Travel Plans for 2017

January 8, 2017

You might have seen my travel wish-list for 2016 post and the 2016 wrap-up that proved I’m no fortune teller. In short, I guessed 1 out 7 correctly. I know, I know, I’m amazing.

So, let’s get started on my 2017 travel plans that will hopefully be more accurate than last years.

Valletta, MaltaLet me start off by saying, my mum and I are super cool. For Christmas this year we decided to buy each other a city break holiday in Europe and she choose Valletta in February. I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Ever since visiting Portugal in April, I love hot places in the off-season.Vilnius, LithuaniaMy pick for the Christmas present was Vilnius. A much colder option than Malta, but it hopefully won’t be so bad by the time March rolls around. *Flashes back to freezing cold Denmark in early March.* The thing I’m most looking forward to is visiting the city of Siauliai to finally see the Hill of Crosses. This year, it’s going to happen!Barcelona & Madrid, Spain Because my sister and I loved our trip to Portugal so much, we’re planning on having a similar holiday to mainland Spain during Easter. Barcelona and Madrid are definitely on the agenda, but I want to visit Bilbao, Valencia and Smurf Village too. Okay, maybe Smurf Village might be a little unrealistic, but one day.Toronto & Vancouver, CanadaAs the year is an odd number, that means it’s my turn to visit Jess. Except, well, that orange thing because president and the US is looking a lot less enticing. So, we’ll meet up in Canada instead!

I have family in Toronto so that means making a pit stop there will be inevitable. After that, I’m very tempted by Vancouver. But Canada is so big and has so many gorgeous cities, I know I might have to make several stops along the way.Seattle & Hawaii, USADespite that orange monster, the USA still calls and Seattle has been on my bucket list forever. Or at least since I got addicted to Grey’s Anatomy in the first year of Uni.

Since, I’ve decided to visit Canada and the US on my way to Australia, the only sensible option is to make a stop in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, aka, the vegan hotspot of America.

And yeah, I know, Hawaii isn’t the usual layover destination for Brits travelling to Aus, but if I’m on that side of the globe, it only makes sense, right?Melbourne, AustraliaFinally, my dream for 2017 is to start living in Australia. I know, I know, I’m super basic. It feels like everyone from my high school has spent a year working in Australia already and I’m going to be late to the party. However, since making an Aussie friend in Berlin, the country beckons and for me, it finally feels possible.

At least I’m choosing Melbourne instead of Sydney. That makes me at least a little less basic, right?

And that’s everywhere I currently have planned. It’s not half as exciting as last year was, but you know I’ll keep checking Skyscanner on my lunch breaks to see if somewhere interesting crops up.All pictures taken from Wikicommons

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  • Reply Rachel February 27, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Seattle is still a great place to visit despite that orange thing. The Pacific Northwest corner is accepting and open minded, after all our state attorney general was behind overturning the immigration ban! If you’re in BC, hop aboard the Victoria Clipper and visit Seattle for a few days.

  • Reply Rachel February 27, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Also, it’s not easy finding vegan in Hawaii. You’d think it would be with all the tropical foods in natural abundance there. It’s there, you just have to know where to look. There are other U.S. cities that are more hot for vegan than Hawaii. But, Hawaii is beautiful & definitely worth visiting! We try to visit once a year.

    • Reply LauraCawley February 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Yay, thanks for the tips! It was youtuber Megan Elizabeth who said Hawaii was very vegan friendly but she’s fully raw so I guess it is just the cool fruits and vegetables. The hiking trails and great views are what appeal to me most. Thanks for the comment!!

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