With a new year, comes the opportunity to go places you've never gone and do things you've never done. Don't enter into the new year without mapping out your travel schedule and making plans for your vacation days. At least get started with Quarter 1! So here's what I have for the year:
I'm hitting the ground running in 2016 and will be spending 2 months in Zambia. While there, I'll be mostly working but plan to explore as much of the capital, Lusaka, as I can. I'll also be taking at least one weekend trip to Victoria Falls. Approximately twice the height of Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls is bordered by both Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Finger Lakes, New York
In April, I am headed to Finger Lakes, New York to take a tour of the Corning Museum of Glass and various wineries. Finger Lakes is New York's largest wine producing region. It should be a wine lover's heaven!
Mediterranean Cruise: Spain, France & Italy
I'll be taking a cruise around the Mediterranean with my family and some friends later in the year. We'll be cruising on Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Marseilles, Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples. I've never been to Spain but have been to France and Italy. Needless to say, my appetite anxiously awaits all of the amazing meals I'll have.
Travel Wish List
In May (my birthday month), I have my sights set on Napa Valley and possibly a road trip down the coast to L.A. and/or San Diego. I've heard great things about all three places and one of my long-term goals is to do more domestic travel.
The rest of the year is up for grabs, but with fare glitches and cheap flights, I see Colombia in my future. I hear Cartagena has beautiful beaches and as you know, the beach is my happy place.
Simply put, London was amazing. I loved it way more than I thought I would, and it deserves more than just 3 days of my time. If I go back, it'll definitely be for a week or more.
I put Thailand on my wish list last year. I didn't make it but hopefully it'll come to fruition this year. Doesn't this beach look amazing?
So where are you headed in 2016? Be sure to set your intentions and follow through with your plans. Don't let your vacation days go to waste!