*****Our itinerary is always changing. Updated as of July 26!*****
Our travel plans may change, and there will be down time spent at home in Denver during the first six months between road trips, but this is our abbreviated itinerary (for now).
The driving forces behind our destinations and durations?
- Spending time in nature
- Spending time with each other
- Spending time with family and friends
- Time to really immerse ourselves in the culture or the environment
May: We figure we better hit Utah before it gets too hot, so we'll be spending a week in Southern Utah hopping from Arches and Canyonlands to Zion and Bryce Canyon. We will follow that up with a trip to Mount Princeton with my in-laws for a few days! Hot springs here we come!
Update: We missed Canyonlands, but loved Zion, so we plan to go back to Utah for round two sometime this summer (maybe August?)! Also, we were so close to Vegas that we added it on to the end of the trip!
June: First off, a trip to Texas for a family cruise to Mexico in celebration of my nephew's high school graduation! We also plan to float the Guadalupe River while we are there. Followed by southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners (Durango, Ouray, Telluride) with my other set of in-laws.
July: Massive road trip! Yellowstone (WY), Glacier National Park (MT), Banff National Park(Alberta), Jasper National Park (Alberta), Mount Rushmore and possibly the Badlands National Park (SD).
August: August is pretty unstructured, but we'll likely do some camping trips with friends and family around Colorado.
September: I'll first be flying to L.A. to hang out with a good friend and get some girl time. Trent will drive out with the dogs and the camper a week later and we will hit some national parks in California. Maybe the Redwood Forest and Yosemite. We had planned originally to do a cross country Amtrak trip to see friends up and down the east coast but we decided we wanted more time with the dogs before we leave them for six months and head to Thailand.
October: Texas to spend some more time with family.
November through April: Thailand (beaches, mountains, cities, all of the above!)
Check back often to see how our itinerary changes and for more detail on Thailand as that part of our journey takes shape.