I love planning my next trip, so I thought I’d share my travel plans with you. Here’s what I’ve got coming up here on the blog, and where I plan to spend time for the rest of this summer (aside from Brighton, of course!).

Bristol, South West England

With a rich maritime history and a strong cultural identity, Bristol is full of artists and activists. It was Britain’s first cycling city, and its environmental credentials have earned it the status of European Green Capital. It’s also one of my absolute favourite places in the world, so I’m looking forward to telling you more about my trip!

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Bath, South West England

Conveniently located a fifteen-minute train ride from Bristol, Bath is a completely different kettle of fish. Where Bristol is a bit rough and ready, Bath is a poised and sophisticated UNESCO world heritage site. With history coming out of its ears, beautiful architecture, and some fantastic shopping, Bath is well worth a visit.

Architecture in Bath

Edinburgh, Scotland

With hills and sea and beautiful buildings, Edinburgh is another favourite city for me. It seems like every block has an amazing view of something different at the end of it, and I just want to keep going back to explore more.

Edinburgh

Béziers, South West France

I can’t wait to jet down to the south of France for my summer holiday this year. We’ll be staying with Ben’s parents at their place in a village outside Béziers, and I intend to spend as much time as possible sitting around the pool drinking wine. Also on the agenda, a trip to the medieval city of Carcassonne, a bit of time in Toulouse, and a spot of wine tasting. I can’t wait.

Beziers

My Surprise Birthday Treat

Ben is being a sneaky one and has booked a secret weekend away to celebrate both of our birthdays (mine is in April, but we’re taking the trip over his birthday in July, when the weather should be nicer). I’m letting my usual need for all the information fall by the wayside, and I’m in that weird state where I’m excited, but I don’t know what it is I’m excited about. The suspense is killing me – less than two months to wait!