This year is so jam packed that I’ve already allocated all of my holiday days. That sort of stresses me out, BUT I have so many fun things to look forward to, I’m coming to terms with it. We’ve got a couple of random trips, but this year is the year of the weddings, in fun places! First up is Amsterdam. We managed to squeeze in a long weekend for my birthday to one of our favourite cities to wander around, Amsterdam. Truth be told, the cheap flights factored into it, but we’ve opened it up to friends and it’s a great city to go to as a group. We’ve booked a boutique hostel which looks 10x nicer than the hotels we’ve stayed in there, and it even has an ensuite. I haven’t really taken a lot of photos the past few times we’ve been, and who knows if this time will be any different, but I’m hoping for an afternoon out snapping some of the unique architecture. Another bonus? We are staying on the outside of the trendy De Pijp area which we wanted to explore more of last year, and a 15 minute walk from Sir Hummus, so I’m having massive hummus bowls every day.
In February we are off to Swizterland for another long weekend. The photo above is of Interlaken, but this time we are staying in Lausanne. We booked this trip last summer when one of Adam’s favourite bands announced one of their tour dates was in Lausanne, and on a Saturday! We quickly looked at flights, booked an air bnb (which will by my first time staying in one) and a dreamy weekend along lake Geneva was born. After reading Angie’s posts on Lausanne, it made me even more excited because this place looks BEAUTIFUL.
After a little travel break, the end of May sees me heading back to America. I’m flying into North Carolina to meet up with my family and see another one of my little cousins get married. I learned last year that family weddings are the BEST, so I am super excited for Nicole and Brandon’s. Not to mention squeezing in some beach time, because North Carolina is WAY warmer than New York. After a week in NC, I’m driving back to New York with my parents to have some more family time, visit friends, and see a family friend Ashley get married! Which is a little surreal because I used to babysit her! Two weddings in two weekends? Bring. It. On. I already know it’s going to be a whirlwind couple weeks, but I can’t wait.
Adam is heading to Mexico for a wedding the end of June, but I can’t take so much time off so close together, because July we fly to Calgary for a few days to see one of my best friends from University, Abhi, get married. We met up with him in Florence a few years ago for a really fun trip, but it’s been too long! I’m excited to go to my first traditional Indian wedding, Abhi said he was going to get us some traditional dress, and I also can’t wait to meet his fiancee/soon to be new wife! It’s hard having friends all over the world, but amazing when you get to go see them because it makes it that much more special. I’m looking forward to seeing a little of Calgary as well as I’ve heard it’s a nice city. Tips from people who have been please!
Once we get back from the wedding we don’t have any plans until September. I normally go to America in August, and it’s the nicest weather wise in England, so I’m hopeful for a nice summer so we can enjoy our new back garden and fire pit. The beginning of September we hop a train to Edinburgh for the wedding of a friend we lived with in New Zealand, and have seen numerous times since moving to England. There’s a few of us going from our time in New Zealand so it will be a really fun reunion. Also, KILTS!
Our goal is to squeeze in some day trips to London in periodically, starting next Sunday actually as we found last minute cheap tickets. Let’s be honest, we will probably plan some quick city getaways when our feet get itchy too, I really want to go to Poland, and now that our local Doncaster airport flies loads of places, we can easily do a weekend away.
What trips have you got planned? Do you like to plan ahead of sporadically book things?