It’s that time of year again: summer travel planning.
I’ve been pretty vocal in the past about how much I love travel planning so you can imagine how pleased I am to say I have now planned enough of my summer to share it with you all.
And better yet – my plans seem to fit in with my 2015 travel aims quite nicely.
So: what am I up to?
May: North Yorkshire and Mallorca
First up in May, it’s back to the UK, where I will be visiting the homeland: THE NORTH.
I will be squeezing in a quick trip home to Worksop and Nottingham, before I head up to North Yorkshire for what promises to be an incredible wedding. Think Pinterest-level decorations and a wedding dress hand-crafted by the bride and her lovely mum.
Photo credit: Archangel12, Flickr
A friend and I are heading up a little earlier that weekend to ‘make a weekend of it’ and we will be heading to the picturesque seaside village of Staithes (I can already smell the Fish and Chips), as well as instagramming our way around the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.
Photo credit: Andres Nieto Porras, Flickr
From Yorkshire, it’s straight off to Palma de Mallorca for 11 days of working in the sunshine. Though I will be spending my days working from our company office out there, I will be making the most of my evenings and long weekend by exploring as much of the island as possible.
I will also be in Palma for Eurovision, which I will be live-tweeting here.
June: London and Transylvania
During the first weekend in June, I’m planning on heading to London for my first proper visit in ages. I was there briefly in November 2014, but this time I’m hoping to indulge in a few more tourist treats. First on the list is the Sky Garden in the infamous Walkie Talkie building.
Photo credit: Vlad, Eff It I’m on Holiday
Then in late June, I’m off to Romania! That’s right – countless beautiful posts on Eff It I’m on Holiday have finally worn me down and convinced me to book my first trip to Transylvania. I will be visiting Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara, before flying out of Tirgu Mures. I cannot wait to visit the area’s beautiful castles and explore the Transylvanian Saxon heritage. I’m also hoping for some tacky Dracula tourist tat, too.
In mid-July, I will be returning to the other homeland: Russia. I will be spending a week spread across Moscow and St. Petersburg. Though I would be excited about visiting Russia at any time, this trip is going to be significant for me for a number of reasons:
- Firstly, I will be going with a group of friends and acting as tour guide. Though this is the position I normally elect myself on any group outing, this will be the first time I will get to show people ‘my Russia’ and explain exactly why I love it. I’m really excited to see what they make of it.
- Secondly, this will be my first visit to St. Petersburg since I lived there four years ago.
- Next, this will be my first trip to Russia in July and I’m excited to experience a real Russian summer.
- And finally, I will be meeting up with Anna from Home & Away Expat Blog in her hometown of Moscow, which will be a treat!
Photo credit: Dmitry B, Flickr
To be honest, Budapest in August isn’t so much a ‘plan’ as an idea that’s been floating around, but with the legendary Sziget festival held there in August, it seems like a great time to visit – right?
So there we are: my summer travel plans in a nutshell. You can keep up with my adventures on instagram here.