2017 Itinerary

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2016 has been a busy old year, every month we seemed to be packing up and jetting off somewhere – I’m certainly not complaining – we’ve had a great time. We also took the decision after years and years of long-haul flights to stay closer to home. As I’m not the world’s greatest flyer, I was more than happy with that decision. Also, as we both work full-time we decided that we would stretch our annual leave days as far as they would go and take shorter breaks than usual. Therefore our longest trip in 2016 was actually only seven days. Yes – great because we got to take 11 foreign trips to 11 different places during the year, however, it did sometimes feel like we had just arrived somewhere and we were packing to come home again.

So with all that in mind we have decided that 2017 would see us having one big trip in the middle of the year with little breaks on either side of it. 2017 will see us spending a considerable amount of time in America and also adding 2 new countries to our current list of 70 and who knows if we find the time we may be able to squeeze one or two more in too.


  • Yorkshire Dales, England – 2 days
  • Birmingham, England – 2 days
  • New York, USA – 7 days


  • Hamburg, Germany – 3 days
  • Manchester, England – 1 day


  • London, England – 3 days
  • Manchester, England – 2 days
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands – 3 days


  • London, England – 2 days
  • Strasbourg, France – 5 days


  • Cotswolds, England – 2 days
  • Wales Road Trip – 5 days


  • California
    • San Fransisco – 5 days
    • Yosemite – 3 days
    • Monterey – 1 day
    • Carmel – 1 day
    • Big Sur – 1 day
    • Cambria – 1 day
    • Pismo Beach – 1 day
    • Solvang – 1 day
    • Santa Monica – 1 day
    • Los Angeles – 5 days
    • San Diego – 5 days
  • Nevada
    • Las Vegas – 4 days


  • Summer at Home


  • Durham, England – 2 days
  • Yorkshire Dales/ Lake District, England – 2 days
  • Nuremberg, Germany – 3 days


  • Leeds, England – 2 days
  • Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – 4 days


  • Liverpool, England – 2 days
  • Leiden, The Netherlands – 2 days
  • Nottingham, England – 2 days


  • Yorkshire Dales, England – 4 days
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 days


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 2 days
  • Frankfurt, Germany – 3 days
  • Basel, Switzerland – 4 days

We’d love to hear from you if you have any tips or recommendations regarding the places we are heading/ plan to head to next year. Please feel free to add links to any posts you have written!

Where are you heading in 2017, we’d love to know!


39 thoughts on “2017 Itinerary

  1. I’m very impressed that you already have everything sorted for 2017! My plans are all very much TBC at the moment. Your trip to California sounds fantastic and is very much something I would like to do so I’ll enjoy reading all about it.

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    1. We do get carried away πŸ™‚ But with Mr ESLT getting set holiday days at work it really does make it easy to plan the whole year out. We can’t wait for our California trip, I’m trying not to wish the time between now and June away but it’s hard not to! Hope you get some plans confirmed, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to, isn’t it?

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  2. Aah, the Yorkshire Dales – absolutely loved frequenting this region while I studied in Leeds, such gorgeous scenery and some lovely little towns to explore too. While you’re in Strasbourg, I’d highly recommend setting aside a day to explore Colmar (30 mins south of Strasbourg by train) – I spent my year abroad there so I’m extremely biased, but it’s a beautiful, traditional Alsatian town with gingerbread houses, little canals and just so picturesque! If you want any tips for Alsace, I’d be happy to help πŸ™‚

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    1. The Dales are beautiful aren’t they and only a couple of hours away from us. Fingers crossed for nice weather in April so we can explore some of the gorgeous stately homes and castles πŸ™‚ Oh thanks for the Colmar recommendation, and thanks for the offer of tips and help. I think I’ll take you up on that nearer the time – Thank you!

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  3. Hey just had a look at your blog- inspiring me to go travelling! Where are you guys originally based? I live in Manchester, Uk so would be more than happy to tell you my favourite haunts and recommendations for things to do/see! X

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  4. Ah glad you had a great 2016!
    Those are some great places to visit!
    I went to Utrecht last summer, and ah it’s definitely a beautiful city πŸŒ·πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ


      1. Many exciting travel adventures that I am excited to share on my site and YouTube channels: North Carolina, Amsterdam, Anaheim, London… who knows where all I will end up! Other than that the big plan is to build community! πŸ™‚

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