February was a tough month. There was so much happening at work, that if I wasn’t at work on the weekends, I found myself simply too exhausted to do a day trip somewhere in the UK. And, during the week- I started getting back into a workout routine (mix of boxing, CrossFit, running), which meant by the time I got home from work at night, I was too tired to do anything but sleep.
March looks like it’ll be a busy month too, but I’m setting the goal of carving out a bit more ‘me’ time.
February wasn’t a total wash for travel adventures though. At the end of the month, I flew to Hamburg, Germany for the weekend.
As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is an interesting contrast between old and new. A short flight from London, it’s an ideal place for a city break. Compact enough to explore on foot, I spent the majority of my time there walking back and forth between neighbourhoods, cafes, restaurants and the canals. Did you know Hamburg has more bridges than Venice?
On the Sunday I was in Hamburg, I started the day with a leisurely brunch and then hopped on a train to Bremen, said to be Germany’s most charming city. I was only there for a few hours, but it was just enough time to explore the city’s town square, historic quarters, taste German wines and indulge in some apfelstrudel.
All in all, a good, but busy month. 🙂
Favourite Moments from the Month
What is #Take12Trips?
#Take12Trips in 2018 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.
Since beginning #Take12Trips two years ago, the resolution to visit one new place a month has changed my life in ways I never thought imaginable. So excited to continue this promise to continue exploring the world around us into a third year.
Here’s what I’m thinking so far for #Take12Trips 2018:
- January: Weekend in Marrakesh, Morocco
- February: Weekend in Hamburg, Germany
- March: Weekend in Riga, Latvia & a long weekend in Norway- visiting Bergen and Stavanger during the bank holiday at the end of the month. Also trying to plan 1-2 UK day trips- thinking Stratford-on-Avon and somewhere in Southern England
- April: Weekend trips to Amsterdam to see tulips, and to Krakow, Poland
- May: I’d planned to head to Bali and Singapore, but I’m now thinking about pushing that trip back to September. Instead, I may head to Tel Aviv for a long weekend (such great flight deals!), and am planning on joining a few friends from the States on a road trip around Ireland at the end of the month
- June: Weekend in Cornwall, likely visiting St. Ives and Penzance. Given the shift in my Bali plans, also considering a weekend trip somewhere in Italy in early June, like Florence
- July – December: TBD
- December: Planning on spending New Years in South Africa with friends
How about you? Are you planning any trips this year that you’re excited about?