I haven’t slept much lately. Not for any glamorous reason, but because I have a four month old baby with serious FOMO. Girl is not a fan of sleep, which makes me sad because sleep is SO GREAT and I kind of miss doing it. Pray she sees the error of her ways soon.
As a result I have started writing two very good articles only to discover they already exist on this site! My brain is basically recycling itself because it’s too tired to come up with an original idea.
So, let’s talk travel plans instead!
I never get tired of hearing other people’s travel plans, whether it’s somewhere I’ve been and can give advice on, or somewhere I’m also longing to go. Travel planning is so exciting and optimistic, it’s just so fun.
My Travel Plans
Are kind of vague at the moment. Mike and I are very excited to show Marcella the world, but we’re still figuring out the logistics of how to do that. We’re also deep in money-saving mode, with the hopes of doing something really splashy in 2018 (still figuring out what that will be… but I know it will be good). Nonetheless there will be travel, and exciting travel at that!
Colombia– Mike’s sister Joanna is getting married on two continents this summer, and we will go to both weddings. One in Atlantic City, New Jersey and one in Medellin. Colombia is still one of my favorite countries I’ve been to and I think it will be a really fun place to visit with a baby.
San Francisco– Not sure when but I know we have to hop down to visit my brother and sister in law in my favorite city by the bay. We’ll also be working with the Italian consulate there to finalize Marcella and my Italian citizenship (since Mike already has his).
Pacific Northwest Exploration– We’ve lived here for two and a half years now and there is so much of the Pacific Northwest we haven’t yet seen. This spring and summer we hope to do some more weekend trips and drives that really take advantage of this beautiful region of the world. Plus we can take Leo along which is a major plus.
Europe – I probably shouldn’t even list this here since it’s basically just me inviting myself along on a work trip that Mike hasn’t even committed to yet, but I’m crossing my fingers that Marcella and I might make it to France this Spring.
Mexico– We originally hoped to take Marcella to Sayulita this winter but the timing isn’t quite working out between our two jobs and life events. I’m already lobbying for Christmas 2017 in Mexico…. but we’ll see what happens.
Who even knows what else. We will see what work possibilities come my way, what Mike manages to magic with his air mile wizardry and what other opportunities pop up…