2018 Travel Dreams

2018 Travel DreamsHappy New Year!! I hope your 2018 is off to an exciting start. For the 4th year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. At this point I have only 1 flight booked, but I have grand dreams for the year ahead!

Last year I was able to do quite a bit from my 2017 Travel Dreams list. Iceland, Alaska, Costa Rica and several new national parks. And finally, after 16 years of traveling I have finally achieved my goal of visiting as many countries as my age! Woo Hoo! I’ve been chasing that goal since I was 24 years old.

It’s always difficult for me to narrow down where to go since basically every destination in the world is on my list in one way or another! However, I have found that if I don’t try to come up with a list of what is achievable or what my dreams are, then I get stuck going almost nowhere because of my indecision!

This year I am focusing much of my travels on destinations that Southwest Airlines flies. Why? Because I was a lucky California resident who was able to take advantage of a SW offer giving California residents a companion pass for all of 2018 just by getting and using their Chase associated credit card. Can’t beat that. So, I feel like I must take advantage of this. My goal is to use the card once a month if I can. Lets see how I end up at the end of the year.

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