Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to travel. Africa, German, Scotland…it was always a dream of mine.

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Then I married young, had children young and my life went on an unchartered path that led me away from travel. Until now.

Last night I realized I’m a wee bit addicted. What caused it I wonder? Maybe the trip to Scotland when I was a teenager? Or possibly being in Brugge, Belgium and walking the streets and tasting the divine chocolate there.

What I think really made me realize my addiction is the countless hours I spend online researching hotels, flights, things to do…and when I say countless, I mean countless.

Normally on this blog, I write about writing, books and chocolate recipes. I hope you don’t mind – but I’m going to add travel to the mix. I’ve decided to fully embrace my #travelholic tendencies – just like I have with my #chocoholic passion.

You know you’re a #travelholic when…
~Googlemaps is your homepage
~It takes you weeks to figure out a hotel to stay at – meanwhile you have sheets of data on each hotel you’ve checked out
~You’re attracted to the latest backpack, luggage piece or purse
~Your calendar is outlined with planned trips for the year (and it’s never enough)
~You keep a list of places you want to go and things you want to do
~You just ordered a scratch map of the world
~You see ‘seat sale’ and you immediately begin planning where you could go
~Your outfits and shoes are planned by your trips

I do all this and more. Trust me. I have a notebook for all my trips that I go one. Paris, Brugge and London weren’t enough. Next year I’m heading to Italy for two weeks … but I can’t stay in just Italy, right?

Yesterday was spent booking flights to Laguna Beach, California. A beautiful place with lots of sand surf. You should see the list of hotels I have that I spent time researching. I’m a bit of a diva when it comes to hotels…I want to be pampered and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

I have a calendar for all my writing dates – when books are due, release dates etc…and now it’s filling up with travel dates as well…thankfully, the majority of my travels are writing related – except for two amazing trips – one is a cruise and the other is DisneyWorld and a Disney Cruise. I’m so excited!

It’s hard to believe two months ago now we were just in Disneyland. Time flies…I need some more pixie dust…

Merry Christmas Minnie!

Merry Christmas Minnie!

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