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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Travel : A year in wanderlust

Sat here in cold, wet blightly with the horrific realisation that now my travel dreams are going to have to take place in the uber-expensive school holidays, I realise just how lucky I have been this year in getting out and about in the world. It's been no Australia or Belize as in previous years but oh my, it has been a good un!

Romantic Oslo Weekend | My Christmas present from The Man was a weekend in Oslo! Fabulous! I was not expecting it all and it was one of the most amazing trips ever. The temperature peaked on our last day to around -10C, so I was super appreciative of my new snow boots and thermal tops and leggings! It was so cold that my breath was freezing to my hair, but it was so cold, we almost didn't really feel that cold if that makes sense? All the snow made the city look beautiful and magical and I fell even more in love with Scandanavia.

New York City Break | This was a long weekend trip with the famalam. I was supposed to head on up to Washington DC after NYC, but my new job meant I had to jet home quickly. New York was as magical as I had imagined: the lights, the shops, the food (definitely came back a good few pounds weightier). NYC was a wonderful introduction into the good old USA - a place I can't wait to get to know a little better. 

Mediterranean Backpacking |  I had a month free between jobs so decided to pack up my trusty pack once more and head to South France and into Italy (which despite my love for the food, I have never been to) taking in Monaco, Vatican and San Marino en-route. This was the longest I have ever travelled totally alone for and there were periods of loneliness, but I am not going to lie, I loved having me time! I loved eating crepes for breakfast, lunch AND dinner one day. And I loved not being judged having Carbonara for the 3rd evening running. Despite my previous angst at eating alone, by the end of the trip I was spending well over an hour alone with a book and glass of wine in hand just watching the world go by.


  1. You seem to have had a great year of travelling; i hope i get to do the same in the next few years!

    Have a great 2017!

  2. Wow, it seems like you've had an amazing year visiting amazing places! I'm so jealous that you've been backpacking, it's definitely something that I would love to do!
    Happy New Year!

    Grace x

  3. Definitely travel envious right now! I would absolutely love to visit NYC! Total bucket list trip! And Oslo looks bloody freezing but also pretty epic!

  4. Omg i would love to travel! I really loved reading this post and I'm so jealous! x

  5. Loved this post, love seeing the pictures! I'm going to New York soon so this makes me very excited!
    Kate Xx

  6. Oh you've been to some great places! I need to get about more this year!

  7. These are beautiful pictures xx

  8. All that snow in Oslo looks amazing - I'm very jealous! <3

    Gisforgingers xx


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