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I'm Taking the 12 Trips Challenge!

Hey everyone!

So I thought I’d follow on from my recent Bucket List post and share with you some of my upcoming travel adventures for 2016! I’ve been inspiredΒ by Monica Stott from The Travel Hack to take the annual 12 trips challenge which, in essence, means taking one trip a month for the next 12 months! The trips could range from exotic weeks away in the Maldives, to short weekend cityΒ breaks in Europe or even a little day trip to London here in good ol’ Blighty. With so much to see and do in this beautiful world the choices are endless, and the trips can be as basic or as luxurious as you like!

I’ve decided to take part in the 12 trips challenge as I LOVE visiting new places and I’ve also set myself the task of visiting 25 countries before the age of 25! I’ve ticked off ten so far but I’ve still got a fair few to go! So, without further ado, here is the first part of my 2016 travel plans which showcase some of my 12 trips challenge.. the rest will all fall into place I’m sure I hope!

January

What a show! Literally had goosebumps the WHOLE way through! Incredible. πŸ˜±πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŽ­πŸ‘

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I kick-started my 2016 with a day trip to the capital with the fam to see the fantastic Les Miserables in London’s West End. We spent the day shopping on Oxford Street, exploringΒ  Covent Garden and stopping for lunch at Leicester Square. I’m always wanting an excuse to revisit my favourite city so this made the perfect little day trip!

February

My only planned trip for February is the cosmopolitan city of Brighton. Me and my friend are meeting up with one of our besties who moved there last year and we can’t wait to hit the shops, bars and clubs.. oh, and the beach too although it’ll be FREEZING this time of year!

PS. Thanks Sophie for the insta inspo!

March

At the moment March is the ONLY month I haven’t got anything planned for!! Hopefully I can be a little bit spontaneous though and book in a little visit somewhere- I’m thinking a day trip to Bath Spa for some shopping and a ladies lunch? Failing that I could always just go into Oxford for the day.. I mean, I know it’s my home, but it’s SO BEAUTIFUL that it must count as a trip? Right?!

April

April will see me returning to London as I’ve been shortlisted to win BEST TRAVEL BLOG at the UK Blog Awards 2016!! I still can’t believe I’m shortlisted and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet! This will be my first EVER awards ceremony and it promises to be an incredible night in Westminster – I’m totally honoured to be attending and will be so excited to share this journey with you all!

May

Bournemouth is beautiful today! β˜€οΈ #bournemouth #bournemouthbeach

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I’m currently looking at not one butΒ TWO trips for this fun filled month – okay, so I know that’ll break the rules butΒ it will be worth it!Β I’m hoping to head to Dublin for a little city break during the first bank holiday – Ireland will be another country to tick off my list! AndΒ I’m also going down to Bournemouth for my best friends hen do (I’M BRIDESMAID AND IM SO EXCITED!!!)

PS. Thank you Hayley for the insta inspo!

June

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June is my super duper top secret month which I’ve planned but I can’t share any detailsΒ yet!! I promise that all will be revealed in March in a special post but until then my lips are SEALED!! Oh, and at the start of the month I have TWO weddings to attend to – one in the Cotswolds and the other in Liverpool the very next day! I cannot wait to see my best friend and my cousin get married! I am most definitely feeling the love at the moment!Β <3

July

July will see me head to the beautiful Scandinavian capital of Stockholm in Sweden for my first EVER bloggers conference! I’m heading to TBEX Europe with some of lovely fellow travel bloggers Sophie, Emma & Victoria and we cannot wait to explore the city, learn more about our industry and of course meet lots of amazing new people! Wait, did somebody say closing party?!

So there’s my travel plans for the first part of 2016 – who knows, things could all change but I’m pretty sure that’s what my diary is going to look like for the next six months! I will of course reveal my secret June plans soonΒ but, until then, I’d love to hear how you’re all going to be taking the 12 trips challenge? Keep me posted!

Love Jess x

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  1. Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles
    Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles says:

    So incredibly excited for TBEX! πŸ˜ƒ And it sounds like you have an awesome year of travel planned so far! I’m not taking the 12 trips challenge as such but trying to make sure I have at lease one weekend a month where I do something different or go somewhere new πŸ™‚ Even if it’s just to explore the local countryside!

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  2. Julia Anduiza
    Julia Anduiza says:

    The 12 trips challenge sound really cool. I have trips planned until July too, so we’ll see where to explore after. Definitely a good way to pack things in if you’re working full-time!

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    • JourneyswithJessica
      JourneyswithJessica says:

      Couldn’t agree more Julia, it’s a great way of making more of your annual leave and allows you to travel more often even if it’s for a shorter time period! Where are you off to between now and July? πŸ™‚

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  3. Kat
    Kat says:

    Looks like a fun first part of the year you’ve got planned. Good luck at the blog awards!

    Wish I could go to TBEX this year especially as it’s in Stockholm which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. Bit far from Oz though haha!

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    • JourneyswithJessica
      JourneyswithJessica says:

      Thank you Kat I’m so excited for the blog awards, I will of course keep you posted on that! Hoping TBEX will live up to expectations – that’s such a shame you can’t come but yes its a bit far from where you are! Maybe next year πŸ˜‰

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