Despite my extremely lofty travel expectations, I haven’t traveled nearly as much in Europe as I would have hoped- I’ve ventured off to only two destinations (Germany and Turkey) in four months! But my lack of travel is probably a good thing considering I’m saving up for so many future trips. And plus, with almost five more months in France, I’m sure I’ll be able to squeeze in a few short-distance train vacations before the end of my stay here. My current goals are Brittany, the French Alps and Northern Ireland… so stay tuned!
Here’s my agenda for the rest of 2013… any destination advice is highly welcome!
Travel Bloggers Unite in Rotterdam, Holland
Images clockwise from top left: Kinder Djik, Discovering Touring Europe, Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet
This year the annual Travel Bloggers Unite conference will be held in Rotterdam, Holland. This is my first travel blogging conference so I’m super excited to meet up with some of my peers as well as explore a bit of the Netherlands! In addition to Rotterdam I am hoping to make some side-trips to Kinder Djik, the land of the windmills, as well as Delft, a city blessed with gorgeous Flemish architecture.
Travel blogging buddies- who else is going to TBU in Rotterdam?
Big European Summer Trip
Images clockwise from top left: National Geographic, Charter World, Landmark, Auto Algarve
Every year I choose somewhere in Europe for my big summer vacation. (rough life, eh?) Last year it was Corfu, the year before that it was Rome and Sardinia, and this year is up in the air- but I’m thinking of continuing in the same warm-weather, beach vacation spirit.
Here are my top four choices currently: the Costa Brava of Spain, the Algarve of Portugal, Corsica or Budapest. I’m leaning towards enjoying some cheap holidays in Spain because the Spanish Costas have the best beaches and I seriously need to get my sangria on. Wherever I am I plan to relax, soak up some sun and celebrate my 23rd birthday!
I have a ticket booked for July 25th to return stateside, where I plan on enjoying at least a month with my family at our beloved cottage. There is no place more dear to my heart than our cottage on Lake Huron.
Images clockwise from top left: Been as Fish Bowl, Koh Phangan Thailand, Terry Ting Chaleun, Blue Marlin Diving
This feels so good to put in print- I am planning a trip to Southeast Asia that I have been dreaming about since I was 17. My Southeast Asia bucket list so far consists of volunteering at an elephant sanctuary, taking Thai massage and cooking classes, partying until dawn at the Full Moon Party and FINALLY learning how to scuba dive. My planned budget is $6,000 spending money (not including the flight) for four months… do you think that will be enough?
So, what am I missing? Any advice would be fantastic!
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