Are you an expert vacation planner, or do you like to travel last minute? Have you been dreaming about a destination for years, or do you travel to where your dreams take you? Who’s the winner here? The person who is out traveling and on a great adventure is definitely winning! I love to plan our trips, and am not too happy when we do something last minute or plans change. So, that means we have our travels planned out for this year, and I’m excited to share with you where we are traveling to in 2018!
The kids have a day off of school in January, so we are going to check out the new Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington, MN. This hotel and water park opened up in December, and we can’t wait to see how much fun it is! We have never been to a Great Wolf Lodge before, so this will be a first! Since we will be right by the Mall of America, we will just have to stop by for a visit, right? Seriously, how mean would it be if I just drove by without stopping?
My husband and I have a quick trip to St. Paul, MN in early April to watch the Frozen Four. I’m looking forward to some good food at Cossetta’s and some exciting college hockey!
This spring, I’ll be heading south to Clear Lake, IA for my first travel blogging conference. I can’t wait! Stay tuned for all sorts of info about family fun in the Midwest!
June will find us in a new town for a wedding. We are heading to northern Minnesota to Giant’s Ridge ski resort. The resort looks beautiful, and we hope to check out the golf course while we are there.
Have you ever traveled somewhere that doesn’t have wifi, running water, or even electricity? It’s definitely an experience! We will be taking a fishing trip to a beautiful lake in Ontario, Canada and hope to catch some fish and pick alot of wild blueberries that are abundant up there!
In August, the whole family (and extended family), will be road tripping to Colorado. We will spend our annual week in Estes Park, and hike our way up and down the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. This will be our first visit where we are renting a house! It will be so nice to have the extra room, and I can’t wait to recover from my hikes while lounging on the awesome deck of our house.
We’ll also spend a few nights at Keystone Ski Resort in Dillon, CO and visit Breckenridge and Vail. I love visiting ski resorts in the summer because they are so much fun! It’s going to be a fantastic trip and we can’t wait to see the mountains!
For the rest of the summer, we have a lot of camping trips planned around northern Wisconsin, plan to spend some time along the north shore of Lake Superior and Duluth, and maybe will head to Madison for some family fun.
The fall will have us spending a weekend in Minneapolis for a concert, and we still need to plan another trip for when the kids are off of school.
We are still trying to decide where we are going to go in December, but we are leaning towards the Bahamas. We loved our first visit to Atlantis, and think this trip will even be more fun since the kids are older. We also want to spend a couple of nights at the new Baha Mar resort.
Hopefully we’ll throw in a few more quick trips to Chicago, La Crosse, and other great destinations in the Midwest.
Well, those are our plans, and it looks like we are going to have a busy year! We can’t wait to share the fun we have, and inspire you to visit many of the great destinations in our country!
Where are your family’s travels going to take you this year? Share your destinations with us, because there’s always 2019….
Stop dreaming, and start traveling!