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WanderlustBee | Travel plans for 2017

Wanderlustbee where will 2017 take you?

Well first of all HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Happy 2017!!


Here’s hoping you had a good one bringing in the new year in style! Wherever you were in the world whether sat at home with a cup of tea or in an exotic city or place abroad somewhere watching the fire works and dancing the night away.
For us it was a meal in a lovely pub close to home for an amazing four courses and multiple glasses of wine and a band. Perfect!

This is my first post of 2017 and we are starting off with a good one!!

So…. it’s 2017 and what is coming up for WanderlustBee?

The beginning of the years main focus is getting me and George in our new house. We got the keys in October and have been working tirelessly since to strip it back to the bricks and make it our own… It’s hard work but it will be worth it (..apparently).

Travel wise there are a few things set in stone for the year (flights booked and little else) and a few ideas flying around of further travel plans.

Booked for 2017

In March we have a weekend away booked to Riga, Latvia.
I have recently (since meeting George) got into a cold winter breaks. I cannot wait to jet off and explore a new city, I have had itchy feet the last few months.
Interesting facts about Riga and Latvia

Riga, Latvia                                                                                                                                                    Source: SmartRiga

 In April me and some of the girls are heading to Bristol for the weekend to meet up with one of our best friends. Who knows what we are doing there but I am sure its going to be a blast.
In July Me and george are going to Aruba, Caribbean with his family.
Every year we go on a family holiday with George’s family there is twelve of us who normally go. The last couple of years have been so fun we have been to Spain, (last year was meant to be Cape Verde but had to be changed due to the Zika virus to Cyprus). This year however George’s sisters have been given strict instructions not to be pregnant and we are heading to somewhere a little more exotic. There had been mention of Cape Verde again or places in the Caribbean – Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Cuba, Jamaica, Aruba. It has been decided for Aruba.. this makes for a very exciting July and we cannot wait.  Read more about Limassol, Cyprus here.
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In August it is George’s birthday and we never normally go away… as it’s the school holidays/busy/expensive. This year however we have decided to book a road trip around the Balkans starting in Montenegro and including Croatia, Bosnia and hopefully Slovenia. We will see however I am still researching but this is going to be an amazing trip.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia                                                                                                                                                         Source: Easy Jet

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Mostar, Bosnia                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Lonely Planet

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Kotor, Montenegro                                                                                                                                                    Source: Wikipidia

Further 2017 Travel Plans (not yet booked)

The girls are planning and other weekend break in May in the U.K. Somewhere just like last year for a bit of fun. We played games, went on picnics and ventured to a pub. The perfect way to spend a bank holiday.
Wanderlustbee may 2016

This was us in Cumbria last May

For June‘ish time my lovely friends are also planning another girls holiday to a villa or somewhere this year. There are issues with this however as there are seventeen girls in my friendship group and our schedules constantly clash… so trying to pin down a weekend is very difficult. So who knows what is happening with that yet.
At the end of 2017 November/December me and George are planning to go on another festive/winter break to finish off the year.
So far we have no idea where to yet we are open to suggestions and are keeping our options open. If you know of a place that has excellent christmas markets or is a good Festive Break for late November/December.. Let us know.
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I hope 2017 is a great travel year for your all and brigs you all the happiness and adventures.

wanderlust beepart threee, 6 days in Dubai with the girls Dubai, UAE

Let me know your 2017 travel plans in the comments below I would love to hear about them.




Thankyou for reading







  1. 5th January 2017 / 8:32 am

    All cool places, best of luck for 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5th January 2017 / 8:34 am

    I’ve stayed in Europe for the past 4 months, soon back to Vietnam my home country for two months before spending the next 1.5 years in New Zealand. 2017 is gonna be another year of travel for me too

  3. bethan343
    5th January 2017 / 8:36 am

    Thankyou!! You too! X

  4. bethan343
    5th January 2017 / 8:39 am

    Wow sounds like an ace yea! New Zealand is on my list to visit!happy travels cx

  5. 6th January 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Your travel plans look awesome! I wish you all the best for this new year!!

