Travel Plans For The Remainder Of The Year
I don’t know about you, but I can’t quite believe we’re already in August! Not only that, we’re edging towards September at what feels like an alarming rate. I used to be an autumn girl through and through, and there’s nothing like social media to romanticise the season. Fluffy socks, hot chocolate with marshmallows, cosy nights in, you get the gist. But for the past couple of years I’ve turned into a complete summer girl. The dark evenings make me sad, as do the summer sales and the appearance of scarves on Asos. Summer marks the start of adventure season for me, which is probably why I find myself desperately putting travel plans in place for the rest of the year, and writing this post.
It’s no shock that I’m not looking forward to the end of summer, especially as it feels to me as though it never really got going in the first place. Perhaps we were spoilt last year with the consistently brilliant sunshine and excitement of the World Cup. Less moaning, and more planning. Here’s how I plan on making the cold season much more bearable…
September – The Cotswolds
Staycation September (just made that up) is full steam ahead, as me and Charlie are heading off to the Cotswolds for the weekend. I can’t quite believe we’ve never been, it seems totally mad given how frequently we travel. This is a press trip for my House of Coco babes, but we’re also thinking about renting a cottage for Charlie’s 30thin December with our friends. I found Character Cottages Cotswold holiday cottages that look quite beautiful! Look how cute this one is. It’s just what I had in mind, so after all these years of not having visited The Cotswolds, I may end up there twice in 5 months. Not complaining!
October – Lanzarote
I’m super excited to be heading to Lanzarote on a press trip to review a stunning adults-only hotel which quite frankly looks out of this world. I’m jetting off for three nights on winter sun, which will be oh-so needed during the start of the cold season. I’ve been to Lanzarote once before but I’m pretty sure I was about 7 years old so I can’t say I remember all too much! The island looks beautiful, and I can’t wait to explore and share with you all. It will be weird going away without Charlie as we tend to travel together but it will definitely be an experience and I’m all about trying to new experiences and seizing opportunities.
November – Copenhagen
Technically also October as we are flying out on Halloween, and I’m SO excited to spend the spookiest day of the year at Tivoli gardens. We stayed in Copenhagen last Christmas and Tivoli was simply stunning. The level of detail put into the decorations was magnificent, and we knew we HAD to come back for Halloween this year. You also can’t beat the shopping, so I think this time I will be better prepared and pack a half-empty suitcase to bring home lots of cool Scandi pieces. I’m currently trying to decide whether to book one of Copenhagen’s outrageously expensive hotels or try an Airbnb. I’m a little undecided, so if you know any cool places to stay hit me up in the comments or on social. Last year we stayed at the Absalon hotel and it was ok, but just ok.
December – Somewhere warm
As I mentioned, Charlie turns 30 this December and we’re planning on celebrating pretty much all month. We’ve got a weekend away planned with 20 or so of our friends, but we also want to jet off somewhere together. We both hate the cold, and are looking to escape for a week of paradise. As it’s December our options are limited, so it looks like it could be somewhere in the Caribbean for guaranteed sunshine. I’m trying to convince Charlie that returning to LA would be a great idea, but I still have a bit of convincing to do!