We'll fly away

Way back in last January one of my new years resolutions was to travel more. I'd always had such grand plans to see the world but I'd never really had the chance - or the money - to put it into practise. Boy did I make the most of my annual leave at work in 2013! I took mini breaks to Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Bristol, Derry and Cardiff with a week long trip to Bodrum, Turkey.

Now that I'm in my second year of having a proper job - not being an intern is still a novelty! - I'm looking to broaden my horizons and splash the cash. I'm keen to take a lot more luxury holidays next year to see much more of the world and Emirates Holidays offers such an amazing range of holidays if you're looking to go further afield! After all, I work hard for my money so why shouldn't I be globe-trotting in style?! There's no point heading off to exotic places like Mauritius or Dubai if you're going to scrimp getting there. I'm always on the look out for places that have a lot of history - geek alert - and something out of the ordinary. A bit of a culture shock can be a good thing at times. This is why city breaks appeal so much to me at the minute. A beach isn't always a necessity for me personally - although it's nice to have a cheeky week away in the sunshine! Barcelona can kill two birds with one stone as you'll be able to see the city sights and soak up the rays on the beach. One beach i'd love to visit would have to be based in the Caribbean. I'm not that fussed as those pure white sandy beaches and crytsal blue seas are what dreams are made of.

My bucket list seems to get longer by the minute. At the moment finally heading to of Europe is priority. Luckily i'm doing that with this years trip to the Big Apple. I have such a huge fascination with the US. It's just feels so loud, massive and brash - no two places in the country seem the same. High on the top of my list of places to visit include San Francisco, Miami and Chicago. Other than America i'd love to explore Japan, Hong Kong and the Caribbean. Two weeks in Cuba sounds like my type of heaven - not least because of the rum!

This new years resolution looks set to be the same. This year I'm off to New York, Glastonbury festival and hopefully will have the Christmas markets in Bruges and a mini UK break for my boyfriends birthday. Looks like I better start saving my pennies pronto! It's my first time flying outside of Europe so to say i'm excited is an understatement.

Have you got any snazzy holidays planned for this year?

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  1. Definitely have to arrange a Dream Team trip to Paris!

  2. Seconding Sazfaz! I'm so excited for you re: New York, still! Fingers crossed this year brings plenty of travel opps (:

  3. I am trying to travel more this year. It makes you realise that life is only about one thing. This world that were in. If we don't see and try to understand the world we live in, I don't know how we can really feel that we've lived!

    I'm off to Amsterdam for Kings Day, then possibly Norway and a few other places! Can not wait :)

    Katie <3

  4. NY will be very exciting, I loved it there! I need to book myself somewhere exciting this year too (I'm thinking Russia maybe or India!), and I completely agree that scrimping just isn't fun anymore! We work hard for our money so why not splash out a bit? xx

  5. I would love an actual holiday this year, but I fear that house-hunting is going to prervent that.

  6. I would love to travel more, there are so many places I would like to see :) xx

  7. No holidays planned yet but I am longing for warmer days and sunshine. This post has made me want to go away right now!

  8. Wow, you did get around last year!! This year we are hoping to make it to a Greek island in the summer, Kefalonia maybe? Last year's only holiday abroad was our 16 day honeymoon to Switzerland and Italy which I have still failed to write up on my blog though still intending to!! X

  9. I really want to travel more but it costs so much, trying to save my pennies though, I would love to see more of Europe!

    Maria xxx

  10. I'm the same I love travelling and the little breaks are what gets you through the year until your summer holiday comes round. I havent got any planned yet so far this year and its horrid! Best get planning. I'm extremely jealous about NYC id love to go back!


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