I’m extremely excited to travel this year, I feel that I always come back refreshed with my mind in better focus. Below are the 7 destinations I plan to explore in 2017, if this all works out it would be a great year!
1) Marrakech, Morocco
A metropolitan city in the Kingdom of Morocco, this will be my first taste of Africa. I had initially wanted to go to Egypt but somehow got drawn to Marrakech, I don’t know how this happened but it may have something to do with the stability of Morocco. This is the holiday I treated Laurie to for her birthday. We’re going to get Hamman, ride camels, see the gardens, and of course, explore the medina.
2) Gozo, Malta
Malta is made up of 21 different islands but only three are habituated. Goo, the island I will be staying on, shows evidence of historical immigration by the Romans, French, British, and other civilisations. Hopefully, I will be able to see all 3 of the habituated islands Gozo, Comino, and Malta. It is such a small island I should be able to see most of it but I have a certain level of apprehension about this holiday because it will be my first birthday abroad. I have booked a villa for my friends and really hope it will be amazing.
3) Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Another small destination, smaller than two London’s put together. It’s one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe. A teeny-weeny population of less than a million. I regret not having gone to this country earlier having spent extensive time in Amsterdam, Belgium & France. How did I not go to Luxembourg for a day? In pictures, it looks beautifully picturesque and I wonder if it will manage to be just as stunning in real life. I expect this to be a relaxing holiday, with not much clubbing, but long charming walks.
4) Dubrovnik, Croatia
Since my first European tour with Laurie I have been craving another euro tour, this time hoping to see more of southern Europe. Twice, I have developed routes which I want to take. TWICE, I have faced obstacles. Croatia is always on my tour, and my last two developed tours have begun in Dubrovnik. Even if I can’t go on my complete euro tour I want to see the beginning. I am really excited for this trip, it will only be 4 days but it is another solo trip so stay tuned!
5) Bergen, Norway
My first taste of Scandinavia, I’m not sure what to expect. I will go hiking for sure, and taste some Scandinavian food, and is I have some time venture to the capital, Oslo. But this is one country where I have no expectations and I’m even slightly worried I may not even like the country.
6) Dublin, Ireland
As a British young lady, the extensive history Britain has with Ireland attracts me to this country. Laurie has already been to this country, and I bet we spend loads of time in the pub 😉 I have no doubt Dublin will be amazing. This will be the second trip me and Laurie take this year and I assume since she’s of Irish descent she will take the reins with this one.
Last year I went to Armenia without knowing anything about the country and it was amazing! This year I want to continue the trend of going somewhere completely random by going with the flow and just flying off in summer. I assume it will be somewhere in Europe or Asia, but who knows right now.
This year I want to explore Europe more touching on the places I feel I’ve missed out on, and reaching into continents like Africa that I dearly want to see more of. What do you think of the places I’m travelling to? I feel lucky going to these locations, some of them (Croatia, Ireland, Norway) are cheap returns from the UK. But I’ve booked Marrakech and Malta already this year and they were quite pricey, so if you’re a struggling traveller and haven’t been to other cheap locations go there! If I can actually go to all of these places it would be a privilege but i’ll have to see what time brings.