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What do we think about when we think of spring? Daffodils, sunshine and longer days? Poets write about the spring time for many reasons; it is a beautiful time of the year. A cold and gruesome winter has just ended, and festival season is just around the corner. There are endless reasons to be excited for the Spring time, but for some reason Summer is the season that people get most excited about. Sure, if you’re still in education then you get freedom for month or more but, lets not forget the summer days where the heat is too unbearable to do anything. Summer is the season for everyone to jump on the plane and go on holiday, however, I thought I’d share my thoughts on why Spring is the best time of year to travel.

The Weather

One of the main reasons I think Spring is the best time of year to travel is because of the gorgeous weather. Unlike in Summer, you can actually carry your backpack on your back down the street without passing out from dehydration. You don’t have to worry as much about sunburn and finding a seat in the shade. Most importantly, you can take more than two steps onto the beach without the sand burning a layer of your skin off.

Travelling with a dog means there’s even more reason to travel in the spring time. You should always be cautious about walking your dog along concrete when it is very hot outside. A good way to test if it’s too hot is by placing the back of your hand against the concrete in the sun. If you can’t keep your hand there for more than two seconds then do not walk your dog along the concrete. Think of their poor paws! Of course, travelling with your dog during the Spring means you don’t have to worry about this so much. What is more enjoyable than bringing man’s best friend along on your travels with you?

Less People

If you’re obsessed with crowds and screaming children, then by all means book that all inclusive holiday in the middle of August. For me, I find you can experience a culture more when there are less tourists. This is why spring is the best time of year to travel. Think about it, when there are thousands of tourists wandering around, how often do you get to talk to a local? The other good thing about there being less tourists is that you never have to wait for a table or queue for a drink.

Less Expensive

Popularity means that prices rise. This goes for many things in life. So, when all the families get their kids off school and want to go away, the summer holidays become peak season. Because hotels and Airlines know that this is the only period of time a lot of people can go on holiday they know they can get away with raising their prices. People will pay it. So, if you’re in the position where you can travel another time of year then it will be a lot cheaper. It isn’t just airlines and hotels that raise their prices in the summer, you will find that activities and tourist attractions will also have peak prices. For example, if you wanted to visit a museum or a zoo, you will see on their website that they will have different prices depending on what time of the year it is. This isn’t always the case – although it is very common!

Spring is the second warmest season of the year and this is why spring is the best time of year to travel!

 

Before you go…

This post was a Spring collaboration with some amazing bloggers all using the beginning of spring as inspiration for their blog. If you would like to read more Spring inspired content, then follow the links below…

www.avidreaderdiary.wordpress.com

www.Spiceandnice.blog

www.meganelizabethlifestyle.com

www.peerlessprose.com/blog

www.kapowfit.blogspot.com

www.maybemissmolly.co.uk

www.bookmarkingstories.wordpress.com

www.countingbluebirds.com

www.lifestylesteps.video.blog

www.smartmoneygreenplanet.com

www.watchaguru.com

 

When another year comes around, there is always the usual people claiming, ‘New Year, New Me’ and for some reason others complain about this. They claim that each new year is the same and you don’t become a new person over night. I disagree with this. I think that the New Year is a perfect time to decide what positive changes you will make in your life. Sure, a lot of people don’t stick to them for very long. But a new year brings new opportunities and experiences and everything is so exciting in January – anything can happen. I predominantly started my blog so that in years to come, I could read back at my posts and reflect on them. So, I’ve decided to write a post explaining all what I am looking forward to in 2019. One day, I may reflect and see if any of this stuff I’m about to ramble on about actually happened.

Graduation

This year is the year that I graduate (hopefully) from university and it’s about time. If you’ve followed me for some time, you are probably aware that me and academia do not see eye to eye. I’m not going to get into all the reasons that I see university as a controlling and uncaring institution. If you would like to read more about that then you can do so in my post about why university is not for everyone.

Anyway, in May I will submit my last piece of academic work ever. This is a huge relief for me because doing something that you hate for so long can really take an impact on your mental health. You’re probably thinking: if you hated it that much, why didn’t you just quit? Well the short answer to this is I hate leaving anything half done at the best of times. Let alone something that I have spent thousands of pounds on. With the end of university brings freedom for me for many reasons…

Business

This year my partner will fully launch his web design and marketing business and I will be working on it with him. I am going to specialise in social media marketing and writing for SEO. Me and my partner are incredibly excited about this because this business will hopefully give us the freedom to work in any corner of the world. After working in retail for many years, it will be a huge relief to stop working for someone else and start working for myself. Instead of being paid by the hour, we will get to control how much money we earn by how much work we’re willing to do. I am so excited to learn a lot more about the online world in doing this. There is also another reason I am excited about this opportunity…

I am going home

After living away from Essex for three years, I will be back spending a significant amount of time back at home. Me and my partner will move there after my house contract ends and so I will get to spend some real time with my family and hopefully reconnect with some friends I lost contact with. This isn’t a permanent residence as me and my partner will be jetting off to Australia to begin our one year working holiday visa as soon as we have the funds for it. Regardless, I just cant wait to really be in a routine of seeing everyone again rather than spending a week at home every few months. This of course means I get to walk my two dogs every day, which I love more than anything.

Travel

My travel plans this year entirely depends on how much money I have in the bank. This year I begin saving for a year long trip to the other side of the world, however I always have the itchy feet to travel and so I don’t doubt there will be a holiday or city break somewhere between now and the end of the year. Me and Neil know that we will have a holiday this summer but we are still torn between places to visit. We know we want a summer holiday under the sun and close to a beach, however we don’t want the hotel to be in the middle of nowhere as we are very active people and love to be doing something all the time. I’m sure we will find something and so I will stuck at the gym till then working on my summer body

Anyway, those are the main things I am looking forward to in 2019. I’m sure new opportunities and experiences will find their way towards me but for now I am looking at the year with excitement but also nerves. Doesn’t everyone graduating university feel nervous about what life will throw their way next?

Comment below what your goals for 2019 are and what adventures you have in store – I’d love to hear them!