Since my blog bestie Stephanie came back from Dubai with all of her amazing travel photos, I’ve been obsessed with leaving Texas for a vacation. We don’t travel often as we are both so busy with work (I know horrible excuse) and can’t ever justify spending the money to treat ourselves to explore a new city (adulating is hard).
After following Stephanie’s travel stories (please go visit her blog and learn about her amazing experience in Dubai), I confessed to David that we need to go somewhere….anywhere. To my surprise, David didn’t shut the idea down and pull the adulting/work card. Insert screams of joy and body rolls here, because I instantly jumped in and narrowed it down to a few places that I have been wanting to visit for some time now.
Without further adieu, here are my top three picks that I’ve narrowed it down to!
I’ve had an urge to go to New Orleans since 2000 when Melissa was a trainwreck and Danny bought his military blurred out boyfriend on the Real World New Orleans. That’s when my real obsession began with New Orleans and hasn’t stopped. When I was younger, we drove through quite bit while going to Florida on family vacations but that’s been the extent of it. I’ve vicariously lived through friends celebrating Mardi Gras, weddings, and making their own journey to New Orleans. What I’m most excited about New Orleans is all the food I have on my wish list to eat. That alone made it easy to decide that I needed to put this culturally rich city on my radar for 2016!
Ever since Alli mentioned that she was surprised with a trip to Palm Springs, I instantly decided that I needed to go back. I made a weekend trip years ago when we lived in California and had one of the best times of my life. Out of this list, I feel like this is the one location where David and I would lounge the most and just take advantage of each other’s company. Palm Springs would be our escape from the outside world in the best way possible. I wouldn’t pass up the chance all the modernism mid-century architecture!
Mia just visited and I swooned over the pictures she posted on Instagram. Sedona has always been a location that I’ve wanted to visit and nearly did when a blogger conference I wanted to attend just happen to be there. The stars didn’t align for the conference, but now I’m back on the need to go here soon. Sedona would be the perfect vacation for David and I because we are both explorers and loving being outdoors. We’ve been talking about backpacking, hiking, and camping a lot more lately – so this would be the perfect spot to indulge in all of those activities. The best part is that we could easily cap off our vacation with a nice couples spa day!
David and I have started to plan out the best time for both of us to travel. Adulting with full time jobs that require you to be around during busy seasons isn’t easy, but for our own self-care we are going to make it happen. Right now, I’ve got it narrowed down to one pick but I’m letting David at least have a say in where in the world we may come across Carmen San Diego.
Where do you think I would like to go the most? Have you ever been to any of these locations? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!