Travel Plans This Year (2017)…
There are some really good flight bargains right now (January) and return flights to Wroclaw in Poland at £45 return is a bargain that is just too good to miss. I have been to the city before (in 2014) but there is nothing wrong with going back to a place that you especially like…
In 2016 we visited my sister who lives near Alicante in Spain. I have always said that I don’t like this region of Spain but I discovered that I did.
I really like Spanish festivals and have always wanted to see the celebrations of the Moors and the Christians held every year in Valencia. In April we will visit Alcoy near Benidorm which claims to have the best festival of all.
In May we will return with a flight to Valencia and a couple of nights in the city then a train to Alicante and during the week a night away in the city of Murcia. That will be two more cities of Spain to cross off of my ‘to do’ list…
Shortly after returning from Spain I am returning to caravanning in England. This time to Norfolk in East Anglia. It is a long time since I went on holiday in Norfolk but we used to go there regularly on family holidays when I was a youngster. It will be interesting to see how much it has changed.
In 2014 and 2016 we visited Southern Ireland for the first time and in 2015 we went to the North. We liked Ireland so much that we have made plans to return to the South. In 2014 we visited the west coast and in 2016 West Cork and the south coast and in 2017 we will visit the the north-west.
In June, more caravanning, this time in Whitley Bay near Newcastle and an opportunity to visit the Northumberland coastline.
An unexpected holiday in August courtesy of my daughter who regularly changes her holiday plans and after booking a lodge in Northern France finds that she has spare places and more needs a importantly a financial contribution towards the cost. I plan to fly to Paris and hire a car rather than drive all the way and take the Shuttle!
In August 2015 and 2016 I went to Scotland for a week of golf with pals from my club. We stayed in the Borders near Peebles and I liked it there so much that this year when we return I will add a couple of days on each end of the week so that I can discover more about the region. Top of my ‘to do’ list is to visit Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
For our main holiday in 2017 we will be visiting Portugal. We have been a couple of times to Porto and the north so this time we will start in Lisbon in the south. The plan is to fly to the capital and take the train north, stopping several times on route and finishing our journey in Porto before we fly home.