Where I want to go 2016 

Today most people went back to work after the Christmas break. I was one of the lucky (smug) ones that didn’t. Having been in New York between Christmas and New Year I wanted to have a few relaxing days at home before getting back to the 9-5. 
One thing I found myself doing today was looking at different ideas of where to go this year. It also led me to looking at lots of the ‘2016 holiday destinations’ lists that lots of travel operators/magazines have put out. 
I’m sure there is good logic around why the certain destinations made it onto these lists and it’s interesting how so many included similar if not the same destinations. But really who decides why a destination makes it into the list? 
Anyhoo I’ve put together a hit list for myself this year. I’m fully aware I won’t get to all these destinations but it’s a good place to start and helps prioritise where to go. 2015 was a good year I went to Marrakech, Essaouria, Paris, Melbourne, Regional Australia, Wales, New York and Devon so I needed to make sure I have a strong list for this year. 
I already knew that Nashville would feature on our list as the fiancé is keen (massive country music fan!) and it’s actually been listed on a few ‘2016 holiday destination lists’ so we are bang on trend!
I’m already booked up to go to Portugal for a girls holiday in the summer for some much needed sun. 
I’ve longed to see the Northern lights for YEARS so a little email from Easyjet claiming 20% of some flights led me to check out how I could get to Iceland later in the year. This will be a winter holiday. Although I also would adore going to Canada so that’s a long haul option and makes my list for this year. 

Other closer to home destinations include 

Amsterdam 

Rome 

Edinburgh 

Lake District 

Poland 

Sicily or Sardinia 
Let’s see where I end up!

If you have any suggestions or tips where your heading this year let me know! 
  

Awkward 2nd post 

So I’ve got the awkward first post out of the way and now onto the almost as awkward second post. I feel like it should be something profound but I doubt that will happen. Soz

What do I want to say, what should I say, do I do it about me or about what I want to achieve, use it as a precursor about what this blog will be about. So many questions… 
If I’ve not lost you yet then stay with me.

I’m a lover of travelling, adventures and general wandering around this amazing world of ours. I live on the other side of the world from where I was born and grew up. My parents took me on my first overseas trip at 10 years old and those itchy travel feet have followed me ever since. 

Fast forward and now I’m a 30 something female who works my day job in media. Not only do I love going new places and experiencing new things I also love (should read obsessed) taking photos. 

So this blog will be a combination of travel ideas, stories, pictures, where I’ve been/going to, tips, ideas and hopefully in time contributions from others who have been to places I’ve not yet got to. As most of my wandering has been with a lot of great girl friends (the fiancé isn’t so keen on travelling he prefers going to ‘our gate’) there will be a lot of posts focusing on girl trips.  

If I’ve sparked interest then do follow here or on Instagram (thewanderingdarlings) or sign up for email updates. 

Phew second post done

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Let’s get started

They say to start with what you know. So for my first post I’m going to start with just that

  • I know that the world is huge and could take a lifetime to travel
  • Work and normal life gets in the way far to much…. buuuuuutt it funds our travels
  • During our adventures we will spend so much time in airports, bus stations, train stations, ferries, planes, cars, buses, trains but these add to the stories of our travels
  • You will meet so many different people from different cultures, different walks of life and probably someone who is from just down the road
  • You will do things outside your comfort zone
  • You can be anyone while you are away

and most importantly once you get the travel bug that’s it you have it for life!