I think I’ve always loved visiting different places and experiencing different scenery (whether that’s the culture and bustle of a major city or the breathtaking landscape of a national park) but ever since I took myself off for a 6 week road trip across the United States of America I’ve truly been bitten by the travel bug! I’ve always been quite an independent person who is ok with doing things by (and for) myself but I think booking myself that trip really cemented my confidence in my own abilities to look after myself, something which I think a lot of people come to realise when they go travelling. The adventurous fire within me has well and truly been stoked and I’m eager to explore even more of the big, wide world.
I’ve recently undergone a complete career change which will hopefully give me some more opportunities in life but also the ability to save my little butt off for all of my upcoming travels.
My mum is hitting one of those landmark ages next year (I won’t say which one because she might not want me to celebrate with her any more if I do haha) but the two of us are hoping to take a trip to Trinidad to see some family we have out there in honour of the big event. As well as that there is the possibility of another family member’s wedding which might end up being in the Maldives and could provide me with the perfect excuse to go meet up with friends that will be travelling Australia and South East Asia around that time.
2016 is looking to be a really exciting year for me but, of course, I can’t wait that long for my next adventure so I’ve booked myself some little mini adventures in the UK too whilst I’m saving up for the big ones. Come the weekend I’ll be exploring Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh; I’ve only ever been through it by train on my way to other parts of Scotland but I thought it looked so beautiful even from that perspective that I knew I’d have to come back and explore it some day. I’ll be there Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, and of course have already created a list of things that I want to do and places I want to visit (I’ll also just be wandering around, taking it all in and seeing where my feet lead me).
If anyone has any great suggestions of where’s good to eat and drink in Edinburgh I’d love to hear them as that’s always something I work out along the way. Give me a shout if you’ve got insider knowledge of any lesser known corners, must see places and hidden gems that I should check out. Or just let me know what’s your favourite thing to do in Edinburgh and what should be top of my ‘to do’ list?