What is 2013 going to hold for me on the travel front? While 2012 was all about making long-term solo travel to Canada happen, this year will see me fitting in adventures around full-time work.
Holidays to the Caribbean, Dublin and the Isle of Man are already in the pipeline, but what about my travel aspirations for the year?
This year, I’m going to sign up for an evening course to learn Francais. I studied basic French at school and am completely obsessed with French culture. My first and only trip to Paris in spring 2011 was a dream come true. My embarrassing attempts to speak French were not.
When I visited French-Canadian Montreal during the summer, my desire to learn this beautiful language was strengthened. Although many people spoke English as well, I felt rude not at least trying to speak the main language. And so there were many more moments where I spoke my awful Franglais. I want to be able to say more than Bonjour and Parlez Vous Anglais!
Visit a couple of cities in Mainland Europe
There are so many cities in mainland Europe that I haven’t been to yet and, being back in England, there’s no excuse not to make an effort to finally get to places like Prague, Berlin and Barcelona that have been on my bucket list for a very long time.
I’ll be keeping my eye out for opportunities and good deals to reach as many parts of Europe as possible. My target is to organise at least two European weekend breaks for later in the year, but hopefully I’ll manage much more. I’d also relish the opportunity to see more of France and Italy, but we’ll see what this year will bring.
Showcase my home city, Liverpool
I’ve been meaning to write more about my home city ever since I returned from Canada, but searching for jobs took precedence. With the the job situation now sorted out, I’m going to work harder to introduce regular articles and photos of Liverpool. I may be biased, but I love Liverpool and want to show it off. It’s a fun and vibrant city with a heart of gold.
I’ve said it already in my See My Travels roundup article for 2012, but Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!
Have you made any travel New Year’s resolutions?