Usually each year we have some epic travel plans in store for you. Summer of 2013 we shared our 6 week European Road Trip with you. Summer 2014 we became a nomadic family and “lived” on a houseboat in Amsterdam, enjoyed a 3 week Road Trip in Europe, then made the big leap over to a life in Southeast Asia. For Summer 2015 we will remain in Spain! I think…
This sounds exciting and it is. The entire family is thrilled to just sit still for a while and enjoy the country we love so much. That said, we do need to be away from our apartment for a couple of weeks in July, as it was previously rented during that period. We have exactly 18 nights to do something exciting, fun and cultural. You know me, I am always up to no good, trying to figure out the most exciting and unique experience for the family.
Our original plans were to explore the northern part of Spain, as that is an area we have yet to experience. The family had a good heart-to-heart chat last week and decided that a long road trip wasn’t very desirable at this time. It would be a minimum of 10 hours each way, plus driving between areas in the north. We decided to keep it a bit more local and stick to Andalucia Spain (specifically within the provinces of Granada, Almeria and/or Malaga).
Then I my little wheels start spinning!
On the other hand, I can’t stop looking for travel deals. You know that is how we travel, we go where the deal is. It is high season in Southern Spain mid-July and prices are expensive for accommodation. The deals are hard to come by when we have specific dates in mind. So of course I use my magic and start to see if it is a better deal to fly somewhere and explore another country.
I remember how much we loved our time in Italy for 3 weeks during the summer of 2013 and thought that may be fun to do again. I have been looking up Italy and there are some great deals Last Minute Maremma, Tuscany. We absolutely loved Tuscany and feel like we had a whirlwind time there. The kids love the space of an apartment and the fun of a holiday park, as there are so many activities.
We enjoyed holding up the leaning tower in Pisa and the Duomo in Florence and other buildings were amazing.
The flights aren’t quite what I was hoping for and the family may just strangle me, if I suggest taking them on a flight this time. I am still going to keep my eyes out for those deals.
I am also longing to visit Iceland or Finland in the winter. Yes, me the one who doesn’t like to be cold and in the snow. I just think it would be a great experience for us all to stay in an ice hotel or igloo and potentially see those Northern Lights. Who knows, I guess I can’t get the travel planner out of me quite yet. It does feel good to be in one place, but my mind is still all over the place wanting to see it all.
So It looks like we do have plans for the summer!
Okay, so I am back to us hanging out locally in Southern Spain. We will have a bit of a road trip with our hired car for those 18 nights in July. After that we will just enjoy our own town. After all, the population triples in the summer, so we are living in the ultimate summer destination already! I will still plot and plan for a future adventure.
What are your plans for the Summer? Share with us what you are doing, as we love to hear all about your adventures as well.