I am not going to say 2017 was my worst year, many beautiful things happened as well as some really shit things, but I will be glad to see the back of it! My mind is very much focusing on the future, my husbands recovery and grabbing life by its hairy ones and getting back out there! His illness really shocked and terrified us, it was a lot to deal with for him physically and mentally, but he has the most amazing, positive attitude so all the things it has stopped us doing last year, well we will do them more spectacular this year. Bollocks to you cancer!
Anyway, I digress….
Nik finishes his treatment in March, so we are making plans to do a lot, see a lot and experience a lot. I thought I would share with you some of our travel plans. Feel free to add any destinations for me if you have any suggestions x
This is something that we already have booked for July, and are going to as a family. I cant wait. We have looked at Cape Verde a few times while browsing holiday brochures, looking for our next destination, but for some reason never got there. As it has the reputation for being a laid back, chilled destination, we thought quite soon after the end of treatment, it would be the ideal time to visit.
Nik and I have both wanted to go here for so long! I would love to visit the Brugge Christmas markets, but I have heard it is literally crazy manic. We are thinking of going there in April or September. If you have been, I would love any hints and tips. Suggestions on where to stay also appreciated!
This is one off of Niks wish list. He has always wanted to go, and when our eldest son went to play football there for a while a couple of years ago, his eyes were green with envy!
A little nearer to home, but somewhere we long to visit. I have never heard anyone say that its not beautiful. Niks brother in law is a Scot, so he has complied a list for us on where we should head to. I really want to go to try to find Nessie in Loch Ness, and also head to The Cairngorms.
I adore New York. I have visited a couple of times and fall in love with it a little more each time. I would love to get there this year with my Mum. I took my Mum for her 60th birthday as a surprise, and she absolutely loved it. She hasn’t been back since, so I would love to get back there this year with her. Iv been in Winter and Spring, so I think Autumn could be a nice time to go? We are looking at going in September, and hope to get it booked pretty soon.
South of France
I have never been to anywhere in this area! My husband often holidayed there as a child and growing up, and always says how much he thinks I would love it. We would love to have a week there in the summer months next year. Drinking good wine, eating good food and being in “traditional” France. Heaven!
I long to go to venice, and my husband and I have it very much on our wishlist this year. There is something very magical about it isnt there. I would love to go when the masked balls are all on, that would be amazing to see all the people in their finery.
We were very lucky to be able to take our boys to Lapland for a week a few years ago, to do the whole Santa thing. It was the most magical holiday that I think we went on. It holds very special memories for us. We have all said that we would love to go back to Lapland to do some skiing, as we all fell in love with it. Its actually a great ski destination, so we may look to try and do that this year.
The start of this year, as you may have seen on my blog, I started and Exploring England series. The idea was to try to explore more of England. Nik and I have both been incredibly lucky to travel fairly extensively, but have seen little of England. We were doing well with our exploring until illness brought it to an abrupt halt in July. We are determined to get back to doing more of that next year. I think our first destination will be Bath in May.
So thats it! I could probably list a further 20 places that we have spoken about visiting, but we would be here all day and quite frankly, thats quite enough to be getting on with. Travel is expensive!
Where do you have on your wish list to travel to next year? Do you have weekends away aswell as your week/fortnights holiday? Id love to hear xx