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
|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 - Courtesy of Sarah - The lovely WanderBlogger|
Explore the cliffside townships of Budapest and indulge a little
|Budapest, Hungary - Courtesy of Kelly - Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes|
Saunter through the snowy Scottish Highlands and sip their exceptional Scotch
|The Scottish Highlands - Courtesy of Rebecca - Runaway Kiwi|
Explore a few more Scandanavian sunrises and ryvita breakfasts
...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!