Thursday, 2 January 2014

2014 Travel Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! 

Two days into 2014 and the London sun is shining - that's got to be a good omen - and hopefully the year is starting how it means to go on as in a matter of days I'll be jetting down to New Zealand for the first time in 21 months. 

Aside from the jaunt to Aotearoa my year is a blank slate when it comes to travel - all I know is I have 4 weeks to spare and an extremely itchy pair of feet.

While I have no set plans a girl can still dream - so here is my travel wishlist for 2014...

Turkey Sailing

Stunning coastlines and cheap prices, Turkey is the new Croatia when it comes to European sailing holidays.

As Dalmatia grows in popularity and prices inevitably rise, the gulet sailing trip is looking like a winner.

Sun, sea and lazy days - bliss!

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Group Travel

Russia, Morocco, Jordan - these three destinations are high up on my must-visit list, but there's a catch - I'd like to visit with an organised tour.

After the incredible experiences I had on tours in Egypt in 2011 and more recently in Bosnia, I believe certain locations are best experienced with local guide.

People have a lot of preconceptions about organised tours - most will be wrong - but nothing beats having a guide who can speak the local language, understands the customs and can give you a direct inroad into the country and  the culture.

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A little closer to home, I also dream of an Irish road trip in 2014.

It shames me to say in the last three year's of living in the UK I've only managed to make it to Belfast, so this year will be the one where I explore my adopted backyard.

Watch out Emerald Isles - I'm coming for you.

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