As I reflect on the past year, I have been very lucky and blessed to have traveled to some of the places I did; some were with family and some were solo. But all were incredible, and fulfilled some of my wanderlust. You can check out some of my travel photos here. I have a constant need to travel, experience and learn from new adventures. As this new year begins, I find myself making travel plans for this coming year, and am excited as to what the year will bring.
In our sights
We are planning a family vacation to Western Canada later this year, but before then members of our family will be going to Greece, New York, Chicago and Puerto Vallarta and Costa Rica to name a few. Looking forward to revisiting some favourite spots in the US and experiencing new adventures in other cities and countries as well.
Places I would like to go
I will always have a bucket list of places that I want to experience. If I am lucky enough, I will visit this year… if not they will hopefully be experienced next year. Some of the places I would love to visit? Quito is a city I would love to experience ( and not just because of the chocolate, although it is very good! ) Cannot wait to explore the “culinary destination of the Americas” or stand in the middle of the world and see one of the world’s first UNESCO heritage sites… the history and culture that it holds.
Switzerland is another country that is on my bucket list…and not just because of the chocolate either ( although it helps); it is a place that I have imagined visiting for many years. One of my favourite childhood books was Heidi, and I have always wanted to visit the country that inspired it.
It is no secret that winter is not my favourite season… but somehow seeing it from one of the mountain villages in Switzerland would be incredible and so inviting! Taking in the breathtaking influences of the countries that surround it.. experiencing the Alpenglow of the Swiss Alps, the crystal clear lakes, majestic castles, a picnic in the mountains and then hitting its incredible cities to view the amazing architecture… definitely something I am looking forward to!
I will never get enough of Italy… it has been way too many years since I was there last and need to revisit; the history, culture and the food! It is one of the best places in the world to be gluten free! But aside from that – the history and the art are what pull me there. The beauty of the architecture and the incredible landscapes…as well as wine and food tasting. Just a few of the many things I want to do while there.
What is on your go to list for this year?