Last year I made some travel resolutions, only they weren’t really resolutions. You see I’m not really into that. However I do like to set myself little goals and challenges throughout the year. Not only does it keep me motivated, but it gives me more of a purpose when I have something to work towards. In recent years, my main goal has been to travel as much as possible.
In 2016 I ticked off:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Osaka, Japan
- Kyoto, Japan
- Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Naples, Italy
- Sorrento, Italy
- Barcelona, Spain
- Paris, France
It was pretty damn awesome, and I loved every minute of it.
I’ve got the travel bag…I mean bug!
Let’s get a little practical for a minute. Travelling, especially when you only have cabin baggage, is not easy. I’ve been trying to hone my suitcase packing skills in recent years. I wouldn’t say I’m a pro, but I don’t do too bad. Of course having a trusty travel bag that you can take on your holiday is super important too. I like backpacks because I can easily shove all of my stuff for the day inside (read: camera, snacks & phone).
However I’ve always gone towards large backpacks. These can be difficult when the airline you’re flying with only allows one cabin bag. So this year I’m swapping my big backpack, for something a bit lighter – the Mini Beauchamp by Knomo London. It has a ton of pockets, which means I can fit a whole bunch of stuff inside. It’s also small enough that no one is really going to make a fuss about you bringing it on the plane with your case. Not that I’m suggesting people ignore this rule, but a tiny backpack never did anyone any harm, right? And if you are caught out, you can always pop it inside your perfectly packed case.
2017 Travel Resolutions
So what’s in store for 2017? Well I already have plans to visit:
Phew, that’s a lot. Anyone would think I’ve got the travel bug.
Keep an eye out on my travel tag for more!