As I’m finalizing the details for our annual Christmas trip I’m also looking ahead into 2015–specifically thinking about our four-year anniversary next June. Three out of our next four (major) vacations have already been decided (if everything goes as planned), which leaves us with that lone fourth destination and brings us to our fourth anniversary. Coincidence? I think not.
Over the last four years it has been pretty easy to pinpoint our next destination: from the Bahamas, to the Southern Caribbean, from a few different adventures island hopping in Hawaii, and even our once in a lifetime trip to Norway with my sweet grandmother, all of these trips have always felt “right”; the right time, the right budget, the right destination. In fact, it’s hard to recall a time when we didn’t know exactly where we were headed next.
This new feeling of the unknown is exciting. I look over my map of the world and am filled with wonder thinking about all of the amazing places we could visit. Locations scattered throughout the world are suddenly a reality instead of just a dream written down on a piece of paper. And while the locations are all starting to feel tangible, trying to decide between these amazing destinations is a little overwhelming. In order to help us narrow down our choices I have looked back to our bucket lists, my 101 goals list, and my personal “Dreams” list (a list with so many exotic locations it’s titled DREAMS). :)
At this point in time, my husband and I are discussing three different locations: Greece. Italy. and Thailand.
If we went to Greece we would spend our days island hopping–I’m picturing amazing sunsets in Santorini and wandering the streets of Mykonos. Of course, no trip to Greece would be complete without spending at least two days exploring the rich history of Athens.
On the other hand, there’s Italy… Venice, Rome, Florence… need I say more? Venice and Rome have both been on my bucket list since I sat down to create a bucket list, and Italy is also on my husband’s bucket list. That being said, we have told ourselves that when my husband graduates from the University we will celebrate by going to France and Italy… so do we wait two more years? or do we go now?
And to make a hard decision even more complicated, the beautiful country of Thailand has peaked my interest as of late. After reading about my fellow blogger’s experiences in this amazing area of the world, Thailand has moved from a destination on the edge of my radar to front-and-center. If we went to Thailand we would spend our four-year anniversary island hopping–I imagine that we would rent one of the many beachfront bungalows and go on endless scuba diving adventures… this destination sounds RIGHT up my alley.
So today, I’m asking for your help. If you have been to any of these incredible destinations, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me your advice in the comments below…
σας ευχαριστώ! Grazie! ขอบคุณ!
(Thank you! in Greek, Italian, and Thai) :)