I’ve got a wild hare about venturing out to meet some of you. (I also happen to have really wild HAIR today!)
No, I’m not inviting myself to be your house guest. (I’ll stay in cheap hotels because they provide roaches, awkward toilet paper, and great blog fodder.)
I’ve got a yearning to do a little traveling.
As much as I’d love to visit some of you who live outside the United States, it isn’t really in the budget to travel internationally right now. (What budget? asks my husband.)
I will confess, however, I have a tentative plan to visit both Australia and New Zealand in late 2013 or early 2014. I’ve had dreams of an extended Australia/New Zealand trip for years!
I think my recent trip up the coast gave me a severe case of Travel Bug-itis!
Window view of the Bacara Resort, north of Santa Barbara.
My friend, Nike, and I are planning a trip to San Francisco (and surrounding areas) around the first weekend in March. (We’re still working out the details, but the trip is ON.)
I do have things I need to attend to during part of my time up north, but I’d love to meet any of you who are available.
Also, some of you have written to me and suggested you live in an ideal place for me to fulfill my bucket-list wish to see fireflies.
Seeing a firefly is my biggest goal for the summer of 2012.
I’ve gone my whole life and never seen a firefly – something’s got to change, right?
If you’re serious about sharing your fireflies with me – let me know, and let’s see if we can pick a date to make it happen.
Where else am I going to visit?
I don’t know yet – that’s where you come in.
I’ll be going to locations I can either drive to, or locations I can (hopefully) use “free miles” to fly to. (“Free miles” are probably available in most areas of the U.S., thanks to my husband’s extensive business travel.)
I imagine most of my trips will be weekend, or long weekend, trips.
I’ll be trying to get some good photography time, meet a few readers, and (I’m sure) have a few fun adventures.
(If you invite me to visit your location, you won’t have to entertain me the entire time I’m there. I’m very good at exploring new places on my own. I’ll also, most definitely, want some time out-and-about with my camera.)
I’ll be blogging about, and sharing photos of, my Road Trip 24 adventures.
How often will I be venturing out?
My goal is to do a mini-trip every four to six weeks – depending on how much my real life needs me. (Or how many trips I can get out of “free” miles?)
If you want me to visit:
• Let me know I’m (really/sincerely) invited.
• Let me know some dates/or the best time to come: June for fireflies/July for Fireworks/May for misty river photography/Halloween for the neighborhood block party, etc.
• Give me a general idea of why I should pick your location: Food!/Wine!/Fireflies!/Cows!/Beaches!/Farm land!/Photo Walk Scheduled/Etc.
I can hardly wait!
Remember – one trip is already scheduled: I’ll be in the San Francisco area the first weekend in March!
Now it’s your turn ….
Should I come visit YOU??