2017 was another year of epic adventures and it only takes a few scrolls of Instagram to see some of my highlights of the year. The year began with a staycation in The Cotswolds, and throughout the year I visited Crete, Greece, Italy, France, and The Netherlands, alongside multiple UK trips to Yorkshire, Kent, New Forest and Nottingham.
I didn’t fly as much (taking only 10 flights), but instead took alternative modes of transport more so this year, than any other year, including train, boat, and car.
Here are my top travel Instagram moments of 2017! And if you want to come along on an adventure in 2018 follow me www.instagram.com/sophiessuitcse!
(PS. Apologies they’re just photos, my embed tool wasn’t working!)
In October me and Theo drove down to Kent to visit the wonderful team at Port Lympne Reserve. We visited for a whole weekend in order to get the most of our time exploring their 600 acres, and hundreds of animals. Port Lympne Reserve are a conservation charity dedicated to protecting wildlife, who also work alongside The Aspinall Foundation, as they aim to introduce animals back to the wild. Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
In March, me and Katie took a flight to Paris for two days of exploring this wonderful city. I hadn’t been back in years, so I was thrilled to be back in the city of love. We ate lots of cheese and drank lots of wine, as well as staying at the glorious Hotel Banke! Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
Another highlight of my year was visiting the The Cotswolds at the beginning of December. It was a great trip to end the year with some of my favourite people – Ellie, Sam, Kara and Liv. We sat in the hot tub, went for walks, ate lots of chocolate and went out on the lake in our rowing boat. It was a wonderful trip and I can’t wait to go away again with these girls in 2018. Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
April saw me fly to Crete with HHH Retreats for my first ever health and fitness retreat. It was an intense five days, with yoga classes, portioned food control, cycling mountains, hiking up canyons, and eating my body weight in spirulina. It was a challenging week, but I left feeling revived, and ready for reality. Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
Also in March, I visited Verona. This was a trip Theo booked for my Christmas present in 2016, and it was somewhere I might not have thought of visiting… However as soon as we landed in Verona I fell in love, and to date, it is one of my favourite cities. This city is alive with colour, romance, drama and culture and I thoroughly enjoying exploring this under-rated city. Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
Amsterdam has been a favourite of mine for years, having visited multiple times and falling in love with the city, I always return, again and again. It is a city of many faces, and it is this that I enjoy each time I visit; hoping to explore a new neighbourhood, try new local delicacies or do an alternative walking tour of the city. I love Amsterdam, and I know you will do too! Read the full blog post on this adventure here.
What were your favourite Instagram photos of the year? Let me know in the comments!