  6. bethan343
    6th January 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Thankyou so Much Florence! You too happy travels xx

  7. 9th January 2017 / 1:57 pm

    You have some great trips booked! I’m hoping to get to Riga before too long too – though I’d happily go any of these spots! x

  8. bethan343
    9th January 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Thankyou!! I’m excited for Riga a new place to tick off the list! Happy travels x

  9. 11th January 2017 / 9:50 am

    Sounds like an exciting year of travel ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. bethan343
    11th January 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Thankyou Rhiannon I am looking forward to it!!

  11. 11th January 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I’ve been looking at flights to Riga too recently as it looks beautiful from what I’ve seen on other blogger’s instagrams!

    I can’t wait to see what you make of the Balkans – A similar road trip is definitely on my bucket list. How long are you planning on going for?

    Have a great 2017!

  12. bethan343
    12th January 2017 / 1:17 pm

    It does look so beautiful doesn’t it! We bagged some cheap flights so I can’t wait now! Ooooo have you I can’t wait!! We are going for like 2 weeks so not a huge amount of time so really hard trying to pick which are my must dos!
    Happy travels xx

  13. 23rd January 2017 / 11:41 am

    Started the year in France, now in Turin, Italy until the 1st then to Venice for three days. Fly to Kiev on the 3rd for ` month, Odessa for 1 month, Varna or somewhere in Bulgaria for a month. On to Spain to do the Bull Run in Pamplona in July, July and August in Portugal then to La Tomatina near Valencia, Spain. That takes throug to the fall with 1 or two months in Morroco. After that either back to Eastern Europe since our Schengen countries time will be used up or we head to Thailand to get ready for the 2018 World Nomad Games. A really big year for us.

  14. bethan343
    23rd January 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Wow that really is a big year!!! Jealous of la tomatina I have always wanted to go it looks so fun!! You have loads crammed in I hope you have an amazing 2017 I can’t wait to read all about it!!!! Xx

  15. 4th February 2017 / 10:09 am

    Hi, wow looks like a great year full of adventures! Iยดm from Slovenia and been making holidays in Croatia my whole life, so if you need any advice or have questions regarding the Balkans feel free to contact me ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  16. 4th February 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Sounds like you are going to have a very fun year! I went to Riga in January of this year and it was gorgeous! I absolutely loved it, very cold though, but will be a bit warmer when you go! This year I’m planning to visit Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Philippines and possibly Australia. Lots of other ideas too, it’s just too hard to choose!

  17. 4th February 2017 / 1:47 pm

    You are going to LOVE Croatia! 2017 is going to be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how Riga goes! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about Latvia.

  18. bethan343
    5th February 2017 / 9:15 am

    Thankyou I am looking forward to it! I would love to hear some of the places you think i should head to! I have panned bits of it so there is room to fit some extras in! Thankyou xx

  19. bethan343
    5th February 2017 / 9:18 am

    It is I am looking forward to it! Your year sounds very exciting too Sri Lanka and the Philippines are both on my list to go to at some point!
    If you have any posts on Riga I would love to read them I’m looking for cool bars and places to eat whilst there also xx

  20. bethan343
    5th February 2017 / 9:33 am

    I cannot wait for Croatia! So excited to drive around and explore! I will do that is going to break up the beginning of the year I have heard good things too! Happy travels xx

  21. 5th February 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I’m so excited! Here’s my post on Riga – https://spinthewindrose.com/2017/01/13/riga-latvia/ The Sky Bar at the Radisson Blu hotel is a must, and the Cuba cafe is a really cool bar. Lido Alus Seta is an affordable restaurant that’s popular with locals and tourists. There’s lots more info in that post – hope it helps and enjoy your trip!

  22. 19th February 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Good luck with your travel plans! I am currently on holiday and don’t want to one bac k:(

  23. bethan343
    19th February 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Thankyou so much! Awww no the worst feeling where are you in the world?

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