Sometimes I think it’s bad to have a whole year planned out, but then I remember that when I had a desk job my work year was planned, so why not as a travel blogger?

Also, I’m a planner and I like to know what’s coming up, otherwise I spend loads of time planning the future and not enough time living the now.

I had an incredible January in Japan. If ever you get the opportunity to go out there I’d definitely recommend it. So much to see and do, whatever you’re into. Two weeks in Taiwan flew by with the Chinese New Year celebrations, meeting some cool people and chilling on the beaches in the south.

As for the rest of the year here’s a rough outline of where 2015 is going to take me.

Feb and March in the Philippines and Indonesia

Plans for February 2015

More surfing, swimming with thresher sharks and checking out the stunning beaches of Palawan while I’m here. I’ve always wanted to go to the Philippines so pretty excited at the thought that it’s actually going to happen. I’ve booked on a 5-day sailing trip round the islands, so excited.

And of course, Bali is a rite of passage for every traveller. I’m going to throw myself into the backpacker life there but also make it out to the Gili Islands and Komodo Island for some peace and quiet too. 

I haven’t planned anything in stone yet for Indonesia, so any suggestions welcome!

April in India

My plans for 2015

Finally! My friend Chloe and I have been planning on going to India for years and at last we’ve managed to commit. I’ll be going to Delhi to do the Golden Triangle tour (Taj Mahal!) by myself and then I’ll meet her and her awesome hubby Stu in Kerala for two weeks of cruising the houseboats, exploring the rainforest, partying in Goa and ending up in Mumbai. Two of my favourite people in the world and a destination I’ve heard so much about – very excited!

May in Spain

Spain Lloret del Mar

I’ve decided to go to TBEX this year which is a huge gathering of travel bloggers to have fun, chat, hang out and explore Lloret del Mar in Spain. It’s a conference, but not like the stuffy conferences you might be used to. Looking forward to meeting up with old blogger friends and making some new ones too. I’ll be exploring Girona while I’m there, and will pop into Barcelona on the way back too.

June in Toulouse, and possibly two other really exciting places

Toulouse sunset

It’s one of my best friend’s hen weekends in June, in Toulouse, France. Her parents have recently bought a really cool house so we’re going over to check it out. Last girl’s holiday before the big day at the end of the month! Don’t think there’ll be any Magaluf-style antics though – more chilling out with a bottle of the local red and soaking up the sun.

Then there are two other possible trips, which I’m really excited about, but I don’t want to jinx things! 

July and August in London

Travel plans for 2015

In among all this jetting round the world and having awesome adventures I do really miss my friends and life in London. And no matter where you go, there’s no better atmosphere than a London park in summer. So I want to go back for two months, have a taste of the old life and catch up with work and friends.

I feel like there’s so much in London I haven’t seen yet so it will be cool to be a tourist in my city. I won’t be sitting still though, obviously. I’m going to Secret Garden Party, Shambala Festival and possibly Latitude and Wilderness too. London, festivals, summer and friends – it ‘s going to be a good one!

September in Cuba and Cambodia

my travel plans 2015

Back to school with Cuba for a week! My mum and I are popping over to revisit Havana, sup some daiquiris and enjoy the beaches of the north. It’ll be mum’s first time flying long haul so it’s going to be a pretty special holiday for both of us.

Then I want to go to Cambodia for the rest of the month too.

October in Thailand

My travels in 2015

I’ve only been to Thailand once, on a press trip to Phuket. I’m definitely interested to see some more of the country, particularly all these paradise islands you hear so much about. We’ll see.

November in Iceland? And the Canary Islands

2015 travel plans

I really want to go to Iceland Airwaves Festival, but we’ll have to see where the money’s at at that point! Tickets sell out by July so I’ll decide before then. It would be a pretty expensive week – but a pretty awesome one too.

Then I’m planning to spend the rest of November in the Canary Islands, in particular Fuertaventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife. They might seem like strangely common destinations, but they’re hot in the winter, and I could be working on another exciting project…

December in… who knows?

How exciting – I could be anywhere! (skiing hopefully)

Are you around in any of the destinations when I am, let’s hang out?!

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