Friday Fun | International Living

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Many of you know that my daughter Meredith is currently working as a teacher in China (learn more about that here), and my family and I lived in Hong Kong for four years. Living internationally taught me many lessons about life—lessons you can’t necessarily learn without stepping out of your comfort zone and moving to a new place.

If you could travel to any new place and were given a roundtrip airplane ticket there, where would you choose to go?

I’ll be giving away a copy of Amish Values for Your Family to one person who does the following and tells me in a comment below:

  1. That you’ve signed up for my blog
  2. And answered the above question

I’ll announce the winner next Friday! Good luck.

Speaking of winners, the winner of last week’s Friday fun is Natalie Vandenberghe. Natalie, please email your mailing address to info@suzannewoodsfisher.com to claim your prize.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. Melanie Backus says:

    With so many wonderful places to see and so many wonderful experiences to be had, it is hard to name just one place to visit. Going overseas is a fantastic experience but I think we owe it to ourselves to take in our own United States. On my list of things to do, taking number one is visiting all 50 states. I lack four so I think I would choose Minnesota as my place to visit, then I could drive over to Michigan, down to Iowa, and back up to Wisconsin.
    I definitely am signed up for your blog and I thank you for it.

  2. Tracey M. says:

    I signed up for your blog via e-mail and I would Love to visit Italy!!

  3. Denise DiFalco says:

    Already signed up for your blog. Don’t laugh, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many places and now my heart is set on AMISH ACRES in Indiana. It’s not that far from me it’s just finding someone who will go with me. http://www.amishacres.com/

  4. Robyn L says:

    I have already signed up for your blog
    Anywhere would be to Sweden

  5. Michelle Rhoden says:

    I am signed up for your blog and I would love to travel to Scotland.

  6. Connie Hendryx says:

    I would LOVE to go to New Zealand…I hear it is absolutely gorgeous there!!

    • Connie Hendryx says:

      …and, yes, I have signed up for your blog! (but I don’t read instructions well….) 🙂

  7. Michelle says:

    I have been a follower of your blog for a while now. If I could get a round trip ticket to anywhere in the world, it would be a toss-up between Sydney, Australia and Vienna, Austria.

  8. amyc says:

    I would love to visit my aunts, uncles, and cousins in Northern Ireland. Would be a fun reunion!
    Been a follower here for a long time. 🙂

  9. jennifer royal says:

    I would love to visit Australia

  10. Lis says:

    I signed up for your blog, and if I could go anywhere, I would like to go to Australia/New Zealand…

  11. Mary Dean says:

    I have already signed up for your blog via email and I’d love to go to Ireland. I went once when I was a teenager and fell in love.

  12. Danielle Koenig says:

    I would love to go to Ireland, my mother’s father’s family is from there and we are only 3rd or 4th generation born here in America. I find it fascinating to not only discover the beautiful country but to also discover ourselves and our ancestry as well.

  13. Melissa Weaver says:

    Suzanne,

    I am already singed up for your nblog and I answered your question. I would love to have this book.

    Melissa

  14. Wilani Wahl says:

    I have signed up for your blog via e-mail.

    If I could travel anywhere I would love to go to Israel so I could fully appreciate the places in the Bible and make the Bible come alive.

  15. Kathleen Bailey says:

    Paris Paris Paris! and other parts of France!

  16. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I would like to visit Ireland & see where my ancestors come from.

  17. Linda says:

    I just got back from visiting 6 countries, on a European tour, so I know for sure I would love to go to Austria for a longer visit again sometime. I follow your blog via twitter. Would be delighted to win your book!

  18. Sandi says:

    I would like to go to Florida. My sister’s husband is ill and I wish I could be there for her!

  19. Kathleen Berman says:

    I am signed up for your blog. I would love to visit my friend Mary in England. We are sisters in our hearts.

