I’m counting down 33 days until the big 3-0! I can hardly believe it, it’s going to be my dirty thirty and mentally I’m still vibing at 19 years old (if that 19 year old was a grandma). Not to miss out on the last days of being 29 but I’ve been awaiting my 30th birthday for a long time. This will be the ending of my Saturn Return and I’m looking for more clarity in my life. Deep thoughts aside, I’m just really looking forward to celebrating with everyone! In addition to my birthday party, Alex and I are looking to get away but the questions is where to go in May??
Since Alex doesn’t have the flexibility with his job to book travel plans in advance, we’re going to have to book it just a few weeks beforehand. I have my eyes set on a few destinations but I’m going to need your help narrowing it down. Here’s where I’m thinking…
- Sanibel Island, Florida – Alex’s family has a home away from home on Sanibel and I took my first trip there last year. It’s a quiet little getaway and only 3ish hours away from Miami where my Meriam is living!
- Palm Springs, California – I love Palm Springs. All I plan on doing is sitting poolside and eating yummy and overpriced food.
- New York City, New York – Because I haven’t been in the city during a warm month! Although, I was just there…
- Montreal, Quebec – It’s my dream to eat a really delicious dish of poutine. I haven’t been to Montreal and it’s on my calendar for 2017.
Each of these cities are fun and easy to travel to and typically stay within the same price range for flights. Since we have to book close to departure, it’s better to not book anything that has a possible rate spike. Do you have any suggestions for booking flights? I’d love to hear your go-tos for travel sites, airlines and the best dates to book.
In addition to flying for an affordable price, I like to pack as little as I need to! I think because of this, Palm Springs and Sanibel Island have a leg up considering summer clothing is always lighter to pack. If you’re looking for the ultimate packing list, I blogged one just before my trip to New York HERE.
I was once asked how it’s possible to me to travel anywhere with luggage a little larger than a carry-on and I don’t think I would be able to if I wasn’t forced to. On a 3 week trip to South East Asia my luggage was sent to India, leaving me luggage-less! My best option was to buy a strong and light carry-on and fill it with the necessities. It’s how I’ve opted to travel ever since! I just recently got my hands on the latest Samsonite American Tourister and with our last minute travel plans it’s the best option for me to be ready when life calls.
So, where to?? Would love your suggestions!
Madewell shirt | 7 For All Mankind jeans | Zara jacket (similar)
Jeffrey Campbell mules | Splendid tote bag | Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses | Keltie Leanne Designs brix ring | American Tourister Bayview luggage
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