Travel Tuesday: Travel Plans 2015
Travel Tuesday: Travel Plans 2015
This is one of the first years of my life I’m not asking, “But how is it already November?!”
It’s November. It feels like. It looks like it. I won’t wish for it to be December, but I won’t whine at how quickly it came. I lived out this year intentionally. 2014 was steady, predictable, calm. It was needed for me to gain a solid foundation in my career. It was needed for us to grow our marriage. To find joy in little things like cooking dinner together and turning errand running into adorable dates. It was a good year for me. For my career. For my marriage.
But I’m not a complacent kinda gal. I like super high highs and I take the low lows that accompany them in stride. 2015 will include a lot more of those. I’m aching with excitement for crazy adventures. The calm can come again later. For this next year I want passion and highs and spontaneity.
Which is why 2015 will be the year for travel.
I’ve got a flight booked for January, so I’ll be kicking off the year right. Home to family and friends and a wet, snowy, blustery winter. There will be reconnecting with friends. Spending as much time as possible with my best friend/sister/soulmate. Watching Frozen on repeat and getting milkshakes with my niece. Drinks with my sister. Snowmobile rides with my dad. Long talks and laughs with my mom. This trip will be for the memory books. My heart needs it.
IT’S HAPPENING IN 2015. STAY TUNED. Depending on Michael’s work, it’ll happen anywhere between April and July. Location TBA. We’ve both been talking about sunshine and surfing though…
Ohhhhhh, Canada. Whether we just drive there as soon as we get our passports to say we’ve been, or whether we drive through it because we’re leaving Alaska for good. Off to the land of hockey and maple syrup. And I can make that joke because I grew up in Minnesota and now live in Alaska so people basically think I’m Canadian.
This is supposed to happen! That doesn’t mean it will. Unfortunately with the military nothing is guaranteed. I can’t speak too much on this one right now. But we have the potential to be in Colorado, Washington, Texas, North Carolina, California, New York, etc. by fall 2015.
If #4 doesn’t happen due to husband’s work-related circumstances, I intend to visit some places I’ve been promising friends I would for ages. FIRST to New York City and Long Island to visit a friend from high school who relocated there. We’ve been talking about this one since 2009 and I think this year is the year! Then hopefully to Omaha, Nebraska to visit the one amazing friend I made in Fairbanks before she had to leave. And definitely a road trip to a music festival with my bestie because this has been on my bucket list far too long!
Besides my Minnesota trip, most of my travel plans for 2015 will be completely spontaneous and won’t be set in stone until a month or two before. This is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. I know I need to enjoy my time left in Fairbanks (and I am! We just booked some fun plans here for Thanksgiving weekend!) but man, oh man my soul is loving all these travel plans.
2015, I can not wait.
What trips do YOU have planned in 2015?
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
― Isabelle Eberhardt