The next 6 months are going to include a lot of travel for us and we’re (or at least I’m) feeling overwhelmed. Here’s the line-up and advice about any of the destinations would be most appreciated.
Tanzania – I head to Dar es Salaam in a few days and will be there awhile. I need to be in the city during the weekdays but I believe I have at least one weekend, maybe two to explore. The things to keep in mind are that I will be alone for all of the trip, it will be humid and super hot (in the 90s) and I’m on a budget. I’m thinking about heading to Zanzibar for the weekend but then am not sure until I see the picture below.
Tucson, AZ – I’m spending a few days in Tucson with my sister for her birthday. She’s living near there with her husband for a few months. I’ve only been to Phoenix and Sedona. I’m sure she’ll have some good ideas of what to do, but I’m sure she’ll be open to suggestions, particularly on the food front.
Santa Barbara, CA – Micah’s parents have just moved there from South Carolina. This trip isn’t about sightseeing as much as it is about seeing family. Micah’s brother, sister-in-law and nephews will be in town during Spring Break and we haven’t seen them since Christmas 2009. Also, Micah’s Uncle, Aunt and cousins live there too and we haven’t seen them since the wedding. Any wineries people suggest? We’ll only be there 3 days.
Guatemala – Remember when we were trying to pick out a place to vacation this summer? Well, we decided that we’re going to spend the summer in Seattle (and pray for good weather) and hopefully do more camping than we have in years past. Instead, we decided to go somewhere during Micah’s Spring Break. We looked at our options and all our miles and decided on Guatemala. Neither of us has been there and it seems pretty doable in a week. We wanted to go to Thailand but we couldn’t use miles and it would be too hot in the summer. Our tickets to Guatemala are completely covered by miles, so all we have to do is pay for everything else. Right now, we’re thinking about a few days in Antigua, a few days checking out the Mayan Ruins of Tikal, a few days at Lake Atitlan and a visit to the market at Chichicastenango.
Any suggestions for Guatemala? We have an idea of what we want to do but are open to anything and everything.
Iceland – Is it worth checking out for 2 days or so? I’m 95% sure I’m headed to a wedding in May in London and for $15 more I can stop in Iceland. I can’t decide if I should stop because I know Micah would like to go but can’t because of work. I’ve always wanted to go but never had the chance.
I can’t believe how much traveling will be done this year. I’m already feeling bad for Izzy and missing her. Luckily my parents love having her around and we just found a great doggie daycare near our house that does boarding. I also found out that I can watch Izzy on doggie cam while I’m out of town. It’s totally ridiculous but you know I’m going to check it out while I’m in Dar.