I always have a running list of places I want to travel to at any given time of the year. But it’s fun to reflect on where I’d love to travel to at the beginning of a year if only to see if I can manifest some of these trips into reality by next December…
Mexico City | I have never been to Mexico City and want the opportunity to take a short jaunt there to explore and seek out my favorite things when visiting new cities: food, rich culture, and cool architecture. I do actually plan to make this trip a reality in the first quarter of the year…more on that later.
Travel Inspiration: To get myself in the mood for Mexican culture, I plan to: Re-read Like Water for Chocolate.
Paris | I went to Paris four years ago (time flies!), and would love the opportunity to go back to my favorite city (outside of NYC). I specifically want to go for AfroPunkFest, but hope to explore places I didn’t get to on my first trip there!
Travel Inspiration: To get myself in the mood for this trip, I plan to: Read the latest in the Aimee Leduc Detective Series set in Paris: Murder in Saint-Germain and indulge in my fantasy of relocating to Paris.
London | I’ve never been to London, so ideally I’d be able to spend a day or two there while in Paris. London seems like a fun place to visit and it would nice to get a sample of it this year!
Travel Inspiration: To get myself in the mood for this trip, I’ll re-read a Jane Austen novel (probably Pride and Prejudice) and perhaps start the Harry Potter series (I must be the only person who hasn’t read them or seen the movies…).
Havana | Cuba has been high up on my travel bucket list for a while so hopefully it will be a reality in 2018 (before it’s gets even harder for Americans to travel there).
Travel Inspiration: To get myself in the mood for this trip, I’ll read Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy and watch this biopic series on Celia Cruz on Netflix .
Austin | I’m often looking internationally for my next travel destination, but Austin is one American city I’ve yet to visit that is on my list. It seems like a cool place to visit to take in the food and sights.
Travel Inspiration: To get myself in the mood for this trip, I’ll nerd out and do online research to figure out what food and drink destinations I can’t miss!
To make room for serendipity, I’d love to manifest a trip to a destination that is not currently on my short list. We’ll see what travels the year brings!