As you’ve probably seen if you’re
a regular reader of my blog, last week I posted a few Resolutions
for the year ahead. Obviously, I wouldn’t be a very good travel blogger if I
didn’t make an equally long list of all the travel-y things that I want to accomplish
in 2018! Here goes…
VISIT A NEW COUNTRY
Of course, my go to whenever I
want to go away is usually France- I’m comforted by the place and there’s
always so much to do and explore there. However, in 2018 I’d love to visit a
brand spanking new country that I’ve never visited before. There are quite a
few countries that I have in mind, but I’m thinking along the lines of
Scandinavia this year- I’d love to travel to Denmark and see The Little Mermaid
monument in Copenhagen and I’d also love to go to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland at
some point. Hopefully with some careful planning and a good deal, I’ll be able
to go to one of these amazing new places with my partner in crime.
EXPLORE MORE OF FRANCE
I have been to A LOT of cities in
France, but of course there are so many cities that I’d love to check out at
some point over the course of my life. A city that’s been on my wish list for a
while now is Carcassonne, a town close to the Franco-Spanish border. The
flights there are relatively inexpensive and it’s the perfect little getaway
for a couple.
VISIT 4 NEW PLACES IN THE UK
As Brits, we’re all so obsessed
with visiting other countries and beautiful hotspots around the world that we
forget just how beautiful OUR little island actually is. There are loads of
teensy tiny towns and spectacular cities that I want to explore at some point
in the coming year, including Stratford
Upon Avon, Cambridge (and Oxford,
for that matter), Edinburgh and Brighton. Our island has so much to
offer and I really hope to take it up on that offer in 2018.
EXPLORE MORE OF GERMANY
In 2017, I visited 2 brand
spanking new cities in Germany: Nuremberg,
the city next to where my good friend Antonia lives, and Munich,
a city just a short train ride away. I think that 2018 will be the year where I
finally book to go and visit Berlin, a city that everyone I know has been to
and loved. So many things about Berlin appeal to me- the food, the history and
the fashion- and having the opportunity to explore it at some point would be
fantastic and a year well spent. I’d also love to go back to Frankfurt at some
point as it was a city I really loved when I visited there on my year abroad.
GO SOMEWHERE OR DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
I am quite a safe person. I tend
to go to places that I know, eat the foods I know I like, and stick to doing
things that I know I enjoy. I’m not quite sure what this particularly goal will
be- maybe the situation will present itself to me – but I’m definitely going to
attempt saying ‘yes’ to things that I probably wouldn’t have done in the past!
What are your travel goals for
2018? Comment and let me know!