So it’s a new year and that means lots of exciting travel plans to make (or that’s what it means to me at least, lol!)… As usual, my travel plans have changed somewhat in the last month or so, but here is a rough outline of my plans so far for 2019 (although most are still subject to change!!):
We have a week booked at a sports resort in Lanzarote – you can read about our trip there a couple of years ago here: An Active Week at Club La Santa, Lanzarote. I am looking forward to having time to exercise – but it will be lovely to get some warmth/sunshine in the middle of the British winter too…
I really want to go on a submarine!! Strange, I know, but I’m intrigued. It has recently come to my attention that there is a submarine museum in Portsmouth so I am determined to go and visit! As Portsmouth is quite a distance from us, we are planning on going down for the weekend (it’s not booked yet, but I’m on it!).
In early June we are off to Download Festival for the weekend, which should be interesting as it will be Freya’s first time camping at a festival! Hopefully she’ll enjoy it (we took her for the day in 2018 and she had fun, so fingers crossed)!
We have booked 3 nights in Keswick in the English Lake District in June whilst Freya is on tour with her school jazz band in Germany. Whilst we are there we will mainly be out walking and climbing in the mountains (with maybe a bit of kayaking thrown in for good measure) – this is a trip I can’t wait for as the Lake District is probably my favourite part of the UK!
We are (hopefully) off to Marrakech for a few days this month. It’s somewhere that has been on my bucket list for such a long time so I’m very excited about finally making this trip.
The other trip we have planned for August is a few days in Wales to do some more outdoor activities… The plan is that we will be camping on this trip… so fingers crossed for good weather!
I have been wanting to go to Lapland to see Santa since Freya was tiny – this year I think we will actually make it… yay!
My 19 in 19 Challenge
Also this year, I am also planning on doing the 19 in 19 challenge. This is basically a challenge to do 19 new things in 2019! Some will be travel related (to visit a new city/country), some are experience related (to take a helicopter flight) and some are just random things I’d like to do (learn Arabic, do an outdoor survival course, etc), so watch this space for more details…
There will probably be other trips added in as the year progresses but this is what our year looks like at the moment… interspersed with visits to lots of different swimming pools in England to watch Freya compete!!
What have you got planned so far for 2019? Or are you more of a ‘let’s wait and see what opportunities arise’ person? Let me know in the comments below…