Daydreaming of Summer

It was beautifully sunny and somewhat mild in Maine as I began writing this post, and of course the nice weather had me daydreaming about all the trips I’d like to take before I get married in late September. Part of my travel goal this year, I’ve decided, is to explore Maine more. I’ve just passed my 4 year anniversary here, and while I’ve seen a great deal of the state, there is so much more I have yet to explore, so many people to meet, so many things left to experience.

This July will also see the 1 year anniversary of the day The Lady and I became engaged. You may remember that we took an overnight trip to Gorman Chairback Lodge here in Maine, where I proposed, and she (thankfully) accepted. It would be good to go back for a few days, as the area around Long Pond is spectacular.

Of course, I have other goals in mind too. Realistically, I don’t think I’ll accomplish them all, but I’d like to give it a shot. One of my life list items has been to head west. Hugging a majestic redwood tree in Redwoods NP? Hell yes. Dropping a fly line in a crystal clear Rocky Mountain stream while visiting my brother in Denver? Uh huh. The Lady has never been to our nation’s Capitol either, so we’ve planned a trip to Washington, D.C. for this year too.

And vagabonding in another country isn’t out of the question this year either. Just the other day, I found a great deal on an 8 day trip to Ireland, which has me and The Lady scrambling for some vacation time at work. The trip includes airfare, hotel, and a rental car, as well as the opportunity to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful spots. I’m hoping we pull this one together. A trip to the UK was our original goal, so we might push that one back a bit.

As always, I’ll intersperse all that with plenty of canoe trips, days on the river fly fishing, camping in Rangeley, and day trips all over the state

. It’s looking to be a good travel year.

Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.