We’ve got a new name around here and a new look coming soon-changes that I’m very excited about! We’re just back from an incredible spring break trip to Oman and I’m still sorting through the hundreds of pictures, but posts will be coming soon about our trip. In the meantime, here’s a list of some of the places on our wanderlist for this year.
Oman is not a place that has been on our bucket list, but after a friend who lived there recommended it and after seeing some amazing photos, we were intrigued. I love the popular tourist destinations as much as anyone, but there’s just something about traveling “off the beaten path” that is so exciting. It turned out to be a great decision and a wonderful family destination that I’m so happy we added to our wanderlist.
photo by Jeanne Menjoulet
Cassis is a small town in the south of France that we added to our list after seeing pictures from friends of the stunning Calanques, cliffs along the sea that you can hike along. We are going over a long weekend in May and looking forward to discovering this beautiful scenery.
–Montenegro and the Balkans
photo by amira_a
Montenegro has long been on my list and we thought we would go last year but since flights were expensive, we wound up in Menorca instead. This year, we’ve allotted more time to the trip and found it much more cost effective to fly into Dubrovnik (only a 2 hour drive to Kotor) and while we are at it explore a bit more of the Balkans. Montenegro is said to be similar to Croatia before it exploded in tourism popularity. Since we are renting a car, we will make a loop and also check out Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the interior of the country.
–Lavender Fields of Provence
photo by Salva Barbera
Seeing the lavender fields of Provence has been at the top of my list since we moved here, but there is such a short window from when the lavender blooms to when it is harvested that we haven’t yet gotten the timing right among other plans. This is the year we’ve made it a priority and hopefully the lavender will cooperate!
photo by Raffaele Sergi
Cinque Terre is made up of five small fishing villages in Italy and it has become so extremely popular in the travel world that we’ve been undecided on whether or not to make it here. I want to see for myself some of the places that I’ve become so familiar with by now in photos, but I don’t want to fight crowds to do it. I’ve recently read about a place on the Ligurian coast that feels very similar to Cinque Terre but without the crowds, so I’m not sure yet which place we’ll end up at!
photo by Heribert Bechen
We’re not sure yet what the travel plans will be for the second half of the year as we are still not certain where we will be living. However, I’ve become completely obsessed with the idea of visiting Namibia after reading some travel articles and then finding this description of an amazing family trip there. I had convinced Lukasz we should go there this past spring break, but unfortunately with limited accommodation you need to plan well in advance. So now I’m already plotting for next spring break! Or maybe 2019. Either way, it’s definitely well on the list. 😉
So that’s our tentative travel plans for this year along with lots of weekend and day trips to the gorgeous Swiss mountains. I’d love to hear what’s on your Wanderlist!
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