1 January 2015

2015 Travel Wishlist - Travel Linkup

We can't quite believe it - this January linkup post will mark a whole year of amazing stories, beautiful images and fantastic bloggers all joining in this wee linkup.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We thought we would usher in the New Year with thoughts of adventure, exploration and amazing new horizons; Travel wishlists for the year ahead. As this is published I'll be starting the year off in my home country New Zealand; hopefully settled comfortably on a sofa with my Brother and new Nephew. They say that the first hour you spend in a year will auger the rest (in 2013 it began on the Southbank, and 2012 we were drinking celebratory Sake in Japan) so mine will hopefully be with full of friends, family and adventuring (with a flat white hopefully clutched in my hand at some point). 


2014 was simply an incredible year - we saw the Northern Lights Dance in Norway, ate Brownies in Amsterdam, sampled genuine Belgian chocolate, kissed the Blarney Stone, explored London Lavender fields and felt the sun warm our bones on the English seaside. Not too shabby really.

As we're already planning on another trip to the other side of the world in 2015 for a huge family Christmas, tiki-touring through the South Island and eating a few pies; the rest of our trips are likely to be shorter-haul, longish weekends. We'll see what we manage to pull out of the hat!

I would love to;

Watch the sun set over Santorini and Athens whilst sipping a cheeky ouzo
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Athens, Greece - Courtesy of Kelly - Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes
 Cross St Michael's Mount in Cornwall and see what all of the scone fuss is about
St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall - Courtesy of Sarah - The lovely WanderBlogger
Explore the cliffside townships of Budapest and indulge a little
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Budapest, Hungary - Courtesy of Kelly - Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes
 Saunter through the snowy Scottish Highlands and sip their exceptional Scotch
DSC01032 1024x768 Runawaykiwi invades a castle, chats with a deer and finds a loch or two, Kiwi Expat In London
The Scottish Highlands - Courtesy of Rebecca - Runaway Kiwi
Explore a few more Scandanavian sunrises and ryvita breakfasts
Tromso, North Norway - Wanderlust Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi

...experience the delights of Abu Dhabi and maybe another road trip or three around Britain with some of the craziest Kiwis I know. I can't wait to see what the New Year brings!

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72 comments :

  1. Bring on the 2015 travels...so much to see and do! Can't wait to make giant sandcastles in Abu Dhabi, can't wait to get January out of the way so I can make sooooo many plans xx

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  2. Happy new year Emma! When you make it to Cornwall, do let me know & pop in for a cuppa (and a cream tea!)
    Janie x

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  3. There are soooooo many paces on my list that I am scared to actually make one. Hope you get to go to some of these places.

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  4. Can totally recommend most of your plans! You'll love Greece if you get there! Santorini is lovely and give Athens a few days too! Enjoy x

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  5. Hmm... I'd like to go to Santorini as well. Girls trip? x

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  6. Aw I'm definitely wishing to head to Cornwall and Greece as well in 2015! There are so many things I am hoping to do! I now have a stable job and salary so I want to plan so many different kind of escapes!

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  7. "They say that the first hour you spend in a year will auger the rest"... I'm going to pretend I didn't read that! It doesn't bode well for me. Cornwall's on my list as well x

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  8. I would love to go to Santorini!!! All the pictures from there seem gorgeous :)

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  9. Such a good list. I would so love to do Santorini but the BF has already done it, so will be many years before that dream comes true. Thank you for allowing me to join travellinkup. Looking forward to meeting at the end of Jan. xxx

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  10. The Highlands are wonderful and you should definitely come back to Scandinavia! Greece has been on my bucket list since forever but I won't make it there this year but maybe I can live vicariously through you then ;)

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  11. Yes please!! Let's make this a thing!! X

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  12. I just want to inhale all of Greece - dreams of Italy, London & Greece got this Kiwi over to the UK in the first place!

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  13. Reach for the stars - you might only end up at the moon but who knows where you might be if you hadn't reached for them in the first place!

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  14. The world is a kiwi-wanderers oyster!!

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  15. Oh, you must - there are so many fabulous options!

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  16. Er, I was hanging out on a friends' farm in the wop wops of Wellington ;)

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  17. We LOVE having you as a linkup lady Zoe, no need to thank us!!
    (Ps. Sounds like a girls trip to Santorini is in order for you too...!)

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  18. Love your list! One of my all time dream vacations is Santorini and I would also love to go to Bora Bora at some point.

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  19. Seriously! I never seen an ugly picture of Greece.

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  20. The sunset in Santorini is so pretty and is well worth the journey to the island! Some great plans for they year!

