Updated June 2020
2020 was shaping up to be an insane year for travel. It was all going so well, and then COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hit the world.
It’s fair to say that this pandemic has changed our plans fairly dramatically – as it has for everyone.
So, where have I visited so far this year, and where am I really hoping I can still travel to in 2020?
Read more: My Year in Travel – 2019 Edition
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Lake Bled & Ljubljana, March
Not only was it Darryl’s twenty-fifth in 2019, but it was also the year he proposed to me with a beautiful ring. From that day on I felt bad that I received something lovely and he didn’t! So I upped my birthday budget a little and treated him to a trip in Slovenia.
I booked a wooden lodge style hotel on the edge of Lake Bled, giving us three days to explore the lake, the beautiful town of Ljubljana and surrounding areas.
I’ve always loved the look of Slovenia, there’s something so peaceful and majestic about how the church sits in the middle of the turquoise blue lake.
Thank God Coronavirus didn’t get in the way of this trip!
Pisa Italy, April (cancelled)
Singapore & Philippines, May (cancelled)
Nice France, September (cancelled)
Thankfully, we were able to get a credit for our flights to Singapore and the Philippines that lasts two years. That’s all we’d booked for that trip, so we haven’t lost out financially on that one.
Just before our trip to Pisa, Easyjet announced that you could change you flights for free and just pay the difference. So we rebooked our trip for Nice in September.
Unfortunately as air travel is very up in the air (pun intended) right now, we didn’t want the worry of whether we could even go on the trip, what would be open during the trip and whether we’d have to self isolate for two weeks on return.
So this trip has now been changed (again) into an entirely different trip for 2021 – which I am very excited about.
In the meantime, we’ve booked a couple of staycations in the hope we can travel more locally…
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York England, July
We were originally going to visit York for my birthday in 2018, but plans changed when Darryl fell pretty ill with some sort of flu. We always said we’d go in 2019 but never made it there – so we figured 2020 is the year. Even more so now we can’t currently travel abroad!
We’re only visiting for the weekend, but a couple of days exploring a new city is always fun.
- Hotel: £179 via Booking.com (1 night)
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Devon England, August
Devon has had a special place in my heart for years. I spent a lot of my childhood holidays roaming Paignton, Brixham and Babbacombe – devouring fudge, hunting for crabs and running wild around the holiday parks.
Ever since we visited Cornwall in 2019, we’ve been saying we want the next big staycation to be Devon. Hopefully Darryl can do a bit of surfing, and I finally get to show him all the places that hold lovely memories for me!
- Bed and Breakfast: £360 via Booking.com (4 nights)
We haven’t booked anything else yet, but I’m hoping to add in another little weekend break. Who knows if that’ll be here in the UK or somewhere in Europe!
Do you have any travel plans coming up? Let me know below!