Travel future

Travel plans for 2019

2019 travels

After completing the Take 12 Trips challenge in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – with at least one trip each month, from a weekend break to overseas adventure – I’m carrying it on in 2019.

My first trip of the year took me to the winter wonderland of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland for husky and reindeer rides through the stunning snowy scenery. Then I headed back to Dumfries in Scotland to finish off my Master’s degree in sustainable tourism. After my last essay was handed in I hit the road (or rather rails) for a train trip to Paris and Lake Como, Italy, and explored the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Coming up: After summer at home I’m heading out to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.

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