2016 Travel

I was pretty lucky to do some extensive travel in Italy and France during summer 2015 so I am looking to keep it more local this year and see what sort of trouble I can get into closer to home. That being said, I do still have some international travel plans to look forward to!

1. Mexico

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Generally speaking, I really enjoy living in Michigan. I do like having four seasons but the winters are usually long, hard, and super cold. By the time March rolls around it’s STILL snowing and freezing most of the time, I start to get a little antsy. Luckily my district offers us a week-long spring break in early April and this year I am super excited to be spending it in…Mexico!

I’ve never been to Mexico before (or anywhere in Central and South America) so I am SUPER pumped to add a new destination and culture to my list – not to mention the margaritas ;). One of the things I’ve tried to do in the last year as I’ve entered into my late twenties is to be more adventurous, so I’m looking forward to trying some new things in Mexico, like stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, snorkeling (my first attempt was a disaster) and possibly taking a day trip to Chichen Itza. Can’t wait!

2. Alberta, Canada

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

For living a literal stone’s throw away from the Canadian border, I have seen shockingly little of Canada. It’s embarrassing, really! Two visits to Niagara Falls and a high school ski trip to Blue Mountain sum up my experience with the country which is really disappointing! I would love to make it up to Quebec one day, and perhaps even all the way over to Vancouver, but this summer I’ll have the opportunity to see a little bit of Alberta! A college friend is getting married in Edmonton at the end of July, so I’ll be using that as an excuse to see what else Alberta has to offer. I’ve been obsessed with watching Young Adventuress’ instagram feed as she’s been posting some beautiful photos from the province. Right now our plan is to spend some time in Banff National Park and perhaps Calgary, after the wedding.

I’m happy to have the opportunity to put my passport to work again AND go on some brand new adventures! Where will you be going this year?

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