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The Vlog link – Trip Planning 2019

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Oh the places we will go…

For the first Vlog of year I wanted to look forward to travel plans – all connected to the Kettlelist, of course – as it seemed like a ‘New Year’ kind of thing to do. I love the fact that I can now say ‘this year I am going…’ instead of ‘Next year, I want to go to…’ so here are the plans…

# 22 – Visit five European Capitals

IMG_20180322_074819_555.jpgAfter managing to survive the freezing cold of Berlin last March, I was hoping to tick off another European Capital this year so that I would be one step closer to completing this task. I have been looking at a number of places that have short (and cheap!) flights. After a number of my friends visited Portugal last year and returned with good reports, Lisbon looks to be the likely contender. The trip is hopefully happening in June – can’t book anything yet as I am waiting for my friend to save up for the flights, but we should be able to sort something in March. So look forward to lots of photos from a girlie break!


40 x 40:  # 11-Visit all of the English Counties

Another ‘travel’ related item that appears on the 40 x 40 is to visit every ceremonial English county.  2018 was a great year for visits as I managed to tick off five counties, mainly because we now have a car that actually works! The plan this year is to tick off Devon and Cornwall, which are well within extended day trip distance (we have done Newquay for a day trip in the past, but it would probably make a better overnight stay)
Ticking off a few northern counties would also be good, so we will look at a few air BNB’s and see what is available to us.


#21 Visit California, See the Hollywood Sign, Stand on a Star on Hollywood Boulevard

For her 18th birthday Hannah has chosen to visit L.A; she wants to stand on a Hollywood star, see the sign, eat a Voodoo donut and visit the Museum of Death (because, of course she does!) I have booked the dates off work, so now we just need to save and plan. Having looked at a few options it isn’t going to be as expensive as I thought it would be, so we are hopefully going to be able to look at booking up in June.  Looks like I am going to be doing a lot of saving this year!



Over to you

What are your plans for this year? Where would you like to go? Do you have any local attractions that you would recommend to visitors? Let me know in the comments below.



Mature (technically) graduate, vlogger, blogger, dreaming of travelling, mum of 4, K-pop addict, Japanese culture fan, and wannabe minimalist. And that is what this is all about... I am clearing, decluttering and "minimalising" with the long term aim of travelling and completing the adventures on my #kettlelist (Bucket list seems a bit final!) Come visit me on twitter and instagram @Pollyplaits , or on Youtube for my Polly put the kettle on (#PPTKO) weekly vlog that is DEFINITELY #NOTa50x50

4 thoughts on “The Vlog link – Trip Planning 2019

    1. I would love to visit Yorkshire! I haven’t been ‘proper’ up north for years (Manchester is as North as I have got in the last 5 years) Will have to have words with my ‘chauffeur’ 🤔 😂


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