It’s inevitable. Once the winter months start coming around, bringing the chilly air and long dark nights, I often find myself clicking around on travel websites desperately searching for a way to escape the cold and dreary days.
Anyone who has taken even the most casual of glances at this blog knows that my escape destination of choice is the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies. I had always planned to travel to lots of different islands and write about my various experiences here on this site, but I fell utterly and head-over-heels in love with the very first island I visited, and have not yet been able to pull myself away from it.
As is the case with many people these days, this past year has been one of the tougher ones for me financially, and as you might imagine, island-hopping is not exactly a cheap hobby. So, I wasn’t able to travel as much as I would’ve liked. However, I now find myself fortunate enough to be able to plan another trip, and I really see no other option but to get myself back to my favorite island and the beautiful people there who have flattered me by making me feel missed.
So, it’s official: I’ll be heading back to Anguilla (AXA) in early 2012!
One of the benefits of being a frequent visitor to Anguilla is that I feel like I know the “secrets” of how to vacation there on… let’s call it a “frugal” budget. Now, I love staying at fabulous resorts and getting pampered as much as anyone else (as I enjoyed on my first AXA trip), but at least when it comes to Anguilla, I’m willing to sacrifice the “posh” if it means I get to visit more often.
So, once again, I find myself making my way back to my happy place. I know that there are many who are just barely getting by and many more not even able to do that, so I fully recognize how fortunate I am. I’m lucky, I know it, and I don’t plan on taking it for granted.
Stay tuned to islandObsessions.com and my tweets at http://www.twitter.com/caribOrBust to see how plans for this trip come together!