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Places to See and Things to Do in 2018

So it’s all about ‘new year, new me’ at the moment but being ill over the New Year I have jumped on the bandwagon a week late. However, I have had time to think about some of my travel goals for the coming year! My main goal is to see more of Britain, and get outdoors a lot more!

Places To See

Referring back to my bucket list I made last year, I named five places in the UK I have always wanted to visit; Isles of Scilly, Snowdonia, Giants Causeway, the Farne Islands and the Cairngorms National Park. I managed to tick the last one off on my holiday to Scotland last September, and hopefully I will tick more off this year too!

In addition to those four, there are several more places I want to see, from places near to me in Devon and the South West, to spending more time in areas I have only visited briefly before, such as Cambridge and  Pembrokeshire.

Of course, I would like all my time away this year to not be limited to UK shores, and hopefully I can have trips overseas. There are so many places I would love to visit; Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Croatia, Iceland, Scandinavia… and that is just in Europe!

Things to Do

There is nothing like lying in bed ill and binging on Friends (thank you Netflix!!) that makes you want to get out and do stuff! I am never one for New Years’ resolutions, (I can barely stick to them for a week, so why bother?) but I make subconscious aims that I will stick to.

First, is to get outdoors a lot more, whether that it’s for a weekly bike ride, walks and hikes in the beautiful Devonshire countryside, trying a new outdoor hobby (Culture and Couture might have persuaded me to try out Geocaching – take a look at her blog on it here) or just spending more time outdoors any way I can. Sadly, working in an office 9-5 means little time outdoors most days, but just 30 minutes outside a day is good for your health.

Another aim for this year is to be healthier and more environmentally conscious. Of course, being outside and exercising more will help with being healthy, but there are several ways to be more environmentally conscious (take a look at my blog on eco-travel here) which I will go into more detail in a future blog.

Do you have any goals for this year? I would love to hear about them – leave a comment below!

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  1. The South West is absolutely beautiful – I used to live there and miss it so much! You’d absolutely love Bath if you’re into history, and just walking around the countryside is so therapeutic. Can’t wait to hear what you get up to this year xx

    Janelle | http://thenellybean.com

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