So here we are at the end of January already, one month down and only 11 more months of travelling to plan!
We have started the year off slowly with a week's trip to Scotland and my favourite town, Kelso, which has kind of got us in mood for planning some more adventures.
Read on for our travel plans for 2017…
February: Marrakech, a touch of the exotic
February is the perfect time to have a bit of winter sun; somewhere not too far, maybe 3-4 hours flight, somewhere interesting with some culture and history and somewhere we haven't been before. After discounting Cape Verde, Sardinia and Spain, we have plumped for Marrkech, exotic, oodles of culture and history, and even some shopping potential!
March: Some peace and quiet near Snowdonia and gentle times in the Cotswolds
We regularly apply for housesitting gigs on Trusted House Sitters, and we have two coming up in March. Looking after an unoccupied guest house in Barmouth while the owners have a break away and then a few days in Cricklade in the Cotswolds taking care of a lovely Golden Retriever.
April: Easter, and housesitting in Haarlem
We have been invited to Haarlem to look after 2 cats over the Easter holidays. We will travel on the motorbike, and maybe have a night in France on the way.
May: A long weekend in the Isle of Man, a few days in London and a day in Glasgow
May is a busy month, with 2 Bank Holidays at either end of the month, we are grabbing a long weekend in Port St. Mary in the Isle of Man, London for some art and culture and then a quick trip to Glasgow for a concert and some R&R.
June: Riccione and Bologna, Italy
As part of my web design business, I have been invited to go to Riccione in Italy by a client, for some sightseeing, motorcars and food.
So far, we have no definite plans for July or the rest of the year, though we have a long list of places that we would like to visit, and we might just take off at the drop of a hat. Possible destinations that are on the list include:
- Montparnasse, Paris
- Cadiz, Spain
- Santorini, Greece
- Sri Lanka
- Barcelona, Spain
Hmmm, an eclectic mix as usual! Watch this and see where we go!
Where are you going in 2017?