If you have been reading my blog for any length of time now, you may realize that I am not much of an advance travel planner and usually decide where to go about six weeks before I actually go. I am lucky that I can do that. I live close to a lot of travel places on my long list of places to visit. 2016 is going to be no different. I do have a few places that will be going and one still in the works. First, the planned trips and the ones very loose in the making. So later on this year, I will give you an update. Here are my 2016 travel plans!
The picture above was a dead giveaway, but I am going to Egpyt for my first trip of 2016! I made this decision a few days ago when I realize due to work; I can’t go anywhere in March or April that is a vacation. This is when I looked at my work calendar and found a week with no appointments and decided that was a week to go somewhere. Initially, I was going to try to go away this coming weekend, but it didn’t work out. When I was discussing where to go with my Mom, she suggested Egypt, and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Egypt has always been a place I have wanted to go; I just needed to be reminded. So in February, I will fly to Cairo and then go south to see more. This trip is unlike anything I have done before, so get ready! I can’t wait to share the trip with you when I get back. I will be shooting video on this trip, so hopefully you can see more of my trip that way.
I am fortunate that I get to travel for work-related events occasionally, and this work trip is to Slovenia. I am speaking at a conference in the eastern part of Slovenia. Unfortunately, I won’t be there for too many days, but I am hoping to get to Lake Bled at least. I still haven’t decided if I am taking a train across the country or driving.
This is another work trip, but I am very excited to go. I have never been to Atlanta or much of the rest of the south. There is so many history related things to see and also Margaret Mitchell’s house. Most of the time I will be at the conference, but they usually arrange for us to have a few tours and I will have at least one afternoon where there is downtime. I will fit in as much as I can. The only thing is this trip is at the end of July/beginning of August and am not looking forward to the heat.
Now on to the trips that are still pending. I am trying to work out dates for these and some have to be approved by work. And of course, everything is subject to change.
Oman was on my list last year, but I just didn’t make it. But after reading this article, that I featured in a Friday Favorites post, I now really want to go. Now I have to figure out how to get there between June and September. Hopefully, this will be easy as I have two Eid holidays that I currently have no plans for and Oman is a very short flight away.
My friend Kate and I have decided to go to Scotland this year. My schedule has gotten very full already, and I am trying to work out when. Hopefully, sometime this summer. The beautiful pictures of green hills and castles are the things that are drawing me in. I should know soon when this trip can happen and we can start planning. Luckily, Kate loves Scotland and know all the places to go!
That is it so far. I know I have at least one more trip to plan for the second Eid holiday and of course, I will be going home for Christmas in December. What about you? Are you planning any trips in 2016? Share with us in the comments!