Travel plans for 2018

After making the recap of the year 2017 last week, I want to share my plans for 2018 today. I’m super excited to share these plans because during last week I and my family decided something super cool! Keep reading and you will find out where our adventure will take us.

Big ben and Telephone box London

Starting the year with London and Brighton

Last autumn I had bought tickets to Poland but Ryanair decided to cancel my flight. For me it ended up being a good thing because I got back the price of my flight tickets but also 30€ gift card. I almost forgot this whole trip until someone asked me where I am traveling next year. My flight will leave in a little over a week but I haven’t yet booked anything else. That’s why I am not sure if I will be staying in London or maybe in Brighton.

Because I have visited both of these cities before this is going to be a relaxed week with a lot of walking around, enjoying the cities and writing in cozy cafes. No need to stress out about seeing everything. I will sleep long, maybe go to a concert and buy new socks from Primark. If anyone has some “out of the beaten path” tips for Brighton or London, please share them with me!

planning

Long spring and trying to not do any last minute trips

I have to save some money to make my autumn perfect and that’s the reason why I haven’t planned any bigger trips for this spring. This plan is doomed to fail. How I know? I have been at home for about two weeks right now and I am already craving for my next trip. Staying at home for months without traveling anywhere sounds like a torture. I don’t believe that I will be able to spot myself if there is a good and cheap last minute deal…

Cherry Blossom Trees In Stockholm

Cherry Blossoms in Finland!

One of my biggest dreams has been to visit Japan during sakura (cherry blossoms) season. Unfortunately, I am on a budget for good reason and so this dream won’t happen during 2018. Last spring we did a family trip to Stockholm and saw cherry blossoms there. Afterwards, I did photo diary post of the trip and someone told me that I can see even more cherry blossoms in Helsinki. For those who don’t know Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and I have lived my whole life in Finland… Are you kidding me?

Well, this year I will make a spring trip to Helsinki and see those super secret cherry blossoms!

kiyomizu

Dream vacation with family

Now we can go back to the cool autumn adventure we decided to do with my family. Can you already guess where we are going? Japan! Yes, I am returning to Tokyo and Kyoto after two years of longing.

This is kind of funny story because for whole autumn of 2017 I have known that I will probably travel to Japan next year. For that reason, I have tried to persuade my mum to travel with me. I was already giving up thinking that she didn’t want to leave. Then a few days after Christmas my mom told me that she may have been looking for flights to Japan. My sister and cousin heart that and about thirty minutes later we had decided that all of us will travel together to Japan at the end of summer 2018!

idyllic tokyo neighborhood train

Adventure to Asia

Because I am buying tickets to Japan and back, I have to take everything out of them and travel as much as possible. That’s why after my family returns back home (or before they come to Japan with me) I will spend some more time in Japan and possibly finally go to South Korea. I know that I have already lived three months in Japan and this trip with my family would add two weeks to that amount. However, I feel like there will never be enough time in this world for me to be in Japan. I have fallen in love with that country. And I feel like Sout Korea will make me feel something similar.

 

Like you can see, I don’t have that many plans for 2018 but I love these plans more than my 2017 plans. Mostly because Japan but also because I have missed staying in one city for a longer time at once. What plans do you have for 2018? Like always all comments are more than welcome.

Btw, I started daily blogging and you can find all my posts from here: LostViivi.com

With love,

Lost Viivi

38 thoughts on “Travel plans for 2018

  1. Greenwich is one of my favourite places in London – there’s the Observatory and the park, museums, food market on a weekend and loads of lovely shops, restaurants and pubs with live music. You can take the river bus from central London and also get some great views!

    Japan and South Korea are on my travel wish list too, hopefully one day..

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    1. I have just returned from UK but I will definitely remember this next time I go! (Hopefully soon…) Japan is AMAZING! And I have heard a lot of good things of South Korea. I hope you can visit them soon 🙂

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  2. Make sure you wander through the Brighton lanes and pop into all the independent shops and cafes! There is also a really cool bar I always go to which is the old theatre bar. It’s right near Brighton Theatre near the pavilion and is still set up like an old school Hollywood theatre bar 🙂 it’s called The Colonnade!

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  3. I’m so excited to hear about your trip to Japan and South Korea! That is a dream trip for me.
    2018 will be a big year for us as we are moving to Finland! I also expect to make a trip to York in the UK to visit my best friend and I hope we will also have a chance for a family cruise to Stockholm or Tallinn 🙂

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    1. Japan and South Korea are my dream trip so guess how excited I am! Your year sounds busy and also like a dream (moving to new country not living in Finland :D) Welcome to Finland!

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  4. Ah, you are going to my second home..hehe. I visit South Korea quite frequently (Japan sometimes too) so if you need any tips, let me know! 🙂

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    1. Maybe I will ask more tips before my trip! Thanks for offering your help. I hope I would be able to visit there frequently (in Japan and South Korea) so I think you are super lucky. 🙂

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      1. Ahhh, I guess that’s one way of looking at it but there’s also just as many places that I wish I can visit on your side too! Feel free to ask if you need any information for your upcoming trips…:)

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  5. If you haven’t already been to these areas in London I would recommend either Camden Town or Shoreditch (or both!!). They are funky, cool areas of the city that have heaps of things going on. Camden Markets are a very cool way to spend some time & have loads of different foods to try too 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the tip! I started Googling right away and especially Camden Town looks place I would like. I think I will visit both of them. And markets are always a fun way to spend some time. 🙂

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  6. Happy 2018!
    This will be a quieter year for us! Lots of work and other projects in store and will be busy.
    Japan in summer should be really nice, but hot and humid though!

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    1. It’s good to have quieter year every now and then so you can enjoy traveling even more during the next year. I was telling my family that it will be hot and humid but no one listened me so we will try to survive. Happy 2018! 🙂

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  7. I know it’s not London…but I’m in the U.K now and I’m simply dying to go to the Lake District.. it’s rich in history for those who love poetry, I feel it’s off-beaten to most, so it’s something to put onto your list for the future 🙂

    Cheers,
    M & Bear

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    1. I have heard many good things from Lake District and I hope to visit there someday. But I can see so many lakes and everything at home that it’s not on the top of my list. Hopefully some day… And I hope you can visit there soon 🙂

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