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My travel plans for 2018

EUROPE

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

I am so ridiculously excited about this. I’ve been to Dublin twice and really enjoyed myself both times – it’s such a laid back city with lovely people and I love that you can pretty much walk everywhere. Plus, who doesn’t love the accent? I haven’t been there in over four years, so I really can’t wait to go back and see what’s changed!

 

I’m going with three of my girlfriends and we’ll be staying in a lovely Airbnb (my first time ever!) and I’m so looking forward to eating, drinking and roaming the city together. One of my friends is actually a Dubliner too, which, of course, is a massive plus as she will know all the best places to go to. If you have any tips on restaurants or cute bars/pubs, please send them my way!

 

Helsinki, Finland (x2 – at least)

 

I thought twice whether or not to include Finland on this list, because as much as I love it and enjoy visiting, it’s not really a holiday as I’ll be rushing around trying to see all of my friends and family. But, as I’m going there for my birthday this year (I’m a June baby) I thought it’ll probably be a pretty great trip as hopefully I’ll have a chance to play tourist too – so many places have opened since I moved away almost five years ago!

 

 

Lisbon, Portugal

 

This is still in the planning stages, but I really hope that it’ll happen. I’m hoping to go there with my bestest bud Helena (who was my travel companion for last years northern Italy trip, too) and I know we would have such an amazing time – Lisbon looks like such a beautiful and fun city to visit, too!

 

If we do go, I’m definitely going to take photos of more colourful tiles than my memory card has space and drink lots of pisco sours. I’d also really love to visit the colourful Pena Palace in Sintra.

 

(Paris, France)

 

This one’s in brackets as I’m not sure yet if we can actually afford another holiday… We are planning on moving house this year, which requires a lot of money saving, so I’ll have to keep this one on the back burner. BUT if I haven’t spent all my money on moving, I’ll definitely be on the look out for cheap Eurostar tickets.

 

I’ve been to Paris a few times, but I’ve never really fallen in love with it in a way I think I’m supposed to. I’d like to give it another try, and do all the cliche-y, Parisian things, such as waking up early and enjoying a croissant and fresh orange juice in a cute street cafe whilst people watching. That’s what people do in Paris, right?

 

 

UK

 

Winchester

 

I’m actually going to Winchester next week to celebrate mine and Jim’s fourth anniversary, and I’m so excited! We’re staying in Hannah’s B&B, which is a boutique bed and breakfast in the centre of town and it looks beautiful. I’ll try to take some photos and let you know how it was!

 

I actually don’t know much about Winchester itself (untypically for me I actually haven’t done much planning – although of course I’ve booked dinner and lunch places..!), but I know it’s a beautiful old town and I can’t wait to explore it. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

 

Suffolk & Norfolk

 

We’re going to three weddings this year, and two of the first ones are in Suffolk and Norfolk respectively. In Suffolk we will be staying at Jim’s childhood house, which is in the countryside and a such a perfect escape from the city. I don’t think I’d ever want to live somewhere so small, but I do love visiting every now and then – it’s like charging batteries!

 

The second wedding is in Horsham St Faith in Norfolk, near Norwich, and we’ve booked a room in a little country pub/b&b just five minutes from the wedding venue. I’m almost more excited about our accommodation than the actual wedding – it looks so cute and quaint!

 

Where are you planning on travelling this year?

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12 comments so far.
  • This is such a lovely post and it’s so nice to see people setting their goals for the year ahead! Can’t wait to see your travel posts! Just a question – what camera have you used for these images? They’re beautiful! 🙂

    Hope you’re well and wishing you a great weekend!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Thank you so much Layla! I use the Canon 600D with the 50mm f1.8 lens (which I LOVE!). xx

  • Lots of exciting plans! I really want to go to Dublin. I’m planned for the first half of next year for Cyprus, Canaries and then a big trip to NZ – not sure about the second half, I’ll probably need to save some money!! x

    • Ooh your travel year sounds pretty amazing, too! Cyprus is such a beautiful island, I think you’ll love it! xx

  • This sounds so exciting! I’ve got Berlin booked so far and later on in the year I’m more than likely going to Thailand. In between I wouldn’t mind a couple of UK breaks and maybe one more Euro break to catch a bit of sun!

    • That sounds like the perfect combination of different trips! I’d love to go to Thailand one day – I especially love the food SO much! xx

  • It sounds like you’ve an amazing year ahead of you! x

  • Can I come to Finland with you pleasseeee? Since spending time in Sweden I really want to explore more of Scandanavia!

    Also, I went to Paris at the end of September and it was glorious! The leaves were changing colours and it wasn’t heaving with tourists as I was expecting it to xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • Haha YES PLEASE! I’d actually like to explore more of Scandinavia too – I’ve still never been to Norway or Denmark!

      Ooh September might be a good idea for Paris – maybe I’ll try that (if I have the money, haha!) xx

  • Lisbon is absolutely gorgeous, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your trip works out! Hopefully I’ll be going to Austria and Italy this year, and maybe some other places too xx

    Toasty

    • Hehe me too – I’ve heard so many good things about Lisbon!

      Italy is SO lovely – you’ll have an amazing time. xx