Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Do I have to?

Our one year anniversary is coming up in exactly two months and we haven't the slightest idea about where we're going to celebrate. Tough life, I know.

The reason we want to plan a trip is because we took a short and sweet honeymoon in Manteo right after our wedding with the hope that on our anniversary we could do something more. Manteo was great but we want to travel together somewhere further. In the nine years of our relationship, we've never flown on a plane together or taken a vacation beyond the outer banks- we think our one year anniversary marks the perfect time to change that!

Some ideas we tossed around were backpacking through Scotland and Ireland or traveling through New Zealand; neither of which are now feasible considering when we want to travel and our decided budget. To be honest, I'm sort of tired of researching options. The easiest thing to do would be to go on a cruise (which I'm not too keen on for this particular occasion) or visit an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or the Caribbean (which isn't Jake's first choice). The trouble is that Jake really isn't good at or willing to make suggestions and I'm all planned out. I plan for a living and when it comes to my personal life lately I just don't want to do it. That is so not like me but its how I've been feeling.

Do you have any suggestions for fairly easy-to-plan trips? We're ok with staying in the United States. As a matter of fact, yesterday we mentioned going through Napa Valley. I'm just at a loss and this is suppose to be something I enjoy and look forward to.


  1. What about....
    - Portland, OR
    - Vancouver, BC
    - San Diego, CA
    - Montreal, QC
    - Nova Scotia
    - St Lucia (all inclusive,but they have TONS of activity oriented things like hikes, horseback rides, water stuff, etc)

    Happy planning! <3

  2. Trying to plan an out of country trip that is not all inclusive this late in the game would probably be a little rough. Is Jake just not a fan of the Caribbean or not a fan of a tropical climate? I also am not crazy about the Bahamas, Jamaica, etc. or Mexico. However, I have heard the Grand Caymans, St. John, St. Maarten, and St. Lucia are amazing and all offer all inclusive options that make traveling there easy (and you may be able to find great last minute deals!)

    Hunter and I have also had a lot of success with picking a destination (arranging transportation and the hotel) and then not really planning the trip until we arrive where ever we are going. You never know exactly what mood your are going to be in on the trip so pre-planning activities usually makes us want to pull our hair out vs. figuring it out when we get there (but that's just us - I know everyone's not that way!). Staying in the US is a great option for this - just pick a fun city, rent a car, book your flights and hotel and you're good to go!



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