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15 November 2020

Why I'm Hoping To Get The Travel Bug Back In 2021

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At the back-end of 2019, I had so many travel plans, I planned to visit at least six different parts of the UK in 2020. Then what happens, a pandemic takes over the world and completely blew mine and so many other people's travel plans out of the water.


I don't whether it's just me, but while we were all in lockdown, I felt the urge to want to travel everywhere! Maybe being locked up in the house for almost six months like a caged animal didn't help much. I'm hoping to keep the travel bug feeling until 2021 when (hopefully) it'll be safer to travel again.



My first trip booked for 2021 is in Liverpool in March (a trip I've rearranged twice) and I'm praying my arse off that things will have calmed down to some degree by that point! I want to go to my happy place without feeling edgy or nervous of being within six-foot of the public. 


I'm aiming to travel to just Liverpool next year, I want to go to other places but I want to wait until Covid infections rates are extremely low before I book to go anywhere else. 



At the end of 2019, I fell in love with travelling solo. I loved the feeling of independence, the feeling of travelling and staying somewhere new, finding new places to explore and just doing my thing. It's just nice to spend that bit of time to myself and just experience new things and make memories. 


I hope that when it comes to going to Liverpool in March next year, I hope that being a part of a year like 2020 won't knock my confidence for travelling too much. I'm gutted that 2020 has robbed so many of us of travelling and making memories, but you know, it's just the way it goes. Obviously pandemics don't occur very often, but you know. Like I said, I really caught the travel bug in 2019 and it would be so frustrating if I started feeling nervous about doing something that I enjoy doing. Travelling has given me a lot of confidence and I feel I don't have to worry about much when going somewhere else. 


Next time I travel anywhere, there will be a sense of angst around it as I have become a lot more aware of people and whether they are asymptomatic to Covid or not. I'll probably pack a load of face masks, plenty of bottles of hand sanitiser and walk around with a six foot pole so people can socially distance from me. I got a feeling I wouldn't fit that in my suitcase though. Maybe there's a fold up pole I can buy on Amazon? I'd find it hilarious if there was one!


I know some people I follow on social media have been abroad since the first lockdown ended and have experienced travel through a tough time, but for those who haven't, I hope you get to hop on a plane or train or jump in the car and travel somewhere to make memories and have a fabulous time!


Where is THE place you want to travel to when all this is over? Let me know below!



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76 comments:

  1. I really hope you're able to make your trip in march! I have a rescheduled holiday in April and I feel the same as you, I'll be taking a ton of masks and hand sanitizer. I love the look of the bag x

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh, I hope so too! Where will you be going in April lovely? It's always better to be on the safe side isn't it?! x

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  2. I cannot wait until we are all able to travel again. I missed out on my holiday this year and I’ve definitely missed it. When we can travel I’m booking my Jamaica holiday right away! X

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    1. Ooh Jamaica looks like a beautiful place to visit, I hope you get to go back there next year! x

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  3. I am honestly so excited to travel again - in fact I'm desperate to! Next year will be filled with travel because so many plans have been cancelled this year x

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    1. I can only imagine how many people are planning to travel somewhere next year Charlotte! x

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  4. I can't wait to travel again (hopefully next year). I've missed sipping cocktails on a sunny sandy beach! I'd love to visit Bali in 2021.

    Emma | www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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    1. Ooh Bali does look beautiful! I hope you get to go there next year!

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  5. Definitely not just you! I've wanted to travel more this year that I've ever done in my life!!! I had so many plans for this year so I'm gutted literally none of them happened x

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    1. It's been so horrible that our plans have had to be cancelled but hopefully next year (as long as it's safe to do so) we'll be able to travel places again x

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  6. I really hope you're able to go to Liverpool next year and don't have to rearrange. I had a lot of trips that had to be canceled this year too, but I really don't fancy travelling abroad anytime soon as it just doesn't feel like it'll be the same xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Hannah, I hope so too! I won't be travelling abroad until 2022 most probably! But I would love to visit places in the UK again like I did last year! xx

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  7. I really hope you're able to go on your trip! I miss travelling so much, it's like a piece of me is missing xx

    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

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    1. I hope so too Della, I hope you get to go somewhere next year! xx

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  8. Travelling is my favourite thing to do I love it so much! I hope we get to plan lots of trips in 2021 too :)

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  9. I was meant to go to Canada this September but ended up going to Scotland and did North Coast 500 instead - still had a great time! But I have a flight voucher for Canada, so I'm really hoping I can do that in 2021. I also have eurostar vouchers from cancelled trips, I really want to use those before they expire.