  20. Deb says:

    I signed up for your blog in email and if I could go anywhere I think it would be to England, Scotland, and Ireland so that I could do genealogy on mine and my husbands family and then visit all the places they lived. The Forbes Castle would be the top of my list since Forbes is my husbands side.

  21. Julie Smith says:

    If I hadn’t already been blessed to visit Israel in 2000, that would’ve been at the top of my list. Now, I think I’d like to visit the “old world” in Scotland, tour the castles, take in the picturesque countryside, and even hunt for “Nessie”.

  22. Kristie D. says:

    I signed up for your blog. I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand. That would be fantastic! I would also like to visit Hawaii. Thanks for the giveaway! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  23. Naomi Shores says:

    I am signed up to your blog and Scotland. I love reading books that take place there. The pictures of the country are beautiful and I love to listen to the Scottish brogue.

  24. Nat Homgren says:

    My brother in law and wife are in Netherlands, where he is stationed in the USAF. I would love to go there with my hubbie. We’ve started a vacation fund, but also have to figure out how to go and leave 3 homeschooled children home, so the fund is needing to be Bigger…to take them with! We have dear friends in Norway we want to visit then too.

  25. Bonnie says:

    My dream has always been to go to the Holy Land – however, probably am not now physically up to all the up-hill walking there. Next on my list would be to go to one of the Polynesian Islands & stay in one of those neat suites on stilts that sit out in the ocean – love anything oceanfront!

    I am already a blog follower.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  26. Anna Sanford says:

    The Great Wall

  27. Linda Munroe says:

    In the United States, Yellowstone Park and that general area.
    Internationally, Jerusalem, Israel.

  28. Traci Nelson says:

    I would go to Ireland and explore my ancestory, I have always dreamed of being able to go

  29. Jackie Tessnair says:

    I am signed up for your blog…and the one place I would love to travel to would be to the Holy Land.And here in the U.S. would be Colorado.

  30. vickie says:

    Ireland would be my place to visit -the little towns and scenic coast would be so pretty

  31. Donna says:

    I am already signed up for your blog and I love reading it! If I could go to visit any other country, I would like to go to England.

  32. Brenda Williams says:

    To Colorado to see my Aunt and uncle and two cousins. They were not in the flood damaged areas, but, certainly need a hug. So do I.

  33. I think it would be wonderful to visit Israel, but it is so dangerous there now so would probably pick Ireland. i think some of my ancestors lived there. I am already one of your followers. Thanks Suzanne.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  34. MS Barb Dawson says:

    I signed up for your blog, and, I would like to visit Hawaii!

  35. debbie mosley says:

    if i could go anywhere i would like to goback to guam and hawaii to show my kids and husband where i lived as a teenager.

  36. Susan Johnson says:

    I have signed up for your blog. As to where I would go, I would like to go to a lot of the historical places in the United States.

  37. Jackie McNutt says:

    I get your blog by e-mail. I really enjoy it. I would go back to S. Car. My parents are buried there but I spent , months there taking care of my dad by the ocean and I really miss it. I didn’t get to see a lot of things as his caregiver, but the ocean will always resonate in my soul.

  38. I would love to go to Myrtle Beach to visit an old girlfriend from High School School. She and 2 other girls and I ran around together in school. I love being at the beach, I think it is so beautiful. If I could afford it I would love to move there.

  39. Patricia Smith says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. I’ve read so many books describing the country side in Ireland and about how beautiful it is there. My husband has family there and it would be nice to meet them too.0

  40. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I am already signed up for your blog. I would love to go to Italy, Ireland and Hawaii. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. I’ve been getting your blog. Who could decide where to go? I’ve always wanted to see Germany and Austria, but Ireland also calls. I’d also love to tour the US and Canada.

  42. Connie Roberts says:

    I’ve had the chance to travel overseas to Germany, Paris, The Netherlands & Austria after Sept.11, my husband was serving our country in the National Guard & he was deployed to Germany after 9-11. I will never forget that trip, it was wonderful. I would love to go to Ireland. The pictures I’ve seen are just beautiful, that would be my dream to get to go there.

