“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about my new years resolutions, and one of my main goals is to continue to expand my blog, particularly in relation to travel. I read a blog by need another holiday and was inspired by her post on #Take12Trips and thought, why not! We are a couple of days into January so that means I have a whopping 360 days to pack 12 new trips into my year. There is nothing that frustrates me more than wasting a weekend doing next to nothing so in 2016 I’m going to make the most of my time.

I don’t think this is going to be easy, but I am going to spend one weekend every month taking a trip somewhere. We are surrounded by such an abundance of beautiful countryside here in Ireland alone, so this doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. The Wild Atlantic Way is one area I definitely want to explore, and I also have the Garden of Ireland (Wicklow) on my doorstep. With the odd cheap Ryanair flight and an Airbnb I also plan on seeing at least 4 new European destinations.  I’d love to fit in one larger trip somewhere further afield, but we’ll see!


I really look forward to sharing my journey with you, and if you have any tips or recommendations, please leave a comment below!