Travel in 2017 was unforgettable. I finally took my dream road trip across California as well as some cheeky weekend visits to Copenhagen and Paris. It may not seem like a lot, but California was nearly 3 weeks of travelling, which took up most of my annual leave (and money).
This year we would like to continue with one big trip but do even more cheap weekend breaks and include some UK spots. There’s so much to explore right here on our little island. So here is a month by month account of our plans, some confirmed and some just ideas.
We are heading back to Amsterdam! Yipee. I last visited Holland in 2013. It was for only 8 hours and I wasn’t even a travel blogger back then. So I am very excited to return with a fresh head and fancy camera. We’re going for a long weekend so we should have ample time to explore the nooks and crannies of the city. Please let me know if you have any tips in the comments below.
Snowboarding would be the dream but there’s no way we can afford that among everything else. So we will have to save for another year. We will probably reserve February for a nice trip to the Lakes. Or a good old rummage of the city on our doorstep, Manchester.
These months are for our annual BIG trip. The past two years we have travelled East Coast and West Coast America but in 2018 we are planning to Interrail! We struggled to pick between Scandinavia and Central Europe, but we’d like to squeeze in lots of countries so we’re swaying towards the latter. We’re thinking France – Switzerland – Austria – Hungary – Slovenia – Croatia. We still need to research the journey to make sure we know what is possible in 18 days. Please let me know if you have ever done inter-railing as I’m in desperate need of advice.
My partner and I didn’t buy each other Christmas presents because we didn’t have time. Life has been crazy since moving cities. So instead, we agreed to book a little weekend away. We’re thinking somewhere on the coast of Spain. We’ve been to Barcelona and wouldn’t rule out returning, but we also have our eye on Valencia. Do you recommend anywhere else?
We’re going to try and join my partner’s family on their adventure to Italy. Naples and Almalfi are on the cards but not confirmed yet. Both have jaw dropping scenery and last time I went to Italy it weirdly felt like home, so I’m really hoping we can make this happen.
I’ve heard so many great things about Brighton. It looks so vibrant and fun. I would love to go in the height of summer for the true seaside experience. I just love strolling along the beach, eating ice cream, playing in the arcades and eating fish and chips. I’m ready for the sun already.
We are off to Kent for a wedding (1 of 3 this year?!) and would like to use our time wisely and explore a bit of Dover whilst we’re in that direction. The White Cliffs are a must on my list.
I’ve not been to London in ages, so it would be nice to pop along and see a show in the West End. We normally go down for the day, so only need to book cheap train tickets.
This is a hugely busy month at work, so we enforce a travel ban.
Now, this is a bit of a long shot, but we would love to go back to East Coast America for 4 or 5 days. It’s my partners 30th birthday and he’d love to see an NFL game! It would be the best way to celebrate the big 3-0. Annual Leave and funds will dictate if this can happen, so fingers and toes crossed.
It’s my family tradition to visit a different European Christmas Market each year. We’ve seen the likes of Belfast, Brussels and Paris since starting it. This year we are thinking Germany, where you find the most well known markets in the world right?
So there you have it. This is obviously quite a lot… We may not be able to do it all but we are pretty good at finding cheap deals and save everything to feed our travel addiction. I’m super excited to see more of the world this year and hope you follow my adventures.
Are you off on your travels?