One of the advantages of being an “empty nester” is the freedom to do a little weekend and holiday traveling.
Even though both my husband and I work–he in corporate America, me as a freelance writer, networking and marketing specialist, resume and career professional, and media buyer (whew!), we still like to get away for a weekend here and there, and we love planning our travel schedule.
We usually have an annual meeting, where we discuss our travel goals, among other goals for finances, family, personal growth, and the deepening of a good marriage.
Sometimes we go to a B&B, and sometimes it’s just Panera Bread for a long breakfast or lunchtime. But, at these annual meetings, we look back at last year’s goals and assess whether we have met our expectations. Then we get out our calendar, look at our time share and hotel points, select some places we’d like to see, and get it scheduled.
Of course, then it is my role to research hotels, plane fare, eateries, and things to do.
Last year we traveled to Montreal for the first time, and had such a great time, we are returning again this Labor Day weekend.
This year was the 100 year celebration of the cattle ranch in South Dakota, where they are passing the traditions down to the 4th generation. So that trip delayed our plans to visit Ireland till next year.
We always enjoy Mystic, CT and Cape Cod, and return annually for our anniversary to Jamestown, R.I.
So I will begin sharing what we love about these places, as well as letting you know of our “finds” in new travels.
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Thank you for reading. Bon Voyage!