I’ve forgotten any bad bits already – I look back at 2019 as primarily a year of celebration. We had births, weddings, lots of retirements and LOTS of significant birthdays! And it was mainly the birthdays that kept us on the move -traveling for 50th’s, 60th’s and 80th’s from Dublin to London (twice) to mainland Europe (three times) to Las Vegas.
In between birthday celebrations, we did manage a few significant trips on our own. We’d a pretty even balance between new destinations v return visits. We’d our share of messed up flights, our favourite travel bags finally disintegrated beyond salvage and we had that extended hospital stay in Malaga of course! But otherwise? A good year!
We rang in the New Year in Vienna – our first time in the city but we will definitely go back!
A good combination with Vienna or enough for a few days on its own.
We visited London 4 times this year – but found something new each time. What a city!
A gem – absolutely gorgeous and plenty of options for day trips if all that beauty (and beer) becomes too much!
Another new discovery – perfect for a mini break. A lovely old centre with great food, nightlife, galleries and historical sites.
Worth a visit at any time of year. Plenty to see and do and another good base for day trips.
Self Drive Holidays
These are always my favourite. We managed 2 this year.
This was a revelation – the Douro Valley and beyond, combined with the city of Porto and finishing with a few days at the beach…. a bit of everything – Perfect!
This was a combination of new and old – retracing our steps through Zion and Arches NPs and Las Vegas while adding Page (with the incredible Antelope Canyon), Canyonlands and Capitol NPs and Sedona. All stunning (even Vagas!!)
This trip obviously falls into long haul category also – its worth another photo!!
Loved every minute – jungle, birds and animals, Mayan ruins and beach. Wish we’d had a few months instead of a few weeks!
Just managed to fit in Mexico city – arrived 3 hours before the new year!
I’m looking back here at the past year and can’t believe how little I’ve posted from home. In truth, my intentions were good and I’d lots of plans but by the time I wrote up everything on our trips abroad, I actually didn’t have time – So there’s a resolution for 2020!
I’d intended revealing our amazing historical sites, natural beauty and great hospitality but sure everyone knows we’re THE best holiday destination in the world!
Come for our Heritage
Come for our Natural Beauty
Come for the craic – whatever the season!
Happy Travels to one and all for 2020!!