Well that’s Christmas done – hope yours was as good as mine? It’s definitely my favourite time of year, thanks to my excellent friends and family, and the non stop eating and drinking.
I keep having this idea that maybe I’ll stay in England for a few months, hang out, buy a house somewhere cheap and put my feet up for a while. Then I snap back to reality and wonder why the hell I’d want to do that when I could go anywhere.
Maybe next year.
I’m bringing the year in at Hogmanay up in Edinburgh, with quite a few of my travel blogger buddies. It’s going to be brilliant, I’m pumped. Well excited. Can’t wait. All of the above. And then I’m going to the stunningly, incredibly beautiful Isle of Skye to see if I can take a photo that does it justice.
From there I’ll fly off to Tignes in France for a skiing trip with a few journalists – let’s see if they can keep up with my mad skills. I don’t actually have any, I just like the sound of my fighting talk.
Then I’m chug chugging across on the train to Champuluc in Italy, for more skiing adventures, via Turin. It kind of just made sense to go there first, and kind of gave me another city to investigate for my where to go in Italy for a weekend guide.
And then I’ll finish the month off back in Florida, in the Florida Keys and Key West. Woohoo! Looking forward to hanging out with Monica from The Travel Hack for a week and exploring everything the Keys have to offer together. Rum, snorkelling, Key Lime Pie and sunshine, love it.
Busy January, ya?
I’m planning on going to Thailand for the month in February. I just want to chill, lie on the beach, do some scuba diving and hang out at some of the co working spaces there. I’m going to Koh Lanta and Koh Samui for three weeks, and then Bangkok for a week for the second DNX conference to catch up with my digital nomad friends. It’s not booked yet, but pretty much defo.
Woohoo, back in the USA again. This time for three months! I’m going to SXSW festival in Austin and then going on to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. A whole month in Texas – yeehaa!
So my plans are loose, but they look something like a few weeks in New Orleans and then up to Nashville and Memphis for a music tour. VERY excited. Although, this now might include a Deep South road trip with one of my favourite bloggers, see what happens.
And then to use the three-month visa that Brits are allowed up, I’ll go somewhere else in the USA – Portland? Seattle? Charleston? Alaska? Colorado? Georgia? Hawaii? Vegas? Chicago? Who knows?
I’ll probably be in Europe somewhere. I have this random idea at the moment that I want to live in Cardiff for the summer, but I also want to travel the Balkans, Scandinavia, to cycle from Berlin to Copenhagen and to go to loads of festivals, so we’ll see. I’m going to Barcelona for at least a week, and I quite fancy Croatia too. Oh, and Stockholm for the European TBEX (travel blogger conference), probably.
Top of my adventure list at the moment is either a 3-month trip to Patagonia or some time in Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. There’s a long time between now and then though – anything could happen…