Trip plans for 2014!

IMG_0163I just recently saw the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and I was completely inspired. Have you seen that movie? It’s about a guy who works for a magazine and never goes anywhere, his whole life . . . and then a missing photo negative sends him on an incredible journey. It truly touched me.

It also made me realize that I need to get traveling again. I’ve been working like a dog for the past five years and haven’t done as much as I’d like to . . . and there are so many adventures to be had. Where is the first place I’d like to go? Hicksville Trailer Palace and Artist Retreat in Joshua Tree, California:

post_display_open-uri20120822-25940-1xtt5kbThis cute little park has themed trailers . . . and I can’t wait to go. There’s tons of hiking to do and lounging by the pool. I’m greatly in need of some R&R!

alaskaAnother place I’d like to go is Alaska. I love the mountains, and I’d be willing to give the sled dogs a go. I don’t mind bundling up in a snowsuit and taking a crack at some mountains. Sounds fun to me!

I have to imagine I’m not the only one out there going through vacation withdrawals. I also know that sometimes your pocketbook can limit your adventurousness. And that you want to find the best travel deal possible so that you have the most amount of money to spend on your actual vacation as opposed to getting there.

And that’s where CheapOair comes in!

CheapOair is a site (with a new app!) that helps you find the best prices on travel anywhere – they have over 450 airlines to choose from, and can also help you find hotels, cars, and more. Users consistently find the best prices on CheapOair. And good news – they are giving one lucky traveler 50 tickets to explore the U.S. in 2014. Can you imagine having 50 tickets? Where would you go?

Well, before I ask you that, I should let you know more about the sweepstakes:

  • Enter throughout the month of June
  • Entering is easy: download the free CheapOair app then register to win
  • Spread the travel love to friends and family to get up to four more entries in
    the sweepstakes

And that’s it! Enter now!

Now, what’s on your bucket list of places in the US to visit? Would you visit your family and friends . . . or go on a completely new adventure? Check out for tips and reviews on destinations all over the US to help you decide where to go. I can’t wait to hear what destinations are calling your name!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by CheapOAir – all opinions are 100% mine.


  1. says

    Whoa! I have never heard of the place in Joshua Tree before! And I live about 2 hours from there! So fun! And def going to enter the CheapOAir contest. I could stand to do some traveling this summer!

  2. says

    Such a wonderful giveaway! I’ve never heard of CheapOAir before ~ love the name. I used to travel all the time but like you I’ve been working like crazy for the last 13 years…I so need a break. I’m going to have to get moving on dreaming and traveling again.

    I would go to New Orleans, San Francisco and somewhere in Texas. Thanks for the inspirational post.

  3. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says

    The hubs and are are thinking about taking an Alaskan cruise this Fall. I love to bundle up and we’d love to cruise the West Coast on the way up.

    Mush! Let’s do it ;)