Hannah here. I mentioned a couple of blogs ago that I didn't always take advantage of all thats on offer, for free, in London. It took a blog post from an American blogger to jolt me out of my laziness. At the time I was spending a lot of time daydreaming at my desk, about road tripping around Scandinavia, going by land to China, driving to the Atlas mountains, living in a beach hut on the Indian coast for a while... sigh...brood... sigh...
During my rather self indulgent desk based day dreaming, I happened upon a blog post written by a blogger I can no longer remember the name of, about their holiday in London. They visited an incredible exhibition at the Tate Modern, shopped in trendy boutiques that i'd never even heard of, sought out hipster coffee joints, drank cocktails on a roof garden... And I had my eureka moment. I wasn’t a piss- poor student anymore, and all of these adventures were literally on my doorstep. Whiiiy weren’t we exploring our city more?! I gabbled all of this to Dave later that day, and we ended up staying up way too late, wine in hand, drawing up our London list. And so our adventures, our travelling, began. We managed to tick most things off the list, as well as so much more.
Since then I have been a fanatical advocate of holidaying in your own (or near by) villages, towns, and cities. Hence my last post about Faversham Physic garden, and watch this space for more local explorations in both London and Kent.
But having said all of that, my itch to see more of the world is itchier than ever, and I am hoping, crossing all of my fingers and toes in fact, that I can travel more over the coming months and years. Did you see Davina’s post about her family trip to Amsterdam? Wonderlust central.
So, all of this is building to say: after years of planning and dreaming and subsequent heart breaking cancellations, it's looking fairly likely that Dave, Frankie Rose and I will be embarking on a month long camping adventure around Northern Europe by car. We’ll be hopping across on the ferry to Calais, then skirting along the northern borders of Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany before exploring Denmark and Sweden, then getting a ferry home again. I am so beyond excited, I descend to silliness at the mere thought of it. It appears I booked it just in the nick of time though, the historic ferry route connecting Harwich and Esjberg is closing, meaning there will no longer be any passenger ferry routes between the UK and Scandinavia, marking the end of a golden era of Scandi camper-vanning and road tripping. So if you have, like me, dreamt beautiful dreams about road trip around Scandinavia, get booking! I’ll be sharing a few more posts over the next couple of months about our trip planning, some trip related craft projects and I’ll also do a kind of travel journal whilst we’re there too, so you’ll be able to come along with us in a little sort of way.
So, here's to more adventures; both big and small; local and very far away.
Are you going anywhere nice?
I’m over on the AlexandAlexa blog today as part of their Style Passport series talking a little more about the trip, my lack of packing skills and my dream destinations. Thanks, AlexandAlexa for featuring me!
Disclosure: DFDS Seaways provided Ferry crossing tickets for my family, helping to making my mega dream trip a reality. They are currently the only ferry company operating between the UK and Scandinavia, and will be closing the route on the 29th september, Booo! So I am more than happy to spread the word about the trip and encourage any other Scandi road trip daydreamers to get booking before its too late.