Where We’re Headed in 2018

We got a bit enthusiastic with our booking for the first half of 2018. It’s our last year in the UK, so we wanted to make the most of it! (Even if making the most of it means accidentally booking too many days off work. Oops). Our destinations this year are further flung and a bit more challenging to plan in some cases, but I can’t wait. Any advice or tips on what to see or do are always appreciated.


To escape the January dreariness, we are headed for a long weekend in Madrid, with a night in Toledo to experience the gorgeous medieval city.

Courchevel, France

We’re meeting friends from the US (and some from the UK) for a week of skiing in the worlds largest ski area. I absolutely cannot wait!

Bratislava & Vienna

Since the two cities are only an hour apart by train, we’re visiting both! I’m looking forward to great beer, hearty food and classical music!


We’re heading to the home of many of my favourite foods for a long weekend and hopefully getting a chance to see an active volcano.


It was so hard deciding what to see in Romania, our long weekend plan turned into a week. We’re visiting Bucharest, Brasov and Sibiu, and planning to visit plenty of castles, hike and hopefully see some bears.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

My biggest regret of last years Croatia trip was not crossing the border, so to make up for it, we’re spending a few days in Sarajevo and Mostar.


Both sets of parents are meeting us in Italy for a whirlwind tour through Venice, the Cinque Terre, Siena and Florence.

The World Cup

We got tickets in the random draw to two matches in Moscow and one in Kazan, so I’m looking forward to exploring those cities and taking my first overnight train!

It sounds insanely busy to see it all written down but I can’t wait! We’re also looking into traveling to Budapest, Greece and Morocco, if we can find time to fit them in.

Where are you headed in 2018? Have you visited any of these places? What shouldn’t we miss?


27 Comments Add yours

  1. Darlene says:

    Wow!! Have fun.

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  2. Goodness, what an adventure! You’re really going places this year. Cant wait to read about it all. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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    1. We’re trying to make the most of our time here, it’s a bit overwhelming at times though!


  3. Looks like you’re gonna have an amazing year of travels. 🙂
    I’m going to attend World Cup too! One match in Moscow and other in St Petersburg. Looking forward to it! #FarawayFiles

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    1. I hope so :). Which matches are you going to? In Moscow we are seeing Iceland vs Argentina and Germany vs Mexico.


      1. Nice games. 🙂 Too bad US didn’t qualify. I feel you, because Slovenia didn’t qualify either.
        Not sure yet. We got tickets for round of 16. If I remember correctly we’ll se playing the winners from group B playing against second in group A and winners from group E against the second of the group F. (or maybe is reverse, I forgot). We’ll see who will that be. 🙂

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      2. I know! We entered the draw and found out 12 hours later they’d been eliminated! I look forward to reading about your World Cup adventures!

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      3. And I look forward to read about yours! 🙂

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  4. pigeonpairandme says:

    Ooh, I’ll be interested to hear how you get on at Coucheval. Sicily sounds great, too! #FarawayFiles

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    1. Thanks, hopefully I haven’t forgotten how to ski! And I can’t wait to eat all the things in Sicily!


  5. Wow, what a year to look forward to! Safe travels!

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    1. Thanks, I can’t wait!


  6. OMG your 2018 travel plans are incredible. You are gonna be BU-SY! But in the best way possible. And this is just in the first 6 months of the year? What will you do with the next??? #farawayfiles

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    1. Haha it’s a bit ambitious, but hopefully it will be fun! We’re moving back to the US in autumn, so I’m sure that will keep me busy!


  7. angharadeyre says:

    Looks amazing! We’re having a baby in May so have no plans for travel this year beyond a short winter sun break in Lanzarote end of Feb. Silly really, we have more holiday than when we were living in the States, but just seem to use it on UK breaks and staycations. Mind you, there’s still stuff in London we’ve not seen/done and we’ve lived here over ten years!

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    1. Congratulations! That’s so exciting! Some winter sun will be nice and there’s plenty to see in London and the UK, especially with a family 🙂

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  8. Clare Thomson says:

    Oh my goodness, Amanda, you’re making me SO jealous. We haven’t booked anything yet for 2018 and look at all your plans! I’d love to return to Sicily. #FarawayFiles


  9. Hilary says:

    Sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading all about your adventures this year. We spent three days in Toldeo and LOVED it! I wrote all about it on the blog if you’re interested… #farawayfiles


  10. Brittany says:

    OHHH girllll what a fun year ahead. My only abroad trip scheduled for 2018 is Scotland.

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    1. It will be fun, but really busy! Where in Scotland are you going?


      1. Brittany says:

        Walking the West Highland Way trail for a week, and then a week exploring the country!


      2. That trail is on my bucket list! We did a long distance walk in the Cotswolds last year and ever since I’ve been wanting to do it. I’m sure it will be a fantastic trip with plenty of gorgeous highland views!


      3. Brittany says:

        I am so excited! There will be plenty of blog posts to come. 😍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  11. izzysagt says:

    You should definitely try to get to Budapest, possibly my favourite place I’ve visited in Europe! After living in the U.K. you will see it as incredibly cheap too haha!


  12. Tanja says:

    Bosnia? I hope you like it. I still haven’t been:)

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    1. I’m really excited-the cities are full of history and great food and we’re trying to do some hiking as well.

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