Hi friends, happy Wednesday! To say it’s been a minute since I shared a travel post is an understatement, lol. And although I haven’t been anywhere in months [haven’t been on an airplane in over a year!], I’ve been dreaming of my next destination like I’m sure so many of you are! I thought it would be fun to share some of the places John and I have talked about visiting this year [fingers crossed] and I’d love to hear about any potential trips you’re planning as well! Here’s what’s on my radar + my forever travel essentials…
Greece has been on my mind ever since my last trip there a few years ago! It made such an impression on me and I knew right away I needed to go back and explore more of what it has to offer. Greece actually announced that it’s opening back up to tourists on May 14, so we’d love to go in July or August. Not sure what island we’d visit but I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to going back to Mykonos. I absolutely loved it there when I went in 2022 but equally am drawn to exploring other islands I’ve never been to like Paros or Crete.
Mexico is somewhere I’ve considered being that most of Europe have the strong potential to be locked down for a lot of the summer getaway season. I personally think Mexico has some of the prettiest beaches in the world and it’s been too long since I’ve been. It’d be great to stay in an all-inclusive resort that makes things easy with a baby and is a nice and relaxing getaway for all of us. Thinking Cancun (the not so tacky side of it ;)) but I’d love to go back to Tulum, not gonna lie – it’s such a cool place but it might be too much for a little one with no air conditioning in most places.
Thinking it could be nice to scoot up to my home state on the way back from Mexico as a way to just say hi to the States after not having been back since I moved. I kind of need a Chik-Fil-A, Trader Joe’s, Target and Nordstrom fix along with some of my favorite places + people in the Jacksonville Beach area.
John’s mom and sister will both be relocating to Cornwall this year so that alone gives us plenty of reasons to visit but it’s also one of England’s best-kept secrets in my opinion [ok, it might not be a secret to locals, but I feel like people in the States don’t know how beautiful it is / how much it has to offer]. It has tons of sandy beaches, picturesque coastal villages and seaside resorts with ocean views and surfing – sounds amazing to me and I’m so looking forward to checking it out!!
John and I have said it’d be nice to potentially go away with Louie for a week in the Scottish highlands. We can both work from anywhere and would love a change of scenery as stunning as the highlands, so some time out of the city and up north sounds pretty dreamy to me. Plus Scotland is a plus I haven’t spent a ton of time and would love to learn more about the culture and show Louie around a bit ;). Fingers crossed that works out – thinking Fall.
Are you ladies getting back into planning travel in 2021? It seems so strange to even have the option at this point but I’m soooo ready for it and can’t wait to teach Louie all about my love for travel and take him to some of my favorite places! Until next time! xo.