At one stage while I was in Berlin last year I found myself anxious that I wouldn't get to doing all the things I wanted to while I was there. Then it dawned on me. When I first travelled to Europe in 2010 I hadn't really expected to return in the foreseeable future. But there I was, back again only a few years later. And suddenly I realised that my trip in 2010 was no longer an anomaly. I've come back. I could come back again! At that moment I resolved to travel more frequently.
So this year the adventure is some of Canada and New York. I've wanted to visit New York for a very long time and it seems silly to go all that way without seeing anything else. Curiously, I've never been interested in going anywhere else in the US, so seeing some of Canada seems like the perfect plan.
This week I booked my flights. It's early. I probably don't need to book quite yet. But I did need to commit; to ensure I don't find excuses to change my mind.
Now begins one of the most fun parts - researching, planning, deciding...
As with Europe in 2013, I will be keeping a blog of my adventures in North America. This is the start. And in the months leading up to my departure in October I'll be posting updates as my plans progress.