Travel: My 2017 travel plans

20172016 has been quite a good year for travel for me. In February I went to Germany for the first time, I stayed in Dusseldorf and visited Cologne before getting the train over to Rotterdam and then Amsterdam. I stayed in Amsterdam for five days which you can read about here. In July I went back to Cologne with Essence Cosmetics, so I got a proper chance to explore the city as when I went in February everything was shut and the weather was awful. In less than a month I will be going to Florida and this will be my first time going to the US, my first long haul flight and something I’ve wanted to do for a long long time. After this, I’m not going anywhere for the rest of the year but I have plenty of plans for 2017!

Barcelona
As you might have read, I won two return flights to Barcelona at an event with Monarch Airlines recently. I have until the end of next August to use the prize, so I’ve decided that I would like to go over at the end of May/beginning of June for Primavera festival. I need to save up for the festival ticket and the hotel but I’m hoping I can make it over there. I’ve never been to mainland Spain (only Majorca) and I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona, so I’m really excited!

Prague
I really want to go to a new country that I haven’t been to before in 2017 – in 2015 I went to the Netherlands, in 2016 I went to Germany and will go to the US and I really want to go to Prague so that will tick a new country off my list. I know a couple of my friends really want to go too, so hopefully we can get ourselves a cheap deal and can have a weekend break.

Amsterdam
My absolute favourite city – I’ve been twice now and I really want to go back again next year. There’s not much that I haven’t done there, but I would just love to go back and experience it all over again. I love the cat cafe, I think it’s the best one I’ve ever been to so I will definitely be paying them a visit again.

Paris
My second favourite city – I’ve been every year for the past three years (twice in 2015) but won’t be going at all in 2016, so I really want to make sure I get back there next year. I really want to visit Musee d’Orsay again and finally get over to see the Palace of Versailles.

Depending on my job situation, I would also like to go on a last minute cruise – I love the idea of being able to visit a few different countries all on one holiday.

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  1. October 31, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Hi there Hayley,

    I love all the places your intending to visit next year and thought I might offer a little help along the lines of your Barcelona trip. I went at the beginning of the year with my mum and little sister and absolutely adored the place.

    Check out what I got up to and a great tip on the nicest tapas bar I’ve ever been to here.

    Otherwise I also love Amsterdam and will hopefully be heading there myself in 2017. Prague is way up there on my must see cities as well as Paris, but I’m going to leave the last one to my other half to plan when he’s feeling particularly romantic and has saved up some pennies to spoil me.

    I really enjoyed reading about all your strangeness and wish you all the best in 2017.

    Thanks Laura

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