Where To Next
Lately I have not written much about travel, and it’s bugging me probably just as much as it’s bugging you. I have not had much travel inspiration recently. I have spent the fall readjusting to life in school, and my new awesome job, I just have not had a lot of time to envision a trip to Europe or the Caribbean.
A greeting that has become standard for me is people saying, “Hey, how are you? WHERE’S YOUR NEXT TRIP!?” Don’t anyone get me wrong- I LOVE it. I adore being known as the Jetsetter friend, and it helps me recognize that when I have to say, “Actually, I don’t have anything coming up” too many times, than I need to get to planning.
So what IS my next trip? I just don’t know yet. Something always comes up in the form of the most amazing, unexpected surprise. Because of school, I am hedging my bets that I won’t be traveling anywhere until the year is out- which is fine with me. Between finals and Christmas, I don’t have any time or money to be spent on plane tickets. Not to mention, 2012 has been a record year for me- I traveled 25,000 miles this year alone! It was a major milestone, and I am very satisfied with the amazing things I saw this year.
I DO however hope to be going somewhere- god help me ANYWHERE- in January. I try to always take the opportunity to travel in January because I will have almost the entire month off from school. Traveling in January can be great depending on where you go. Traveling to the Caribbean can be tough unless you score a great deal, but traveling practically anywhere else can be really cheap. Last year we spent January on a road trip through Arizona and Nevada, and we had a blast. It was super cheap, and a great time to go. I am a little short on cash right now, but that has certainly never stopped me before!