I started traveling – really traveling (outside the spring break beach vaca or a childhood trip to Disney World) around 13 years ago when I was 19; most of these trips have happened in the last five years… being a college student didn’t give me much of a travel budget. When I look back on the past decade, most of my favorite memories stem from an experience on one of these trips.
Now that we have baby boy due in two months (!!), Dan and I talk a lot about how our travel adventures will look in the future and how things might change – if at all. Trying to be realistic about it. Finances will likely be the biggest strain, now that the huge additional cost of child care will be added to our annual budget. At least we assume that will be the bigger factor more so than our willingness to take long flights or travel internationally with a baby (which we’re both on board to do pending he’s ok to make said flights). Which we’re up for because we both believe it will be well worth it, introducing him to new places and experiences. And will be good for us since it’s our favorite way to bond and create memories.
In talking about the next trips we want to take once baby is here, it had me looking back at the ones I’ve been on and got me thinking about which ones REALLY stand out and why. My top ten favorite, I guess.
So here they are, in no particular order… hope to spark some wanderlust!