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Looking Back at 2017

Wanderlusbee - Dubrovnik, Croatia


As many of you know travel took a back seat in the later part of last year and the start 2017. Due to me and George buying our first house together.

We bought a wreck and have transformed it from back to the brickwork and started from scratch… quite the transformation. Whilst there are still a few bits to finish we are loving living together on this new adventure. 
Read more here We are home owners     –      A house update 


This year may have been slower on the travel front but here’s where we escaped to..


Riga, Latvia

In March we flew to Latvia for the first time. The weather was arctic but the old town was beautiful. We discovered cool places to eat and drink the best part of visiting somewhere new if you ask me. We love a winter break and Latvia was a new one ticked of our list read more here…

Five cool laces to eat, Riga

Day 1 Riga

Day 2 Riga

Riga Latvia, wanderlust bee



Wanderlustbee -Palm beach, Aruba, Caribbean,
In July we went on a family break to Aruba. Paradise on earth and otherwise known as one happy island. With crystal clear water and white sand beaches it’s like walking straight out of a magazine. I still can not believe a short while ago I was walking its pristine beaches.. (living my best life). A highly recommended location for beach lovers. 

Beautiful beaches of Aruba

Wanderlustbee - beautiful beaches of aruba druif beach



Wanderlustbee Kotor Montenegro

In August we flew to Montenegro in a road trip which we visited three countries. Kotor in Montenegro was by far the biggest surprise the old town was too beautiful. We spent two days soaking up every last inch of that beautiful town. discovering the sights, new food and soaking up the sun.

Europe | Road Trip – Kotor, Montenegro



Wanderlusbee - Dubrovnik, Croatia
New on our road trip was Croatia, we visited Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and Zadar. We loved Croatia it was very busy as we went in August but made the most of our time in every place we visited. The road trip left us with limited time in each – two days in Dubrovnik, two in Split and one in Hvar. See more of each here..

Europe | Road Trip –

Dubrovnik, Croatia           

Split, Croatia             

Hvar, Croatia


Wanderlustbee Split, Croatia

wanderlustbee hvar croatia


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wanderlust bee Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A one night stay on our road trip Mostar was a beautiful town known for its iconic bridge. Our short stop over in Mostar was a change of pace from Croatia. We stayed around the old town instead of rushing around. We drank tea, ate ice cream and sampled local food.

Europe | Road Trip – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wanderlust bee Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina




In December we ventured to one of our much loved countries, Poland. We went to explore a new city and get in the festive spirit visiting the Christmas markets. We love our city breaks in winter with more coming this year.

Post coming soon..


and in 2018 there are many more to come!


Thankyou for reading






  1. 2nd January 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Your year sounded so amazing and you still managed to tick off a load of amazing places! Aruba sounds SO nice and the colour of that water is making me want to fly on the next plane out there!
    Aren’t Croatia and Montenegro stunning?! We visited Dubrovnik for 4 days a couple years ago and took a day to visit Kotor and loved both so much. I really want to explore more of them both now – especially Split/Hvar.
    I can’t wait to see what you get up to this year!
    xo April | April Everyday

  2. bethan343
    2nd January 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Aww thankyou so much! Yes although we got the house it seemed like we still managed to get a few holidays in!
    Aruba was amazing!! I couldn’t get over I was there in real life it was a real pinch me place! I would highly recommend it for some serious beaching!
    Yes Croatia and Montenegro were incredible loved every second! Kotor was by far my favourite place though!
    Yes you too let’s hope 2018 is a good year for both of us! Xx bethan xx

  3. 23rd January 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Sounds like an incredible year! I really, really want to visit Montenegro!

  4. bethan343
    23rd January 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Thankyou so much! Kotor was so beautiful now I want to go back and see more of Montenegro ? xx

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