This post might have been better suited for January but things have been a little crazy in the LAL household. In good news, the hubs scored an awesome promotion at Skywest Airlines! So proud of you love bug! The new position is located at the Salt Lake City International Airport so two weeks ago we made the move up to SLC.
In other not so great news, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in January and have been dealing with that. Graves Disease is an Immune System disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones. It causes shaking, anxiety, irritability, muscle weakness, rapid and irregular heartbeat as well as an enlarged thyroid gland. I had been dealing with those symptoms for about 6 months without knowing something was seriously wrong. I mean I knew something was wrong but I didn’t really want to acknowledge it by going to a doctor. Finally, when my shaking got so bad I could hardly write legibly, and my heart rate was so high that I couldn’t do any kind of strenuous activity (or ya know, just standing up) we went to the doctor.
Don’t know why I thought that was normal!
Thankfully, I have my amazing husband to support me as well as my family. My symptoms are being managed well and now that we’re all moved in and more organized (which means boxes are shoved in the closet instead of out on the floor) I can finally get back to the blog! So on a happier note, here is our
2016 Travel WishList
We haven’t taken a trip since Scotland in November, so I’m seriously itching to get out and explore. This list is helping me deal with my wanderlust until we can actually get out and go somewhere, which will probably be March or April. This will also help me when it comes time to jet set and we’re wondering where we should go. Where do you want to go honey? Oh I don’t know, let me just look at my handy dandy 2016 Travel WishList. Boom! We’re gone. And hopefully this will give some of my readers some inspiration to get out and explore!
Up first is…
The Faroe Islands
I don’t think I need much of an explanation for wanting to visit this incredible place. If these pictures don’t make you want to hop on a plane this instant, then honestly there’s something terribly wrong with you. The stark and stunning beauty of this chain of jagged islands puts it at the top of my list. I’m quite fond of visiting remote and isolated places, and I think the Faroe Islands fit the bill perfectly.
Japan has been a dream destination for my husband since he was 15. It was never somewhere I was super interested in, but the more I research it, the more excited I get. Japan is absolutely gorgeous and has a fascinating history. It will be so much fun to experience a culture that is so unlike my own. The one thing I’m worried about when traveling to Japan are all the unspoken societal rules and manners. I’ve heard the people of Japan are very welcoming and helpful so I’m sure everything will work out just great!
Ahhhh look at those ponies! They’re fluffy as hell! Seriously though, most of the reason I want to go to Iceland is to hang out with Icelandic Ponies. The landscape that is so surreal and strange it looks like another planet, thats just a bonus. Hoping we can get through Iceland on a 4 day weekend. Although I’m sure we’ll be dying to go back for more.
Obviously I’m a bit more partial to cold weather but when I need warmth in the middle of a Salt Lake City winter, I have a feeling I’ll be headed here. I’ve been to Oahu as well as the Big Island so I’d like to try Maui or Kauai next!
I know, I know. I’ve been to Scotland every year for the past 3 years, so why is it on the wish list? Well to be honest, Scotland will always be on my wish list. My very first international trip was to Scotland and it has stolen my heart forever. I can’t ever imagine myself getting tired of the people, places, or absolute beauty. If I was forced to pick one place to travel to for the rest of my life, it would be Scotland.
So there ya go! My 2016 Travel Wishlist is complete. Obviously there are a million more places I’d love to go to, or might end up going to this year, but these are at the top of my list. Here’s to a GREAT 2016 and making my travel dreams come true!
How about you guys? What would your 2016 Travel WishList look like? Is your list similar to mine or completely different? Let me know in the comments!