2017 Travel and Adventure Plans (So Far…)

It’s no secret that I love to travel. A lot. And this year more than ever I am doing my best to squeeze in as many weekends in the sun and city breaks as I can.

If there’s one thing I love doing, it’s capturing my adventures in photographs. I’ve really tried to up my photography game on my blog recently, and thanks to my amazing Olympus PEN E-PL7, I’ve definitely improved. My poor baby is broken at the minute though and about to be sent off for repairs *sob*. Whilst I await her return, I can’t help browsing cameras, y’know, just out of curiosity, (online window shopping is fun, right?), and I’ve been looking at Panasonic CSC Cameras which could be ideal for when I don’t mind carrying a larger camera about… Maybe I should collect a whole range of different cameras, just to be safe? 😝

Anyway, here’s where I’ll be exploring for the rest of the year…

➯ London (Walker Stalker Con), UK 💀🇬🇧
I’m starting my adventure with a trip to London tonight for another weekend at Walker Stalker Con with my brother, Robert. We attended last year and it was an insane weekend, and this year it’s bigger and better. If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you’ll well and truly understand how exciting a weekend of meeting the cast and seeing zombies is. I’m expecting a very empty purse and a camera roll full of expensive selfies by Sunday. Bring it on.

➯ London (#BlogConLDN), UK 👭🇬🇧
Just two weeks after my above trip, I’ll be heading back to London for a weekend with my fellow blogger girlies, Kirsty and Amy, for #BlogConLDN. There’ll be lots of brands, hundreds of other bloggers to network with, and a possible visit to a cat café the next morning…

➯ Bordeaux, France ⛲️🇫🇷
At the end of March, I’ll be flying to Bordeaux with Mumma Gibbs to spend two nights at the beautfiful Villa La Tosca. How amazing does it look?! I was lucky enough to win this stay thanks to Luxury Couples Guide, and I am beyond excited.

➯ Paris, France 🍷🇫🇷
Since my mum and I will be in France anyway, we might as well take a trip to Paris too, right? We’ll be entering April in the city of lights. I’ve been to Paris a couple of times previously and I adore the place. It’s one thing seeing photos of them, but when you step in front of the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, your breath will be taken away. (And you’ll probably end up taking approximately 28564975 photos.)

➯ Wroclaw, Poland 🏠🇵🇱
Having wanted to do a trip with fellow blogger, Kirsty Leanne, for such a long time, we jumped at the chance when we found an absolute bargain trip to Wroclaw for early April. The houses are an array of colours and are going to make for incredible Instagram photos.

➯ London (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), UK ⚡️🇬🇧
Yes. I’m going back to London yet again at the end of April to finally go and see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s no secret that I’m a big Harry Potter geek, and so I’m sat on the second row in the very centre to really be in on it all. I’ve heard amazing things and am praying it doesn’t disappoint.

➯ Amsterdam, Netherlands 🍺🇳🇱
Despite living in Hull and having easy access to ferries to Amsterdam, it’s still a place I haven’t yet visited! In early May, I’ll be heading there for a weekend of exploring and blogging with Laura and Tamzin.

➯ Ibiza, Balearic Islands 🍹🇪🇸
I’m a massive fan of beach party destinations, and I’ll be heading to Ibiza for the second time in mid June. My first time there was a crazy week, and I can’t wait to go back for more. Think cocktails, gigs, hangovers, and plenty of sleeping on the beach.

➯ York, UK 👰🏻🇬🇧
My best friend is getting married this year (I am so bloody excited about this!), and for the first time in my life I am officially part of a wedding. In fact, I’m the Maid of Honour, thank you very much. And with it comes my first time at a hen do! We’ll be heading to York in early July for a sophisticated weekend at the races, a show from Olly Murs (yum) and lots of prosecco and fun.

➯ Krakow, Poland 🏚🇵🇱
Now this is a trip I am very excited – and nervous – about. Back in my 2017 goals, I discussed how much I wanted to book a trip on my own. Whilst I’ll be going to Krakow with a group of other people, it’s all people I don’t know, so it’s kind of solo, right? I’m heading there on a press trip in mid July and will get to experience a tour of historical Krakow, Auschwitz, Schindler’s factory and the salt mines. I have a feeling it’s going to be incredible.

➯ Newcastle, UK 👯🇬🇧
My first ever hen weekend is shortly followed by my second ever hen weekend as I head to Newcastle in mid August, though with a slightly different vibe… We’ll be having cocktail making masterclasses before heading to a night with the Dreamboys including a VIP meet and greet. Aren’t Dreamboys big sexy strippers, you ask? Why, yes they are.

