I was just in DC this past weekend for my niece Willa's first birthday, but that wasn't much a trip.
- The weather. It snowed 8 inches. And we got a flat tire.
- The trip was just for babysitting and Willa's birthday party. We didn't get out much.
For the others, I've already got the Pinterest boards set up, the AirBNB wishlists saved and all the city guides I can find bookmarked. I heard once that we release more endorphins planning for vacation than we do while we're actually on them, and I'm sure that's true for me. #overplanneranonymous
Savannah in April for a girls' weekend with my mom, sister, sister-in-law and niece. Average temperature range in April is 56-80, which is everything to me right now.
a weekend in DC in August to (you guessed it) visit my sister, brother-in-law and niece. Most trips to DC are overwhelmed with family, and it doesn't feel like I really get to see the city (or more importantly, brunch). Plus, I have never been to DC in the summer so it'll be nice to actually go outside!
a 10-12 day trip to the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, B.C. Canada). I'm nicknaming this trip "wine, beer and waterfalls."
This all seems overwhelming (for my wallet and time off work), but sadly, it doesn't even cover where I wish I was going. There's no weekend in Memphis. Or a trip out to North Carolina's Outer Banks to visit my brother and sister-in-law (which I'm totally bummed about). Or a non-work summer trip to Austin. My Pacific trip doesn't extend far enough south to see the Redwoods or Napa Valley or San Francisco. And I always say that a yearly trip to Colorado is good for my soul. There's no exotic beach vacation. And there's no trip abroad.
Alas, there's always 2016.