#Take12Trips: June

Summer is officially in full swing, #PraiseHands. It’s my first summer in London, and I’m slowing down my out of country travel for a few weeks to see more of England and appreciate London’s warm weather and blue skies.

At the beginning of the month, I headed to Hampton Court Palace for a day trip. Mid-month, I took the train to Brighton for a day-trip, and could not have picked a better day- 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and nothing but sunshine. Since then, I’ve been using the weekends to relax and see more of a few London neighborhoods- Chelsea, Hampstead and Shoreditch.

My fall will be filled with travel, so I’m enjoying this slower pace for the next few weeks. Hope your summer is off to a great start as well 🙂


My travel plans for the year aren’t fully planned, but here’s what I’m thinking so far for #Take12Trips:

  • January: Moved to London (!!!), weekend trip to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • February: Weekend in Orlando and Disney World for the Princess Half Marathon 
  • March: A brief return to Austin and couple of days in Marfa, Texas, day trip to Oxford, and weekend in Paris
  • April: Weekend trips to Stockholm/Gothenburg, and Milan/Venice (praise hands for bank holidays)
  • May: Week and a half in Hong Kong, Macau, Japan
  • June: Stayed in the UK, visiting Brighton and Hampton Court Palace
  • July: Staying in the UK, visiting Bath
  • August: Quick trips to Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and Paris with my sister while she visits, and a day trip to Colchester, England
  • September: Long weekend in Barcelona and hopefully Seville, and Seattle for a wedding at the end of the month
  • October:  TBD, likely 1-2 weekend trips in Lisbon and Prague
  • November: TBD, likely a weekend trip reachable by train/short flight
  • December: Weekend trip to Germany to visit a Christmas market, and heading to Orlando to celebrate the holidays with my family in the sunshine


#Take12Trips in 2017 is a continuation of the only resolution I made in 2016- a promise to commit to doing something once a month. Anything counts- it can be dinner at a new place, visiting a new museum or spending the weekend at a cute B&B in the country. It doesn’t need to be an epic trip to a foreign country, just the chance to discover something new.

How about you? Are you planning any trips this year that you’re excited about?

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