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*My travel plans*

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When I’m not traveling, I’m usually making new plans to travel (I even have a dedicated blog category for that). So here’s an overview of how I plan and what I am currently planning for.

*obviously, continuously updated

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*How I plan for my trips*

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Omakase, but planning for trips?

Omakase traveling (traveling unprepared, with an open mind) and extensive planning seem a contradiction at first. However, some basic planning (in case of city trips) and some more extensive planning (in case of multi-day hikes), helps to let loose and fully immerse. 

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Upcoming trips:

 

Bucket lists

It never hurts to dream – so here are the places I would love to visit. I tend to already prepare future trips to some level (this sounds in contrast with omakase traveling, but it is actually not 🙂 ).

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*Bucketlist places*

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*Bucketlist cities and countries*

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Why travel solo? Why these countries? Read my dedicated posts.

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Hotel bucket list

I’m a sucker for good hotels (here are some of my favorites). These are some I would love to visit some day.

Photo: JW Marriott in Venice

Additionally, as I have a family (wife, two kids), I make sure to plan my solo travels to places and/or countries where I probably won’t go with my wife and kids in the near future. Read my full post on planning holidays with wife and kids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Hiking bucket list

So many amazing hikes, so little time. Why hiking? Read my separate blog post on why hiking and another on why I like to hike alone.

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*Bucketlist places*

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*Bucketlist cities and countries*

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Why travel solo? Why these countries? Read my dedicated posts.

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Hotel bucket list

I’m a sucker for good hotels (here are some of my favorites). These are some I would love to visit some day.

Photo: JW Marriott in Venice

Additionally, as I have a family (wife, two kids), I make sure to plan my solo travels to places and/or countries where I probably won’t go with my wife and kids in the near future. Read my full post on planning holidays with wife and kids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Hiking bucket list

So many amazing hikes, so little time. Why hiking? Read my separate blog post on why hiking and another on why I like to hike alone.

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*Bucketlist places*

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*Bucketlist cities and countries*

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Why travel solo? Why these countries? Read my dedicated posts.

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Hotel bucket list

I’m a sucker for good hotels (here are some of my favorites). These are some I would love to visit some day.

Photo: JW Marriott in Venice