This year I didn’t do a heck of a lot of travelling. My schedule didn’t really allow for that, and I was focused on building up savings from my first year of FT work. Money was also tight for some months there while we went back to being a one-income household.
In 2010, we crossed a couple of things off my travel bucket list. We booked a night at the Duxton in a spa room on New Year’s, and in February we spent a long weekend on Waiheke Island sunning, swimming and snorkelling. Bliss.
In September, we went up to Waiwera overnight for T’s birthday. Stops were made to buy fresh scallops from a roadside vendor, fresh produce at the Matakana farmers’ market, and of course, relaxing in the thermal pools themselves.
In 2011 I want to see more of my own country. Hot Water Beach, Tawharanui, the Kai Iwi Lakes, Mt Maunganui, and a trip around the South Island. But as I’ve said, the current plan is to focus more on one of the two big trips, America and Europe. We agree the South Island can be done anytime, really, and will be much cheaper than, er, a 20+ jaunt to the northern hemisphere.
Here’s to realising big dreams.