Wow it is November already, I can’t believe how time flies! I know everyone is starting to get ready for the Holidays. When we were in London last week, the Christmas street decorations were going up and the store front windows were being decorated. In many homes, the menu planning has begun. I can just picture it with the traditional slow roasted turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, veggies, freshly baked bread and pumpkin pie. Oh all of that sounds so good. As far as we know, there is no pumpkin pie in our little part of Spain. I sure does sound yummy though. So what do we do to get our minds off of the holiday comfort food that we won’t likely find in Spain? We plan travel of course.
Actually, I will be perfectly honest with you…I am always planning travel. There I said it, I am addicted to wanting to see and do new things. I know, you are in shock! I think most people tend to be with their family during the holidays, but we have often marched to a different beat than the norm. I think part of that reason is my “addiction”. You see we didn’t live “near” any family, so we didn’t have that quick drive over to Grandma’s house for the Holiday dinner. We did often have family come spend time with us and a few times we flew to family.
I have to say the most memorable holidays were when we included them with a trip or an experience. Yep we have been to Disney World, Universal Studios, Crystal Springs, as well as Negril, Jamaica with Grandma Linda and had the most amazing time. We weren’t expecting much for the actual day of the holiday, but they sure did give us a surprise. They had a top-notch traditional holiday buffet on the beach, with endless trimmings as well as a party that would make anyone get up and dance.
Yes, this was an experience to remember. The kids still talk about it and it was 3 years ago! This was a special holiday and it was all booked fairly last-minute, in terms of planning a holiday. Last year we spent our Christmas in Paris and there were some great deals available. So listen to me when I tell you to take a break from the norm, from the tradition, from driving over to Grandma’s house and create and experience.
Find a place to create that perfect experience to remember and step outside of the “traditional box”. Look for those great last minute holiday deals and go where the best deal is. That is often how we plan our trips, we go where the deal is. From there you create your experience and perhaps create a new tradition. Hey maybe you can get a great last-minute deal and come visit us in Spain. Bring a pumpkin pie if you do!
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Unique Holiday Gift Guide.
We hope you have enjoyed this gift guide, but now it is time to figure out Creative Ways to Give A Gift. We offer many ways to give your unusual gifts, just click on the image below. These ideas are perfect for the “little to no footprint” gifts. We know it may seem a little anticlimactic to hand someone an envelope with a gift card inside. Not quite an elaborate presentation to build up excitement, but we will share some fun ways to present that gift.