January can sometimes be a miserable month .. even though technically the days are getting longer it's usually dark, dismal and cold. So far this year that arctic weather we've been promised for so long has not yet materialized so apart from the fact that the holidays are over there's much to look forward to in the coming year ... now is the time to think about it.
As soon as the new year kicked in I was online booking my next holiday. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the next destination in mid March, only 9 weeks away! Flights to Los Angeles are coming in very cheap at the moment so they're all booked! I find it's good to chill for a couple of days in LA before flying down to Mexico a mere 3 hours away .. and the same on the way back. So vacation number 1 is in the bag and the flip flops are itching to get out of the closet again!
Trip number 2 will be a little jaunt over to New York to meet with friends before flying down to New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival at the end of April. It has a fantastic line up this year including a Beach Boys reunion! I can't wait to sample the delights of NOLA - the food, culture and people. Another long time dream coming true.
In the meanwhile, I am enjoying little trips around the UK with work, nowhere too exciting but good to get out of London and experience another part of the country ... Ill let you know if there's anything of interest along the way!!
Cheers and Happy New Year 2012 ... may it be your best ever!!