Where to start…
My name is Bethany, I am 26 years old and my Boyfriends name is Nick and he is 27 years old. I had thought about starting a travel blog for a little while, ever since it became more and more apparent that travelling was fast becoming one of our favourite things to do.
We have been together for 4 and a half years and live an hour and a half away from each other. I think because of this it has meant our holidays mean a lot more to us, as it is one of the only times we can see and spend time with each other for more than a few days at a time.
We started our mini adventures back in 2015 with our first ever holiday just the two of us, before this we had only been to Ibiza with 7 other friends. This first holiday was to Oslo in Norway and was the suggestion of Nick, I was happy to go with the flow after some initial ‘worrier’ concerns. You see my holidays had consisted of ‘sun’ holidays mostly in Spain, Majorca and Tenerife. To me this was my definition of a holiday, the big 3 – sun, sea and a beach. A holiday to Europe had never occurred to me as something I would have been interested in.
I am glad I was so wrong, my whole perception has now been entirely changed. I would now take a four day mini holiday over two weeks in a sun holiday resort.
The idea behind it is fairly simple – we travel, usually for four days and there’s two of us. You’d have thought the name of the blog being this straight forward would just come to me but no, instead it was days and days of writing ideas on post its. All of which were awful, didn’t make sense or was too obscure.
I wanted something catchy and clever… and I still don’t think I pulled that off at all, but I am happy with what I chose.
Texting Nick ideas and wording I don’t think he was too convinced with the name but I hope he now likes it!
The set up
All of the posts on this blog will be written by myself, Bethany, so please be kind. They will then be scrutinised over by Nick to check spelling and make sure it all makes sense, as I tend to ramble with too many ideas in my head.
Some posts will be written in order of what we did day by day, while others will be set out as tips.
So far since 2015, we have visited (in order) :
- Oslo, Norway
- Gothenburg, Sweden
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Rome, Italy
- Nice, France
- Monaco (Day trip)
- Berlin, Germany
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Helsinki, Finland (Day trip)
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Malmo, Sweden (Day trip)
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Rome, Italy
- Nice, France
- Budapest, Hungary
- Vienna, Austria
- Bratislava, Slovakia
Each will have it’s own post with our experience, tips and suggestions of places to go. So far this year (2017) we have been away five times and visited eight countries.
We are still in the early stages so please bear with me, I have many more interesting posts and holidays lined up!