2019 was an interesting one for me. An unforeseen (not that they’re ever foreseen) broken foot meant I didn’t get to travel as much as I’d have liked this year, but hopefully next year I’ll be back ticking off my bucketlist with a vengeance. Despite this, I did manage to take a dream trip to Mexico and return to a couple of my favourite European cities for the first time! So without further ado here’s a look back at where I went this year…
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.
While it’s a truth universally acknowledged that 2016 wasn’t great for the world, personally I was lucky enough to spend more time than ever before exploring new places and ticking some of my never-ending bucket list. Here are just a few of the amazing experiences I had this year through my travels in Australia, Indonesia, Fiji and South Africa.
In a couple of days time (10th December to be exact) Kat is Travelling is officially a whole one year old and although I haven’t had as much time to put into my blog recently as I did back when I started I’m still proud that it’s managed to attract 50,000 page views and 20,000 users in that time. It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers but when you put it into perspective that is a huge amount of people to have stumbled across this one little page amongst so many on the internet so to anyone reading this, whether you’re here for the first time or you’ve been following me since the start, then a huge thank you. It’s really the people that take the time to leave a comment or send me a message on social media that give me the motivation to keep going with this on the days when I just don’t feel like writing.
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