Back to the Grind - New & Improved!
Hey there! Well, we survived the first day back to school after two weeks off.
The kids were not all that pleased with getting up and heading off this morning. I hate to admit it, but it is nice to have some time to myself. After two weeks, I really do have a lot to catch up on both in and out of the house, so the kid-free days this week are much needed.
New for the New Year
So, Tanya and I were chatting over the weekend and we decided to implement a few new features for 2015.
* Monthly Travel & Entertainment Summaries
Considering all the things both Tanya and I do and how chock full of activities each month is, we thought we would do a summary at the end of each month for your reference. This re-cap will include links and any articles and reviews that might help you with your own trip and activity planning.
Stay tuned for some very cool contests we will be running here on the Travelin' Cousins site! We are hopeful that we will do one every 8 - 10 weeks.
* More Live Blogging, Live Tweeting
With all our travels and fun activities, we will be even more aggressive about our Live Tweeting in 2015. Be sure you are following us at www.twitter.com/travelincousins to connect with us in real time!
* Foodie Friday
Considering how much my dear cousin and I LOVE food and LOVE to eat -- we will, of course, continue our restaurant reviews. Lots of new eateries on the horizon for 2015 - so stay tuned!
Check out Tanya's blog today for her additional input on what's new for 2015!
With the holidays behind us, join us for Throwback Thursday and Foodie Friday this week as we resume our normal schedule. I'm on deck this week for Part 10 of Elisa's Throwback China Adventure!
And I can't wait to hear from Tanya on Friday for her mouth-watering account of another great food establishment!
I hope your week is starting off fabulous.
What's Happening in 2015!
Good Day Everyone!
I had an excellent past couple of weeks, and have thoroughly enjoyed both of the 4 day weekends!
There was plenty accomplished, as well as plenty of downtime and rejuvenation in relaxing.
Today is our last day home before hitting the road for the first trip of 2015 - Ski Utah & Tahoe Road Trip!
I took care of some packing yesterday and today will be finishing up with that task.
We also went and got the kids fitted for their skis and will go pick up the skis as well as a rental later this evening.
In addition to all of the new and exciting 2015 additions to Travelin' Cousins that Elisa has mentioned, we will all be posting our personal choices for several Top 15 for 2015 lists that you will certainly not want to miss out on!!
And I will also be doing a Fun Blog on
Turning 40 and visiting (at least) 40 Cities!
Plus as I had mentioned I was going to give you a quick look at what trips are in store for me in 2015:
Ski Utah & Tahoe Road Trip
Montreal and Quebec Winter Carnival Trip
Vail Ski Trip
Crestline Choir Retreat
Lake Tahoe Ski Trip
Boston on the way to the Azores!
Cousins Yellowstone Road Trip
Moab and Southwestern National Parks
Mendocino and San Francisco
Lake Tahoe Cycling Trip
San Jose & San Francisco
Cousins Eastern European Trip
MLB All-Star Game & a 3000 mile Eastern States Road Trip
Cousins Niagara Falls/Toronto Trip
Caribbean Cruise + Anniversary Trip
NOVEMBER - Possible:
Cousins Pacific Northwest Road Trip
So there ya have it!
It's gonna be a fun year with lots of adventure & lots of LIVE blogging from each of these locations around the globe!
Be sure to stay in touch and keep up with us for 2015. And the easiest way to do this is by subscribing to the Daily Scoop!
We look forward to seeing you in your inbox and back here tomorrow as we hit the road and head to our first destination on this 14 day road trip!
Catch ya on the road,