A letter to Santa from a traveling family
I know this should really be my kids’ wish list, but they are easy, I can handle them. Besides, once you’ve read what I’d like, you’ll see it’s all about them anyway, spending quality time with my family away from the boring routine. No, we don’t need any stuff and we are sticking to the basics with our bucket-list of places, we’d love to visit next year. All we really want is a bit more of both time and money. Our life at the moment is a perfect equilibrium, so overabundance of either one, would send it all spiraling down. I believe in your magic, so if anyone can pull this off, it’s definitely you. And we don’t need it all on Christmas, let’s reconvene at at the end of next year’s and see what we’ve done. Without further ado here it is, “All we want for Christmas…
• To again visit Scotland - I know this is pretty basic. But I am not making it easy. Don’t even think Edinburgh or Glasgow, not even Inverness will cut it. We’ve been to Scotland, we need a bigger challenge this time around, so how about getting us to the Isle of Skye, Orkney Islands or you know any of the Hebrides will do just fine as well.
• Asia – even better, here’s a whole continent for you to choose from. We have never set foot in that part of the world, so you can pretty much sell us everything and we’ll take whatever we can get. But if you could make it fun for the kids and lots of nature for us, we’ll love it.
• Camping in Austria – you might think this one is the easiest, because it so close by. A tent, two tots, hot Summer… Still convinced it’s a piece of cake? Not to worry, all we need is a camp by the lake, place in the shade to set up our tent and not too big of a crowd. We want to swim, play in the sand, lay in the sun and drink Austrian beer…
• Exploring Slovenia – if it was possible, we’d be roaming our country almost every weekend all year long, until we knew every nook and cranny there is. Is it possible?
• Secret romantic getaway – I don’t really care where, but if you can make it happen I’d appreciate it. So that hubbs and I can have some alone time just for a couple of days, to explore, take it easy and enjoy each other’s company. All the rest we are happy to spend with our kids.
• Little trips now and then - not everything can be planned, right. We want to have a chance to jump and grab an opportunity (a trip) when it arises – so when a place calls for us – we can answer.
And that is it. Let me finish my letter with thanking you for taking the time to read it. We are looking forward to all the traveling and perhaps hubbs can wish for some new suitcases… Because we all believe!