1. 2016 is freaking flying past. It’s a bit alarming really. IT’S ALMOST JUNE.
2. I haven’t traveled this year (unless you count my trip to Vegas for work, I don’t)(or the two trips I have taken home, but I don’t count those either)
Soooooo, I’m really counting on the next 7 months being the months I will be traveling. I mean to be fair, I did move across the country in January, so i feel that it’s okay to not have been very ambitious about travel so far this year. A human can only handle so much in an period of time. And since I will be back in Denver the rest of the year (please no more cross country movies, father son holy spirit), I think it’s high time I make some plans and don’t let the rest of the year escape without a bit of adventure.
I feel out of breath and I’m typing. I’ll just get to the point now.
GUESS WUT. Boyfriend and I booked a trip to Maui!! Hip hip, hooray! We’d been discussing the need for a few weeks of beachy relaxation and thought perhaps Tulum or maybe somewhere in the Caribbean, but the season is off. No point spending all that money if there’s a decent chance that we’ll get rained out. So we decided to stay in the country and go to Hawaii. He’s been to Oahu many times and I’ve been to Maui once, so we know the ropes a bit, alleviating some of the planning stress. Oh and we’re going in less than 6 weeks, so we needed to pick a place that was a bit familiar. We booked 16 days on the island (hehehehehehehehehe) and plan on staying in three different locations. Don’t worry either, I also made a collaborative google map and day-by-day itinerary because I am an overachiever. Now if only I could lay off the wine and candy in time to pull out my swimsuit.
Continuing my passion for seeing all (okay, maybe just most) of the National Parks in the US, I really need to get over to Zion. I’m desperate to hike The Narrows and stop at Antelope Canyon on the way. Oh and maybe the Horseshoe Bend. Do you guys have a National Parks Passport? My friend introduced me to this thing last year and I love it so much. It’s just a little passport book you carry around and get stamps & stickers at the visitor’s centers in all the parks! I have quite a few stickers and want to make sure I am getting more every year.
I’ve only been to New Mexico once and have been dying to go back ever since. I’ve long been yearning to go to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs & Spa and show Michael the beautiful artsy town of Santa Fe! I’ve also seriously talked up New Mexican food and the friendliness of the people down near the border. One part adventure, one part relaxation, this trip will be amazing if we actually find the time to do it!
Michael is originally from Buffalo and it’s where his mom still lives. We don’t have any concrete plans to visit, but if we could go somewhere else this year, I’d love to see Buffalo. Growing up in Denver, people don’t talk about Buffalo like it’s any place worth seeing, but they also didn’t talk about Detroit that way and I was completely fascinated with that city. It would be so cool to go retrace his steps growing up there. I’d definitely take a trip to Niagara Falls and spend some time getting as near to Lake Erie as I could. Also, Buffalo is known for its crazy abandoned buildings, which sounds right up my alley.
Colorado is full of quaint mountain towns, but we didn’t really visit them much when I was a kid. I’d love to check Telluride off my list if I could this year. Last year I was able to get Aspen off the list and Salida the previous year. There are just SO many! But Telluride is world renowned and is also home to Bridal Veil Falls, which I’d love to photograph.