Upcoming Travels: I’m Headed South!

I’ve gotten into this great & lazy habit of sucking out all the information I can from my blog readers about things to do when I travel! Before I went to Norway and Prague, I asked y’all for your advice and you did not disappoint, so here I am… being lazy and doing it again 😉

It turns out that I’m *actually* keeping to my 2017 travel bucket list pretty well so far, and in just a couple weeks I will be heading off on my newest adventure…

Here’s the plan (let’s see if things actually happen according to it), and if you have any knowledge or advice (including your own experiences, your friends/family’s experiences, posts I should read, etc.) please let me know in the comments below.

The adventure will be starting off in GIRONA, SPAIN! This is a little city not too far from Barcelona, where I will be meeting up with some of my international student buddies from last year. We told each other we would visit each other in all our foreign countries, which at the time seemed like a distant dream, so I can’t believe it’s actually happening!!

I honestly know nothing about Girona (apart from the fact I visited family friends there when I was 8 years old and have a giant scar on my knee to show for it, lol…), and my friends will be busy during the day with classes, so *please* send any advice my way on the best things to do!!

Drooling over memories of Spanish breakfasts in Valencia last year… can’t wait to see how the north does it!

Next up is BARCELONA, SPAIN. I haven’t been back to Barcelona since aforementioned knee-destroying childhood vacation (story for a separate time, my friends). I remember LOVING the aquarium but that’s essentially it. I will actually be going to Barcelona twice (with a trip back to Girona in between), once with my friends and once on my own. So especially if you know of any solo-lady things to do in Barcelona, hit me up! My interests include: coffee, gluten free tapas, coffee.

Another of those Spanish cortados I love so well

The second leg of my ~southern spring break adventure~ will find me jetting off to ORLANDO, USA. Actually, like, ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MCO), USA, because after that I’m promptly headed to a little town on the western side of the state for………….. drum roll ……….. swimming with manatees!! This is my childhood dream, and of the countless times I’ve visited the fam in FL I have never done this, so to say I’m excited is an understatement.

I really, really wasn’t planning on going back to the USA for my spring break, as I’ve been all like *oooh must take advantage of being in Europe before visa expiry* but we found some super, super, super cheap flights and made it happen! I’m so excited to see my grandparents, parents, great aunt and uncle, especially as 1) it’s been AGES since we’ve all been together, and 2) if I hadn’t gone back to the USA now, it would’ve been a straight 9 months without seeing any family, longer than I’ve ever gone.

From SMALLTOWN WESTERN FLORIDA, USA, we are heading to my grandparents’ home. So please hit me up with any advice for Northwest Florida!! I don’t really need advice for Vero Beach as I plan on doing *nothing*. (Other than eating, beaching, and playing cards with my Grandma, that is…Hi GJ if you’re reading!!).

And then…. well, I’m hopping back on a plane to the UK, where I begin the last segment of my Masters degree! (I’m not hyperventilating, you’re hyperventilating!!).

Anyway, friends, that’s the plan at least! Hit me up with all your advice, and of course your own spring break plans. Make me jealous! I love a good spring break (here’s my post on the best. one. ever.).

Sarah xx

I’m linking up with Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This (who just had a freakin’ baby go congratulate her!!) and Marcella of What a Wonderful World for Wanderlust Wednesday!

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      1. Yep, Crystal River is actually the only place that you can legally do it! There’s tons of great charters you can take, plus if you choose to rent a kayak or paddle board you can also get in with them that way.

  1. Wow, that’s great! i’ve never been to Girona, but I’m gonna be in Madrid in May for the second time. Love Spanish food :)) Enjoy your trip!

  2. Sounds fabulous! I haven’t been to Spain yet but hope to one day. Check out the Instagram Saints of Old Florida for some Florida ideas.

  3. Sounds awesome! By the way, I love the look of your travel blog. Super inspiring! I’d love to know what theme you use if you’re up for sharing.

  4. I haven’t been to Europe yet, so I have no advice to offer. It sounds like a wonderful adventure though! As for Florida, head to Destin and Panama City Beach if you can! They are beautiful!

  5. GOODLuck! We are from northwest Florida (destin and Pensacola areas) that Spanish breakfast looked amazing btw.

  6. Wow! That’s some cool itinerary planned. I wish you have a great time and post about your travel experiences. Looking forward to it!

  7. Sounds like you have a bunch of adventures coming up! Spain sounds amazing. You’ll have such a great time!

  8. Such exciting travel plans and wow so many places in a short time! Can’t believe you’re making a quick hop over to the US, but trust me, I know what it’s like to miss family and just need some good rest and relaxation time. AND first SPAIN! So excited for you, you’re going to love it! I’ve never been to Girona, but I’ve heard great things and Barcelona is well, Barcelona! I’ll message you some must dos in Barca, but honestly I don’t know the city too well. I think Courtney of Adelante might have a gluten free eating post for Barcelona though …. I’ll check it out ! 😀

  9. That’s a really great/diverse spread you have for your break: friend meet up, crossing a major ocean, checking off a life goal, and family time. I wish I had that much planning foresight for my trips lol. Have a great time and go back refreshed and ready to combat that hyperventilation 😀

  10. Enjoy your spring travels! I’ve just got one big load of Czech travels in my future for this spring… with possible Austria jaunt, we’ll see 😉

  11. Ahh so many fun things! My friend went on a solo trip to Barcelona and loved it. She said wine and coffee were both cheaper than water there so really…that’s all I need to know to want to visit.

  12. Yay! Well done on sticking to your Bucket List so far! I am surprised that I am doing the same! Sounds like an amazing trip! Have fun xx

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