2017 was a pretty fantastic year when it came to travelling the world.
I ate all the potatoes, drank all the whisky, had the best meal of the year and all-in-all fell in love with Dublin in March. I finally visited Munich in April, then got early Spring sunburns and survived on just ice cream in Brighton. I ate all the tapas in Barcelona with my parents in May. I treated my boyfriend to a weekend in Paris for his birthday in August. Last but not least, I made the most of November sun (and incredibly cheap rum) in Cuba before heading home to France for Christmas.
Basically, I ticked (almost) all the boxes on my 2017 travel wish list.
I really hope 2018 will work out just as well…
Here’s what’s on the travel agenda / in the travel dream pipes so far.
York to visit my best friend
2017 was great on the travel front, but not quite so good in terms of exploring the UK itself. This is something we plan to rectify this time around, starting with a visit to my oldest friend’s new playing ground early this year.
I’m looking forward to wandering its history-ladden streets, taking too many pictures and my belly hurting from too much laughing.
The US on a reconnaissance mission
Our biggest trip of the year will be a research one. My Mr. is seriously considering applying to business school in the next few years, so this spring, we’ll be heading off to the US to visit campuses.
The plan so far includes New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco. Amongst other things, I’m excited to hit up the East Coast for the first time, as well as catching up with friends on both sides of the country and getting to re-visit Katz’s Deli.
Amsterdam with my sister
Last year, my sister turned 20. As a present, we treated her to a weekend trip to the city of her choice. She said Amsterdam, so that’s where we’ll be heading later this year.
I’m interested to give the Netherland’s capital a second chance and hope it’ll surprise and delight this time around!
France for my grandpa’s 80th birthday
The perfect chance to catch up with all the family I didn’t get a chance to see around Christmas!
Berlin to celebrate our birthdays
My Mr.’s and my birthdays are exactly one week apart, and his is always on the week of the August Bank Holiday, so it’s basically like the calendar wants us to go on a celebratory trip, isn’t it?
Lats year, it was Paris. We ate tones of croissants, caught up with friends, walked aimlessly and all-in-all did a whole lot of nothing and it was absolutely brilliant.
This year, it might be a touch more active as we explore Berlin for the very first time. The German capital has been on my travel wish forever and I can’t wait to finally get a chance to see all the places I learnt about in my uni classes in real life!
And that’s about it for now, though there’ll probably be a few other plans coming up as the year unfolds. Bring it on, 2018! May you be as travel-good as your predecessor!
What travel plans do you have for 2018? Will you be flying across the world or exploring places closer to home?
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