Booking holiday travel

I am officially getting ready to book my next major international trip. I actually haven’t left the country since I returned in January and I have been itching to get on a plane again for an international trip. Due to the fact that I travel so much for work, it’s hard for me to find time to do an international trip and luckily, I managed to make time for it over the holidays.

I actually didn’t really know where I wanted to go for my trip but I knew that I needed to book something.  My vacation was racking up and I needed to actually make use of it before I hit the point where I stop accruing vacation.

Usually my parents and I do this thing where I go to them for Thanksgiving and then I head somewhere international for Christmas and New Year’s. My parents actually decided that this was the year that they would leave the country for Thanksgiving and so rather than spending Thanksgiving with them, I’ve decided I’m going to follow them to Asia.

So now it’s time to start planning my trip to Asia.  I’m thinking that I’m going to spend some time in Taiwan and then check out Japan and Korea. To be honest, I have only ever flown through the airports in both those countries and it is finally time for me to actually go visit.  If everything goes as planned, I will get to my 33rd and 34th country on my list which is so exciting.

I am not sure what my plan is for the trip but I know that it is time to get the trip planned and ready.

Any suggestions for Korea or Japan?


Winter travel plans

I have found myself in quite the pickle.  I have the chance to go travel again for the holidays this year and I have no idea where to go.  I have to admit that as of September this year, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to hit my goal of 30 countries by my 30th birthday because with the new job, I have a new vacation day limits. Unfortunately, my previous company had great vacation policies and my new company is in a new industry and so my vacation days have been cut in half.  Yup. Half.

I’ve had the chance to have the “manufacturing” holiday for the last few years and it’s been one of the greatest perks of working in the manufacturing world.  You see, a large portion of the transportation industry will shut down between Christmas and New Year’s which is absolutely amazing. But now that I’ve left to go to a new industry and I’m brand new at my company, my ability to do actually have a high number of vacation days is minimal.

But luckily I have had the chance now to use up some of the vacation time, and working virtually so now it’s time for me to plan.

If I am lucky, I may be able to spend the four weeks on another continent.  Now the hard part is trying to figure out where that’s going to be and whether I can make it work.  Time to start the plotting…