  43. LeAnn Mooneyham says:

    I would love to visit Sarasota, FL well Pinecraft. Then PA and IN. Just to be able to experience Amish and go shopping. Look at materials for quilting. Just to see the beautiful country God has made.

  44. Mystica says:

    I’d love to travel to Myanmar.

    Subscribed by email to your blog.

  45. Linda D. McFarland says:

    I’d like to go to Ireland or to Hawaii! I’ve also signed up for your blog. Would love to win and thanks for the opportunity….Linda

  46. Lisa Cowell says:

    I signed up for the blog through email. I have been to a few places in Canada and Mexico, and to many states in the US, but have not made it further west than Colorado. My job is such that I can’t travel very far, and have to plan a couple months in advance just to get one day off. Since I live in Ohio, my most recent 3-day weekend was to Holmes (and surrounding) counties. Although I would love to go to Britain or Australia, I think the next time I have an opportunity to get away for more than an extended weekend, I would visit Seattle. I’ll have to save the international visits until after retirement.

  47. Sue Pate says:

    I joined your blog and if I could travel anywhere I do believe I would choose Alaska. I would love to see the glaciers. I know it is not very far but I have always wanted to go there.

  48. Mardell says:

    I have been enjoying my subscription to your blog very much. I would love to travel to England to see so many of the places I read about. The countryside sounds so lush and the castles would be worth the long ride over the ocean.

    Thank you for your wonderful books. I am full of more questions about the Amish than I thought possible!

  49. Angie Carroll says:

    I am already signed up for your blog! I was born in Japan and lived in Scotland and now that I am older I would love to go there and experience with my husband and child!

  50. Sonja says:

    Love your Amish Proverbs app! So fun. Actually love your blog and your books! I am amazed how you find the time to keep up with your blog, I am always lagging with mine! I love to travel. I haven’t been to Australia and it’s high on the list, but what a L O N G flight it is!

  51. Holly Hogan says:

    I would go to Ireland with my husband as his family is from there, his grand parents I believe, and that is on our bucket list. I also wish I could while there go to England where my great grandparents came from.
    I would love to go back to Australia as there is so many places to see there that have never been. I love your books Suzanne! I’m a fan already to your blog. 🙂

  52. Melissa Weaver says:

    I am already subscribed to your blog. I would want to go to Scotland, where most of my ancestors are from. I would love to spend a few years there to really soak up the culture and learn as much as I can. It would be a dream come true.

  53. Dali Castillo says:

    I already follow your blog. As for international travel? Spain. I’d love to go there and do a genealogy search of my family.

  54. Susan Campbell says:

    I have already signed up for your blog. I would love to go to GUAM I was stationed there in the early 70’s when I was in the Navy.

  55. Marg Z says:

    I have always wanted to go to Alaska. It is such a awesome place with a wide variety of wildlife and lots of snow!

  56. Tricha says:

    Would like to go to London

  57. Barbara Butler says:

    Already signed up for your blog….would love to see Austria & then England where my husband is from.

  58. Kim Garton says:

    I am not sure that I would fly anywhere, but I would love to be in an RV traveling the US to see all the great things that are out there. It would be a great adventure with my Family with me. It would also be a great ime well spent with them.

  59. angela pacheco says:

    I belong to your blog the place I would travel if it had to be in united states it would be Louisiana and out of the country it would be Jamaica.

  60. Linda Dietz says:

    I’m not much of a traveler, but I would like to see the Grand Canyon & be swept away by the grandeur of God!

  61. Linda Dietz says:

    I’ve already subscribed to your blog!

  62. Sharon says:

    Well, I have been to Ireland, but I so want to go again! Last time, I went on a group tour, next time, going with family and relaxing… !!

  63. Sandi Ansell says:

    I think I answered this before…however, I have changed my mind about where I want to go…I would like to go to California…I think, smile.

