Where did you travel this year? What was your favorite part? If you didn’t get to travel, where do you want to go next year?
Contributed by Allison [hisbirdiesnest.blogspot.com]
I was lucky this year in that I got to travel a fair amount (for me at least, since I'm not very well traveled). In 2011 I traveled to:
Florida in March
Drove through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina in April, while taking a photo every 30 seconds with a camera mounted on our dashboard, which I turned into fun timelapse videos
NOLA with fellow Bees in April (only 6 days after we moved into our new house in NC)
The Smoky Mountains in June
The Beach in July (first time to the Atlantic Ocean)
Northern North Carolina in August
Virginia in September
And back to San Francisco for Thanksgiving
I definitely can't pick a favorite trip from 2011, but overall my favorite part of traveling anywhere is getting to see the local wildlife. From gators, manatees and pelicans in Florida, to deer, turtles and lizards around NC, seeing animals is always a high point for me while on vacation.
For next year, we actually don't have any travel plans set in stone yet (gasp! I know, a surprise, given me and my planning). Of course, I already have detailed itineraries and budgets planned out for amazing vacations in South Africa, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and Belize. But with 2012 comes our first opportunity at home ownership, and all of the time consuming house hunting and unpredictable expenses, it makes sense to prioritize that over travel.
So we'll see where 2012 takes us--if nothing else, I'm sure we'll be able to fit in a weekend camping trip or two!
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