I was all about Edinburgh Festival, Boomtown, this festival, that festival, and then when my friend bailed on Edinburgh I realised that I was relieved, not sad.
I need a break from all the adventure. Sounds crazy I know.
The last week in London was awesome. I’ve loved every second of seeing my friends, meeting with clients and just being in London, somewhere where I could read the language, understand the cultural references and know how much things are without working out the conversion.
Pretty bad for a travel blogger hey?
Well, not really. I’ve been travelling or nearly two years now. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I need a little time to actually work on the blogging, rather than the travelling part. And to just sleep in the same bed every night and get myself organised. I feel like my life is a mess in every way from my bank account and email inbox to my health and love life.
- I’ve slept in 57 different beds this year – we’re only on day 171.
- I have thousands of photos of at least 30 countries that are a mess.
- Who even knows how many hours of video?
- I need to make my ‘two years of solo travel’ video – here’s the one from my first year.
- My to do list is an epic scroll your way down spreadsheet that just keeps getting longer and longer.
So anyway, I’m not exactly stopping, just chilling out.
Summer 2016 plans
For the next 10 days I’m hanging out with my family in an apartment in Barcelona, which is awesome. We’re just relaxing, drinking and laughing.
From here I’m going to Greece. I’m going on an island tour with Travel Talk Tours. First stop Athens, then Mykonos, Santorini and then Ios. EXCITED. I’m going to take lots of dramatic photos and maybe even make a video. Anything could happen.
And then I’m going to Stockholm for a travel bloggers conference. I’ve got a room with three of my favourite travel blogger chums and I just know already it’s going to be an amazing week, filled with sightseeing, drinking and new friends.
And then, mid July, back to London to stay in an AirBnB in Stockwell somewhere for five weeks. Five glorious whole weeks in the same bed, well, apart from the weekend at Wilderness Festival. Still doing that.
And then it will be September. And who knows what will happen then. Well, maybe a little trip to Croatia with my friend Jen but apart from thhaaaaat.
Ok, so yeah, not exactly stopping travelling, just slowing down and cherishing the trips I have. Sorting my life out. Seeing friends. And ditching that crazy festival schedule I talked of before.
And exploring London, yay, SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO DO THERE!