After yet another year has passed, I thought it was time to take a look back over how I spent this year. A time to reminisce over the good times and look forwards to those new travel plans to come.
Partying on the waterfront of Brighton
When we all go our separate ways for university, we all know its going to be hard but… When you begin to travel the country exploring new cities and beautiful locations, you remember its not all that bad.
Brighton has been one of my newfound favorite cities and a definite highlight of this year with a raving nightlife and an all round beautiful seaside town. My visit for 2016 is already planned, so if that doesn’t show you my love for Brighton, I’m not sure what would.
Pasties on the beach of Cornwall
I was lucky enough this year to visit the not so sunny Cornwall during February 2015. Charlie and I were invited down to stay with his grandparents in their beautiful cottage in the middle of basically nowhere. The cottage view was extremely lovely and we sat eating pasties by the fire – feeling extremely Cornish (I pretended). During our time here, we were taken on a tour of basically every lovely place in the area and I must admit it was beautiful – even if the driving is never ending.
Drinking coffee in downtown Barcelona
In March, I took my darling mother to Barcelona for her birthday and we were lucky enough to stay on the seafront, even though the weather wasn’t on point – it was still pretty lovely. During the day we explored the bustling city and its beautiful buildings and at night we drank wine whilst eating the most amazing food.
Dining at Ronnie Scotts in London
In June Charlie and I were lucky enough to have a long weekend stay in London where we stayed at the beautiful Ace Hotel and listened to the most fantastic jazz at the renowned Ronnie Scotts. During our time in London, we explored the area of Shoreditch and ate some delicious Japanese food.
Jumping off the boat in sunny Majorca
Again, I am so very grateful to Charlie’s grandparents for the most amazing experiences. In 2015 we were lucky enough to spend 10 days on their boat where we sailed from Majorca to Menorca, visiting some beautiful anchorages and islands on our way. During our sail we witnessed the dolphins swimming and some absolutely stunning sunsets.
Kayaking in the Mediterranean Menorca
During our sailing holiday across from Majorca to Menorca, we stopped off at Cala en Porter. During our time here we went cliff jumping, kayaking, diving and explore the Island. Located on the south coast, this was a beautiful location to spend the last few days of our trip to relax and try the most amazing seafood of the trip.
Swimming with phosphorescent plankton in Cambodia
During our stay in Cambodia’s national park on the beachfront we were told all about the plankton that glowed at night. On our last evening we built up the courage to explore the beautiful waters, which lit up as the plankton stuck to our bodies. Without sounding corny, we felt like we were mermaids.
Swimming in the waters of Hoi An, Vietnam
During our time is Vietnam, I was lucky enough to return to the beautiful seaside town and explore what it had to offer. The weather was absolutely wonderful during our time and we were fortunate enough to spend a few days on the beach in the luscious waters of Vietnam.
Exploring the mountains of Pai, Thailand
When we were in Pai, we were told mopeds, realistically, were the best option to explore the beautiful town of Thailand. For three days we rode out to the most amazing destinations we had ever seen including waterfalls, canyons, giant Buddha’s and land splits. The only advice I can give other than hiring these mopeds, is check the fuel before you leave the hire shop – or you’re going to break down on your way home and it might not be in walking distance.
Wandering the streets of Warsaw
For my 21st birthday, Charlie treated me to a weekend away in Warsaw. We stayed in the most beautiful hotel and had a to die for view over the city. Whilst in Warsaw we explored by bike, ate some incredible food and slept like kings in our four-poster bed.
Singing along to the Irish Christmas song
For a friend’s 21st birthday we endured a girls long weekend away to Dublin during the Christmas break. During the festive period Dublin looked beautiful, covered In Christmas lights and filled with Christmas spirit. We spend the days exploring the temple bar area and visiting the Guinness factory – and the nights on the pub-crawls and listening to live Irish musicians singing Christmas anthems.