When I compare this year of adventures to 2014s adventures off the top of my head I immediately think there haven’t been as many. But, when I really think about it, there have been a lot! Just not ones that are three months long like in 2014.
Here’s what my year of adventures looked like, what about yours?
I was lucky enough to win a writing competition with Lonely Planet and the prize was possibly the best thing I’ve ever won (even better than Polly Pocket Mall set I won when I was a kid!).
I was to spend a week in Edinburgh, all expenses paid, as part of Blogmanay. We were given press packs, took photography walks, watched Lily Allen welcome in the New Year with plenty of fireworks, met incredible travel bloggers including Nomado Matt and Hey Nadine, had delicious dinners, took part in the Looney Dook, visited the Isle of Skye and Loch Ness and even watched a cabaret!
Snowdonia National Park
The following weekend after my return from Scotland I headed over to Wales with my boyfriend for a birthday getaway. He found us the most luxurious airbnb I’ve ever stated in. We roamed Snowdonia National Park and had a lovely weekend away from the city.
Adventures in March
It was time for a skiing adventure! My holiday allowance from work was running out but I still had a few days left and so went to Grenoble to stay with friends from my year abroad. We spent two days skiing and then spent a day exploring Grenoble. I loved being able to share my favourite places from when I lived there with my boyfriend.
Exploring Scotland with Visit Scotland
In may I was invited on a press trip with VisitScotland to celebrate their new TV advert! This was one of the most incredible trips I’ve taken this year and it probably had something to do with that helicopter ride!
I spent the second bank holiday in May learning how to kitesurf. It was quite the experience and one I’m keen to repeat. It’s annoying it’s such a weather dependent sport!
Adventures in June
A weekend in York
I was invited to stay in The Black Swan and try their new tasting menu. The was one of the stands out hotels of 2015. The service was lovely, the food incredible and I LOVED that a breakfast in bed service came in standard, such a nice touch.
As the hotel was up in helmsley near York, I also got to visit York for the first time! It’s such a beautiful city!
I took my Mum away to Lake Como in Italy for a week. We had a lovely, lazy time in the sun drinking wine and eating lots of ice cream.
Lake Como vlog
Adventures in July
A road trip in Northern Spain
A road trip in Northern Spain with my boyfriend. We rented a car for a week and headed across Northern Spain. We were pretty ambitious with the distance we tried to cover but it was definitely worth it. Most memorable moment was definitely getting to see the botefumerio in action in Santiago de Compostela!
My first triathlon
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Not a travel memory, but something I’m proud of. In September I completed my first triathlon. Sure it was a long one but for someone who hates running and didn’t even own a bike, I was pretty impressed with myself.
A week in Morocco
In November we headed to Morocco. I was desperate to see Marrakech as everyone raves about it. I wasn’t as blown away by the city as I thought I’d be, but I still had a great time!
Christmas Adventures in December
Christmas in Gothenburg
A Christmassy weekend in Gothenburg! After some research on Christmas markets I settled in Gothenburg and was so glad I did! I fell in love with this little city and I’m pretty sure Sweden in general…