We are about 36 hours away from the New Year. Each year is full of so much excitement and so many amazing opportunies. At the end of each year it is always so meaningful to think back to the memories that were created.
While there is always so much to be excited about in the New Year, I always look forward to the travels that await. I always have some travels that are planned out in advance, but then there are the trips that pop up out of nowhere (those are sometimes the best ones). So as I look ahead to 2014 I am already anticipating my travels.
My big trip for the year 2014 will be my group trip to Alaska and the Yukon. In August of 2014 I will be hosting/escorting a group on a 2 week cruise tour through some of the most beautiful lands you can imagine. We start on the land (in Anchorage) and make our way through Alaska and into the Yukon territory in Canada. The trip ends onboard a Holland America cruise ship where we spend 4 nights cruising our way south to Vancouver, BC. I have been blessed to have been on this journey twice already and it is truly amazing.
I also know that I will be making a return trip to Jamaica at some point. I am working on those plans right now. If you have read my blog you know that I am in love with this destination. Jamaica is very special to me and I am anxious to return soon.
Another trip that I am working on is a cruise on either Royal Caribbean for Disney Cruise Line. For a while I was embarking on a cruise a couple of times a year. This past year I did not step foot onboard a cruise ship. That must change! I will be taking a short cruise while on my Alaska journey, but I also want to plan a regular 7 day (or longer) cruise to the Caribbean.
A return trip to Cabo San Lucas is also in the works. My wife and I spent an amazing few days there this past summer and fell in love with the area. It was a trip where we truly just relaxed and recharged out batteries. Life is so busy that everyone deserves a trip like this. We love our children, but it was so nice to have adult time alone in paradise! I am searching for some dates that work for us.
We live here in Missouri so we always travel to Branson, MO several times a year and stay in my parent’s lodge. It is a short 4 hour drive and we enjoy going in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each season has so much to offer.
My wife and I also hope to find a time to take a family road trip north to Omaha, NE and visit the famous Henry Doorly Zoo. We love road trips and this is a good one!
It most likely will not happen in 2014, but hopefully in 2015……….I am so ready to take a trip to the Holy Land. This is an area of the world that I would love to visit myself and then work on putting together groups so that they can experience this spiritual journey. I just need to find the right opportunity to make this happen.
So what are your travel plans for the upcoming year? Please share them in the comments. I’d love to hear what destinations you are looking forward to experiencing in 2014.