Lisbon

Kites on Beaches near Lisbon

2013 has just begun. I´m starting to planning my travel for this year.

I don´t have anything booked yet but I have a rough ideas of what trips I´ll be doing and how the year is set out.

If you haven´t already organised your 2013 vacations you may want to start now. Often you can get a deal or discounted prices for early booking. That´s my plan. This year I´m actually going on a week beach holiday to unwind. This is a rare treat as I usually have active travel plans rather than relaxing ones. My other travel will probably involve Spain, UK, Germany & a long haul destination too.

Earlier this week I was reading this travel interview . I thought this format was a great idea. So here goes my version:

My life in travel

  • First holiday memory?

I can remember heading to Butlins Skegness in the car from Nottingham. The highlight for me was the sand pit. I delighted that the swings and slides were actually in the sand. I can remember that I left my holiday savings at home in my bedroom and was quite concerned I wouldn’t have any spending money for the holiday.

Pret a portea

  • Favourite place in the British isles?

This is a difficult question to answer as I don´t think that I know the British Isles well enough. There are so many places I still haven´t been. Of all the places that I have visited. The ones that stand out are the city of York and the Cornish coast. (London is my favourite city break in Europe)

  • Best holiday?

Probably when I was 10 or 11 we went to Port Grimaud (not far from Saint Tropez) those holidays were fantastic. It was beautiful weather and the beach was fabulous. I was quite happy to be on the beach until the sun went down every single day. We also had a friend of the family who took us out on a speedboat one day which I particularly remember.

Grand Canyon  USA     piccavey.com

 

  • Beach bum, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie?

This is an easy one for me. Culture vulture without a doubt. I have to know details about the place I am travelling to beforehand. About the history and the customs. At least a few phrases of the local language too.

Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Spain

Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Spain

  • Greatest travel luxury?

My inseparable cosmetic bag. Bursting with sample sizes of high end products. I only get to use them when travelling. This way I have everything I could possibly need while travelling. I also get to try products I’ve never used. This way I often discover cosmetics I wouldn’t have known otherwise.

 

And now a question for you?

What plans do you have for this years travel?