It’s the time of the year when all of the newspapers, travel agencies and websites are feeding the best destinations, the most affordable deals and the most luxurious hotels for 2015. So it’s difficult not to start planning your travels for the next year, especially if you are tempted even half as easily as I am! The world is full of amazing destinations to explore and oh boy, wouldn’t it be great to visit in every single one of them? Well, mission impossible, one might say. Anyway, travel tips are fun to read and thanks to them, you can get some really nice ideas for your future travels.
Since moving back to Finland in August, every single travel plan for this year has failed. First I was supposed to go to Stockholm, then I was supposed to go to Tallinn, and I was also planning to catch a last minute travel deal to somewhere warm. Whether the reason was a job interview agreed exactly for the date of travel, fully booked boat, losing a dear pet or having a sprained ankle, I wasn’t able to make any of these trips. But one thing is sure: before the end of the year I will definitely travel to Kihniö, which is a small municipality in western Finland where my mum has rented a cottage for Christmas and she asked me to visit for a couple of days.
In 2015 I will start working on my bucket list. I will start with the gems of the United Kingdom, that I haven’t yet visited, meaning Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Obviously I will take along my personal travel guide, my English boyfriend Daniel, who has also lived in Wales and who, the most importantly, knows how to drive a car on the wrong side of the road. In Scotland I can cross over a few things from my bucket list: Loch Ness, visiting the tiny little piece of land my brother and sister-in-law bought me for my 30th birthday and spending a night in a haunted house or hotel.
The thing is, when we are spending a night in a haunted house, it has to be either in Finland or in some English speaking country. There’s no way we would be able to understand a ghost communicating in Romanian or such. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a haunted hotel or mansion in Finland, but I trust in Scotland that will be easier. At least based on the ghost hunting programs we love to watch!
Also, in spring 2015 it will be three years since I last traveled outside Europe. That’s why I started my project Fiji, that I have been advertising a lot in social media. At the moment I’m in Top 2 in the leader board of this contest, so if you are kind enough, you can still help me to win a dream holiday in Fiji by clicking this link. Don’t forget to take part in the contest yourself while doing that.