When I come to think of it, I’m definitely consumed by wanderlust. Nothing makes me more happy than the idea of exploring the world. Plus, when I have concrete plans for that matter, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒndəlʌst /
a strong desire to travel
(as described in the Oxford Dictionaries)
Now, imagine I have booked the husband and I two tickets to San Francisco this summer. Yes, that’s right, we finally decided it was about time to head to the West Coast. We’re in for a 15-day road trip that will lead us to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Flagstaff (Grand Canyon), Las Vegas and Palm Springs (with the occasional stop in between).
Am I excited? Hell yes, I’m excited! I’ve been planning non-stop since I booked our flights. So far, the car has been decided on (why yes, a Ford Mustang convertible, if not something similar) and I booked our hotels in San Francisco, Flagstaff and Palm Springs. I have yet to decide for Los Angeles, but I’m leaning towards either an Airbnb location or the Ace Hotel Downtown LA. As for Las Vegas: there’s an abundance of luxury resorts at our disposal and the one thing that keeps me from booking is that I just can’t decide (it’s a terrible habit of mine). So, if you have any recommendations for LA or Las Vegas, don’t hesitate and let me know in the comments.
Next to booking all our accommodations, I’m also looking into how we’ll spend our days in all those locations. I’m thinking the classics (Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, etc…) but I’m sure there are other things to discover as well.
The one thing that will prove a major challenge is where to shop & eat. I’m sure I’ll head to my favorite travel & lifestyle blogs for inspiration, but once again, don’t hesitate to leave your recommendations in the comments.
But, we started off with a definition of wanderlust, so it might come as no surprise that I’m headed to Paris and London in the next couple of weeks, so have a look out for that on the blog soon.