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Back in August when I did a post about whether I’d hit my 30 countries before 30 I briefly spoke about my potential travel plans for 2018 but I thought I’d do a whole post on them as I’ve finalized some trips and properly got into thinking about some others so here’s what 2018 should have in store for me.
Now the premise behind this trip is pretty much the fact that I have a scratch map and because Luxembourg is so small I accidentally scratched it off so basically I need to visit there so I’m not lying on my map (or that’s my excuse at least). I booked a lovely hotel for two nights just before Valentines Day so me and my boyfriend can have a long weekend away just relaxing. Yes we will pop out and explore a little bit but our main reason for going is to get away and have a break. We booked the flight last week so now we’re all good to go.
This is the one trip which is properly 100% booked and for my boyfriend’s birthday in mid-March, we are going to New York for his first trip to the States and I am so excited to show him around one of my favourite cities in the world. There’s an Ice Hockey game going on at Madison Square Garden on his actual birthday so we’ve got some tickets for this and I have sorted out some other cool bits for his birthday. It’s just really going to be a full-on four days of exploring the city and eating everything in sight. Another thing I am very excited for is that I have two collaborations with brands sorted for when we are away so keep your eyes peeled when my post- trip write ups go live.
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Me and my boyfriend are planning on doing a four or five day cheap trip to Dubrovnik probably around September- October after the kids have gone back to school. I’ve found a nice villa with a pool which is only a 15-20 minute bus ride from the city centre and I love the idea of being able to relax, sunbathe, swim and read a book some time but also hope into the city centre to walk the wall and do some Game of Thrones site spotting.
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Me and my best friend always have a long weekend away each year, we went to Prague this year and have done Copenhagen and Sweden before as well so in 2018 we’ve decided upon Romania. We chose this country as I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bucharest, it’s meant to be cheap and full of street art which is good in both of our books but also because we want to do a trip out to Transylvania and spend some time at Bran Castle which is the ‘Dracula’ castle. There’s a lot of planning I want to do around this trip to work out the best way of doing it but I can not wait.
I am really keen to make my first trip to Asia in 2018 and because I don’t have any ‘big holidays’ planned I do have enough days off work to potentially tick this one off. Plus there are some great Destination2 Dubai deals to be had making it feel even more realistic. I’d absolutely love to go when it’s a bit on the warm side (although not too hot as I won’t be able to deal with it) and then just relax for once. I do very few relaxing holidays so the idea of lounging by a pool is pretty alien to me. Of course, I’d do a little exploring as you can’t not when you’re on the other side of the world.
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Every year I say I want to go to a proper European Christmas market but every year December gets crammed up and I don’t make it so in 2018 I want to do a quick two-night stay in Cologne and experience a real authentic Christmas market. I’ve been to the Birmingham Christmas market before which is the biggest German market outside of the home country and I’ve always loved it, plus Cologne is somewhere I’ve been dying to explore for ages, especially those gothic cathedrals.
Now, these are just the things I currently have planned although I’d love to head to a new destination in Italy during 2018 as it’s one of my favourite countries perhaps Florence or Verona next time. I’d also love 2018 to be the year I make my first trip to Asia as I was meant to go to Bali in 2017 but plans changed and with the Easter weekend currently being free for me I’d love to join a tour and spend 10 days or so exploring a totally new area as I know it would be a trip of a lifetime.
Do you have any travel plans for 2018?