Uk. I really want to see the Peter Pan statue in Kensignton Square Gardens and the Sherlock museum at 221 Baker St

October 2, 2015 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Brigita said...

I'd love to travel to Western Australia. I've visited the easter parts, but not the west yet.
Thanks for being part of YASH!

October 2, 2015 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger Justine Vandale said...

I really want to go to China and go to a Panda sanctuary!! Pandas are my fave and I would love to play with them :)

October 2, 2015 at 3:18 AM  
Blogger Rebecka Jakobsson said...

If I could travel anywhere I wanted I would go to an other dimension where all of my favorite YA-caracters existed and (of course) magic was real.
Buuuuuut, if I were to choose an actuall place I would definitely go to Rome, Italy! The food there is simply amazing and i just love the enviorment :D

October 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Thais Pampado said...

I'd love to travel to London, there's not an especific reason, I just think I'm gonna love it there!
Thanks for participating in YASH and for the bonus giveaway (I hope intl entries are ok!) :D

October 2, 2015 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Lekeisha said...

I want to travel the world, but my first stop would have to be London at Christmas time. It's more traditional than here in the States and that's where I most want to be.

October 2, 2015 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Clyde said...

It has been a lifelong goal to travel all of Europe. My most immediate place to want to travel right now is Neushwanstein Castle in Germany.

October 2, 2015 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I have always wanted to go to Egypt and see the pyramids, to learn more about them and the people who built them. I have been fascinated with them for as long as I can remember. I love the different theories that archeologists have about how the great pyramid was build and would love to spend some time around them for myself.

Raffle name: Artemis Giote

October 2, 2015 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger FindingMagicInBooks said...

I would love to travel to Italy because of my Italian heritage.

October 2, 2015 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

I would love to visit Africa and go on a safari because it would be a trip of a lifetime and my favorite animal is the giraffe.

October 2, 2015 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Sahara said...

I want to go to egypt to see my family again ~ my cousins also read YA fiction and we have a great time fangirling together in arabic ;)

October 2, 2015 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Aracellis said...

I'd love to Travel to Iceland, they have the most beautiful landscapes! I really wish to have the opportunity to discover those

October 2, 2015 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger gemiinii said...

I would love to do a roadtrip through USA and visit all the amazing monuments and different types of natures. New Zealand is on my list as well.

Betul E.

October 2, 2015 at 5:14 PM  
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October 2, 2015 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Elisa Hutchings said...

Thank you so much for providing the extra giveaway and I can't wait to read your books. I would love to travel to Spain and Portugal where my family is from.

October 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Erica Sabino said...

I've love to backpack around Europe!

October 2, 2015 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Tanya Guthrie said...

Ireland is my dream place to visit! To go touring the countryside would just be amazing! It has been on our bucket list for years, hopefully we will be able to cross it off!

October 3, 2015 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Denise Cayetano said...

For now, I'd want to travel to Korea. I'd love to learn their language and culture. And maybe explore a different environment. I hope to apply to an exchange program to Korea at my uni. :)

October 3, 2015 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger Megan McDade said...

I want to travel to New Orleans. It's a place that excites me :)

October 3, 2015 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger I know write said...

I'm lucky that I've been able to Travel a lot, but I would love to visit Central America and Uganda some time. And also Paris and Sweden. I don't really know why- they just seem like amazing places

October 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Delia Chavez said...

Italy for the history

October 3, 2015 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Lilly de Mi oasis de palabras said...

I want to visit the Great Canyon since I watched the film Paulie <3 I want to hear the silence and feel insignificant in such an enormous place *-*

October 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Carmel said...

I SERIOUSLY WANNA ROADTRIP THROUGH EUROPE/ I WANNA GO TO LONDON, FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, ETC BECAUSE I WANNA EXPERIENCE THEIR CULTURE.

October 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Lisa Mandina said...

So many places I want to go! I want to go to Ireland, to meet a cute Irish guy! I want to go to Australia and see all the wildlife. I want to go back to New Orleans and learn more about the history and culture.

October 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Anglik Djilah said...

I would love to travel to Macchu Picchu

October 3, 2015 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Petersen said...

I really want to go to Ireland and Norway for the natural scenery both places have to offer. Those would also be cool locations for your next international mystery!

October 3, 2015 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Mauree Pierson said...

This is Kate Pierson. I want to go to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and snorkel there.

October 3, 2015 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Melissa Robles said...

Seaul, Korea ♥ One day soon, I hope!

October 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Vicky Icky said...

I would want to travel to Tokyo because I heard it;s really big and cool - kinda like a Japanese version of Times Square :)

October 3, 2015 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Cassidy Singleton said...

america so i could go to lots of bookcon's and book fests because they dont really have any in the UK!

October 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Anubha said...

I want to travel all around the globe because it has been my childhood dream :)

October 3, 2015 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Gisele said...

I'd like to visit Scotland because I really want to see men in kilts :3
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October 3, 2015 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Lynanne Carroll said...

