Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

 In Life, Reflections

When it comes to my birthday or the New Year, I always like to take a moment to reflect on the year that has just been.

The last few years of my life have been an absolute whirlwind of airports, adventures and good times and it’s definitely hard to remember all the tiny details at a glance. When going through my year of being 24 a few weeks ago I realised that pretty much every highlight was in a location that I had written a blog post for.

So as a bit of travel inspiration for you, I thought i’d create a blog post filled with the 24 places and adventures that took the spotlight for me this year.

Apologies for any spontanous flights booked whilst / after reading this post. Hehehe.

Here are my 24 favourite travel memories from my year of 24…

1. Having a cosy UK weekend away in a shepherd’s hut

A winter weekend full of the sound of the birds and leaves rustling was just the escape we needed from our hectic lives in London and was filled with an abundance of fresh air, cosy knits and cups of tea.

Read more of my UK adventures here.

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2. Waking up to the lions at London Zoo

An exclusive zoo experience with mystery animals and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as staying overnight and waking up with the animals…

Read more of my London adventures here

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3. Kayaking on the Thames up to Tower Bridge

Since I sway towards the more active of adventures, we headed out on the water and caught an extremely unique perspective of London.

Read more of my London adventures here

4. Surprising my mumma with a Christmas market road trip through Europe

Mulled wine, cute market stands, cold weather, cosy knitwear, and the best company, made this a trip to remember…

Read more of my European adventures here and more of my road trip adventures here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

5. Skiing in La Plagne, France… 

I headed out for an adventure that involved food, snow, skiing, spa, sleep… all on repeat! And a cheeky paraglide…

Read more of my French adventures here and more of my winter sports adventures here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

6. A day out in the Blue Mountains in Sydney

Beautiful views, beautiful weather, beautiful company… and all on a budget!

Read my Australian adventures here and my budget travel options here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

7. Hiking though Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s)

My favourite rock formation in the Australian outback is the Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) – a collection of 36 ‘sandstone giants’ – when lit by the sunrise / sunset – you’re in for a viewing and a half, and hiking through them was so surreal.

Read more of my Australian adventures here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

8. Making dinner in our camper van on the Great Ocean Road

I finally got to tick one of Australia’s finest routes off my bucket list: The Great Ocean Road. There’s nothing I love more than a camper, my best friend and a road trip…

Read more of my Australian adventures here and more of my road trip adventures here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

9. Driving through and camping in Iceland with friends

It’s not often I get to travel ‘freely’ – not for work – but this time I got to enjoy this beautiful area with my friends…

Read more of my Icelandic adventures here and more of my road trip adventures here.

Year of 24: My 24 favourite travel memories

10. Walking through Koli National Park in Finland

Lilly and I were absolutely blown away at how beautiful this National Park was. With our snow spikes at the ready, we set off on a stunning trail through the park…

Read more of my Finnish adventures here.

4 days in Finland: Driving the Koli Ice road and Koli National Park

11. Seeing elephants and lions in the wild in Kenya on safari for my Mum’s 50th birthday

An experience I’ll never forget, followed by a lush post-safari stay in Watamu

See more of my African adventures here, and my ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences here

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12. Having ‘fika’ with my gorgeous friend Malin in her hometown, Stockholm, a stop off on the Princess Cruise

Fika translates to ‘Coffee and a treat with a friend’, quite possibly my new favourite past time. Scandinavia have got it SO right.

Read more of my Scandinavian adventures here.

SIX CITIES IN SEVEN DAYS: STOCKHOLM, COPENHAGEN AND OSLO

13. Camping at Sumner Ponds in a vintage VW camper

Have I mentioned how much I love camping with my bestie before?! This was another amazing trip and another opportunity to see the beauty within the UK. Here’s to more trips like this when I have my own camper!

Read more of my UK adventures here.

TWO DAYS CAMPING AT SUMNER PONDS, WEST SUSSEX

14. WMGT Byron Bay

Great vibes, great people and my first (and definitely not last!) WMGT in Oz.

Read more of my Australian adventures here and more about my WMGT trips here

A 1-day roadtrip from Byron Bay: Minyon Falls, Lake Ainsworth and Lennox Head

15. Roadtripping along the Albanian coastline

Such an unexpectedly beautiful country that completely took be by surprise, and one of my favourite road trips ever! If you love somewhere quieter and more undiscovered, this is the place for you.

Read all my Albanian adventures here and more of my road trips here.

Exploring Albania: Coastal drives, Himarë, Puerto Palermo and Sarandë

16. Via Ferrata in Nax, Switzerland… 

My first Via Ferrata had my heart in my mouth a few times, but it was so worth it for the adrenaline rush and beautiful views. Safe to say I’ve done more climbing since!

Read more of my Swiss adventures here and more of my active travel ideas here.

My first Via Ferrata in Nax Switzerland and a night at Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva

17. Waking up to the mountains in Evolene, Switzerland

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know I have a secret love affair with mountain views and fresh air. How could the views on this trip not go on my list…

Read more of my Swiss adventures here.

18. Sunrise canoeing on Lake Louise with Mum

So worth getting up for, this lake is as, if not more, beautiful as everyone says…

Read more of my Canadian adventures here.

A 7-day Canadian Rockies road trip itinerary

19. Stumbling across Emerald Lake on my Canadian road trip with Mum… 

As if Lake Louise wasn’t enough, Emerald Lake was a hidden gem in Canada…

Read more of my Canadian adventures here.

A 7-day Canadian Rockies road trip itinerary

20. GoPro summits in Canada and Barcelona…

Ok so I might have sneaked two memories in here… but honestly working with this brand is such a dream and we always have so much fun!

Read more of my posts about Go Pros here.

I’ve had SUCH an incredible time in Barcelona with the GoPro family for the launch of the brand new #GoProHero7!They’ve done it again - this camera is INSANE!!!So excited to play with it over the coming months!

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21. Chill days on Vancouver Island with friends

I’m so lucky to have friends all over the world that I can visit at the same time as exploring new places…

Read more of my Canadian adventures here.

6 days on Vancouver Island: A travel guide

22. Boat day in Croatia for WMGT adventure #5

The best day of the trip (in my opinion) and I think everyone else will agree! We had so much fun with the wind in our hair, music blaring, snorkelling, swimming and good food… bliss.

Read more of my Croatian adventures here and more of the WMGT adventures here.

23. My favourite ever Airbnb, wandering around markets and picking up crossaints in Honfleur

The first time I asked my social following which Airbnb to choose and it was so good I didn’t want to ever leave! Paired with Mum, some good fresh croissants and a beautiful market town, made it a trip to cherish…

Read more of my French adventures here.

24. The wettest Via Ferrata in Lake District Honister Mine

Last but not least, so much water but so much fun. Another Via Ferrata I won’t forget, even if all my footage was terrible!

Read more of my UK adventures here.

A 3-day adventure in the Lake District

Here’s to the year of 25 being just as good, if not better. I can’t wait to share it with you all!

What are your favourite travel memories from this year?

I’d love to know!

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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