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  21. Even if you only get to do a couple of these, that would still be a fantastic year! We are headed to the Scottish highlands in April with my mom and dad! I can't wait!!

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  22. @KarenBurnsBooth2 January 2015 at 13:37

    Happy Near Emma! I am not sure what I should do, link up with my travel posts? Karen

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  23. Love your ideas - especially the Cornwall one! I can give you chapter and verse on Cornwall if you want it! Just make sure you get the jam on the scone before the cream, or the Cornish will be unimpressed! See you for tea later this month!

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  24. As a raised-in-cornwall gal, if you do get to Marazion, check out Cobble Corner - a run down newsagents we once owned :) and I suggest getting drunk on pimms and sneaking over in the dead of night!

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  25. Kasha Dubaniewicz2 January 2015 at 20:48

    Sounds like you have an incredible year in store, Emma! St Michael's Mount looks stunning - can't wait to read the post! xxx

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  26. What a great list, I would love to return to Budapest. It's my first travel link up and I really enjoyed putting it together.

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  27. Glamorous Glutton3 January 2015 at 14:50

    Sounds like 2015 is going to be a lot of fun. We've got Cuba booked and France, of course. A road trip to scotland and well... we'll see what else we can fit in. GG

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  28. Some wonderful past travels and future ones. I would love to visit Budapest as well, looks like such a beautiful place!

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  29. yep. I'm totally on board. this sounds incredible! epic even. ;)

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  30. Even your short haul trips seem so exotic to me :)

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  31. Happy New Year Karen! At the bottom of the widget at the end of this post (all the wee picture boxes) just click 'add link' written in the blue box and paste in the relevant post ☺

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  32. FLAT WHITE + CAT = RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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  33. Fabulous!!! Have a wonderful year Mrs London Kiwi.

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  34. I'm so with you on the Scandinavian sunrises thing, but not sure I can fully get behind Ryvita! :)


    Have an incredible 2015 :)


    Gemma

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  35. I enjoyed our little trip to St Michael's Mount- for the novelty aspect, I think it's worth walking across in low tide! Then cruise around all the other little towns in Cornwall, they're lovely!

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  36. I love your list of wished for experiences - I hope you manage to fit them all in :)

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  37. Sounds like you have a fun year of travels ahead. Please report back on the scones at St Michael's Mount!

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  38. What an amazing year planned! And what an amazing year you have had! I might actually get to the South Island this Christmas for the first time when we head home for the holidays - I'm super excited!!
    I'm posting my travel summary for 3014 on Thursday! Will be sure to link up :)
    Sarah xo

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  39. Happy New Year Emma. Sounds like you are going to have another amazing year! If you make it up to Scotland, do drop me a line - I'd love to meet up with you. Vohn x

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  40. I cant wait to see what you find out about scones in Cornwall! Hope you make it to all your destinations!

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  41. Me too Sam - or a few different places as well :) We need to get Downton on the go somehow!

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  42. I will definitely Vohn - I just need to get it all booked in now!

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  43. Fingers crossed we get to a few of these incredible places!
    It's crazy we haven't been to the South Island right??

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  44. Fingers crossed with a little organisation & corralling of the husband...!

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  45. That's why I'd love to go - plus Cornwall sounds luscious - cheesy I know!

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  46. Pot, kettle there Erin! Your possible trips sound just so exotic...

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  47. Oh, that sounds amazing - such fantastic foodie holidays too!

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  48. We love putting them together, but we adore reading everyones posts the most! Thank you for participating :)

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  49. Happy 2015 lovely - cheers to adventures near and far!!

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  50. I have my fingers & toes crossed Kasha!

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  51. Oh how cool - I'll let them know you sent us ;D

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  52. Any advice would be brilliant - can't wait to see you for tea!

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  53. Ha I guess that's true. I'd still prefer yours though. :)

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  54. very excited, looking forward to it! here's some of my favourites, but there's loads more where that came from... http://travelwithpenelopeandparker.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/in-love-with-cornwall/

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  55. I've got it all bookmarked & pinned :) Sarah from The Wander Blogger caught the show at Porthgwarra and it looked SO cool!

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  56. Very, very nice! Let us know when you spot Nessie - she's pretty elusive.

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  57. we shouldn't mention it online, others will find out - its a local secret! I'd really recommend the Old Coastguard for lunch, dinner or to stay. one of our favourites!

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  58. Fingers crossed Sara, fingers crossed :)

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  59. Ha, they will probably remember my Dad (Roy), not me! I was only about 18. Kevin and Sooad (sp?) are the people we sold it too, I think they are still there.

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  60. I miss the word 'wop wops'. Sigh. Here's hoping it comes to jolly old England in 2015 :)

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