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 snow. 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 in Italy before exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands. After spending summer at home I headed across the Atlantic to cruise Alaska and road trip around the Canadian Rockies. Then autumn saw me head back in Scotland for a road trip around the Isle of Skye.

Coming up: I’m finishing the year in the UK, with a few Christmas market trips in the pipeline.

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
  • Lazing on Greek Island beaches
  • Wine-tasting in the vineyards of South America
  • Exploring Scotland’s Shetland and Orkney Islands.