    Overall, I just really want to get back to normal, like everyone. I probably would travel, maybe not with the quarantine list, they were changing it so often last time. But if everything opened back up, I would go for it.

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

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    1. I hope you can go to Canada in 2021 Hayley, but I'm happy to hear that you had a good time in Scotland and North Coast!
      I definitely wouldn't travel to a place on the quarantine list, it just wouldn't be safe, then you would have to self isolate when you got home!

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  10. I so hope you get to visit Liverpool again next year Lucy! If you need any suggestions for places to visit I'm your gal haha. I think top of my list for post-covid travel is Malaga, Spain. It's become my happy place since I visited a few years back for my 21st. x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. I will be messaging you nearer the time about that then Faye! Aww I hope you get to go to Malaga next year lovely! x

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  11. Oh I hope you will be able to visit Liverpool without having to rearrange again! Loads of travel plans have changed, havent they? We have rearranged a few trips, one being my friend's wedding in Spain. Keeping all my fingers crossed that this will still go ahead in June 2021! Liek you, I haven't really wanted to travel during this time, and working in healthcare I wouldn't want to put my patients at risk, nor would I want to put work through covering my quarantine time after!
    Thanks for sharing Lucy!
    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

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    1. I hope your friend's wedding in Spain still gets to go ahead Aimsy! Oh definitely not! You've got to put yourself and your patients first! x

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  12. It's been such a weird year I'm hoping that 2021 sees a return to a little normality, it feels like a lifetime ago I had a break that was outside the city I live in

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    1. We all would definitely love to go back to some sort of normality Alice, hopefully 2021 will bring us that!

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  13. Yes! I am so ready to travel again in 2021!

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  14. I really hope you get to go to Liverppol and the other places that were on your initial list. It all feels so far away right now. I was supposed to be going to Italy in early April and initially thought MAYBE late September would be doable. Then that became maybe next March/ April and now I'm honestly not sure when I'll happily go anywhere but kind of want to jump on literally every single flight possible x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I think that's the thing right now, there's that need and want to go somewhere different, whether it's in the UK or abroad, but there's that fear of risking our health holding us back, I hope that by next Spring, things will hopefully be a lot safer x

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  15. I'm soooo looking forward to travelling as well, my boyfriend was meant to come see me in May but obviously that was pushed back and we don't know when we will see each other again - hopefully early next year!

    ✨ Marissa Belle × marsybun.com ✨

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    1. Aww I hope you can see him again soon, I bet you miss him like crazy! x

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  16. Good luck for your trip to Liverpool. I really can't wait to travel.
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    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  17. I really hope you get to go to Liverpool next year! I had a trip to Edinburgh booked for March which was then rearranged to December but both have been cancelled so I'm desperate to get travelling and actually go on that trip!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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    1. I hope you get to go to Edinburgh next year instead Tash!

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  18. I hope you get to visit my City in March and the pandemic doesn't halt your plans. I thought I would miss travelling more if I am completely honest. I would love to get away somewhere for a short city break next year, either in Europe or the UK.

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    1. A short city break is a great idea Kelly, I hope you get to go next year! x

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  19. Thanks for sharing, I do hope that you get your trip next year, I can't wait to go on a hoilday next year when it's safe to travel, as I'm on a reserve list to go to Peru, but if its not safe then I won't go :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you Nic, I hope so too! I hope you get to go to Peru but I don't blame you for not going if it isn't safe enough to travel there x

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  20. Hope your trip goes well! I've never been a travel bug but now that I'm out of college and have started working, I hope to save up and go on my own vacations.

    Sumedha | the wordy habitat

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    1. I hope you get to save up some money to go on vacation Sumedha! x

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  21. I hope you manage to go on your trip! I've missed out on a couple of concerts but have two planned for next year, so I'm hoping those will be able to go ahead x

    Emily | emiliamarlowe.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Emily! I hope those concerts go ahead so you can go Emily x

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  22. The pandemic has thwarted many plans. For example, I was supposed to fly to Peru (to take part in excavations), but I had to cancel my trip. I hope that next year will be better 🙂.

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  23. We've managed a few breaks in the UK and I am so grateful for them. I love to explore new places and although i have avoiding booking anything for next year yet, I actually can't wait to get some plans in place.

