Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday {#38}: Wanderlusting

Happy middle of the week! It's Wednesday so you know it's time to link up with Jessi and I and share what's hap-"pinning" with you!
This week I have some exciting wanderlusting news to share! Remember last week when I said that we're going to that awesome lake house for my FIL's birthday and we might have a pretty awesome dream vacation in the works, too?

Well, instead of Aruba in May for 4 days, we're spending 11 days visiting Athens, cruising through the Greek and Turkish Isles, and then spending a couple of days in Istanbul!

At the top of my travel list has always been Greece and I'm SO beyond belief that we're going to get to hit up all of the places that I've wanted to visit, and then some I didn't even know about but now that I know, I'm even more pumped about visiting them!

So, I said before that I felt guilty about not working this summer (and I still do on some level), but not working has allowed us to take this trip and I'm beyond excited and grateful.

On our travel list:

Athens
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Santorini, Greece (this is one I'm MOST excited about)
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Rhodes, Greece
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Mykonos, Greece
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Kusadasi, Turkey: home of one of the seven wonders of the world
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Istanbul
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We already have our hotel booked for our night in Athens before we board the cruise ship (which has rooms with a view of the Acropolis), and we have our two night hotel booked for Istanbul. The guy we booked the cruise from has set us up with a tour guide in Istanbul and Kusadasi.

MG has wanted to go to Turkey for a while, and even though he's been to Greece before, he hasn't hit up any of the islands, so it's really a dream trip for both of us. I'm so excited that I can now check off one of my top Wanderlust Travel Bucket List places once we go!

And since we've booked things and started to share with people where we're going and what we're doing, SO many people have said that Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities and best places that they've been to. It was never on my list, but now that I'm learning about it, I'm super excited to go, and to get a couple of days to explore!

So, that's what we've been up to over here! Now it's your turn to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!!





51 comments:

  1. What an amazing trip!!!! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

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  2. So so so amazing! What an amazing trip planned! We are hoping to one day make it out on a big trip like that where we can visit more than one place. Can't wait to hear all about it! Xo

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  3. It's going to be such an amazing trip!! I spent 8 days in Rhodes with my mom after I graduated from high school and the island is beyond gorgeous - it's the oldest one - so they say - of the greek islands and it has so much history - this cave/fountain of youth and the people are so nice!! Ahh you're going to have the best time!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. AHHH! I have been waiting to hear your news on where you're going and now I am SO jealous! Greece is definitely top on my list. I can't wait to hear all about your trip! And Aruba is going to be awesome too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Girl! I am so jealous of this amazing trip! What a dream! I cannot wait to hear all about it. You guys are going to have an amazing time.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Yes to all the above!! Sounds like an amazing trip!

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  7. So, so excited for you! (And super jealous, too! Ha!)

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  8. Take me with you! Ahhhhh so jealous!!

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  9. Yay for you.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  10. I could not be more excited for you guys! Definitely the trip of a lifetime :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  11. WHOA! Y'all have an awesome trip lined up for this summer! All of those places sound fabulous and most of them are on my travel bucket list. Have so much fun planning your trip!

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  12. You will also love Turkey. My godparents have gone several times as well as Instanbul and love it.

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  13. Oh wow, how exciting! That will be such a fun trip!

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  14. Oh my heavens!!!!! I am so jealous - that is going to be ah-mazing!!!

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  15. Wow what an amazing trip that is going to be!!!! :)

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  16. oh my god this is amazing! what an upgrade! greece and well all of those are on my list of wanderlust destinations for sure. istabul - swoon! i cannot wait to hear about your planning for this :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  17. AHHH!!!! That is so exciting! I'm sorry but I think is gonna be WAY more fun than Aruba. lol And I agree, Santorini would be what I'm most excited for it. It looks GORGEOUS!! Also I'm dying to see Istanbul...aka Constantinople! lol AH I'm so jealous. I cannot wait to hear all about your trip and see pictures!

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  18. Greece is one of my all-time favorite vacations, hands down...you're going to have an amazing time!!!

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  19. Oh my goodness how exciting. Santorini is on my list...how stinking beautiful! Good for you, what a way to spend the summer!

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  20. How exciting for you! Greece looks beautiful, the color of the water gives me all the feels. Have fun planning!

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  21. yay! your europe travels are going to be incredible. when my daughter is old enough to appreciate such travels, we'll be resuming our bucket list travelling because a 7yr won't care about architecture and history and local food.

