I love a good train journey. Whizzing through the countryside while you sit back, relax and take in the views beats driving, hands down. No risk of traffic along the way. No need to concentrate hard on what the other drivers are doing around you. Heck, you can even have a beer. What’s not to like?
So, here we are, at the end of another year. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back and review where we went, what we did and what we learnt.
2018 was my first full year of being a travel blogger. I started the blog mid 2017 and had a stroke of luck in October 2017 when one of my posts was featured on WordPress Discover. This was a huge boost in confidence and readership and really spurred me on to ‘make something’ of the site.
Early into this year, I decided to think about planning some bucket list holidays for 2019, which would mean a lot of saving up, in turn also meaning that we put a self imposed ban on flights during 2018. Perfect for a travel blogger trying to perfect their skill, don’t you think?!
As autumn was kicking in a couple of months ago, I started to do that usual thing where you check your remaining leave days at work and wonder how you can squeeze in an extra little break. It turns out that I had a few days left to take before the end of the year, so I had a little think about where I could go. As if by magic, a Eurostar emailed pinged into my inbox tempting me with their latest deals, and recommending some Christmas Markets across the Channel.