2018 Travel Planning

Traveling is my passion or at least all the experiences that come along with it. Discovering new cultures, trying the food, exploring architecture, and learning the history of these places. This year I'm a little short on PTO from work since we spent New Year's and the beginning of 2018 in beautiful Tobago after celebrating Christmas with family in Trinidad.

We do have some travel plans already set in stone for 2018, but there's also a few that are on my wish list for a quick weekend (or long weekend) getaway.


Havana, Cuba
We had a cruise booked to Cuba out of Tampa, FL last year which fell on the same weekend Hurricane Irma hit so we had to reschedule it for this summer.

Key West
The first stop on the cruise is in Key West which is perfect because I've been dying to go back there but dread the 8-hour drive. We spent some time in Islamorada in the Keys but it's still another 2-hour drive to get to Key West.

Niagara Falls
 We have to make our way up to Canada for my cousin's wedding this year so I decided to make a road trip out it after scoring free flight into Buffalo, NY and then driving over the boarder to Niagara Falls.

After exploring Niagara, we plan to drive over to Toronto to stay with family/friends before making our way slightly north to the wedding destination


Charleston, SC

Austin, TX
K wants to go to Austin for his birthday which falls on a long-weekend so it's a matter of booking it after we get through the summer trips.

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Florida Beach/Road Trips

Most of these places I've visited before but are definitely worth repeat visits especially my favorite Siesta Key Beach!

Bradenton (to visit my in-laws)
New Smyrna Beach
St. Augustine


  1. So many fun trips planned!! Heard so many great things about kwy west!!

  2. So many great trips already booked! I really hope you get to Austin!

  3. yes to more siesta key! and well, all the trips. i dont blame your man for wanting to go to austin again - so fun! and i miss key west something fierce. need to go back!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. So jealous you're headed to Cuba, it's definitely on my bucket list! And I just got back from Charleston, you'll love it! Just don't go during the summer haha!

  5. So many fun places coming up for you guys in the next few months! We keep seeing commercials for the keys and it looks so pretty. I second Pamela on not going to Charleston during the summer-- soo humid!

  6. Hooray for lots of fun trips this year! I’m glad that you were able to get your cruise rebooked and I’ve been dying to visit Niagra Falls!

  7. So glad you guys were able to re-schedule your cruise to Key West and Havana! And yay for Charleston! I'm excited to start planning more <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. Sooo excited for you to get that travel in your blood flowing in 2018! The Canada side if Niagara is so much more beautiful! Yes to rebooking that, Cuba here you come!

  9. Sounds like a great itinerary! Travel is the best! I am dying to go to Cuba, so glad you get to do that. I used to live in Austin and go there every year so if you need any recs or have questions, just ask!

  10. Ooooh!!! So many fun adventures planned! I can't wait to see pictures and hear more about all of these adventures!!! Very intrigued to hear your thoughts on Cuba.

  11. PS - do some of the wine tasting options near Niagara Falls! One of my favorite white wines is from that region. It's called Baci and I found it while I was up there!

  12. I'm going to Charleston, SC in March! I can't wait!

  13. Could you possibly send me the link to what Cuba cruise you're doing?? This has been on my bucket list FOREVER!! Now you've inspired me to do a post like this, too :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  14. Havana is going to be so amazing! I can't wait for that travel recap! I've wanted to go to Toronto and canada for the longest time!!

  15. Cuba looks amazing- how exciting! We used to go to the Falls often since it’s so close. I need To get my passport updated so we can visit again!

  16. I cant hear Havana without singing that darn song now. It sounds like you have a lot of fun trips planned! I absolutely LOVE Niagra Falls! I haven't been in a very long time, but it is so beautiful.