I have always loved to travel. Even growing up I had the desire to travel. Growing up, I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. Then I wanted to be a photojournalist. Even in college, I remember telling people I wanted to live in an RV and travel the US. Then I wanted to live in a tiny house, and now I’m traveling and car camping on the weekends in my SUV. I have so many travel plans in 2024, and I’m not sure I’m going to be able to do it all.
I’m car camping at a local state park. I brought all of my basics with me. I recently received a 0 degree sleeping bag, and I want to test it out. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like cold weather. This year I am doing things outside my comfort zone.
Girls Trip to Iowa. We are going to Iowa to do some writing, and reading, and to get away. I have planned the whole trip and I’m so excited to do this for my friend. We are going to some bookstores and a hockey game. Plus a few other surprise for her.
I have 2 possible trips planned. I’m not sure which one I’m going to do yet, but I am excited. I’ll probably go camping again near by for the weekend because hopefully, the weather will be better. I am hoping the weather is nice so I can start car camping and hiking. A travel plan for this year is to explore more of Illinois.
April 8 is the solar eclipse. I have been researching the directions, and the best places to see it. I haven’t decided if I am going to hike somewhere or go kayaking. This is the first month in my travel plans where I don’t have a lot planned.
Kentucky Derby. I would love to go the whole week, but I probably won’t have enough PTO from my full-time job. My goal now is to go Thursday-Saturday. Thursday is Thurby which is considered the Kentucky Derby for the locals. Friday is the Oaks which is only 3 year old female. Saturday is the Kentucky Derby which can be male and female 3-year-old horses.
As of right now, I have no travel plans. I probably shouldn’t go anywhere because I have a big trip planned in July. I’m sure I’ll stay local and do some hiking and camping. There are plenty of trails that I haven’t done that can be a quick day trip or a weekend trip.
The trip that I have been planning for almost a year and a half. I’ll be traveling through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I am so excited about this because I am going to do so much hiking and car camping. As of right now, the trip is 7 days but could be a little longer.
Same as June, nothing really planned right now. Probably be chill because college football is coming up. I am obsessed with college football and with 2 new teams in the SEC. There are going to be some insane matchups. There are some games that I am so excited about. To be honest, I have been excited since the SEC released the schedule.
Iowa State at Iowa. I’m staying at The Graduate, hopefully. Nothing really officially planned but I am sure something will come up. It usually always does. I might go car camping and hiking.
Sedona might be on the list of places to go. I really want to go to Sedona and travel through Utah. BUT it is college football season. I am a huge SEC fan, and with Oklahoma and Texas coming into the conference there are some amazing matchups. The last weekend in October is Oklahoma at Ole Miss. I love Ole Miss and haven’t been to the Grove.
Arkansas vs Texas at Cowboy Stadium. I am so excited for this game. Most of the time I am a huge Arkansas fan but lately, I haven’t been so happy with the past coaching hires. And yes, I am that person who will like or not like a team based on the coaching staff. Plus, iykyk how much I love Coach Sarkisian.
Probably nothing. It is no joke that I hibernate in the winter. I don’t like the cold and I don’t like snow. Everything depends on the weather.