Yes, 2011. Most of 2012 was spent in Chennai, being pregnant. But 2011 was a dream year in terms of holidays. Here we go...
January - A weekend in Bombay where my Israel holiday was finalized
February - Weekend in Tirupati, where Button had his second 'mottai' and another holiday in Pondy (we stayed in Hotel Annamalai, which features in 'Talash' in the scene where Aamir rides the elevator with Kareena).
March - Holiday in Israel, a dream come true in many ways. I traveled with a friend and sans family. After 2 years of being a SAHM, it was liberating. A thought that life does exist beyond the family unit.
April - On a whim, went to Hyd for a weekend to visit my cousin and my friends there.
May - My most luxurious holiday ever in a Private Pool Villa at Orange County. Can't wait to go there again.
June - Tea time in Munnar. Was a Club Mahindra holiday in a private cottage.
July, August, September - This was a 'drought' quarter! We did some day trip to Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam and some temple visits. Also Button had started 'big school' and we were busy settling him in and preparing for various school events.
October - The tide turned with a holiday to Trivandrum. We had a blast meeting the husband's cousin's family and taking Button on his first zoo trip.
November - Another 'girls' only trip with 2 super-fun friends of mine... this time to Kolkata and Dhaka! We had an awesome time shopping crazily and eating all kinds of street food.
December - In the first week of December, I went to Bangalore to attend the wedding of my friend. Met up with my B-school gang after ages and oh, what a memorable time we had!
And to top off the year, went to Goa with my 'soul gang' and had an awesome time in every way!
While going off on a whim is going to be tougher with a young baby AND a school going child, I do live in hope! Like my dear travel companion says "I live for traveling"! Here's to wanderlust.