2014 was awesome for holidays, with trips to Ibiza, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Canary Islands, China and Malta fitted in to a brilliant year. 2015 is more about putting away some savings, though, so i will have to be a little more selective with travel plans.
Ruby had been hoping to go on a cruise for many, many years and it was exciting to finally make that wish happen with our trip around the Norwegian Fjords, which was breathtaking. We also enjoyed the cruise type of holiday enough to try another at the end of the year, covering the Canary Islands, Madeira and finishing in Lisbon.
With my contract at Cambridge Audio coming to an end soon, it is time to think about perhaps fitting in a quick trip before my next work comes in.
Russia is somewhere i have thought about recently because of the appaling state of the Ruble, making any trips over there much cheaper than they would normally be. St Petersburg is a city which has appealed to me because of the excellent art galleries there, and that could be one good choice over the coming months. Moscow is then the other obvious alternative. Russia would be a cultural trip, for architecture and art, though the food does not really seem that attractive from the little that i know of it.
The Canary Islands have become a favourite of ours over the last couple of years and we could plump for one of the islands that we have yet to visit. This includes Tenerife, Fuerteventura and we also could return to La Palma which seemed to deserve another visit. Sun at this time of the year is always an attraction for me, which is why i have never been ski-ing yet!
I spent last winter obsessively collecting holiday brochures from the likes of Cunard, P&O and Princess Cruises in order to build some excitement around whereever our next trip will be. During the UK’s long, dark winter nights, it is great to have something to look forward to.