Travel Deluge

After a year of not doing much, its time to hit the road again! I’ve got three trips on the docket between now and the end of 2017 and I happy to be heading out.

First up in October is another trip to Japan. Daniel is very excited to take our friend Leslie to Japan for the first time and to see the last day of operations of the Star Jets. I am just excited to be going somewhere. I am a bit disappointed at the timing since its the middle of Golden Week in China and any additional travel to see my friends in Shanghai or visit Hong Kong again are off the table as its very cost prohibitive. Even hotels in Tokyo are tough to get! I am trying to figure out what to do on our side trips before we spend 3 days at the parks. Hit me up if you have any good trips.

Next up, it’s off to Walt Disney World in November for a quick business trip. Everything is better when work sends you somewhere!

Finally, its time for my first cruise. It’s humorous to me that I have always wanted to go on a cruise and it took this long to get to go on one. I was excited to go with my Mom and Gary to the Caribbean – especially to St. Maarten to see the planes land at Maho Beach. This was of course before Hurricane Irma hit this past week and obliterated everything. We are three months out so I am interested to see where we are actually going to visit since the Virgin Islands and St. Maarten are both in bad shape. A lot of the cruises are becoming Eastern Caribbean itineraries so not sure I will get a full 5 new countries out of it. As long as it doesn’t become a Mexico cruise since that will net me a new country count of Zero.

Other than that it’s a lot of sitting around the house and trying to save money for traveling. Need to do some purging of my storage unit since its been a year since I’ve returned from China and I am thinking it is time to let things go..