Usually, I don’t plan travel to far in advance. Maybe about a month to six weeks out is the norm. But this year is a bit different. My parents are going on a European trip with their church choir. I had half committed to meeting them somewhere, but I wasn’t sure where. (I half committed because I don’t like tour groups.) Then they said there was going to be an extension trip to Paris! I also learned they were going to bring my 10-year-old niece as well. This would be her first time on a plane and overseas. I was sold! So in June, I will be joining my parents, my niece and who knows how many choir members in Paris. This must be the farthest out I have ever planned a trip on my own. However, there isn’t much for me to do as it is done with a tour company. I will be arriving a day before them because of the flight schedules and I also want to find places for us to eat.
I also found out this Fall that there is an art exhibition in Venice I want to attend. It is the Biennale. This year it runs from May 9 – November 22. So I think Venice will be my July Eid holiday. I will also try to go visit some friends that now live in Italy near Rome. I am trying to decide if I will take the train from Venice to their town or drive.
I haven’t made any decisions on dates or even destinations for the rest of the year, but I do know I want to try to hit more of the Gulf countries this year. Here is my list to choose from:
- Sri Lanka
Obviously, I can’t go to all of them, but I have plenty of choices. I will also be traveling for work. Most likely that will Dublin and maybe Iceland! Stay tuned…
Travel from Venice to Rome…DRIVE. And allow extra time for stops. Just my two cents worth, but every little village in Italy is so interesting. And most of the trains aren’t that great. Now I didn’t say drive IN Rome, that’s crazy talk. Venice will be a madhouse in July, but so be it. The Biennale is always so much fun. If you have a bit of time to spend in Rome, try to get your hands on a copy of HV Morton’s “Rome”.
I really loved Cambodia! The food is like Thai food without the spice. The temples were fabulous and he people were delightful.
Oh, and if you go to Iceland, you need to help us look up Hilda, who was the foreign exchange student my mom’s senior year. I met her when I went, but we’ve lost track of her. Ping my mom for more info.
Thanks Debbie! Cambodia is looking great. Everyone loves it and it’s cheap. I feel like Iceland deserves more than a conference trip though.
Just discovered your blog via bloglovin and already hooked! It looks like a really exciting list. Last year I honeymooned travelling overland in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and it was a blast, hope you enjoy it too!
Didem from readwritetravel.net
Hi Didem! Thanks for checking out my blog. So glad you enjoyed it. That sounds great! I can’t wait to go on the first trip of 2015!