Are you like me and suffer from travel flip-flop disease? Your mind can’t help but jump from one desired travel destination to the next?
You sit down to plan your upcoming travels for the year focused on that one place. Then you start talking to your friend who’s just come back from a Bali health retreat and you crave a little of that serenity yourself.
You see a photo on Facebook of someone walking through the green hills of Ireland. Your mind flashes back to memories of delicious pints of Guinness drunk with your mates in a cosy Irish pub listening to traditional music. You haven’t been back since you lived there in 2002 and you long to return.
Then it’s a story of London and Paris. Someone mentions the Grand Ole Opry and you’ve almost booked your flights back to Nashville.
It can be sooo confusing. There is too much to see and do and not enough time to do it in.
Our travel story will be changing in 2017.
If you’re a long time follower you’ll know we’re planning a massive road trip across the US. How we plan on doing that and our planned route is changing constantly – the problem with the flip-flopping mind.
We’re hugely excited to go there, but for more reasons than just travelling America. It’s because we’ll be in the Northern Hemisphere.
As we said to our friends the other day over a glass of wine and talk of travel plans for 2017, we’ve pretty much done all we’ve wanted to do here in Australia.
For us, and for the growth of our business, the Northern Hemisphere is where it’s at. There are so many more opportunities for new travel experiences and stories there.
Living in the US means we no longer have to travel for days to reach destinations. We can be over in London in a few hours, Europe will be on our doorstep (by Aussie standards) and the Bahamas, Cuba, and Mexico could be quick getaways for us.
I’m buzzing with excitement over the rich travel experiences on the horizon for us over the next few years or longer.
In partnership with liligo.com, the travel comparison search site, we’re sharing a few travel destinations I can’t get out of my head and feel a strong calling to visit in 2017.
Keep reading as Liligo is also giving away one DJI Drone and 15 Insta360 Nanos to help you create incredible 2017 travel memories.
I’ve had far too many conversations with people recently about London and reminiscing about our previous travels here.
I lived in London for almost three years in 1997 and it kicked off my desire to live in as many countries as I could and travel forever. I have not been back since 2003. With the falling Pound, London looks good for travel in 2017.
My niece is there at the moment and I’m enjoying following her trip!
Liligo has a great page showcasing results for flights to London and then deals flying to other cities from London. They also have some great tips on when to book cheap flights and a couple of travel tips as well.
Can you believe I’ve never been to Hawaii? It’s been a dream destination of mine since the Brady Bunch visited. We’re thinking it could be the perfect way to start our America Unplugged road trip.
A relaxing and adventurous island holiday in the tropics before we hit the winter chill on mainland USA.
So, when we lived in Raleigh our fave team was the University of North Carolina (UNC) who won the NCAA Basketball Championships twice. I say that means we have great luck for the Tar Heels. We think 2017 will be their year for another win.
It’s always been on our bucket list to attend March Madness. Fo those non-basketball fans, that is, the college basketball national championships.
It’s in March and it’s mad fun. The other day we got a bit excited to think we could actually fulfil a ten-year dream and get ourselves there. A quick google search told us it’s in Phoenix, Arizona!
Cuba is such a hot destination. I know because thousands of people read our Cuba posts on our site each month. Everytime another person leaves a comment, a tip or story, I feel compelled to research a little more.
My sister is also going at the beginning of next year. I’ve been super tempted to join her!
Last week, American Airlines and Jet Blue started flying to Havana for the first time in 50 years.
Skiing in Colorado
We visited Snowmass in June this year and fell in love. We’re super keen to get back for ski season in February or March. My life won’t be complete until I fulfil my long time dream of skiing in Colorado!
If we can’t make it happen for the ski season of early 2017, we’re intending on having a White Christmas in Colorado in 2017 with friends from Australia.
Now the other problem I suffer with is how can I do all of this right now?! Writing this post was quite torturous for me as we wait drumming our fingers on the table for our US business visa approval so we can get flying and make all of this happen!!!
What is Liligo.com?
Liligo.com is a travel comparison search engine.
It helps you quickly and effortlessly compare the best flights, bus, train and car offers for your travel destination so you can find the perfect fit for your next vacation.
They offer price fare alerts and the best deals according to your preference. Just tell them your budget, departure city and a few other likes and they’ll guide you to the best deal!
I like the tips on how to find and when to book cheap flights that appear at the bottom of your searched destination as well as the short mini travel guides.
They also want to help you make the best travel memories in 2017 by offering the chance to win one of 15 Insta360 cameras or one of the coolest drones on the market.
Win a DJI Drone & 15 Insta360 Cameras
Something else on our bucket list for 2017 is a drone.
We’re loving creating our YouTube travel videos at the moment. We find it quite easy and fun (we have an editor who puts them together for us as that is not fun and we’re not good at it).
One thing we really want once we get set up with a vehicle and mobile home is a drone to help us better record our memories.
We’re super excited to give you the opportunity to WIN a drone!
Liligo is sponsoring the sweepstakes.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes
Visit the Contest Landing page and you can enter MULTIPLE times through any of the following ways:
- Signing up for Liligo’s newsletter
- Following Liligo on Twitter
- Retweeting the contest
- Sharing a link to the contest with friends (facebook, twitter, email) – you get another entry every time a friend signs up through your link!
There will be 16 winners who will win the following:
- 1 x DJI Mavic Pro Drone
- 15 x Insta360 Nanos Cameras
- + 10% discount code on Insta360 Nano to be sent to everyone who enters!
- Who can enter: US Residents
- When: Monday, December 12th, 2016 8am EST through Monday, January 2nd, 5pm EST
- Winners announced: January 9th. Liligo will contact winners individually and will announce the winners on their Facebook and Twitter pages
Don’t forget to share it wth your friends and enter multiple times. lease let us know when you win so we can do a double fist
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