As I reflect in gratitude for my travels in 2016, the natural planner in me has already booked some 2017 travels and I also have my eyes on a few others. For the most part, I’ll be aiming for mostly new destinations, although I’m sure some return trips to destinations I’ve been before will pop up. Here’s whats on for the New Year:
Checking Portugal off the Bucket List
Portugal was on my bucket list for 2016, but I never got a chance to make it there. For my belated birthday present, Mark has booked us a trip to visit Porto, Portugal for a long weekend in January. A cruise along the Douro River to visit wineries is a must, as well as wandering around the city and just relaxing while taking it all in.
A Baltic Adventure
After visiting Bulgaria last September, I’ve really been keen on seeing more of Eastern Europe. In February, I’ll be doing a ten day route starting from Vilnius, Lithuania, passing through Riga, Latvia, and ending in Tallinn, Estonia. I’m excited to see what these countries have to offer – and hopefully I don’t freeze too much!
Caribbean Island Hopping
Not knocking England, but the sun was barely strong enough for this pool lover last summer. To make up, this April for Easter I’ll be taking in all the sun rays (while wearing sunblock, of course!) while cruising around the western Caribbean for a week. Here’s hoping to a good tan and lots of delicious cocktails.
New England Road trip
Despite living on the east coast of the U.S. for most of my life, a huge oversight of mine is not having been anywhere in New England except for Boston. I’d like to remedy that at some point this year by doing a road trip around New England. The two states I’m particularly excited for are Maine (lobstah!) and Vermont.
After fellow blogger Kristin from Camels and Chocolate posted pictures of her alpine adventures in Austria, I knew I had to go. I’ve always loved neighboring Switzerland, so Austria will hopefully been a scenic extension of that. It’s supposedly a bit cheaper than Switzerland which is a perk as well.
Where are you heading to in 2017? Are any of my destinations on your list as well?