Thursday, 5 January 2017

Travel Link Up | Travel Wishlist & Plans for the Year Ahead.

It's time for the monthly Travel Link Up with the lovely hosts Angie, Emma and co-host Polly's. I've participated in the #TravelLinkUp quite a few times now and I find it's the perfect excuse to get me writing! Quite often my evenings blur into one and my poor blog gets forgotten about, so with a little deadline, but no pressure, it's great. The link up also offers the chance to read other people's posts on the same topic which is a brilliant chance for some Wanderlusting. Especially this month as we read about peoples travel wishes for the year ahead.

But firstly let's take a little look back at last year. 
2016 was quite a year of travel for me - the year of the mini break I'd like to say, with trips to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Iceland and here. I've popped in the links so you can have a little read. I've been very lucky. Sampling the Scandinavian/Nordic culture was a lot of fun.. With a little bit of sunshine in Abu Dhabi (I can't believe I only blogged about running there) & Greece, (I will get round to finishing my Greece post -blogger problems and all that)!

Over the past year I've found it's my travel photos (and more importantly the right hashtags)! that have given me my popular Instagram photos. So maybe I am becoming something of a Travel blogger! 

So what will 2017 have in store for me in terms of travel? 

2017 is the year we get married so we have one very special trip planned - Our honeymoon - we are are going to Sri Lanka, which we are both very excited about. I've read rather a lot of blog posts and researched the best places to visit. Although this will be an on going research project right up until the day we fly - because I simply love reading about places we are going to visit. We have a pretty decent collection of travel books these days. This is the only trip we have booked and are concentrating on at the moment!

I really am dreaming here.. because there's no way we will be able to do all of this travelling in 2017. But this post is for wishes isn't it? My recent additions to my travel wish list include: 

  • France - I've only ever been to Paris - once. There's so much more to see. 
  • A staycation or two - I'd like to visit some more English cities such as Manchester and York, plus maybe another Canopy & Stars /Glamping trip like this one.
  • Portugal
  • Norway - to see the fjords and search for the northern lights. 
  • Some interesting places like Slovakia or Austria. 
  • Croatia
  • I'd really like to pull off a surprise trip for The Boy's 30th too. (Uh oh, Iain, are you reading this)?

Here I am back in 2009 - a little Throwback. I just rediscovered this photo and really rather like it.

What are your travel wishes for 2017? 

How to link up your post

Just pop your post up over the first week of the month (the 1st - 7th January), add it to the link up widget - found on either Angie'sEmma's or on our lovely co-host Polly's blog - from the 1st of the month.

There are no rules – basically all we ask is that you check out some of the other cool bloggers that are involved in that months travel link up; make a few comments here and there and tweet a few of the posts out to your followers that you think they will love.


  1. Oooh super excited to read about your Sri Lankan honeymoon!!

  2. Sri Lanka sounds lovely! What a great place for your honeymoon. I hope you can squeeze in some sneaky side trips too, and a surprise trip would be fun to pull off! I'm moving to Sydney this year so... there's that. We're hoping to stop of somewhere exciting on the way but other than that I think we'll be tied up with that for the rest of the year!

    1. We can't wait - I'm so excited to have some sunshine and all that beautiful scenery.
      Oooh wow - I've got some catching up to do...!! How exciting.

  3. Oh my goodness, Sri Lanka will be amazing! How exciting :)

  4. I cannot wait to see how you enjoy Sri Lanka!

  5. Wow congratulations on your wedding and how exciting about your Sri Lankan honeymoon!! I went there a few years ago and thought it was such a diverse destination with so much to see and do! Isn't the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque just stunning-I still haven't blogged much about Abu Dhabi either. Hope some of these 2017 travel dreams come / are coming true :)


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