Yesterday we reviewed 2018 with the list of 12 amazing places I saw in 2018, and asked you to share your best 2018 trips. Today, as we continue closing out 2018, it’s time to look ahead to 2019
I actually only have one trip (mostly) booked, and that’s a trip early in 2019 to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando
Other than that, the 2019 travel calendar has only a few basic ideas with no concrete plans yet. Here’s what we’re looking at
- My son picked his long-distance date and wants to go to Morocco. The plan is to use Citi ThankYou points to transfer to Etihad to book business class on Royal Air Maroc (JFK-CMN)
- Another of my sons was looking at a trip to Vermont (one of the last few states he hasn’t been to)
- My daughter wants to go with mom to New York City
- I’d like to take a trip with my wife (perhaps over spring break) to Tokyo to do the “Mario Kart” on-street go-kart racing before Nintendo sues them out of business 🙂
- This summer, we’re planning on taking the 8 of us on a ~3 week trip to Europe, most likely focusing in Madrid / Barcelona
- After hearing about our all-inclusive trip to Jamaica, my daughter wants to try out an all-inclusive relaxing vacation
- And we’ll probably have a few other family trips sprinkled around in 2019.
What about you? Where is 2019 taking you? Leave your trips and dreams in the comments!
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Doing a trip to Germany and Iceland in January. Will try BA’s first class to Heathrow and Icelandic business returning to Seattle with a stop in Iceland.
We have several trips planned. A drive up the east coast of Florida for Jan. Mardi Gras in Feb/March. Key West in mid-March. New York City in May to see Hamilton & hopefully some other shows. England in June. Maui in July/August. Vail maybe in August. I’ve already nicknamed 2019 The Year of Travel for us!
Was it just you and your wife at the all inclusive this year?
We went to Morocco on one of our trips to Europe this year. It was really neat.
I can’t wait to hear about your trip to Europe with the whole family. I would have loved to hear about the trip you took with your son to Legoland this year and how you traveled around. I really wish you did more detailed trip reports on all your trips. Yours is one of very few blogs that have big families, so I would love to hear your wisdom on that.
We don’t have anything on the books yet. But I need to fix that very soon.
Yes – just the 2 of us, though my daughter is wanting to go to one this year. I’m very behind on trip reports 🙂 but I will try to get caught up!
I would love to hear your tips on earning enough miles for a big family. We have 7 in our family.
Going to Phoenix to meet my 93 year old father-in-law’s girlfriend 🙂 Going to Spain and Portugal. Then going to Barcelona the next month, visiting some of the islands off the coast of Spain, Monaco and end up in Rome. Fall will see me visiting Atlanta and who knows where else!
My husband and I are digital nomads so our list is quite long 😀
Cities with asterisks were all booked with miles & points. 😉
Rome for 1 month,
*Paris/Versaille for 2 weeks,
*London for 9 days,
*Amsterdam for 9 days,
Athens for a week,
Kalimnos for a month,
Kuala Lumpur for 2 months,
Bali for 2 months,
*Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto for 2 weeks,
Seoul/Busan for 2 weeks,
Krabi for 1 month
*LA/NY for couple of weeks
Sounds like some amazing adventures!
I Basically just spent the past year being obsessed with miles and points and finally putting it all together for 2019. With the miles my wife and I earned from the Iberia promo we have trips from NJ to Ottawa, Asheville, and Business class to Portugal. Using the buy one get one from my alaska card to go visit my brother in hawaii for a week. I also planned our honeymoon this year, for our first ever premium flight we’ll fly Qatar air in Business to South Africa (Qsuites to Doha) then Singapore air business class to singapore. And we currently have one J and one F seat on Cathay for the ride home. We still have 300k UR points and 80k MR left over for hotels and the shorter flights. It was a lot of work and my wife had to put up with tons of me jabbering about footwells and cpp but its all worked out.
That is awesome! Happy travels!
Doing JAL 1st to Singapore with a 3 day layover in Tokyo. After 2 days in Singapore going to Bali for 5 days. Then Cathay 1st from Bali to US with 2 day layover in HKG.
We got a few things ticketed.
Jan – Kailua-Kona, 25k Korean miles R/T, Delta metal. All coach, may the force be with us.
Feb – Instanbul with Avianca miles, Turkish metal, all business.
Apr- Around the world. Iberia (metal and miles) from Chicago to European legs then up to Shangai still with Iberia. Asiana with Avianca miles will take us around Asia then back to SEA, with Alaska (their miles) finishing up. Sweet Iberia 90k deal, made this possible. Coach on the european flights, everything else business.
May- Copenhagen, with outbound IcelandAir, revenue coach, and return FlyingBlue miles, KLM/Air France metal, business.
June – Bucharest. Miles from FlyingBlue, metal from AirFrance/Tarom, outbound business, inbound coach.
July – 3 weeks hopping around Europe, with Iberia miles and metal in the outbound, BA Avios internally, and TAP revenue taking us home. To my huge surprise, managed to confirm all flights in business on this one, and the TAP flights were a steal, around $750 CPH-BOS in business, with a 24h layover on Lisbon.
I will finish with the luckiest feat – was able to confirm American business to Montevideo for two people, later in the year. One non-stop flight from the entire US per day, and we got a seat turning left. Should have bought a lottery ticket that same day, missed the chance.
Only two trips planned so far! Belize in February (escaping the lovely Boston winter), and Germany/Netherlands in April. Hoping to do some American southwest later in the year too. Asia is the target for 2020 🙂