Well, we’re nearly done with Q1 of 2017 and perhaps I should share my travel plans with you lot, huh? Some travels have, obviously, already happened, but as with much of our medical school/residency life, theÂ restÂ are subject to change. I suspect, though, the only options that are constantly in flux are traveling back and forth between Fort Lauderdale and Detroit. Everything else is pretty darn set. (But, the best laid plans…amiright?)
2017 Travel Plans
Havana, Cuba – January
Washington D.C. – January
As most of you know, I gave myself a birthday gift and celebrated my birthday with about 1 million other women during the Women’s March on Washington. It was one of the most powerful and positive experiences of my life.
Detroit, MI – March
I head to the frozen tundra to see the hubster next week. In general, we schedule it so he comes here more during the winter months and I’ll be up there more during the summer months. We didn’t take into account the flight prices during busy season here, so having him fly down in March would have been essentially the cost of a flight to Europe. So, I’ll be heading there in March…where it can still snow…and sleet…and be grey…all.the.time. Boy, I sure must love that guy.
Cancun, Mexico – April
To unfreeze from Detroit, we’re making our now annual trip down to Cancun while the hubster has a week off from work. Yes, we’re staying at our fave all-inclusive adults-only resort again: The Hyatt Zilara Cancun.
The same girlfriends we went with to Cuba are coming too. I affectionally now call them sister wives. But I’m wife #1, always and forever.
Las Vegas, NV – April
The most adorable girl in the world turns 3 in April! AKA- my niece. My brother lives in Las Vegas (no, not near the strip) and they’re having a party (no, not at a strip club). JetBlue had an amazing deal months ago, so I’m flying there nonstop for $225!
Peru or Puerto Rico – June
Against my type-A planner heart, we have not purchased flights for this yet. But such is residency. We aren’t totally sure if we’ll even go because of schedules. If we haveÂ more time – Peru. If we haveÂ less time – Puerto Rico, or somewhere close by. Isn’t that crazy – Puerto Rico is close by for me. Ha!
Detroit, MI – July or August
Michigan in the summer is glorious. I hope to be up there working remotely a few times. Maybe we can make a long weekend up north to Traverse City.
? – Thanksgiving
Recently, the hubster put in for this week off as part of his vacation allotment. Part of me wants to jet off somewhere, part of me wants to stay home. Like I’ve mentioned, the hubster and I are usually the ones who travel to see family for holidays, so we’ll see. Thanksgiving in Florida is pretty darn nice. I guess if Peru doesn’t happen in June we can do it here.
I know it seems nuts, considering everything I just listed, but because the hubster and I are flyingÂ to see each other close toÂ every 3 weeks, we unfortunately need to limitÂ spending anything extra on travel other than planned trips. Any PTO is dedicatedÂ to vacations,Â including just coming here. So it’s tougher to travel more on a whim or just fly to see people. Plus, I live in a magical place with beaches – come see me!
2018 +Â Beyond Travel Plans
Yes, yes, my favorite portion of the globe may be welcoming me back. It’s tentative at best right now, but there’s a chance for enough time off to travel back here. I’m thinking Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and then hit Japan for shits and giggles on our way back, because we know how much I fell in love with Tokyo last year.
Where are you heading? Any suggestions for my best laid plans?