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It’s hard to believe that last year we were in Mexico, France, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Newfoundland and Costa Rica! Soon, our 2019 sojourns will be a distant memory. It’s time to think about 2020 travel plans. 

St John’s Harbour from Signal Hill, Newfoundland

We’re starting off the New Year in Cancun at Dreams Puerto Aventuras. It will be our “second annual” vacation with 2 other couples who enjoy getting away from the grim Canadian winter. I’m excited to “hablo espanol” as I have been working on my Spanish for over 2 years now. Stay tuned for a review of this property at then end of January.

Le Centre, by Georges, Lyon (fabulous restaurant!)
Johannesburg Hotel

We will be heading East in March – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. Our only other Asia trip up till now has been Japan – which we loved. Very excited to venture further into these different countries and cultures.

Theatre Gallo Romain, Lyon

August will be fun as we are doing a “safari” in my home province of Manitoba. Churchill Wild runs a Birds, Bears, Belugas “safari” from their properties on the Hudson Bay. The polar bears come down in the summer nosing around for tidbits and waiting for the freeze. I will also spend a few nights in Winnipeg which should be a trip down memory lane. Last time I was in the ‘Peg was 27 years ago! Hard to believe. I’m sure it has totally changed.

Lyon Bridge and Statue
Malecón Art, Puerto Vallarta

That leaves some time in the fall to plan something fun. I’m thinking a cruise as it has been some time since our amazing Baltic Cruise with Celebrity. Although, autumn is a lovely time to be in Europe! I’d welcome any suggestions.

South African Elephant

Our bucket list is shrinking but there are still places I’d love to go including:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Croatia
  • Antarctica
  • Iceland
  • Patagonia
  • Norway
  • Grand Canyon/Yosemite Park/Antelope Park
  • Quebec City
  • St Lawrence River Cruise
  • Drumheller & Dinosaur National Park

And, someday when I am brave, India.

Wishing you all a healthy, happy 2020! 

Safe travels!

Shannon Lee in Costa Rica 2019