Did you see my favourite writing and posts in 2013? Now lets take a look at where I managed to travel to for the year. I managed to to get a fair bit of travelling done, perhaps even consider it a landmark year as I went for my first overseas travel blogging conference and FAM trip.
In total, I spent about 38 days travelling, which is the same as last year, and given I had 18 days compared to 22 days last year, am quite happy with what I managed the same amount of travel.
- Dayang diving trip (Mar) – 3D2N
- Brisbane wedding (Mar) – 4D3N
- Bali birthday holiday (Mar) – 4D3N
- Kuta FAM trip (Aug) – 3D2N
- Dublin/Prague solo trip (Oct) – 16D15N
- Maldives diving trip (Nov) – 8D7N
2013 trips for The Occasional Traveller
My first trip was a nearby jaunt up to Dayang, Malaysia in early March where I took my rescue diver certification. Not a particularly exciting dive trip, but mission accomplished! Dayang trip recap here>>
Then I headed up to Australia a week later to attend an Unholies wedding out in the vineyards of Brisbane and spent some downtime in the city. Brisbane trip recaps here>>
At the end of March I spent my 29th birthday up in Bali, Indonesia with some friends, just catching up on sun, sand, sea and surf in our private villa. Bali trip recaps here>>
There was a long, long lull without any travelling, but I got a slight reprieve in August when I was invited out to Bali again by the Sheraton Hotels to check out the Sheraton Bali Kuta, a nice break after a busy work month. Kuta FAM trip recaps here>>
It was almost October by the time I finally got to head out on my annual solo trip and found myself headed to Dublin, a last minute choice to attend my first travel blog conference and workshops – BlogHouse and TBEX, while checking out the best this beautiful green country had to offer. Dublin trip recaps here>>
After all that travel blogging, I then headed to Prague, my original destination for my annual solo trip, where I enjoyed a cool autumn week on my own. Prague trip recaps here>>
My last trip for the year was the long-awaited scuba diving trip up to the Maldives where I spent a week living on a boat and finally saw my whale sharks and manta rays up close! More Maldives trip recaps here>>
Trips in 2014
In 2014, I’m hoping to do more trips, short weekend ones around the region to show you more trips you can undertake even as someone who holds a full-time job. First up I have a short rest and relax trip to Bangkok over the weekend with my girls in January (Was last there in 2012 – check out my posts here). Then I’ve booked another one to Perth in April to chill out. Maybe a Phnom Penh / Siem Reap trip in February and a Bali trip in March which is still being confirmed, and thinking about where I want to go for my big solo trip.
Where are you headed to in 2014? Share your trip ideas here!