I know what you’re thinking. It’s not even December and she’s talking about 2015 travel already? But as all travel writers and travel bloggers know, the thing about the travel bug is that once you’ve caught it you’re living in a constant state of itchy feet, your suitcase semi-packed and your passport always ready for your next adventure.
I’ve had the most extraordinary year on the travel front, starting with my trip to see the Northern lights in Norway, and highlights including seeing Cher, alligators and kayaking in Fort Lauderdale; being sleepless in Seattle; whizzing over to Venice, discovering new islands in the Caribbean and spending a few days in Dublin; spending a lot of time in Asia, first in Vietnam and Cambodia, and then Tokyo and the Japanese islands; and skydiving at sea. I’ve challenged myself, I’ve surprised myself, and I’ve grasped everything travel has to offer. Oh yes, 2014 has been awesome.
But now, with nothing planned until I go to New York for work in January, I’m dreaming about all the places I’d like to visit in 2015, both on my own and with my family. I already know we’ll be making an important trip to Ireland to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania (which claimed the lives of one of our relatives), and also spending a week on the Danube, visiting Prague and Budapest. But there are so many more places I want to see,experience and taste. So here’s my 2015 travel wishlist.
2. Alaska. I was hoping to get there this year, but it didn’t work out. So next year I really want to make it happen, and finally get to see bears and whales in the wild; Harriet wants to go, too, so if it works out I’ll take her with me.
3. Japan. It’s got under my skin and I want to go back. This time I want to take No 1 Son; we’ll spend a few nights in Tokyo (officially now one of my favourite cities in the world) and take the bullet train to Kyoto.
Maybe we’ll get to one or none of these places; it doesn’t really matter, because the dreaming and the planning is part of the fun, isn’t it?
Which places are on your 2015 travel wishlist? I’d love to know.
*Travel blogging is incredibly important to me, and I’m delighted that The Mum Blog has been nominated in the ‘travel’ category of the UK Blog Awards. I’d love it if you voted for me – just click on this link and leave your name and email 😉