When it comes to travelling the world, I’m pretty picky. Having a full time job means I’ve got to be more considerate with my time off and of course there’s always the issue of cost. During my three year uni degree I travelled during the four-month Christmas break which meant I could narrow it down to the winter destinations I’d always wanted to see, like Scandinavia! So how do I go about picking a destination now that I have a full time job, a boyfriend with a full time job and more responsibilities to consider as an adult?
1. Social media
Clichéd I know, but the reason I had my heart set on Finland for a winter adventure was an image of a glass igloo under the northern lights. And that’s all it took for me to start looking into travelling Scandinavia in winter.
Follow @ashditerlizzi for more inspiration!
2. Major events/ festivals
Due to the nature of my job, I’m always across the big festivals and events in Australia and around the world. NYE is a big one which has sparked me to travel to experience New Year celebrations in cities around the world.
3. Our interests
My boyfriend is the one person I travel with so it’s important that we consider our interests. Rome was always high on both of our travel lists because we love ancient history. And it was great to experience that with someone who appreciated it as much as I did.
- Speak to other travellers
We’ve met a lot of people on our travels. In fact, we met a couple from Singapore who opened our eyes to the possibility of travelling there and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing for NYE in 2015.
I follow a lot of great travel bloggers and vloggers who constantly inspire me to get off the beaten track. I’ve been introduced to countless destinations which I might not have come across in my own research. Bloggers are also great inspiration if you’re unsure on how accessible and expensive travelling a certain destination or city can be. Take it from me, Norway is always do-able!
So that’s it! Let me know where you’re thinking of travelling to next in the comments section below. And remember, there’s no such thing as a bad holiday.
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