I Have No Travel Plans (& It Terrifies Me)!

Can you believe it's March already?

What the hell guys? Where has this year gone? Seriously? I was partying in Estonia for New Year like five minutes ago, and in 3 days time I turn 27. Where is this year going? 



You'll have noticed that, unlike last year, I haven't written a post about my travel plans for this year. I did a round up of where I've been, but not what my plans are. I've solely been writing about my experiences in Lapland and my trip thru the Baltics and Europe (& of that there is still more to come). The truth is this:

I have no travel plans for 2015

I mean it's the beginning of March, we're almost a quarter of the way through the year, and I don't have a single trip booked. Easyjet are e-mailing me daily with cheaper and cheaper deals. Hostelworld keep telling me about discounts. Tour Radar send me persistent competitions to enter. Company's I've travelled with before are offering me a minimum of 20% discount on tours. And I'm sat here pressing delete. It's not like me! Travelling keeps me sane. I need travel like the grass needs rain, like a bee needs honey, like a backpacker needs their backpack. 

The thing is, if I'm totally honest, having no concrete plans absolutely terrifies me. Why? I feel trapped. I feel like I'm stuck where I am, repeating the same routine day in, day out. Get up, walk the dog, go to work, work until you're ready to drop, sleep. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. I've not even been back in the UK that long to feel trapped by it already- I don't know if it's the UK, or if it's just the heart of a Vagabond to feel trapped by things like solid walls, and homes and jobs? I've been doing my best to keep myself occupied since I've been home, taking up things like running, swimming and climbing.

If you've been here a while, you might remember me writing this back in November, and wondering why I'm not doing that. There are a couple of reasons, right now I'm waiting to find out what my boyfriend will be doing this summer. He works in tourism and is awaiting allocation, and I'd love to be wherever he is (but more about that in another post). The original plan was that we were going to Cyprus, I even found a taxi to transport Tiger & I from airport to resort, and had started learning Cypriot Greek, but things change.

Pafos, Cyprus, November 2013
Should he end up somewhere I can't go, then perhaps I'll re-consider it, that said, I have also been in two minds about what I want to do since coming back from Lapland. Do I want to just travel around with Tiger and just pick up jobs along the way, or do I want to find somewhere to go to for a few months-- or even a year-- and settle somewhere doing different types of jobs, i.e. more similar to what I did in Lapland. I'm undecided. 

Still, even with no solid plans, a girl can dream. Currently the places fighting for the top spot for my next trip are Canada, I'm dying to visit British Colombia and the incredible National Parks up there. Ideally I'd go in the cold winter, since I got used to it in Lapland, but the trip  I want to take is only running as far as September. The other is New Zealand, with some of my favourite blogger's singing its praises lately, the more I hear, the more I want to go.

Do you always have trips planned? How do you feel when you don't?





Comments

  1. We don't travel full time. We work our 9 to 5s and carefully plan our vacation days for the year. When we don't have a trip on the books, I get antsy.

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    1. Yeah, exactly. My trips are my life, work is just my travel fund!

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  2. I do seem to be happier when there's a trip on the horizon. We used to go somewhere every 6-8 weeks, but it's slowed down a lot since we moved back to the USA. It's making me feel like I have cabin fever, except that I'm stuck in a city instead of just in a cabin. The other people in my family are much happier though, as they don't love travel as much as I do.

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    1. I haven't been anywhere since January! It's scary!

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  3. I am always planning some trip, even if it is months away. I need something to look forward to!

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    1. Hear, hear, I think that's why it's freaking me out so much, that I have nothing to look forward to, just work, work, work!!

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  4. I love knowing what is next. I am like you with no plans and its kinda weird. Go with the flow and enjoy the unknown.

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