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Bienvenidos a 2014

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 πŸ™‚

And a pretty obvious hint about where I have my eye on for travels this winter (hopefully!)
http://latefor.deviantart.com/art/Seattle-Skyline-with-Mount-Rainier-272560868

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    January 2, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I really hope you do get to Seattle!

    • Reply
      Julie Tulba
      January 3, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Me too! I will for sure keep you posted!

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    Jo Ann M.
    January 2, 2014 at 3:17 am

    2013 was a really bad year for me for personal reasons. Not sure 2014 will be much better because of ongoing problems, so I am trying to live in the moment instead of looking too far forward.

    Because of family obligations I can’t make any travel plans, so I enjoy reading about yours. I look forward to the exciting places you will take me in the coming months ahead!

    Hope your New Year is filled with great adventures and some wonderful surprises! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Julie Tulba
      January 3, 2014 at 12:52 am

      Living vicariously is the next best thing to doing I feel πŸ™‚

      And the very same to you! xoxo

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    Rebecca
    January 6, 2014 at 12:07 am

    We also have nothing planned for 2014, which for us is unusual and very uncomfortable! We also tend to over plan mainly because flights are already expensive and just get worse the longer you leave them and also because we have to pre-plan our leave at work usually 6 – 12 months in advance. Here’s to a year of not over planning!

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      Julie Tulba
      January 6, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Cheers indeed to not any over-planning! I just want to travel and enjoy, not stress about the other things!

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