I’ve got the travel bug BAD lately.
Everyone I know is taking amazing vacations and Fred and I are doing NOTHING.
I can’t stand it.
(OK, so Fred and I are finger painting. And, going on a lot of walks. And, visiting local beaches. But …!)
I’ve started very early-days planning of a trip to New Zealand for next February.
I’ve wanted to go to both New Zealand and Australia for DECADES.
(Seriously, I’ve been wanting to go since I was in elementary school!)
My original plan was to do both countries over a six week period when my youngest left for college.
Having six weeks to travel just doesn’t seem possible with my reality.
Instead, I’m trying to plan approximately two weeks for *just* New Zealand.
I hope I can then follow up, a year later, with two weeks in Australia.
(I’d also like to visit Bora Bora while I’m in that part of the world, but …!)
So many places to visit and so little time!
Also, thanks to Paul Newman, I now feel like I *have to* go to Alaska next June/July.
Yes, I really am trying to pull off two big trips for 2016.
New Zealand in the winter and Alaska in the summer.
(Which is exactly why I’m doing NOTHING this summer???)
Neither of my 2016 trips is definite yet.
I’m working hard to figure out New Zealand details first.
Actually, I’m waiting for a travel agent to get back to me with an estimate of what a two week trip will cost.
After I faint from the shock of THAT,
I’ll have a better idea of how many corporate buildings I need to “dress” in gigantic photographs.
If you’ve got any travel tips, “must sees,” or suggestions for either New Zealand or Alaska let me know.
I welcome the input!