Remember I said 2015 would be the year I would do more travelling and road tripping?
Let me tell you about the first adventure we’re planning. It’s a good one.
// ‘Explore’ pouch for travel documents is by Alphabet Bags at Let It Reign / I love summer and my Ray Ban Wayfarers / this ‘Great Escapes’ book has some brilliant inspiration for adventures – 50p from a recent car boot sale! //
My husband and I love travelling and although we’ve both seen quite a lot of the world, there are so many more places we’d like to go.
For the last couple of years for various reasons we haven’t really left the country so this year we both agreed the need to engage in some sun-chasing in foreign climes. Where, though?
While we love an odd day basking with a good book, we get easily bored on holiday and like to explore. We also love having a sense of freedom.
I toyed with a couple of destinations, but in the end – like the good wife I am – let my husband choose: and it was Italy. (He’s lucky it was a good choice otherwise I’d have got my own way as usual).
Apart from our ‘mini-moon’ in Venice, it’s not somewhere he’s been before. I spent a fantastic two weeks there with Alex shortly after graduating, jumping on and off trains and seeing some of Italy’s most iconic cities: Rome, Milan, Florence.
To feed the sense of freedom, he wants to do a road trip, something like what we did in France in 2012 (see: Paris; Dordogne).
It’s an appealing idea and in our experience the reality is just as good. You throw your tent into the boot, you cross into the continent from Dover and then Europe is your oyster. You have a few destinations in mind, but if you like somewhere you stay longer and if you don’t, you move on.
We’re thinking of heading south through Germany where we’ll call in on a friend, then pass through Switzerland or Austria before arriving in Italy. We’ll explore the area around the Italian lakes and Tuscany and Umbria, taking in Verona, Florence and possibly Rome if we have time, then come back via the French Riviera.
We haven’t got further in planning than this vague route but some brief research got me well and truly infected with the travel bug.
This is why I adore camping (especially since Cool Camping came along). Just look at these incredible sites that are likely to feature in our plans.
↑ This breathtaking view is from Camping Seiser Alm, in the heart of the Dolomites in Italy, just over the Austrian border. Read More →