➯ Llandudno, Wales 🏔🇬🇧
Wales is a destination I’d never really considered, but when I won a stay there thanks to Laterooms.com, I promptly started Googling things to do. Now? I can’t bloody wait! I’ll be taking my brother along in early September and we’re planning a weekend of zip lining, mountain climbing and plenty of photography.

There we have it. A round up of my upcoming adventures for 2017. So far anyway. 😉 Still need to plan something for October, November and December, right…?

Where are you heading this year? I’d love to hear about it!
This post was sponsored by Panasonic, but the trips are indeed my own!

  • It sounds like you’ve got fab trips planned – that villa looks amazing! x


  • Sian…

    Bloomin’ heck Ashton, you’ve got so many trips planned and I have none! Working in retail makes it so hard to plan to go anywhere! Going to Krakow will be eye-opening; I went with school and Auschwitz was probably the hardest place I’ve ever been to. I’m not an emotional person but this really made me rethink a lot of things. Also, your photography has always been amazing but now you’re really taking it to the next level!

    Sian x

  • Joanne Mallon

    Wow, you have a lot of cool stuff planned already. I haven’t got that far – working around family commitments is like some sort of complicated maths puzzle – but I’m hoping to go to Athens and Rome this year.

  • That sounds like a hectic year of travelling! Can’t wait to see all the photos.

  • SO MUCH TRAVEL. I love this! It seems to be the travel bug year for everyone haha. I’d never even heard of Wroclaw, but it looks so colorful and pretty! xx

    Little Miss Katy

  • Such a lot of awesome trips planned. I’m actually going to Paris this weekend for a cheeky trip then I’ve got quite a lot planned, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to isn’t it?! x

  • You always have the best travel plans, I can’t wait to read about them all! I’m saving up for a massive 9 week trip to America in Autumn so I don’t think I’ll be heading anywhere before then xo

  • Your plans sound so cool! I just found you on Insta! I hope you have an amazing time in Wroclaw as I have never been but adore many Polish cities already, so I’m sure I’ll get there eventually! So jealous! If you enjoy Poland I really recommend visiting Kraków and Zakopane (a good idea for a winter trip since you said you haven’t booked yet!). My personal plans include Gdansk next week, Luxembourg, Baden/Rust, Arras, Athens, Kotor, Malta, Japan and St Petersburg – I feel as though I need to take inspiration from you and try to do some more UK travels as they all sound so dreamy 🙂 Happy travels! xx


  • Jo Wiggins

    Wow, you lucky thing, that’s a crazy amount of places to be visiting this year! Enjoy x

  • Always Carry On.

    You’ve got so many trips for the year already planned – I’m super jealous!! x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    OMG can I really be the only person that didn’t know about London (Walker Stalker Con), UK I would have loved to have gone along to see it. Hope I remember for next year.

  • I was at Blogcon London! Did you have fun? It looks like you have a busy year ahead of you, looking forward to your travel reports x

  • Crystal Gareau

    Wow that is a magnificent itenerary and travel list. Awesome pictures.

  • Wow what a jam packed year of travelling can not wait to read about it

  • Nayna Kanabar

    I am impressed at your forward planning. You have so many trips to look forward to.

  • Wow some really great trips planned, you’ve got some great adventures to come!

  • Melanie Williams

    Wow looks like you are well organised and have some exciting stuff planned too 🙂 x

  • Baby Isabella

    Phew! That’s quite a list, we were supposed to head to Mexico last week but didn’t end up going because my mummy had a collapsed lung 🙁 hopefully heading to Wales this year but that’s it, unless we manage a last minute deal somewhere x have fun in York you’ll love it x

  • You’ve got such a lot planned. I’ve been to Amsterdam and Paris so far this year and I’ve got Hawaii, Belfast and Crete planned for later in the year x

  • Beth

    I am so jealous right now. How lucky! I only live an hour away from Llandudno. There’s plenty to do around the area! Stunning views if you walk up the Great Orme 🙂 If you go on my blog/site then I’ve written a post about 50 places to visit in North Wales

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I love Ibiza too. Whilst the clubbing side of it is fun, there is so much more to the island that most people don’t realise. I love all the beautiful little coves and beaches.

  • Laura

    Oh wow, your travel plans sounds fantastic! I don’t have ANYTHING planned as of yet! I really want to go to Goa I think xxx

  • You’re gong to so many great places! I’m hoping to finally travel internationally this year and to hit some of those same places.

  • You’ve got so many great trips planned! I haven’t booked any yet x

  • fashion-mommy

    Fabulous travel plans, so far I have Wales and Cyprus planned for 2017.

  • Sounds like you have some fabulous travel plans coming up!! I’d love to visit parts of Eastern Europe this year as I’ve never been and I would love to discover more of the UK too!