Stating the obvious – it’s been quite the rollercoaster over the last few months. I ended 2020 with an optimistic mindset, I thought travel would return and it’d be easy to move on from the pandemic we’d conquered. Naturally, we’re 9 months in and this is my first post of year – plus it’s a staycation so does that even count? We actually took this trip back in June but it’s taken me a while to feel like blogging.
Scotland ended up being a lot of fun and I’m glad Haydn and I packed the car along with some friends and headed even further north for a long weekend away. We drove from Leeds to Edinburgh, where we stayed for a couple of days before driving from there to Glasgow for a night.
I hope you’re doing well? I was so anxious about travelling this year because of Covid-19 (WHAT A SURPRISE) but as someone who loves to explore new places, being stuck in the UK since March had started to get pretty boring so for me, travel was a worthwhile risk. The initial struggle came from finding somewhere that had minimal restrictions and wasn’t on the FCO warning list – we should have gone to Paris on the 12th September but as the situation started to get worse there we decided to cancel. That’s how my partner, Haydn, and I finally agreed on visiting Copenhagen. It’s been on my bucket list for quite a while and given the great discounts across the travel sector right now it was relatively cheap.
The flight to Rome was fairly easy, it left on time and arrived on schedule, there was some turbulence but having traveled a lot over the last couple of years this has started to bother me less and less. Since we hadn’t checked in a bag we should have gotten off the plane and through customs quickly but Haydn thought I was still on the plane so stood waiting by the gate for ages meaning we ended up taking ages to get through the airport. We also had to be screened for Coronavirus, which added more time.
I hope you’re doing well? I have another ‘Day Trip’ style post for you as my Nan and Grandad treated me to a boat trip over to the Isle of Wight. Being from the south (Bournemouth) we have pretty easy access to islands like the Isle of Wight and Brownsea.
I hope you’re doing well? I am currently down south visiting my family for a couple of weeks and being treated to some really lovely days out! One of the first has been a day trip to Lacock, a little village in Wiltshire, which attracts many tourists due to its quaint charm and unspoiled appearance thanks to its near entire ownership by the National Trust. I was particularly excited about visiting since several Harry Potter scenes have been filmed there – most notably those around Hogwarts courtyard and corridors! *get ready for the photo spam*
I hope you’re doing well? This year for my boyfriend, Haydn’s birthday I treated him to a night away in Wales with tickets to visit Zip World. We had both wanted to do Bounce Below for a while since a trampoline park in a cave sounded like the coolest place ever (spoilers it was) and I decided to also add the Caverns experience since it was different to anything we had both ever done before and sounded equally thrilling.
I hope you’re doing well? I’m so excited to be writing my Croatian travel blog so that I can relieve some of the joy I felt whilst visiting the city of Pula. My boyfriend and I booked this on a the basis that it would be a “relaxation” holiday where together we could just chill. Typically our trips a busy, with a full itinerary for the days we are there – so it was a nice change of pace to breeze through the days more casually.
I hope you’re doing well? Okay so before I lie to you all, it was actually just 60 hours in Cologne but over 3 days – I’m a fraud for the search terms! Anyways, this trip was mainly about visiting Phantasialand; which was amazing, but we’ll get to that.
I hope you’re doing well? I logged back into my blog this morning and realised I’d never posted anything about the anniversary trip to New York! Haydn and I even managed to time the trip so we spent the actual day of our anniversary (6th April) in the USA – I have no idea how we’ll top that next year. Before we fly to Germany this weekend it seemed only fitting to have this travel blog up and published so let’s get into it!
We left for the airport after work on the 21st November, since our flight was early the following morning we stayed in the cutest Airbnb the night before. Our host was lovely, it was the first time I’ve stayed in a ‘private room’ not an ‘entire flat’ and I honestly think it was great – I’d do it again as it saves a lot of money.