2012 has been another year without travel for me. Hopefully, in July 2013, I'll be able to take my wife and 2 year old son to Canada to see my folks. They've never been out of China, so I'm hoping they both like it.
Aside from that, we are travelling to Hebei (north central China) for Chinese New Year, and we might fly down to Nanjing for a week. If we do, we'll add Suzhou and Shanghai to our itinerary, probably.
Someday, maybe in 2014, I'll finally get down to Thailand.
At the end of the year it's a bit of a tradition to decorate a tree, lit up some fireworks but also to mention your travels in 2013 here at Travellerspoint.. And maybe look back at this year as well.
Had a pretty good travelling year: a few short trips in Holland (Drenthe and Vlieland), a few trips in Europe of about 10-12 days (Stockholm, Aland Islands and Turku/Helsinki in March and to the Balkan in June), and one longer trip to Australia as well.
Next year I have already booked tickets to Canada/USA, attending the Quebec Winter Carnival early February, but also visiting NY, DC and take a train south to Savannah, before picking up the car and explore Florida. So both cold and warm weather for me I guess. Going to visit the Daytona 500 as well, looking forward to that.
So, what have you being doing this year and what are your plans for next year?
Sorry eh..i'm new here in this forum and i have a little questione for you.....u have done many big travels in 2012 so i want ask if possible'what is your works??? Becausei think that u must have Too much money to do all this travels... Yours faithfully..
No I haven't. I just don't spend my money on useless material stuff...
I like this thread- especially as my views on spending money on travel/stuff are similar to Michael's!
Last year I got to do 2 things I wanted to do for a long time- travel to Iran, where I spend 2 weeks, and to cross the Atlantic on a boat (plus spend a few days shopping in NY). I also went on a 2-week language course in Spain to brush up my Spanish. Other than that, I visited family and friends in Finland, and had a few weekends in and around Copenhagen where I have some lovely friends. The year will be rounded off with a New Year's Eve in Berlin.
2013? Well. My lovely bosses have just agreed that I may take a career break this coming year, and so 2013 will be a travel-year! I'll head off to Cuba for a month in the end of January and afterwards- who knows? There will certainly be some salsa, rum and flipflops in sight
Planning to have outside the country christmas with my family and continue my studies next year. I have to be more focus nest year because it's my last year in college and any delays will not help. Hope I can do best!
Stayed local this year but kicking off 2013 with a trip to Hawaii!
After reading all the previous posts I can say that there are some exciting plans in the works for everyone. As for myself -
We share time between 2 homes, Los Angeles and Las Vegas so we are planning quite a bit of restaurant/show time in Las Vegas coupled with weekends away to Zion and Bryce as well as Summer in LA (beaches). However, we will kick off the New Year by partying in Austin. Then, in the Spring we will be traveling to Dubai and the Seychelles to snorkel and explore. Later in the year we will take our annual 3+ week "Hilton Hopping" vacation around Florida sampling the beaches and seafood and spend a week at a Condo in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. Following that we will go to The Big Island, Hawaii again to "beach it" (snorkeling). Then a bit later a flight to Budapest followed by 2 weeks in Hungary/surrounding areas, a flight to London for a few days followed by a Transatlantic Cruise stopping in France, Spain, Portugal and Bermuda before docking in FL.
Having traveled to over 60 countries/territories I can say comfortably that each place has been worth visiting especially here in the USA. Due to a favorable exchange rate we are experiencing an influx of foreign visitors who are thoroughly enjoying themselves as one would expect. The sophisticated travelers know what to expect and how to stay happy and minimize risk - regardless of what country they visit. I am proud to live here in the USA and would welcome people to my country as a wonderful place to visit just as I expect each place I visit to be equally wonderful and different.
We have lived our lives carefully so as to have the money saved to travel - downsizing when possible, focusing on the important things like raising a family. Now, retired, it is time to enjoy. By careful planning, it is possible to optimize each and every dollar spent. Another reason is our ability to utilize the various credit card offers for miles and hotel points- but that's a whole other story .
Going Mauritius for vacations - this is my plan for next year....
Nothing booked so far, but planning a long overdue trip to Australia in July!
I didnt travel in 2012 but in 2013 I have Canada and NY in january/ february, then tanzania and uganda in july and hopefully finish it off with a trip to japan in december.