I absolutely love planning my next adventure. It’s usually a sunny holiday somewhere abroad which encompasses a lovely hot sunny beach with a lot of culture and history thrown in. Somewhere we can go to see a new place, new people and learn a lot whilst of course, eating a LOT of amazing food and making a tonne of memories in the process.
The planning process is just as exciting I find. I’ve always been someone that loves hotels and can easily spend hours pouring over sites such as Expedia looking at place after place and then having some very important discussions with the Other Half about how much we should budget for this next little gem. My argument usually starts with “this could our last holiday in a while because…”. He’s sussed me out a long time ago.
Over the years I’ve loved adventures abroad with my friends where holidays were made up of accommodation and transport of the most budget kind to places like Paris, accidentally booking a hotel bang opposite the Moulin Rouge to girlie holidays to Dubai over 10 years ago when it was just an up and coming place and didn’t look anywhere as sparkly or busy as it does these days.
Adventures with the other half were slightly different. They’ve evolved from holidaying wherever the heck we liked and taking hundreds and hundreds of photos as we’re both so trigger happy, to finding more family friendly places once Little Z came along (and still taking hundreds of photos!). We were slightly terrified of taking him abroad at first and didn’t venture abroad again until he was nearly two years old to Dubai again; a place I consider extremely family friendly for Little Z and delicious for a foodie like me. We got a lot more confident after that and even braved Malaysia one year. It was an amazing experience and I really hope to explore more of the Far East some day, particularly Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Oh and food! If you do like eating (and who doesn’t?) then this is one part of the world that is an amazing visit and one you could just eat your way through. Its just a very very long way away. Then there were the adventures close to home, one of favourites being Edinburgh.
Of course this year our holiday plans will evolve again with the addition of Baby E and having to go on holidays in the school holidays (Boo!). We’re still not brave enough to escape around the Christmas holidays and, realistically, I think that holidays abroad are not going to be anytime within the next six months. I think that does give me plenty of time to reminisce back over all our memories and start plotting our next adventures. I’m thinking of starting with some local trips, like maybe up to beautiful Scotland again. And then maybe Disneyworld. Possibly!
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