As I mentioned in my 2013 travel recap, this year (well, really “last year”) wasn’t my favorite of years. For various reasons it was a year that I felt dragged on at times and was extremely disappointing in others. A lot of my disappointment had to do with a personal quality of mine, one in which I like everything carefully mapped out, preferably months and months in advance (travel plans included in this). But as I discovered, life does not work that way. And so rather than focus on stuff NOT changing either fast enough to my liking or at all period, I just want to focus on the now and enjoy the current moment more.
I have nothing booked for the 2014 travel season but I certainly have some ideas brewing. My problem is I weigh the pros and cons of each destination a bit too much…so much in fact that it makes it near impossible for me to ever make up my mind-jet lag vs. overall flight length vs. potential language barriers vs. internal airfare vs. what is more “wow” vs. keeping “someone” happy during said trip (you can guess who)…So you see it’s quite the conundrum when it comes to choosing (granted, a “first world” conundrum).
I’ve loved each and every destination that I’ve ever visited; however, it’s been a while since I’ve visited a “bucket list” worthy destination. When I was a kid, seeing the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum were bucket list worthy destinations which is no surprise since for most kids, their travel world consists of maybe trips to the beach, camping, or the lucky getaway to Disney World. But now that I’ve “been there, seen that,” Europe (well, Western Europe that is), no longer excites me in the same way that far flung destinations in Asia and South America do. Not to say that I would EVER turn down a trip to London or Paris…
Any travel is terrific but I guess deep down in 2014 I’m looking to experience one of those travel moments that don’t happen too often but when they do, they leave you speechless.
I want to thank each and everyone who reads my blog and wish you a rich and happy new year filled with plenty of travel. And please, keep reading 🙂