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2016 Travel Plans

We have one trip planned for sure this year, to Utah in May for more National Parks. We are in the planning stages for two more: one at the end of July to Nova Scotia with Mike’s parents, and our annual Christmas trip, which is shaping up to be London this year.

Big Bend

Big Bend, from the Zion National Park Flickr

For Utah, the plan is to fly into Las Vegas, drive to Zion National Park and stay for four nights, move on the Bryce Canyon for four nights, drive to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, since I didn’t get a chance to see it when we were there in 2014, and then end up with a final overnight in Vegas. I’m hoping to have more fun than the last time we were there.

Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove, from Tourism Nova Scotia

For Nova Scotia, I have a few things at the top of my list: Cape Breton National Park and the Cabot Trail, Hopewell Rocks, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal, and Halifax. But I haven’t finalized an itinerary yet – I keep moving things around and rearranging. Part of the fun of traveling for me is the advance planning and working out the details.

We were in London in 2008 for a week, but there are still a lot of things we didn’t get a chance to see. Number one on the wishlist for next December is getting tickets for a Premier League football game, which as I understand it is next to impossible if you are not a club member, and even difficult if you are one. We’re probably going to try to accomplish this through a travel agency to guarantee we can get them, and we will need to keep some flexibility in our itinerary since the match dates can change. I haven’t decided if we will stay the whole time in London and make day trips, or if we will add on another destination. I do know my plans will call for a lot of afternoon tea to be consumed.

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