I’m most certainly not a travel blogger: I don’t go on nowhere near enough holidays or trips for that to be a reality unfortunately. As much as I wish I could book a dozen small getaways a year, that’s not realistic for me… And probably for a lot of other people too. However, over the last few months I have thoroughly enjoyed talking about holiday type things a bit more. I recently wrote a post about what holidays mean to me and I have a post coming up next month about my favourite Disneyland Paris attractions. These are a nice addition to my blog, I absolutely love writing them and it’s always lovely to look back on wonderful holidays you’ve taken. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do today! I’m dipping my toes in the nostalgia pond today and talking about some of my favourite holidays; both near and far.
Also, apologies for the quality of some of these photos. Some were taken way before a decent camera ever entered my hand!
I went to the La Plagne with my school in year 11 for a skiing trip and it’s a holiday I will always, always remember. It was my first (and at present, only) foray into skiing but I absolutely loved it and would love to go back again, on my own, so I had a bit more freedom than what I did have when I was with my school. Skiing is a wonderful sport and past-time. The mountains are beautiful and you could really, really lose yourself in them.
I think France is going to feature quite heavily in this post (I’ve been 6 times overall!) but if you know me at all, you’ll know that Disneyland Paris was going to be mentioned in my favourite holidays post. I’m not going to waffle too much about this one because earlier in the month, I wrote an entire blog post about what Disney means to me, where I mention Disneyland Paris. It’s my happy place. I can’t wait to go back.
Gran Caneria was the first Canary Island I visited with my parents. When I was around 10+ we had one big family holiday a year, in the summer holidays when I wasn’t at school. Our first destination was Spain, the second was Majorca but then we visited Gran Caneria and for the following 3 years, The Canary Islands were our destination of choice. I think they’re an amazing selection of islands and I have really fond memories of my holidays there. Suited for families, couples or groups of friends you can find some Holiday Gems to Gran Caneria on the Holiday Gems website.
The Lake District
Getting a bit closer to home now, I’m a huge, huge, huge lover of the staycation and UK holidays are some of my favourites. I haven’t actually been abroad for a good few years now but I don’t feel like I’ve missed out at all due to all the gorgeous destinations I’ve been to in the UK. One of my favourite of these trips was The Lake District where we stayed in a gorgeous bungalow overlooking the Solway Firth into Scotland. We visited the lakes, went to the zoo, a farm, went on a boat ride. It was just a really lovely holiday.
I’ve visited Paris twice, again with my school (I really loved school, in case you couldn’t tell!) and again, it’s somewhere I’d love to go back on my own. But oh the culture. Oh the culture. The beauty that is Paris. It truly is beautiful and I don’t tend to like cities (I like 20 minutes from London but bloody hate the place) but Paris is phenomenal. I’m yet to experience a true romantic break in Paris though…
I’m going to have to leave this post here otherwise it’ll be far too long. I’ve been on so many amazing holidays and trips with so many amazing people, it’s really hard to narrow down. I think deep down, they all mean so much to me that I’ll never be able to truly pick a favourite. They’ve all been incredible experiences which have left me with lasting memories – just what holidays are supposed to do!
What are some of the best holidays you’ve been on?
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