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Our Travel Goals for 2019 – The Results Are In!

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January 2, 2020

Back in January last year, I wrote a post with our travel goals for 2019.

If I am honest it was a bit of a wishlist as we hadn’t booked anything and we had only just found out that my husbands job was safe after being threatened with redundancy.

As it turned out, 2019 turned into a best year of travel yet and I am not sure we are going to be able to beat it!

Visit Iceland

I went through the year lamenting that we had missed our chance to go to Iceland again, however, after failing to go away in the summer holidays and finding a really, really good deal, we spent October half term exploring as much of the beautiful country as we could squeeze into the week.


Disneyland – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

I spent a lot of time researching holidays to both California and Florida to get to see the new Galaxy’s Edge attraction, but sadly we just could not make it affordable for us.

Explore more of our beautiful country on foot

Although we didn’t do a family walking holiday this year, we did get lots of walking in, with visits to Snowdonia and Northern Ireland’s causeway coast.

Causeway Coast

Take the kids to Puy Du Fou

We spent May half term in Puy Du Fou before moving on to Futuroscope and exploring Nantes.


The kids loved both parks as much as I thought they would and next year we are hoping to visit their new site in Spain.


Be more adventurous

I have eventually earned my adventure stripes this year. I completed my Kayak out to Old Harry Rocks and have learned some climbing techniques and got to try my hand a riding a segway.


Invest in our own Paddleboard

We are now the proud owners of three paddleboards and an inflatable kayak!

SUP Board

We bought one and then realised that we were not going to get away with the kids taking it in turns!

See the Jurassic Coast from the Water

As mentioned above I did kayak out to Old Harry Rocks and around to Swanage Bay, but we didn’t manage any further along the coast.

Let the kids make their own travel list and make sure we tick them off

The kids did make their own list and although we didn’t tick all the locations off, we did complete most of them.


Not get rained off at Camp Bestival

Not only did it not rain, but Camp Bestival was back to its very best!!


Visit Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland was our first holiday of the year and my husband even got to complete his Game of Thrones filming location tour as well as squeezing in everything else that the kids and I wanted to see.

Lord Stark and Dire Wolf

I think 9 out 10 travel goals wasn’t bad!!

Did you achieve your travel goals for 2019?

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    Rebecca Smith

    January 2, 2020

    Well done on achieving so many of your travel goals! You did so well and managed to do so much!

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    January 4, 2020

    So happy you achieved most of your travel goals. Can’t wait to see where you go this year.

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    Ashley R

    January 4, 2020

    Such a great place for kids. I wish I wasn’t in the states so I could visit.

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    January 4, 2020

    Thanks for sharing your travel pics. These are beautiful places to go to.

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    January 4, 2020

    Reading your post makes me want to travel as well, so happy to see all your achievements and travel locations for 2019 and hope 2020 is even better

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    January 5, 2020

    So many amazing adventures! We’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland!

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    January 5, 2020

    I travel very often and I find traveling with kids make the trip more complete. You get more fun out of it.

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    January 5, 2020

    Omg so many fun adventures!!! I’m currently working on my 2020 travel goals!! Can’t wait to see what happens!

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    Dan "Jay" Reyes

    January 5, 2020

    These are cool travel goals. I like your pictures here too 🙂

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    January 6, 2020

    I’d say you did very well on your travel list! Looks like you had fun and made some great memories.

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