Travel future

Ljubljana's Dragon Bridge

2017 travels

After completing the challenge to Take 12 Trips in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – with at least one trip every month, whether it’s a day out, weekend away or international trip – I’m carrying it on into 2017. My first trip of the year was a whistle-stop (and slightly snowy) visit to Amsterdam with KLM for the city’s Light Festival, followed by wintery breaks to Falmouth in Cornwall and Northumberland.

Coming up: Next up I’ll be visiting a new country on a ski trip to Bulgaria, followed by UK trips to the Lake District and Edinburgh. And I’ve got lots of ideas to fill the next 12 months – read more.

My top ten travel wishlist

  • Mayan temples and stunning beaches in Southern Mexico and Belize
  • Listening to jazz in New Orleans
  • Wildlife safaris and sand dunes in Namibia
  • Speeding across Japan on a bullet train
  • Walking the coast path of Italy’s Cinque Terre
  • Island-hopping around the Caribbean
  • Watching the Northern Lights from the Arctic Circle
  • Sailing past glaciers in Alaska
  • Wine-tasting in the vineyards of South America
  • Exploring the wild Scottish Highlands