Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Travel - Reverb10

Travel. How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?

Hmmmm.... I'm not sure why I thought December was a good month to try to start blogging again. I've fallen way behind on answering the daily prompts, but today's is easy, mostly because it doesn't require any introspection. 

Travel. I love it; although it's a bit more challenging (and expensive) with kids in tow. But, I love having the kids along, seeing new things through their eyes, and being forced to take things slowly and just enjoy the being together that happens. 

This January we spent three weeks in Bucerias, Mexico, just north of Puerto Vallarta. It was lovely, peaceful, relaxing, sunny, and warm. We spent most of our days just swimming, walking into town, and eating yummy Mexican food. Erik's parents joined us for a week and it was fun to have them with us and share that special place with them. We took the bus into Puerto Vallarta a couple of times and enjoyed walking along the malecon. We also rented a vehicle and drove up into the mountains to a lovely little town called San Sebastian del Oeste. 

That was the main travel we did this year. There were other smaller trips to see friends here in Oregon and Washington, to visit waterfalls and other such delights.

Next year? How and where wouldn't I like to travel would be easier to answer? Realistically though, if we do another big trip it will probably be to Mexico again. It's kind of our go-to destination because we use our Alaska Airlines credit card to pay for just about everything we buy, then pay it off each month. Those miles add up, and along with the $99 companion fare they offer each year, we've never paid more than about $700 for our whole family to fly to Mexico. That makes is do-able, and it's also nice that it's not too far away. So, while I'd love to travel further afield - Thailand, India, Europe, Haiti, Costa Rica - for now Mexico is probably the only place we can really get to.

This post is part of reverb10.

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