Flight booked.

Last night we pulled the trigger on a couple of round trip tickets to Inverness, Scotland for a week-long journey. Now the work of planning a trip can begin, and it reminds me exactly how many pieces there are to international travel. It is also the first time in as long as I can remember that the planning will be for two instead of just little old me. That adds a layer of excitement in the form of the anticipation we both feel to go on this adventure together.

As is my style, I am focused on the big picture of getting there, getting around to see as much as possible, and getting back in one piece. After years of this part of my mind laying dormant, it has fired back up in dramatic fashion. The possibilities are incredible and only limited by the constraints of the amount of time we have to explore.

Our plan is ambitious and will see us covering a lot of ground in a week. It will be a proper road trip filled with the requisite and frequent changes in landscape you’d expect. The distances look small on the map but I know they will feel gigantic because it is in a different country. It’ll also be the first time either one of us has driven on the left anywhere legally, so that adds an exciting layer of novelty.

It is still months away but I am filled to the brim with anticipation and excitement to finally get back out there and start seeing more of this big beautiful blue planet of ours.

Scotland and the promise of future adventures.

In order to keep this space on track, I have made all of the previous posts private while I weed through the ones that were not about travel.

This is no longer just a place for me to talk about anything and everything, that space is over here: https://deviantrambling.com/

Travel has been put on the backburner over the past couple of years as I have experienced some pretty major shifts in day-to-day life and priorities. But finally, it’s time to get out there again and get back to the task of visiting just as much of the planet as I can.

The next trip has been planned and it will be Scotland in late September/early October. This time I will be adventuring with my love and it is a chance to experience the joys of travel together. I will be posting about all of the elements of the trip here starting with the planning through to a summary of the experience after it’s said and done. It has been entirely too long but it’s better late than never.

Back to it, still so much to see.