2016 Travel Plans

It was when we visited Paris and Berlin last summer that I realised my heart lay in travel blogging. Of course I've always wanted to travel (who doesn't?) and my grandparents instilled a love of culture in me from an early age but, as I got older, real life got in the way. After our European jaunt, I made it a priority to travel as often as possible so we've lined up a good few trips for the next year.
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My aforementioned grandparents lived in Whitstable for 5 years or so in the early 00s and my weeks there were some of the happiest of my life. Unfortunately I've only returned once in the 10 years since they moved so I plan to rectify that for my birthday. 


While we're in Whitstable, we'll take a day out to visit nearby Margate. The tourist board haven't half done a good job with it because the amount of bloggers who have visited has really convinced me I need to pop down. Plus Tracey Emin is from Margate and I want to visit the Turner Contemporary.

Our first holiday, way back in 2009, was to Newquay and we had such a lovely time that we vowed to return... and then never did. With Leona's wedding taking place this summer just over an hour away from Newquay, we figured we'd combine the two and spend a couple of nights in Cornwall after the wedding.


I am super excited about this one! The Sound of Music has been one of my favourite films since before I can remember and I've always wanted to visit Salzburg. This spring we're going to stay in the actual mansion used for the Von Trapp's home in the film followed by a train journey over to Vienna to complete our holiday. 


My love for Paris completely took me by suprise so I was eager to return as soon as possible, especially since there was so much I didn't get to do last time- touring the catacombs, going up the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, visiting Diptyque and Ladurée... We'll be back in the run up to Christmas for a few nights before spending a couple of days in Disneyland for a super festive break. 


After Rich somehow managed to pull off our secret anniversary holiday last year, we've decided to make it an annual tradition, alternating who arranges it. This year it will be my turn and I already know where we're going. Clue: It's in Europe and will be relatively cool for August. Fancy taking a guess?

2016 is definitely going to be an adventurous year and I for one can't wait!

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  1. oooh lots of fun trips lined up then! Enjoy!

  2. So many great travels coming up! I love having a trip or two to look forward to, just getting away from normality for a few days here and there and escaping somewhere, tis perfect!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. Everyone should travel more! I like how you've included travelling in the UK in this list as so many people don't count that as travelling. It's so important to explore more of where we live!

  4. I'm so jealous that you're going to the ACTUAL SOUND OF MUSIC HOUSE. That's amazing!

  5. Ahhh I love Austria! I was in Vienna for a few days in 2014 and I fell in love. It's a shame I didn't get to visit Salzburg but that's definitely on my list!

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

  6. There places are interesting.
    Wish you have a good year of traveling in 2016 :D


  7. Sounds like you have some great travel plans! I love the idea of going to a secret location, such a thoughtful thing and will make it even more exciting. I can't believe you are staying in the sound of music mansion! I'am soo jealous, that film is amazing.

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

  8. Go on the sound of music tour! I did that a few years ago and it was fantastic

  9. Sounds like you have some amazing stuff ahead this year! I stayed in the same hotel in Salzburg last month and then hopped over to Vienna as well. You're going to LOVE it!!

  10. Uuuuum, why no trips up North planned, eh?


  11. Oh wow, some awesome trips planned by the sounds of it! I love the sound of the Austria trip! And I'd love to go to Paris - I've never been! Have a great time on all your travels! x x

  12. There are so many places I'd love to visit in Europe. Definitely on my goals for 2017, once I've saved up a bit of money! I am going to guess at Finland or Switzerland for the secret holiday...


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