I would love to go to Okinawa, Japan! Well...really anywhere in Japan would be stellar--because JAPAN. I could gush for a very long time about the Japanese language and culture, but I'll spare everyone lol.

One specific reason why I'd love to go to Okinawa: After studying the Ryukyuan (Okinawans) during college for my senior project(s) it would be incredible to actually visit. Researching from across the world isn't quite the same as being there :/!

October 3, 2015 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Annie Sullivan said...

I'd love to visit London again, now that my anxiety is more under control I keep imagining all the things I could have done and all the bookshops i could've visited if I'd had more time!

October 3, 2015 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Written Melodies said...

I would love to visit the Scottish Highlands. The lush descriptions in the dozens of historical romance novels I've read over the years calls out to me.

October 3, 2015 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Kirsten Tattersall said...

I'd love to visit Greece again. I loved it there. It was beautiful.

October 3, 2015 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Diana Renn said...

You guys! I LOVE reading about all these dream destinations and your reasons for wanting to go! Thank you for taking the time to leave comments! I haven't done any scientific calculations yet but so far London, Germany and Japan seem to be emerging as the front runners!

October 3, 2015 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

I would like to revisit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I saw it before they put in Diagon Alley and all the new stuff. I also had a slightly dampened experience last time with a very bad back, inappropriate shoes, and massive crowds because it was two days before the fourth of July.

October 3, 2015 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kellani Arnold said...

I want to go to Europe and get lost there for a little while because I believe it will give me cultural enrichment.

October 3, 2015 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Svoboda said...

I'd love to go to Germany, as that's where my family heritage is from (among others!).

October 3, 2015 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Nicole Wetherington said...

I want to travel to Ireland because the people are awesome and the land is beautiful!

October 3, 2015 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Elly Villars said...

I'd like to be able to visit as many places as I possibly can, but if I had to pick just one, I'd pick either Iceland or Italy. Iceland because of the Northern Lights and the scenery, and Italy because of the cuisine and also the scenery. :)

October 3, 2015 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Debi Tonks said...

I love going to Edinburgh, Scotland. It's beautiful and built on a hill. So beautiful.

October 4, 2015 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Charlotte Choi said...

I'd love to visit Japan!
The lovely scenery and all the great food you can try!

October 4, 2015 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger Take Me Away To A Great Read said...

Would love to travel to Ireland. The landscape, history, people, and it would just be so romantic!

October 4, 2015 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Take Me Away To A Great Read said...

Ireland, romantic landscape, and history.

October 4, 2015 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger Barb Gordon said...

Wow, it seems like a lot of people would like to go to Ireland. I'd love to go there, but I also dream of going to Tahiti or Bora Bora... just some place with clear blue water on a gorgeous beach.

October 4, 2015 at 3:52 AM  
Blogger Eli Yanti said...

austria. i love and hope that one day i can travel to this country. i loved it since i saw it when i wacthed chasing liberty by mandy moore movie

October 4, 2015 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Ashfa said...

I'd love to visit New Zealand! There's so many sights to see and I'm from the tropics so New Zealand will be a whole new experience for me!

October 4, 2015 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger smiles said...

I really really really want to visit Japan. As a technophile, Japan offers a lot of shiny, new things. My parents lived in Okinawa up until I was about to be born and have all these pretty photos and videos of temples and parades in Okinawa and Japan (I separate the two because, from my understanding, Okinawa was taken by Japan, and the older residents do not think of themselves as Japanese).

October 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Sandi Turla said...

Anywhere in Japan, because I am fascinated with Japanese culture. :)

October 4, 2015 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Bex Montgomery said...

There is literally not a place I don't want to travel or travel to again. But India and Italy are at the top of my list right now.

October 4, 2015 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger adrianna said...

europe = culture

October 4, 2015 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Kat Stiles said...

I would love to visit Hawaii, just to relax, or the UK because there's so much history and beauty there. :)

October 4, 2015 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Khayzelle Cayabyab said...

I would love to travel around my country. People say that Philippines is a small country. I disagree to agree. Philippines has a lot of beautiful places that I still haven't traveled yet. There are also places here in Philippines that isn't popular and waiting to be discovered. :)

October 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Khayzelle Cayabyab said...

I would love to travel around my country. People say that Philippines is a small country. I disagree to agree. Philippines has a lot of beautiful places that I still haven't traveled yet. There are also places here in Philippines that isn't popular and waiting to be discovered. :)

October 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Nicole Johnson said...

I want to travel all over Europe, but specifically Paris because I am obsessed with the eiffel tower!!

October 4, 2015 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger J Lenni Dorner said...

I want to travel to Cranberry Lake, New York because of the low light pollution. I think it would be a good spot to watch a meteor shower.

October 4, 2015 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Georgia Flynn said...

I want to visit Australia because it looks both fun and dangerous just by being there

October 4, 2015 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger TeenLibrarianChristina said...

I'd love to visit England and Ireland someday.

October 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM  

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