2015 Travel Plans
Reading everyone’s 2015 travel plans makes me as excited as if they were my own! I love seeing the blend of local travel, weekend trips and long-awaited destinations that make up people’s years.
I felt similar excitement last year as I planned my return trip to Paris with my mother and grandmother, began booking my long-awaited trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, received a Christmas voucher for a plane ticket to Iceland and had our good friends moving to London (which just begs a visit!).
This year is a little different. In contrast to the past year with a lot of exciting trips in the works, this year I have one exciting trip to look forward to in September (my honeymoon!). As a result, there are not a lot of small trips in the works. I will try to keep the #take12trips challenge going for 2015, but it will likely be focused pretty exclusively on local travel. There are lot of areas of Boston and New England that I need to explore and 2015 looks like the perfect year to do it. Instead of a long wishlist of international travel for 2015 (which I do have tucked away for 2016), here are some of the closer destinations I am looking to explore this year.
Boston – I am embarrassed to admit that I have never been to the Museum of Fine Arts or Institute of Contemporary Arts – two of the finest museums Boston has to offer. In addition, there many historical sites in Boston that I visited as elementary school student and wish to return to as an adult – namely the John F. Kennedy Library, The Freedom Trail and Lexington and Concord battlefields.
When summer hits New England, there is nowhere better to be. There are still many local visits I want to make whether it be the tip of Cape Code in Provincetown or return trips to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island.
September will be my wedding and honeymoon (destination to be revealed once it is final) and that will be the travel highlight of the year – hoping to travel somewhere that has been at the top of our list for some time.
In the fall, I hope to return north to New Hampshire or Vermont – one of the best places to see the infamous leaf peeping of New England. Western Massachusetts, specifically Stockbridge, is another beautiful place in the fall and one I hope to combine with a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Admittedly, this is not the travel list that it has been previous years, but I am excited at the possibility to explore my own state and region more thoroughly. I do have a return trip to Austin planned for my college roommate’s bachelorette and I am excited to find more reasons to love this Texan city. And all the stateside travel will pay off for the ultimate destination in September!
Where are you going in 2015? I will be living vicariously through you so please share in the comments!