For the past few years I’ve gotten in to the habit of booking vacations to get me through the winter- December/January in New England can be lovely (fresh snow! sledding! movie days!), but it can also be a real bummer. For example, as lovely as it is that we are getting up to 12 inches of snow tomorrow, we are also getting up to 12 inches of snow tomorrow. I usually book my summer vacations in December to give me something to look forward to– and this year I booked three. #sorrynotsorry
In March I’m headed to New Orleans for my niece’s wedding, which just so happens to be St. Patrick’s day weekend. My husband’s whole family is going to be there and a few of us rented a house together- I can’t wait! This will be my third visit to NOLA, and my husband’s fourth, so we’re going without a real plan or schedule. At this point, we know where we like to eat (Dat Dog!) and the spots we like to frequent (Three Muses! Funky Pirate!) so we can nudge our family in that general direction but otherwise just go with the flow.
Me and three of my girl friends are headed to Vegas for a few days in April! I’ve been twice but honestly hated it both times, so I’m hoping this will turn things around. The first time I went was for a friend’s wedding, which was lovely but because of work commitments I could only stay for about 30 hours. It was so rushed and chaotic, and not only did our room get messed up but I booked Circus Circus because it was the cheapest and it turns out my husband is afraid of clowns. Whoops. The second time I went was for a conference, I went alone and my anxiety took over so I never left the hotel. Ever. I stayed at the Flamingo, which is gorgeous, but everything is so big and crowded I somehow managed to convince myself if I left my room I’d never find it again so I skipped meals and ordered room service and basically became a sad Vegas hermit for three days. THIS time though- I am ready! We’ve got tickets to Britney as well as Penn & Teller, a hotel with a heated pool, I’ve got my anxiety (slightly) under control, and I’m ready to rock! Hard rock! Hotel! (pun intended, of course.)
My husband and I are in the process of planning out a two week trip overseas with some of our friends! It’s going to be amazing! We’re planning on visiting London and Paris with a few day trips in between (Scotland? Wales?) and I can’t wait. This will be our first big international trip (we went to a Sandals in the Bahamas a few years ago, but that doesn’t really count as international adventure), and I feel super ready. We’ll have a loose schedule- a few planned spots a day, but the rest open to romantic wandering- and we’re looking in to houses to rent throughout our time. Have you ever been? Any spots you’d recommend?