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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Kenise


Updated: Mar 31, 2020

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions as a form of self-improvement, but most aren’t ideal

or realistic. For example, I always say I’m going to work out more and join a gym. It’s clear I live in denial because let’s face it… I never made it to the gym and not much has changed in the middle section. At least I’ve conquered the battle of maintaining. Yes!! In my book… resolution conquered!

Anyways, this year I figured I’d do something different. After much thought, I came up with this grand idea to travel somewhere at least once a month. I mean, why not? Until I can take my one-month hiatus to backpack a continent, a trip a month is more than sufficient.

Why now?

Last year was amazing! After years of hoping and praying, I finally found my travel buddy. After our impromptu trip to Cancun and Los Angeles, we knew we were destined to travel together. It’s truly rare to find someone who is ready to go and share the same desires for travel.

In the past, it was like pulling teeth to get friends to even road trip to Savannah, which at the time was a 3hr car ride. Whereas with my new found travel buddy it took a Facebook post and a 5minute response later saying, “Let’s go!” And like that ladies and gentlemen, we were off to Cancun!

I live for adventure and since I’m young, hot (yeah, I said it), and single, why not enjoy these moments while I have them. Vacations give me something to look forward to while I maintain the boring adult life, I mean working. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for my job. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to go on all these amazing trips. But one can only take soo much of waking up super early and fighting traffic just to stare at the computer screen for 8 hours and fight more traffic to get home. Eventually, it’s time for an escape route (vacation) to be planned.

What’s the plan?

If anyone knows me, they know I am a planner. I can’t help it. I love the randomness, but I also need a little order. Like a little outline so one can maximize the day. Without it, you spend countless hours thinking and looking up what to do when you could’ve been on your way doing it. No wasted time!! It’s just as worst as wasted money! Before I go off on a tangent, let’s get back to planning….

It’s already January and a little too late to plan a trip. I mean come on! I just came up with the grand idea! That just means more time to plan out the other months. I’ll just use January to explore Houston. I moved here almost a year ago I honestly don’t know much about it.

So far I have planned…

January- Houston

February- New Orleans

March- Dallas

April- Denver

May- Costa Rica

June- Greece

July- Toronto

August- Los Angeles

September- Philadelphia

October- ?

November- Cabo

December- ?

Seems like a pretty fulfilling year ahead. Some are just ideas of places I should go, but I believe I have a great mix of trips going on! I mean nothing is set in stone (well… some are because we JUST bought plane tickets), but having something to look forward to makes going to work a little more tolerable (but really…. Who likes going to work?).

Happy New Year XOXO

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