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  22. Ahhhhhhhhh! SO MUCH better than Aruba!! I spent a few days in Athens during study abroad and it was awesome, but I never got to the islands - definitely bucket list! You will absolutely love it :) Amanda wrote some amazing travel guides for the islands, have you read them??

    http://meetat-thebarre.com/2015/06/24/what-to-do-and-see-in-mykonos-town-greece/

    http://meetat-thebarre.com/2015/06/10/what-to-do-and-see-in-santorini-greece/

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  23. I'm popping over from Emily & Biana's blogs! So excited for your trip to Turkey & Greece. We're headed to Greece as well this summer; it's such a bucket list trip and I hope Santorini doesn't disappoint!! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  24. that is my EXACT dream vacation!!! SOOOOOOO excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures!!!

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  25. OMG you seriously traded up from Aruba girly!! You all are going to have the BEST vacation! Greece is on my travel bucket list for sure and I can't wait to hear your thoughts!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  26. Oh my goodness, I about spit out my coffee when I saw you are going to Greece! Definitely on my bucket list and I am so so excited for you! I cannot wait for your recaps already! Have fun planning it sweet pea!

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  27. So jealous of your Greece vacation - that is high up on my travel bucket list! It just looks so beautiful! I'm sure y'all will have a blast! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  28. So exciting! That sounds like a dream trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  29. OH MY!!!! Santorini has been at the tip top of my travel list for as long as I can remember. WHAT a dream come true! Can you please, please pack me in your suitcase, pretty, pretty please?! I'm really petite so I'm sure I'll fit and I can bring snacks to keep me sustained for the long flight!

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  30. WOW! That sounds wonderful!! My parents went on a cruise similar to your's and they LOVED Istanbul. They said that was their favorite of everywhere they went! What a fun trip to look forward to!

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  31. That sounds like the perfect dream vacation and like it would probably kick Aruba's butt! Plus you'll be going to beaches while you're there too! I'm so excited, and very jealous of y'all!

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  32. Oh wow girl, I thought Spain would be an absolute dream trip, but Athens and Istanbul sound sooo amazing!! Santorini and Mykonos look absolutely breathtaking and I know you guys will have such a blast. Thank goodness for Zika virus canceling Aruba plans because you have much better ones now!!

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  33. Greece looks amazing and has always been high on my list of places to visit!

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  34. Living vicariously through you as you sights-ee (and eat) your way across Greece! Amazing!

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  35. Oh man!! This is a dream trip!!! I cannot wait to hear/see everything you do!!!!

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  36. SO amazing that you're going to Greece! I have always dreamed of going there and I really hope to one day! For now I can live vicariously through you haha!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  37. Omgggggg so flipping jealous!!!! Santorini is my dream vacation!! Ahhh you're so lucky!

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  38. WOW! You lucky girl! This is going to be a trip of a lifetime for you and the hubs! Cruising the Greek Islands has been a dream of mine for the past few years and I'm really hoping 2017 allows for it to happen....in the meantime I'll live vicariously through you!

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  39. Oh my goodness!! I am so jealous haha!!! I can't wait to hear about it this summer and read the pictures to see if a cruise like that would be worth it! Y'all are going to have so much fun!

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  40. Yeah yeah yeah!!!! SO glad it's booked and official! Such a dream trip so happy for you both!

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  41. Oh my gosh. This is going to be SUCH an amazing trip!!! Greece is super high on my travel list so I can't wait to live vicariously through you :) Come on, summer!!

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  42. Ahhh I'm so excited for you!! That sounds like an incredible trip!! Can't wait to follow along on your blog!

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  43. So exciting!!! This is going to be such an amazing trip!! Xx

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  44. Greece is on my list too! I'm excited for you! Can't wait to see photos.

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  45. Yes! I am so excited for you two. I would love to go to Greece. I was just in Israel and Greece is so close. Took everything in me to not stay longer and hit up Greece. I can't wait to read about your trip. It will be an amazing one!

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  46. Your hotel room has views of the Acropolis?! And you have your own tour guide?! Sounds like an absolutely amazing trip! Excited for you that you'll be able to cross this off your travel bucket list!

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  47. It sounds & looks like it's going to be an amazing trip! I hope you have the best time!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  48. Ahhhh! So exciting! It will be beautiful!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  49. Oh, I CAN'T WAIT to read your recap! This will be so fun! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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