My travel plans for this year are the most ambitious yet! Thinking about it really encourages me to be more frugal and put in extra hours at work so I can save up a decent fund for hotels, food, cosplaying, and shopping! Trips I am actively planning include the following:
-San Jose, CA for FanimeCon and Clockwork Alchemy
-San Diego, CA for Comic-Con International
-Las Vegas, NV for Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Convention
-Numerous day trips to places like San Francisco and Napa
-Cruise with the parents
Additional trips I may throw in include:
-Disneyland in Anaheim, CA
-Disneyworld in Orlando, FL
-New York City, New York
-Europe (specifically Great Britain, Germany, France, and Greece)
So far, I have secured the time off from work for my convention trips. The day trips can easily be done over a weekend or when I'm not scheduled to work. The Disney theme parks are up in the air due to expensive ticket prices (unless I take my parents and use their military discount) and the fact I was just at Disneyland a few months ago. If I go to New York and Europe, they will likely be trips taken with my parents since we have never been to either.
Personally, I try not to get too excited about upcoming events because they are always subject to change. For instance, today I missed a sporting event I was looking forward to due to a stomach bug! However, I can't help but feel a little excitement looking at my plans for 2013. It should hopefully be a fun and adventurous year!