Travel future

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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 a wintery breaks to Falmouth in Cornwall and a visit to a new country on a ski trip to Bansko in Bulgaria. Spring saw me explore my own backyard in the Cotwolds and Cheltenham.

Coming up: Next up I’m heading out on a European rail adventure through France and Italy in May. Then I’ll be making a return to both Canada and one of my favourite cities – New York – in June.

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