12 in 12 2017/18 Update and Future Plans

At the beginning of 2017, I said I wanted to travel more this year. I expected a couple of trips, maybe a week in a beach resort somewhere and a long weekend, and that was it. Then I got well and truly bitten by the travel bug. Inside Laura’s Head quickly became a Travel blog with a little bit of Lifestyle, as opposed to the Lifestyle blog with one or two Travel posts it was last year, and my Instagram became one hundred percent travel.

I heard of 12 in 12 from a few other Travel Bloggers and have always said no, not for me-I’m buying a house, I need to be sensible with money, I can’t travel that much this year I just can’t. Then I got to three months in (I’m starting the year from the 30th March, when I did my first trip, to Palma-and realised I have made a big dent in my 12 in 12 so sod it, I may as well finish the job now!

12 in 12 challenges you to visit 12 cities in 12 months (or 12 countries, should you choose-my budget will DEFINITELY not stretch that far this year) and so far I’ve done:

  • Palma, Majorca
  • Liverpool, England
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • London, England
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Leeds, England (okay so it’s my nearest city but it still counts!)
  • Durham, England


7/12 completed, in just 3 months! Do you see why it’d be silly for me to not continue now?

I am planning, over the next few months to hit:

  • Cardiff, Wales (potentially in August)
  • Krakow, Poland (hopefully September)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (maybe October)
  • Manchester, England (sooner rather than later!)
  • York, England (again as soon as possible)
  • I’m also trying to fit in Edinburgh at some point!

Financially I’m not in a position to book something for the next few weeks but I’m hoping that changes very soon. You never know, I may be really lucky and get to go on a press trip (my dream!) somewhere-which would just be the icing on the cake for my blog this year. Cross your fingers for me please guys (and if you’re a brand wondering who to invite on your press trip-*pick me*)

Which cities would you hit if you were doing 12 in 12?



  1. Romeca
    July 10, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Fabulous cities to visit! You’re so lucky you get to travel so much! I really want to visit Bath and Cornwall next xx

  2. July 10, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I love Edinburgh. I really want to go again. It has a certain smell I feel which sounds ridiculous but Its something that sticks in my head.
    That, the cobbled mile and sound of bagpipes. GOD I LOVE EDINBURGH!

  3. July 10, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    This is so fun!!!! I love this concept. I think I may have already ticked off 12 this year But that’s probably because I’m an American so to see my family I have to go to 2 cities in the US! I’m going to keep track of my list now. So fun!!!! Excited to hear how the rest of your travels go.


  4. July 25, 2017 / 8:36 am

    Love this, hope some brand whisks you away ☺

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