Thanks to Suzie Speaks and her incredibly successful Facebook Group, Big Up Your Blog (opening up to new members soon), I have discovered a plethora of bloggers who write content on a wide variety of topics. There are blogs discussing mental health, fitness, emotions, vegan diets, family life, music, writing, and much more. There are also a number of travel bloggers in the group who leave me drooling into my empty suitcase every time I read their posts.
Some of my favourite travel bloggers include A Girl and Her Passport, A Brummie Home and Abroad, Global House Sitter, Wandering Darlings, and Deb’s World. They have travelled far and wide between them and offer up a tantalising taste of some incredible destinations.
I was thinking recently about the countries and resorts I’ve visited in my life-time and how I always try to add variety into our family holiday destinations so my three children see as much of the world as possible. They are not always as appreciative of the scenery as their mum (Pompeii!!!!) but hey ho, hopefully when they get older they will understand what a great privilege it is to have these opportunities.
So, my list includes (in no particular order):
- New York
- Catskill Mountains, NY State
- Monte Carlo
- Ischia, Italy
- Seville, Cadiz
- Isle of Wight
Many of the exotic destinations were just a day visit thanks to a P&O cruise, having said that, I wouldn’t have been able to reach so many different places if not for the floating hotel and it’s never ending supply of food!
The lovely travel bloggers have tempted me with Mexico, Venice, Qatar, and Iceland and my bucket list is getting longer. However, I am here to tell you that exciting news is afoot.
As of Sunday 9th July I will be taking a break from blogging for the sum total of ten days as I’m packing my bags and heading to AMERICA!!
Yes, I am a tad excited about this trip, not only because I’m going back to the U.S, which has been a dream since I took part in Camp America in 1994, but also because it’s for grown-ups only! Yep, I’m leaving the kids behind with mum and dad and dragging my aunt along instead (she didn’t need much persuasion if we’re honest!)
This ‘girls on tour’ trip is extra special because not only do we fly into Florida and stay there for a few days but we also get to visit and stay with my cousin, Bex, who has been living out in Arkansas for the past eighteen months.
I’m pretty sure I will be taking plenty of notes about my exciting adventure, and so I’m going to have to write an epic travel blog upon my return. However, I’ll warn you all now, prepare yourself for numerous photographs of me in a floaty kaftan sporting the no-makeup-sweaty-face look – I am a Brit after all, and the Florida and Arkansas heat might just flummox me.
So, there you go. Radio silence will begin as soon as I board that flight in Manchester but believe me, I’ll have plenty to blog about when I get home. Have a fabulous summer everyone; adios, farewell, au revoir… 🙂
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