It looks like we'll be able to take a good trip next year, and thank goodness, because it's been too long for me.
Travel in 2007 was limited to smaller getaways - the cottage in the Kawarthas, our friend's wedding in Vermont, and of course, the Ice Hotel back in January. I also went to California, in addition to our annual New York/New Jersey trips.
As fun as these smaller trips are - and I do love them - I missed taking what I consider a "big" vacation, for a longer period of time, someplace I've never been. Nothing does it for me like travel.
For a while it looked like 2008 might be our long-awaited dogsledding adventure, but we can't swing it financially, and Dogsled Stacie isn't quite set up for visitors yet. So now we're talking about the Yukon in '09.
But, finances permitting, we want to travel in Canada next year, and my first priority is heading east. I'm eager to see Newfoundland, thanks to those beautiful ads that ran during the Torino Winter Olympics, and also Nova Scotia. We haven't decided between the two yet.
Should we try to do both on one trip? Or go to Newfoundland and leave Nova Scotia for another time?
Do we start with a couple of days in Montreal? We haven't been there since 2004; I can always use a Montreal fix.
If we choose Nova Scotia, we can easily work in a bit of New Brunswick, too. But I hear Newfoundland calling me.
If possible, we like to travel off-season, while kids are in still in school and every place isn't over-run with tourists. Is the spring a good time of year to visit Atlantic Canada?
These are the questions we are kicking around.
If you have suggestions: we like natural beauty, scenic routes, and small towns, and we'll explore any city of any size. We love history, and always work in some historic sites. We'll take easy hikes, but we're not climbing mountains, and we do not go camping.
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