Travel Plans For 2018 Are Shaping Up
After going nonstop for five years, particularly in 2016 when we broke all our prior records and spent over 200 days away from home, we desperately needed a break, and so we took one in 2017. We did still travel, but just 10 weeks in total, far less than our normal retirement mode of half the year, and most of it prior to our relocation move in July.
Since then we've focused primarily on getting our home fixed up and settling into our new community, though we did break away for an RVing/backpacking trip with long-time friends, and traveled east several times to see our granddaughter. Other than that, though, we've been here. And you know what? I'm getting the itch again!
So I've spent a good amount of time this week making RV and VRBO reservations (I posted here about what we'd already planned to do in 2018). I also found myself reading emails about travel deals for the first time in a long while, and guess what? I booked one, and we're traveling to Japan in the fall!
Here's an overview of where we're going, and what we'll be doing, from the touring company's website:
There are approximately 195 countries in the world, and Japan will be country #49 for us (click here and scroll down to see what countries we've been to so far). It will also be the only foreign country we're visiting next year, which is fine with me. I had enough cases of jet lag in 2016 to last me a lifetime; something like eight transitions in all. Not to mention getting ill repeatedly due to numerous long, long flights. So one new country in 2018, plus four new states, several long RV trips, and lots and lots of trips back east to see our girl, plus our new girl when she arrives in June (we just found out our daughter's having another girl!) should keep us nice and busy.
|Some of my favorite photos from 2016, when we quite literally traveled ourselves silly,|
visiting 15 countries and 6 states.
Do you have any travel plans yet for 2018? Where are you going if so???