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2018 travels

After completing the challenge to Take 12 Trips in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – with at least one trip every month, whether it’s a weekend away or international trip – I’m carrying it on into 2018.

My first trip of the year took me to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean for sunshine, rum punch and Death in Paradise location hunting. Next up was a trip to Krakow and Auschwitz in Poland and a weekend in St Andrews in Scotland. May was all about the islands with a week in Malta and Gozo and a return to the Caribbean – this time to Saint Lucia. Then the sunny summer months saw visits to Wimbledon for the tennis, Munich for the beer gardens, a week in the mountains in Morzine in the French Alps and a wine-tasting trip to the Côtes du Rhône.

Coming up: I’ve moved to Scotland to study for a Master’s degree in sustainable tourism, so will be exploring the area with trips to Inverness and the Lake District coming up. Then I’ll be getting festive with a Christmas market river cruise in France and Germany.

My top ten travel wishlist

  • Mayan temples and stunning beaches in Southern Mexico and Belize
  • Listening to jazz in New Orleans
  • Sailing around the Italian lakes
  • Wildlife safaris and sand dunes in Namibia
  • Speeding across Japan on a bullet train
  • 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