Happy New Year! I'm a little later than I wanted to be with this post, but technically we aren't out of the 1st month yet, so I think I'm good. I feel like blog posts are about as scary as Live Videos. Nah, maybe not.
Where are you going this year? Do you have your vacation planned yet? Today, I'm listing my top 5 bucket list trips for 2020. Of course, don't we all wish we could have 5 bucket list vacations every year. So, no, unfortunately, these are not trips that I will necessarily take this year. But, it's always nice to dream. That way, when it is time to plan, you have something to look to for inspiration.
Washington, D.C. by rail
I've always wanted to visit Washington, D.C. since I was in 4th grade. U.S. history must've been the theme of that year's Social Studies classes. I love the rail option for this city because you are dumped out at Union Station, which is pretty much right in the middle of everything. You can opt to take a taxi to your hotel, but after that, the capitol, white house, and main attractions are all within walking distance. I'm especially curious about the National Spy Museum. I have to say, that place looks really awesome!
Who doesn't want to be standing on a ship looking at a Glacier? Or hoping to see a few whales? Even this super cold natured girl is looking forward to the day she can board a ship headed to Alaska. I've seen the pictures and they are breath taking. For right now, I think Royal Caribbean will be my line of choice. I love their cruise tours and drool over them often. Add a land tour with rail to the beginning or the end of your cruise. It's the perfect way to see Alaska!
It's been 10 years since I was last in the Keys, and lately I've been wanting to go back. Maybe it's all the travel agent propaganda that they send us with all the beautiful pictures. Or, it could be all the Jimmy Buffett that I listen to (especially in the winter time trying to will summer here faster. LOL). At any rate, this time, I hope to be able to fly to Miami and drive to Key West. It's a beautiful ride!
The Hemingway estate/Museum was by far my favorite place. I don't even like to read Hemingway, but the idea of him writing novels from his estate in Key West is pretty cool. And the cats.
Speaking of animals, there are roosters pretty much everywhere. Don't mess with them because it's a felony, but we found them in the most comical places all over town.
I think it's on every mom's list to take their kid to Walt Disney World. We've already been, but I think he would be more excited now and into it. But nothing will beat his first time meeting Mickey...he just toddled right over with his arms out stretched and gave Mickey a big ol' hug for what seemed like 10 minutes. Just prior, a kid had to be bribed to go back to his parents because he ran away screaming, so I was super proud of our little guy for not being scared. I also want to see Galaxy's Edge and Toy Story Land. And, while we're at it, we'll need to head on over to Universal Studios because my baby's also in love with the minions. Another trip to Margaritaville will top it off for me :)
If you know me at all, you know my ultimate travel bucket list goal (for now. haha) is New York, Times Square, New Year's Eve. And I want to be in the middle of it! Now, granted, I don't want to have to actually drive there and drive back to my hotel, so I'm looking for something in Time's Square. Wouldn't it be awesome to watch the ball drop from your hotel window/balcony?
What are your bucket list trips for this year? Tell me in the comments!
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