A few random photos of our Spring trip to Italy last year
Every year seems to present some type of obstacle when it comes to planning - the past couple of years we didn't know if we were coming or going. I suppose that remains the same this year. Joe's contract is up this summer (can you believe that will complete our full 3 years in July?!?!) and we're not sure what the future holds for us. (I know, I sound like a broken record.) We could see our time here extended or we could see ourselves moving on to insert anywhere in the world here. Both Joe and I are rather indifferent about the whole thing, probably because that has been our status for almost our entire stay here. Regardless, we have at least part of the year to get back on the road.
With the addition of the third member of our family, things have changed a little bit and we have the little guy to consider as we make our plans. While we may be veterans in the travel world, we're rookies in the 'traveling with an infant' world and there is bound to be some trial and error as we find our footing.
Currently, we're working on a trip to Croatia this spring! I get excited just typing that sentence! Our exact itinerary is far from being finished but we're researching possible destinations within the country and ironing out how to spend our 8ish days. As usual, the more we learn, the more we want to see but we're hesitant to try and pack too much into our first big trip with Jasper as we know our pace will be slower and we want it to be enjoyable and successful. Dubrovnik is a must and we're thinking of flying into Split as well as taking an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park. As it's early Spring, the weather is supposed to be pleasant but not hot so we're not sure about visiting the islands. We normally take the 'less is more stance' but I think we'll be doing it even more so now. Have you visited Croatia? I'd love your tips!
Aside from that, Joe has a week long trip to Texas in February but Jasper and I are staying back in Stavanger. We hope to do a couple of city trips over weekends - on the wish list: Vienna, Salzburg, Edinburgh, South of France, Munich and perhaps back to Copenhagen & Berlin. So much to see, so little time.
What are you looking forward to seeing in 2015?