Sunday, September 1, 2013

Travel Goals for the New School Year

 One of the problems we found over the years we were living in New York was that it was easy to get  complacent about the amazing place we lived in.  We never saw Shakespeare in the Park or went to the US Open.  Unacceptable!  It was hard in the stage of life we were in to find the time and childcare needed to really make the most of New York. 

Now, we are in a much more mobile stage.  Our kids are all good travelers, and ready explorers.  In an effort to motivate ourselves to take advantage of living in India, on the Sunday before school started, we sat down and made a list of our top 10 travel goals for the year.  Some are local and easy, some are loftier.  So, here they are.

1.  Visit the Seven Tombs -- Hyderabad -- DONE!  See THIS post.
2.  Go the Hyderabad Zoo -- Hyderabad
3.  Have "high-tea" at Falaknuma Palace -- Hyderabad 
4.  Tour Ramoji Film City -- Hyderabad  -- Tickets in hand for Sept 14th.  Can't wait to see the movie magic!
5.   Find the Paigah Tombs -- Hyderabad  (Our driver, Mustafa, has never been, so it will be an adventure for all of us.)
6.  Visit Warangal -- day trip
7.  See the Taj Mahal -- We're going over the Christmas Holiday!
8.  Take the train to Hampi -- New Year's?
9.  Explore the Ajanta & Ellora Caves --
10.  Take the kids to 2 new countries -- We have a trip to Sri Lanka booked for October and are trying to decide where else to go.  We have a really cool map where you can scratch off a country once you've visited it.  Our kids can't wait to scratch off new places.
So, here's my question for all of you.  If you could go anywhere, where would it be? 


  1. Sri Lanka! Awesome! And my answer for if I could go anywhere - Tibet!

  2. Great list! You will hopefully be checking off #6 in a week!