  64. Sharon says:

    Well, I have been to Ireland, but I so want to go again! Last time, I went on a group tour, next time, going with family and relaxing… !!
    And I have been signed up for your blog for a long time!!

  65. pat cowans says:

    alaska, i’ve have wanted to go there my whole life. but at 62 I know it won’t happen now.

  66. Sharon Owen says:

    Going to New Zealand, where it’s safe, beautiful and having health issues. I could breathe better…….never been there but have seen it as a armchair traveler…

  67. Tresa Kentch says:

    I would love to be able to go back to New York City, I gotmto go with my daughter when she was in school her high School choir got to sing in Carniege Hall, my aunt and my cousin got to go as Chaperones too, what a trip we had, although my daughter didn’t get to see all we did because the choir was in rehearsal so much, someday the Lord will bless us with another opportunity to go back and see it all…lol

  68. sharon says:

    I would travel to Italy since it is fascinating. I subscribe to your blog.

  69. Lyn Desmond says:

    I would love to go to New York City to see the Rockettes. I saw them in the Chicago area but still would like to see them in New York. As a little girl I wanted to be one of them but when it came to the time to try out…..a man turned my head and I followed him while he was in the Air Force.

  70. Roseanne A says:

    Signed up for your blog and would love to go to Italy so I can visit relatives I haven’t seen in years!

  71. Vickie Walker aka Kiki says:

    If you could travel to any new place and were given a roundtrip airplane ticket there, where would you choose to go? For as long as I can remember myself, it been a dream to go to Nova Scotia, Canada. I can remember my father telling me about his ancestors coming by ship from France with 7 brothers, four stayed in Louisiana and three brothers gone on to Nova Scotia. This happen aprox. 7 generation ago . I would love to see if I have any distant cousins to meet with and compare stories.

  72. I would travel London Enland always whated to go there

  73. Stephanie Craig says:

    I just signed up for your blog. As for a trip I would go to Hawaii. I’ve never been there and it sounds like paradise.

  74. Sherry Shook says:

    I signed up for your blog. I would love to visit Ireland. I just completed a search of our family tree and we are of Irish descent.

  75. Myrtle Thorn says:

    My dream place is London.

  76. Ireland or Scotland, to travel through the highlands and other places there. It’s part of my heritage, and I’m glad of it. I am already signed up for your blog..:) ~ Juli

  77. Lisa Sams says:

    I already subscribe by email. If I could go anywhere, I would pick New Zealand.

  78. Ola Norman says:

    I’d love to see Alaska and Hawaii.

  79. Ola Norman says:

    I’d love to travel to Alaska and Hawaii.

  80. kathyb says:

    already receive your blog. over seas I would love to go to Australia. but, I long to travel the back roads of the good ‘ole USA.

  81. Grammylulu says:

    I already signed up for your blog sometime ago. That’s a difficult question – where would I like to visit? In the US I’d love to visit the east coast (from Maine down to Georgia) and internationally, I think I’d love to visit Germany where my grandparents were from, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, and also, England (where my husbands father and grandparents were born)! Thank you for writing your blog and sharing it with us!! Also for allowing us to share our dreams with you!

  82. Valerie Monschien Laux says:

    I would definatly go to holmes or lancaster co.

  83. Dawn S. says:

    I am signed up for your blog, and my dream in life is to go to Austria!

  84. Cherie Kasper says:

    I have always wanted to go to Greece or Ireland, but Greece would be my first choice. Would love to win your book.

  85. Lanore Lewis says:

    I am already signed up for your blog and I would love to see Hawaii, that been a dream for a long time now.

  86. Joan Hoffman says:

    I have signed up for your blog and would love to win a free book! As for traveling, I just enjoy visiting Amish country.

  87. Megan Parsons says:

    I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas or anywhere Tropical! I subscribe to your newsletters: makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com