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You might be thinking, geez Kristen you just got back and you're already planning more trips? Um, hello do you know who this is? I've been planning since before we even left.
I know that's not good - always looking to the future and never living in the present and I am trying to be better about it, but what can I say, I just love planning! Especially travel. So I thought I would share the trips that we are hoping to take in the foreseeable future. In no particular order..
My Aunty & Uncle are coming to the US later this year and this is one of their stops, so we decided to crash their party and say hey. We're going for a long weekend and can't wait. We honeymooned there. Plus, our flights would be free a la Southwest miles.
It's on my 30 before 30 to go to HP world & do a half marathon at Disney so two birds one stone. KC and I went to Disneyland together in 2011 but then we broke up like a week later so I want new Disney memories, okay?! Plus, who doesn't love Disney. Though, this will most likely be skipped if we end up going to Europe next Summer because ain't nobody got that much disposable income. We do have enough miles for free flights here as well as Vegas, but hotels and park admission are super expensive.
Venice Beach / Vegas.
Mum is hopefully coming back to the US late 2016 and I am going to fly over and meet her and we'll have a week or something together and it will be awesome. I can't remember exactly where she wants to go, somewhere in CA and Vegas, I think. Lets go with Venice Beach.
Plans are Germany, Netherlands & Belgium. Lindsay is also making me want to visit Scotland. That might be a bit ambitious though. Remember how I said KC wasn't super into travelling? I had a theory that he enjoyed it, just not the planning and paying for it part. That theory turned out to be 100% correct because at least once a day on our Europe trip, he mentioned that I was right (duh), he was having a great time and definitely wanted to go back next year. Yay! I'll just have to annoy you all with the planning side of things.
San Fran, Seattle & Portland.
We would both love to go to these places but I just don't know when. I was thinking Summer 2016, but now I'm thinking Europe then, so this would most likely be Summer 2017 which is basically 10 years away. If we end up having kids in the near-ish future, it will be easier to do a US trip like this than an international trip. But what do I know, I don't have kids.
I don't know when I will fit this in, but gosh I would love to go back home soon. I miss it and the guilt my family is loading on me is getting heavy. If we went home I'd take advantage of being so close and swing by New Zealand as well. Kicking myself that I never made it over there when I was just a few hours away.
There are of course, more places that I'd love to go to but aren't yet in the realm of possibility. I'd love to go back to London, my family just moved to Spain so I want to visit, I'd love to see more of the US and of course go back to Italy so I can see Venice and Tuscany. Also, the Caribbean, other cities in the US, Canada, Greece, Iceland and Scotland please travel fairies.
I have so much travel left on my 30 before 30 list - I'll need to win the lotto, the vacation time jackpot and not have a baby to make it all happen. I just don't think it's going to - I might have been a bit ambitious when I made that list. I have changed a bunch of things on it over the past year or so but I keep hoping we'll still get all the travel done, but it's not very realistic. But life doesn't end after 30 (duh) and we can always travel after 30, it's the children part that will make travel difficult (for us!).
Anyway. Moving back to the present. I would also love to maybe squeeze in a road trip around Christmas.. or even Thanksgiving. Apparently Louisville is the best place to start a road trip, but I can't think of anywhere to go that would be fun in Winter, I haven't been to before, isn't too expensive or too far away. Any thoughts, peeps?