Out with the old and in with the new… For our first #HolidayChat of the new year, we wanted to fully embrace these new twelve months by chatting all about your 2019 travel plans! The discussion revolved around travel resolutions, new destinations and a whole lot more with our Twitter chatters, so settle down for a round-up of the natter…
Quite a lot of our chatters wanted to complete the 12-in-12 challenge of visiting 12 different countries in 12 months! Other popular resolutions were to slow it down a little and really take in the destination you’re visiting.
Considering 12 in 12 - but that might take a little more planning that I'm originally thinking. If anyone's done that or has tips, that would be great! #HolidayChat— Tasha (@tashajsteel) January 2, 2019
I have visions to travel less but spend more time in a destination. Ive pretty much been to all the 'close by' countries so I want to travel to further flung destinations... lets see how this resolution pans out! #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/ovBhVp0UQf— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) January 2, 2019
After spending 6 months in Asia last year, I really want to see more of the U.K. and Europe in 2019 #HolidayChat— Holly (@_LDNmuse_) January 2, 2019
Q1 ... I want to try and do 12-in-12 ... or if not 12-in-12 I want to do at least 6 which is more than I have done before!!! #HolidayChat— EMM? | H?RMONYBL?ZE (@HarmonyBlaze_UK) January 2, 2019
A1: After exploring the incredible scenery in Iceland, I want to visit more adventure & nature based locations in 2019. I love being at one with nature & it gets me out of my comfort zone #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/2exShokgYA— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) January 2, 2019
Get a pen and notepad ready so you can add lots of new destinations to your ‘To Visit’ list!
A2: Miami, GA, SC, TN, MS, LS, AL for our BBQ tour in Spring. Montana, Colorado, Idaho and Utah for Autumn... and France, Switzerland and maybe Italy too! It's all about the #roadtrip this year! #HolidayChat— HH Lifestyle Travel (@HHLifestyleTrav) January 2, 2019
I’m mainly sticking to UK breaks so far mainly because I have no holiday left until April, secondly £££ and third as im shattered from doing 12 in 12 last year! #HolidayChat— Lucy Earnshaw (@lucy_earnshaw) January 2, 2019
A2: New Zealand, Costa Rica & Sri Lanka are my plans this year. I need to get saving #holidaychat— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) January 2, 2019
A2) Eindhoven, Pisa, Florence, Amsterdam and Dubai... hoping to add 7 more to this list #holidaychat— Char (@char_x0) January 2, 2019
A2 - i really want to make it to Jordan this year! It looks amazing, and I'm a sucker for the desert! #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) January 2, 2019
Bali! Literally my most favourite destination to date #HolidayChat— Tamzin (@TamzinSwann) January 2, 2019
A3 I couldn’t recommend #Haiti enough! While not usually considered a tourist destination it is a beautiful country with a vibrant culture, beautiful beaches and amazing UNESCO world heritage sites #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/AwkNONYdGz— Michael (@swimforce01) January 2, 2019
There were some clear winners when it came to dream destinations; Costa Rica, New Zealand and The Maldives.
If money and time were no object then I would make my North Cape to South Cape road trip dream a reality. As far north in Norway you can get to as far south in South Africa, overland by motorcycle or 4x4 truck. Please?! #HolidayChat— Zoe Homes (@Splodz) January 2, 2019
A4. Months and months of safaris - safari is my happy place #holidaychat— Escaping Essex (@EscapingEssex) January 2, 2019
Botswana - my dream destination— Fashion and Frappes (@FashionFrappes) January 2, 2019
Definitely The Maldives Can I just say an around the world trip though? I'd love to visit Australia and Japan! #HolidayChat— Rachel Nicole (@RachelNicoleUK) January 2, 2019
Seeing as I've already shared Plitvice Lakes (probably too much) I'd love to revisit Lake Bled in Slovenia I'd love to go back purely in winter and with my mum bevause that woman is a god send and she loved this place too, many funny memories here from 2018. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/nsUEjP1STN— Cat Higgy (@CatHiggyTravels) January 2, 2019
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 16th January 2019 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Tweet us via @icelollyholiday!