2020: My year in travel

Hello strangers! I’m back, and it’s 2021!
I couldn’t let 2020 slip away without writing one of these and surprisingly… I have something to write about here!

So how did I do in 2020?

How I travelled so far in a year filled with restrictions and lockdowns just shows the extent of my luck!

In a year where I discovered local walks on my doorstep and a new found love for running outdoors, it was certainly not the year of travel I was expecting.

2020 saw coronavirus limit what we could do with our lives. Travel was restricted most months after March and stopped all together again after October. I was so lucky to even get away at all!

A whopping 2 countries visited last year and 2 countries more than most of the population!

Whilst this is the first year I’ve had in a long time not visiting a new country for the first time, I have to say I’m pretty happy with this given the circumstances!

In 2020 I had booked to visit Budapest and Portugal for the first time but it was not meant to be. Instead I did visit 2 new islands: Kos and Majorca for the first time.

My travel recap even came with a warning this year.

We all plan where we would like to go but sometimes things just don’t work out that way.

Budapest turned in to visiting Scotland.
Suffolk turned in to staying at home.
Salou turned in to buying my first car.
Menorca turned in to getting a new driveway.
Majorca with friends turned in to Kos with my partner.
Climbing Machu Picchu turned in to a fitness bootcamp in Majorca.
Whitby Goth turned into a local walk in the woods.
Gdansk turned into a trip to the vets.

Things are not always as they appear and whilst some people have looked at my photos throughout 2020 and thought I’ve been lucky.. Maybe I have, but I’ve also had to be incredibly strategic. Numbers of hours rearranging trips that were originally full of excitement were now replaced with worry.

We were all let down by 2020 but in the end, for me, travel took a back seat for the first time in my life. It was an eye opener and it made me view life differently.

I got to see some fantastic local places instead. A couple being on my highlights below.

I was also so thankful to visit Benidorm for the first time back in February right before coronavirus was even a concern for us.

Overall, 2020 was not the year for travel. But travel can occur anywhere and the discovery made for our local area was the best one of all. So for that I am thankful.

Below are all my adventures in 2020. I didn’t get round to writing about all of them but here’s just a few of the highlights. Let’s hope 2021 is a year filled with a lot more memorable moments!


Local adventures:

Chellow Dene Reservoir (November)
Fulneck Moravian Settlement (May)
Boggle Hole and Robin Hoods Bay (May)
Post Hill (May)
Farnley Fish Pond (April)
Farnley Hall Park (April)
Black Carr Woods (April)

Further afield:

Majorca (September)
Benidorm (February)
Snowdonia (January)


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