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?