2017: A New Year. New passport stamps. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to share a few of the destinations on our 2017 globe-trotting horizon and today is (finally) the day! In past years, I’ve shared our travel plans closer to the beginning of the year, however, considering that only one out of our next four adventures was actually planned at that point, it was probably better that I waited until now. (Don’t let me fool you, that’s only an excuse to try and justify my procrastination.) 😉
You guys, I am SO EXCITED about our travel plans for 2017!
Over the last five months I’ve been busy planning our next big international adventure, and I’m thrilled to announce that we are headed to TURKS & CAICOS! Each year we spend our anniversary somewhere new — from the southern Caribbean, to the fjords of Norway, from Hawaii, to the Land of Smiles, to magical Mo’orea — and we are ecstatic to explore this pristine archipelago in the Caribbean. The island of Providenciales is one of the world’s best beach destinations and we’re soaking it all in by staying on Grace Bay Beach (which was recently rated the #2 Beach in the World according to Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards). Turks & Caicos is home to the third largest barrier reef so there will be a few mermaid adventures during our vacation along with plenty of long afternoons relaxing on that famous white sand beach.
After jet-setting to the Caribbean, we’re turning our sights across the pond, specifically: PARIS! Ahhhh! I am SUPER excited about this trip! When Cody and I began discussing a potential trip to the City of Lights we assumed that we would go sometime in the next year or two — it was most definitely not on our radar for 2017 — however, after our discussion, I started tracking airfare on Kayak.com (I know that’s not a surprise to most of you). 🙂 Just a few weeks later, airfare dropped SIGNIFICANTLY and we both agreed that we couldn’t pass up such an incredible deal. So we spontaneously booked our European Getaway. WOOHOO! 🙂 (I have to admit that this might be my favorite unexpected adventure to date).
In between researching and planning for the two dreamy getaways above, I’ve also started thinking about our annual Christmas Trip. If you’ve followed along here at Pictures & Plane Tickets then you know that we’re quite partial to a Hawaiian-style Christmas, however, this year we’re thinking about mixing it up and heading somewhere new!
There’s something so exciting about being able to plan a trip to absolutely anywhere in the world. Destinations I’ve only dreamed about are suddenly a very real possibility and I’m filled with wonder and excitement as I gaze over my world map and review my Bucket List and my 101 in 1001 goals list. At this point in time we’re thinking about heading South to explore the exotic tropical jungles in Central America; the destinations currently on our radar include: Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, or perhaps a Western Caribbean Cruise.
Aside from the international getaways, we’re also planning a few local trips in our down time — this year I’m hoping to make it to a couple of new National Parks, enjoy a weekend getaway to Las Vegas, and possibly fit in another fun adventure this fall. Stay tuned!
So… have you been to any of the destinations mentioned above? I’d LOVE to hear your advice, recommendations, and awesome travel tips. I’ll be forever grateful if you’re willing to help us plan our 2017 getaways! 🙂 Let’s meet up down in the comments.
Thank You! Merci! Muchas Gracias!