So far in 2013, I’ve been to 8 countries. Some of them – hi, Argentina – multiple times. I’ve spent more hours than I care to add on planes, and I’ve lost track of how many beds it’s been (get your minds out of the gutter!).
The downside is that in spite of all this travel, I’m spending less time than ever travel blogging. Part of it is that I don’t think you really want to hear about the Holiday Inn Montevideo (a little run down, the one in Bogota is nicer) or my dinner at a chain restaurant. But part of it is that I don’t feel particularly creative after days packed with meetings and nights spent on planes.
Right now, I’ve got Athens and England in the backlog, and I want to do them justice. So instead of a half-hearted post with poorly chosen photos of the Acropolis, I figured I’d check in on a more personal level.
Life is good! I love my work, travel and all. Lola is adorable as ever, and Rodolfo’s not too far behind her. When we’re actually in Santiago, we’re going out as usual, but the camera has been staying home. Much as I enjoy touting the best of Santiago, I also enjoy a night off.
I’m hoping to take a real vacation later this year – and I know how spoiled I am to have to distinguish between travel and vacation. I’m not sure anything will top Cuba, but if Rodolfo and I can sort our schedules out long enough to pin down a free week, we’ll certainly try! There are a couple spots we’re thinking of, but I’m always open to a good travel daydream, so tell me…
where are you going (or hoping to go) in 2013?