The last time I talked about our travel plans we had just decided to skip our big Europe trip in favour of going home in 2017. Because it's freaking expensive and we need time to save and plan.
KC also really wanted a more relaxed vacation in 2016, and I felt he deserved it after I'd planned the last 5 vacations to exactly what I wanted to do.. compromise, right?
So here are my current travel plans:
We decided on a cruise and it's booked! I am very excited and slightly terrified. It's to the Eastern Caribbean in June. Plenty of time to work off the christmas pounds that won't go away.
My girlfriends and I are going to Vegas for a weekend. I'm super pumped, I haven't been since our honeymoon, and what's better than a girls weekend trip?
Mum is coming to the US (with a friend) and we are meeting in LA. Then we are renting a convertible and driving to Vegas, I shit you not. It will be awesome. I will be in Vegas twice in a couple of months, but they will be so different and Vegas is way more versatile than most people think, so I'm not worried. I can't wait to see her, haven't seen her since 2014.
Australia & New Zealand!
I am SO excited. I've already planned this one like a crazy person, and now I can say 'next year' which makes me so happy. It will be here before we know it. I don't know if KC and I will do anything in between the cruise and Australia, we'll see. I want to save all the money, so nothing big.
Our plans are to go to NZ first, for a week, which of course is not enough time to see the whole country, but we will do what we can. I want to do something adrenaline-y like sky diving but KC was like haha no.
Here's where I falter a bit. Sydney is a given because that's where my mum and friends are. Melbourne is also a necessity because that's where all my family is. I don't want to be rushing around the entire time and I don't want my mum to feel like I was like 'hey mum, haven't seen you in a year, bye Felicia!' but on the other hand, I want to see more of my country because I didn't take the chance to when I lived there.
Uluru. It would be 2 days. It's beautiful. I want to see it, but that's all I have really. It's pretty. Of course, there is more to it, but I just want to see it and that's my only reason. I just feel like I have to see it. Who knows when I will get another chance?
Adelaide / Port Lincoln. I really want to go somewhere I haven't been before (which is pretty easy considering I haven't done a lot). Adelaide has never struck my fancy, to be honest, but when I mentioned sky diving above, KC counter offered shark diving to which I pretty much peed my pants, so we'll see about that. Port Lincoln is where the sharks are, about an hour's flight from Adelaide.
|shark diving because that sounds like fun|
|the twelve apostles|
I think KC really wants to do the shark thing, but then we most likely couldn't do anything else, and what if we didn't see any sharks? I'd probably be happy, but KC wouldn't, and it would be a waste of money. I also really did have my heart set on Uluru, though I don't know why, and I don't know if we could do Uluru as well as sharks. An alternative is that KC could swim with nurse sharks at an aquarium, but I don't really like aquariums and it's not as exciting / terrifying as swimming with great whites, is it?
It's so hard. It's a good problem to have, of course. But I want to make the most of our time there.
Linking up with the girls.
What extra city or activity would you add to our Australia trip? Lets ignore the fact that it's well over a year away don't burst my planning bubble.