Its a new year and a new post for 2016. I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year celebrating it with friends and family. Enough of the formalities lets dive right into the plans for 2016.
“THIS GUY IS GOING EVERYWHERE”
You may be wondering why I have started this post with a quote. Well on a recent shopping trip I found myself needing to also pop into STA Travel and get some answers to a few questions on insurance and also investigate into further travel plans. I was asked what they could help me with to which I replied a long list of things I wanted to do and the manager came over, friendly as they always are, and asked what sort of plans I had in mind so again I reeled off the list of plans to which the lady helping me, Claudia I think her name was, said – yep you guessed it – “This guy is going everywhere.”
In all honesty I’m just intrigued in what is out there so of course I will look into more than I can probably handle but none the less there is no harm in me trying to work it out.
Travel Plans 2016
There are several parts of the world I wish to go to this year and then there are some already concrete plans. The following places will be the ones that I have set in stone and a future post will follow with where I’d like to go in 2016 IF I can make it work.
Berlin, Germany – February 2016
In brief this decision came around New Years Eve 2015. Myself and three friends, who when I do a write up of the trip you’ll likely get to meet, are escaping the United Kingdom in February. Some people may ask why and my simple answer to that is because why not.
I’ve asked a few friends on what they suggest to see and do in Berlin and many have said Checkpoint Charlie as a place to visit and also to walk the wall early morning when people aren’t around. So these will be things I will aim to achieve during the trip specially Checkpoint Charlie as I heard you can get a stamp for your passport which is pretty neat.
Currently in the process of booking flights and accommodation at the time of this post being written. We are looking to use Airbnb for accommodation for the trip and will hopefully be able to save a nice chunk of money overall.
Reykjavik, Iceland – April 2016
Iceland! Well this is not somewhere I saw myself going any time soon but after another friend and I got talking we spoke about travel plans for the year and I asked whether she’d like a companion on the trip and luckily her response was “sure id love a companion for iceland!” RESULT. I was in and that was the second adventure of 2016 sorted.
There is so much that I want to see and do in Iceland and luckily will have 5 days to do it. With time now ticking down to this trip as both accommodation and flights have been booked naturally the only thing left for me to do is look into what and when. Already we have discussed the first days plan and its looking likely to be a dip in the thermal pools at the Blue Lagoon. What a way to start the trip I mean just take a look at this place.
Photo from the site www.sushi-suzuki.com
There will be more on Iceland closer to the date and follow up posts from the trip itself so keep an eye out for those.
Road Trip Across America – August 2016
As some of you will know I am going on a road trip across america with a company called Trek America who quite simply have been great from the first point of contact. After joining them on an adventure in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in 2014 I just knew that a trip had to be done and America had been in my sights for some time.
Without a doubt this is the most expensive out of all my travel plans for 2016 but it is also the one that will – as it stands – be the longest trip. With a total of 26 days on the road. 21 days on the tour with Trek America and 5 days off the tour to explore New York and Los Angeles by myself or potentially with the people I meet over the trip.
With so much going into this trip I will be doing a few posts on them before and after the trip but I want to get those posts perfect so I can do the trip justice as I feel I won’t be able to portray just how amazing this will be. Even sitting here writing about it now I just want to tell all about the places I will visit, the length of time some of the stretches of road will be and more! But it can wait a little longer.
With my plans out there now and you guys filled in to what my year ahead will look like I want to know what your own travel plans are whether its abroad or local let me know.