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2017 Summary, 2018 Travelling

Gareth Goes Places - Scottish Highlands

First of all, Happy Belated New Year.

Yes, this post is a little late and I apologise for that, however, I wanted to start off 2018 with this post.

Last year was an incredible year. It was the year that I started to get into travel a lot more, like seriously, so much that I got the travel bug and visited 9 countries. It was also the first time I solo travelled, Poland being my first solo destination.

December was a very busy month, of course with Christmas and my 21st birthday, but also visiting 3 countries. Hungary, being my favourite out of them all. I visited Budapest for three nights. It’s such a beautiful city, especially during Christmas and at night with all the lights lit up. After spending time there, I then began to move on to my next destination Bucharest, Romania. That was also a great city – they had a lovely Christmas market right in front of the Parliament building.

For 2018, I plan to visit more countries, some long-haul destinations such as Bali, Barbados and maybe a few others. Feel free to recommend some in the comment section below. I also plan to continue doing Europe city-breaks every few months, hopefully visiting more countries than last year.

Whilst I’m only twenty-one, I had set a goal a few years back to visit 25 countries before 25. If I can reach that goal by 22 I will be very happy and will proceed with a bigger goal. Thinking about it, I’m not too far off (19 countries), so this should be quite an easy goal. I’m thinking jumping up to 50 countries before 30. That could be an interesting one.

The countries I plan to visit this year are below.

  1. Portugal
  2. Switzerland
  3. Netherlands
  4. Austria
  5. Slovenia
  6. Croatia
  7. Denmark
  8. Slovakia
  9. Faroe Islands

Any others I visit will most likely be close to those destinations.

When you can find flights from £10 return, it’s hard not to take up that offer, so expect plenty of blog posts and photos from my travels this year.

So, that’s all for now! Where do you plan to visit this year? – Let me know in the comments below!

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