Is it holiday time yet?

I know I’ve said it before, but I really need to say it again, I am in desperate need of a holiday!
I continue to whine about it because I really believe that it’s important to reiterate just how much I need a relaxing break.
Yes, I know, there is light at the end of the tunnel – in just another 80 days I will be going to Singapore, then London, but 80 days still seems like such a long time!

Since my last trip to Europe in 2009, my boyfriend and I knew that our next Euro trip would be the big move to London, so we made the terribly harsh decision to do one last ‘hoorah’ holiday to the States and then start saving (and by saving, I actually mean spending till our heart’s content). But what a glorious couple of years of spending it has been- who knew that mid-2012 would creep up on us so quickly? (oops!)

Naturally, during the last two-year holiday-ban and consequential spending frenzy, there have been many weekend getaways to be enjoyed. We’ve travelled to the countryside, dined at the Victorian wineries, skied the snow-capped mountains, swam the oceans and soaked in the natural springs. There have been many interstate trips to the lovely cities of Perth and Brisbane, but I guess these are the perks of having your family move to some of the sunniest parts of the country.

Australia has so much to offer, if you have a little bit of time and some spare cash, the options are endless. In saying that, I could stay in Australia, spend three hours driving and end up in Shepparton, or I could move to London, spend two and a half hours comfortably reading my book on a train and end up in Paris. Which would you choose? (For those who don’t know Shepparton, it’s no loss).
So yes Australia, you do have lots of things for me to do and see here, but I’m ready for more adventure  and diversity, and less travelling time to find it!

If you haven’t learned this yet, I’m quite the planner. I love planning holidays, and I love planning weekend getaways. And just the thought of all the upcoming weekends to be spent in Europe makes my head start spinning with ideas and I feel like I already need to start organising! I won’t, don’t worry, but I really want to. So to fulfil this need to investigate into my future holiday destinations for the next few years, and also in celebration of the upcoming long weekend in the UK (June 2-5), I’m going to dedicate a page next week to some great weekend getaway ideas for Londoners. This is definitely going to be one of the most enjoyable topics to research!

As always, stay tuned.
The London New Girl
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8 thoughts on “Is it holiday time yet?

  1. I need a holiday too – thankfully mine’s coming up tomorrow. If Australia were a little closer you could stow away in my suitcase. It sounds like you need a vacation pretty badly! I’m a planner too, I think it drives my boyfriend crazy but I love planning things VERY far in advance.

    1. Oh aren’t you lucky! Where are you off to? I wish I could be stowed in a suitcase…
      I honestly believe the half the fun of going on a holiday is the planning part of it 🙂 ha. It’s just such a good lead-up and I love getting excited about all the things that I’ll be seeing and doing. Don’t worry, I think that secretly our boyfriends LOVE it, because it’s less work for them really!

      1. We’re going to Crete. I have never been to Greece – and as you mention in your post, it is super easy to get to so many places in Europe from the UK! I love planning holidays, I look at prices and flights when I can’t even afford to go anywhere, lol. My colleagues and I spend a lot of time talking about our next vacations. Ah, we can dream even if we can’t always afford it, can’t we?

        1. Aw Greece is one of my favourite places, have an amazing holiday! Yes, we can definitely dream – it’s what I plan on doing for the next 78 days (who’s counting?!)

  2. I need a holiday too – thankfully mine’s coming up tomorrow. If Australia were a little closer you could stow away in my suitcase. It sounds like you need a vacation pretty badly! I’m a planner too, I think it drives my boyfriend crazy but I love planning things VERY far in advance.

    1. Oh aren’t you lucky! Where are you off to? I wish I could be stowed in a suitcase…
      I honestly believe the half the fun of going on a holiday is the planning part of it 🙂 ha. It’s just such a good lead-up and I love getting excited about all the things that I’ll be seeing and doing. Don’t worry, I think that secretly our boyfriends LOVE it, because it’s less work for them really!

      1. We’re going to Crete. I have never been to Greece – and as you mention in your post, it is super easy to get to so many places in Europe from the UK! I love planning holidays, I look at prices and flights when I can’t even afford to go anywhere, lol. My colleagues and I spend a lot of time talking about our next vacations. Ah, we can dream even if we can’t always afford it, can’t we?

        1. Aw Greece is one of my favourite places, have an amazing holiday! Yes, we can definitely dream – it’s what I plan on doing for the next 78 days (who’s counting?!)

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