Normally I should be writing a trip report at the moment as I have recently come back from an absolutely amazing trip. However, with the annual appraisal season being in full swing and me writing the equivalent of War and Peace in my professional life at the moment, my time, energy and enthusiasm to write in my private life is severely limited. This should come to an end by the middle of next week and then I will spend some quality time on writing my trip report. In the meantime, I have booked another trip less than three weeks in advance and as doing a pre-trip report tends to focus my mind and helps me with the planning, I have decided to get started on this. The happy days of planning a trip a year or two in advance and this happening without a hitch unfortunately seem to have passed. For a variety of reasons, I think trips that are planned and booked very much at the last minute will increasingly be my reality. For my last trip, I added the pre-trip report to the end of my previous trip report, but I was never really happy with this. So the idea was born to do a continuous pre-trip report that I can update over a longer period of time as and when a trip enters the acute planning stages. Welcome for the ride. This may well become the wildest ride in the wilderness. Trips planned and booked: Disneyland Paris 10th to 15th November 2015 Trips that I hope to take, but no concrete arrangements as yet: Disney cruise(s) December 2015 Disneyland Paris to coincide with the Inaugural Disneyland Half Marathon September 2016 Trips that are on my wishlist and may or may not happen: Alaska cruise in Summer 2016 Combined New York trip and cruise Autumn 2016 Trip to Disneyland Shanghai 2016/2017 Panama Canal Cruise May 2017 Aulani/ Hawaii cruise Autumn 2018 Quick weekend trips to Disneyland Paris throughout 2016 I am sure that plans will change and some of the trips will be replaced with other trips as time goes on, but that is part of the excitement and past history showed, the resulting trips when a door closed on a planned trip were often the most special ones. Most of you on here know me and I consider a lot of you to be good friends. I am sure that at least some of you will at least make a cameo experience in some of the trips. However, here is a quick introduction of the cast for any new readers. My name is Corinna and I am your friendly author. I am currently 40 (although not much longer) and a big Disney fan (hopefully for life). I love travelling and especially cruising. I am coming up to my 10 year anniversary in the airline industry and this has definitely opened my eyes and mind to some travel options as well as providing opportunities to do so. I am the chief planner and unofficial “travel agent” for our family. I love most animals apart from snakes and insects and have developed a real passion for snorkeling. I am interested in history and architecture, getting to know different cultures, writing and photography. If any or all of these interests can be combined during our travels, I am a happy person. My husband Graham will join me on hopefully most of the trips. He does not get Disney at all, but is happy to humour me up to a point. Apart from the Disney element, he shares many of my travel-related interests. He is usually a bit more adventurous than me and likes going exploring. He often quite literally ends up off the beaten track. Travelling with him never gets boring. So here we go. I wonder how many different trips will be planned here before I hit the page limit.