[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”My 2017 Travel Plans” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%231f9670″ google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Travel plans are always a challenge to map out for the next year. I usually try to combine some local travel, to make sure I’m getting the most out of my home country and some longer international trips. I mean, Australia is huge and there is so much to see here, so why waste my time at home when I could be out exploring!
The Royal National Park, NSW: this one has been on my list for a while as it’s only an hour and a half from my house. A huge coastal national park, there are waterfalls, beaches and heaps of Aussie wildlife awaiting me!
The Blue Mountains, NSW: the most famous sight here has to be the Three Sisters rock formation, but I’m just as keen to go exploring in the Jenolan Caves and shop for knick knacks up in the quaint hillside town of Leura.
Melbourne, Victoria: a trip home to see my family is always brilliant because Melbourne is ever-changing and vibrant. In my opinion, Melbourne boasts the best Australia has to offer in the way of food, arts and culture. I have my old favourites that I always try to visit, but I also love finding new gems that have sprung up since my last visit.
Canberra, ACT: Would it surprise you that I’ve never visited the capital of Australia? Well, it’s only a two hour drive from Sydney, so I have no excuse and this year is going to be the year I make it there. From seeing the Parliament to experiencing the famous Questacon, I’m looking forward to ticking this one off my list.
Uluru, Northern Territory: How un-Australian is this? I’ve never been to Uluru! I feel like I’ve spent so long gallivanting around the world that I’ve neglected my own country, so I’m playing catch up this year. I can’t wait to get to the outback and see the giant red rock that features in so many Australian tourism campaigns.
Los Angeles: Being part of a winning play in the world’s biggest play festival Short & Sweet has meant I’ve been invited to perform in LA – an actor’s dream, right?! I’m going to be there for a couple of weeks, living the life of a real LA based actor whilst performing in the festival.
New York City: It’s been a long time since I’ve been back to New York and my heart is aching for a visit. I’ll be seeing as much theatre as possible and trying to cover some of the things that I haven’t yet done like Top of the Rock and the High Line.
Las Vegas: I’m off to Sin City for an Online Marketing conference in October. Off the back of that, I’ll be adding a few more Vegas nights to my travels so that I can experience some of the craziness of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas.
San Francisco: San Francisco has been very high on my USA bucket list for a long time. Finally, I’ll be able to explore Alcatraz, see the Mission District Murals and walk down the crooked street.
Yosemite National Park: Never has a place been more Instagram worthy than Yosemite. I’ve wanted to go ever since first seeing images online. It looks truly spectacular – I’ll definitely be headed there, camera in tow.
Napa Valley: Wineries and small town vibes is what Napa is truly famous for and I can’t wait to learn how to properly taste wine and see the rolling hills and vineyards over a nice glass of cab sav.
Ok, so that’s it for now. I’m sure there will be many other outings that pop up along the way, but if I can complete this list, I’ll be pretty happy. Keep an eye on the blog for my progress![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]