    I love Liverpool and I really hope you make it in March x x

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    1. That's great that you managed to get away for a few breaks Claire, I bet that did you the world of good! It's quite hard to plan ahead right now isn't it? You never know how what the pandemic will bring us next! xx

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  24. I really hope so too, I have to travel in order to see my parents as they live abroad, so that will be my first place I'll go to when I can. I had big plans, Vietnam, Bruge, Paris, Barbados, and every single one got cancelled! Obviously we need it to be safe, and it's a first world problem of course, but it's what I look forward to the most and gets me through! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. I bet you can't wait to see your parents again lovely, I hope you can see them again very soon! Bless you, you had so many plans cancelled for this year! xx

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  25. Fingers crossed you get your trip to Liverpool! I'm hoping for a few more staycations next year but deffs haven't got my hopes up for going abroad!x

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I think staycations will be the one for a while now! x

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  26. Oh I hope you'll be able to go on your trip to Liverpool and things will not only have calmed down but you'll feel safer too. I really want to go back to Turkey again but who knows how feasible that will be in 2021! x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Hopefully things will be a lot calmer then Lisa! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it'll be safe enough for you to travel to Turkey next year! x

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  27. I would love to go back to Liverpool! I had a trip to Scotland that I've rearranged for the third time, so I'm hoping at some point next year, things become safer for everyone to go on their travels again.

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    1. Oh I hope you make it to Scotland Cheyenne! Hopefully we'll be able to travel in 2021!

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  28. I can't wait to travel again. Hopefully you will be able to go on your trip too. Happy Monday!

    https://www.ninakobi.com/

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    1. I hope you get to travel again soon Nina! Happy Monday to you too!

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  29. I really hope your travel plans don't fall through and that you're able to enjoy that vacation. You certainly deserve it! I haven't traveled anywhere further than an hour away since... September of last year? So crazy to think about since we usually spend some of the holiday season with my husband's family in another state. I hope to see them in the New Year!

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    1. I hope that you get to see your husband's family really soon Stephanie!

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  30. Fingers crossed you make your trip in March 🤞 I was meant to be in New Zealand all of this year and in South East Asia at the start of next so hoping to do some of that, starting with Borneo!

    Nicola | nicoladaletraining.com

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    1. Thank you Nicola, I hope I can too! Oh wow that is a lot of travelling, it's such a shame you couldn't go lovely, hopefully you can do it next year or year after! x

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  31. I'm definitely excited to travel again soon too. I've only been on staycations around the UK since March so it will be nice to finally see another country! I hope you get to go to Liverpool in March :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Aww what staycations have you been on Anika?
      I hope I get to go too! x

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  32. I'd gone of my first solo trip in 2019 too, and there is certainly something about it! I hope you're able to get out travelling again soon!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. Travelling solo is the best isn't it?! I hope you get to go travelling again soon Katie!

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  33. Great post! I'm so excited to travel again in 2021. I'm going to do loads of staycations around the UK and maybe a trip or two abroad. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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    1. Staycations are the one! I hope you get to travel to many places in 2021 Zoey! x

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  34. Oh gosh me too, think we will all have such a new appreciation for travel -and life!!

    Love from London,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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    1. Absolutely! I think it has made us all appreciate the finer things in life!

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  35. I really hope you get to travel next year huni, this year has been crazy. I have had 3 trips cancelled this year. I haven't re-arranged them yet for next year as I just don't know what's happening but I would love to do a few more staycations.

    Love,
    Victoria

    www.doorwaysanddresses.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope so too! IT's so hard to rearrange any trips right now isn't it? You never know what 2021 is going to bring! x

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  36. You look so cute in this hat! :) Hope you can get to the places you dream of next year!

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    1. Thank you very much! Thank you, I hope so too!

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  37. Fingers crossed you get to finally go on your trip to Liverpool. I think if 2020 has taught me anything, its to book in and visit those places on your list, because suddenly, you might be told you can't.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, I'm keeping my fingers crossed also! Absolutely lovely, it's been so hard to book anything in advance with everything that has been going on!

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  38. My boyfriend got me into camping in COVID times! It's a great way to travel and enjoy nature, even if it does get a but nippy at night for me! In 2021 I hope to return to Eng;and, Scotland and Ireland on a big roadtrip and show my boyfriend my favorite places from when I lived in Brighton x Rachel x

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  39. I hope you manage to get out there and enjoy some more travelling in 2021! I must admit that Covid has made me very reluctant to travel abroad - which is such a shame given that I'd only just gotten into it - but I'd certainly love to do some more travelling around the UK. There's so many places in the UK I've not seen so I'd love to go exploring and spend a few nights away somewhere!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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