You may not have heard of the South Caucasus region before but you have probably heard of the countries it encompasses… Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. I have to admit that I know next to nothing about this area of the world and I love finding places off the beaten track so I was really keen to find out more about what there is to do there! I have seen a lot more travellers visiting these countries recently and they look so beautiful but they also have so many historical gems to discover. I enlisted the help of Andy Brodwich to share with us 9 amazing places of historical significance that will have you wanted to book your ticket to the South Caucasus region right now!
I’m going to be completely frank here because why not? This blog post was scheduled to be my Solo Traveller’s Guide to Lake Como but, as is so often the case, I appear to have run out of hours in the week to sit down and put that together. Blame my full-time job, the fact I am going to be away ALL weekend and that I went to see Sara Pascoe last night when I could have been writing aforementioned blog post (I’m sure you won’t hold that against me though!)
So instead, as I sit here waiting for online check-in to open for my flight, I thought I’d run through my travel plans for 2018 – at least those I’ve made so far! This involves minimal research on my part so here’s hoping I can squeeze it into the few hours I have free before the weekend… if you’re reading this (then hello from the past!) and also I did it!
It turns out that 2017 was very much the year that I explored more of Europe, a goal that I have had since returning from Australia and realising how much there is to see on my own doorstep. It is also of course the year that I properly adjusted back into having a full-time job since starting the blog, which has obviously very much affected my freedom to take spontaneous trips.
I think ultimately I’ve been moderately successful at squeezing in some weekends away and making the most of a few bank holidays but this is definitely something I aim to improve on in 2018. I started the year well but in the second half of the year I’m definitely guilty of letting work overwhelm everything else and I only got away for 2 days between July and December.
For the longest time I missed out on getting the cheapest flights, just because I didn’t know how flight prices worked or have the right tools to use to find myself the best deals, even though they were always out there! Seeing as I’m now a dab hand at getting my mits on bargain flights I thought I’d let you all in on a few of the secrets so that you too can save your pennies for the destination!
It’s fair to say there’s a particular film blowing up right now that’s about to give everyone some serious inspiration to visit it’s location… and it got me thinking about all the places I’ve never really been bothered about but suddenly yearned to go to after watching a film. There are some films where the location is such a starring part of the film that it’s almost a character in and of itself because it leaves such an impression on the audience. These are a few films I love that left me with a serious case of wanderlust for the places featured…