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 about 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 ☺

  5. September 12, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Definitely pitch to some companies and see if you can review places in the UK to stay. It might help you to visit some more. You’ve done amazingly well so far. I went to Palma at the end of last year. It’s so, so beautiful. I really wish I could live there. x

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