I swear I love writing my annual travel plans blog post nearly as much as actually planning the travels! As in years past, I’ve organised this post into the travels I’ve already booked, the travels I’m planning but haven’t booked yet, and those destinations I’m just dreaming of…
I, for one, am cozying up at home for the rest of 2019. No more travels for me, but lots of time to reflect on the year that was. Last year I wrote a 2018 travel favorites blog post, reviewing the best (and worst) moments of the year. It was so fun to write, and a big hit… a lot of you ended up writing your own posts or sharing your own travel favorites in the comments!
If it can fit in a stocking, it can fit in a carry on! That’s why stocking stuffers are the ideal gifts for travel lovers. Chances are, if your loved one is a travel lover like me, they don’t want big, bulky, or expensive items for Christmas. Personally I prefer to spend my time (and money) up in the air, seeing the world, and material possessions just drag me down. I think this is a pretty common quality among those of us with wanderlust! Check out these stocking stuffers for travelers as you’re shopping this year.
Quebec City is a magical place, no matter the season… but it’s particularly special in winter. You can trust me on that one. I just got back from my fourth trip to Quebec City and have now experienced it in all seasons! We wondered at the flutterings of the season’s first snowfall, bathed outdoors in a Nordic spa, and cuddled up inside with hot mulled cider. As I discovered, there are plenty of things to do in Quebec City in winter.
This was my fourth visit to Quebec City, a place that has long had a special spot in my heart. How can I describe Quebec City to you? At the top of a steep hill, you find yourself in a pocket of fairytale French architecture, surrounded by cobbled streets and castles. But are there gluten free Quebec City options, or is this a fairytale you’ll go hungry in?
I’ll let you in on a little secret… my absolute favorite thing to do in London is explore Borough Market! Not least because there are gluten free Borough Market stalls galore.
Looking for the best things to do in Cheddar Gorge? Dan and I just got back from a lovely few days based in Cheddar Gorge, exploring Somerset. When we arrived, we knew we wanted to do as many Cheddar Gorge walks as we could. However, we had plenty of time (and plenty of rain) to explore other activities in Cheddar as well.
Dan and I recently took a road trip through Somerset, where we stationed ourselves in Cheddar Gorge for a few days, and tried all the Cheddar Gorge walks we could. I’d just spent the last two months hunched over in the library studying for my board exams, so I gave Dan full travel planning powers. My only requirement was somewhere I could get fresh air.
Driving through the patchwork farmland that characterizes the English county of Somerset is more than picturesque – it’s the definition of classic English countryside. Then, you arrive in the cobbled, winding streets of Frome and ‘picturesque’ reaches a new level. During my recent Somerset road trip with Dan, I knew I wanted to visit this quaint little market town… but besides being cute, are there actually things to do in Frome?
I rarely buy travel souvenirs, but when I do it’s always after spending an inordinate amount of time perusing the local postcards (with lofty goals of someday putting these in a scrapbook). Of course, I get lazy and never sort out the postage and addresses, which is why I have a pile of unused postcards growing on my desk! So I was pleased when I recently came across a company that lets you design your own postcards and mail them anywhere in the world. With MyPostcard, it is super easy to send a postcard online or through their app. They organize everything – all you have to do is put in your photo and type up your message.