{Travel} #Take12Trips Travel Challenge ~ Month Ten

Month Ten of the #take12trips documents any travels I may have done in the month of August. 

#Take12Trips Travel challenge started by a fellow blogger to challenge fellow bloggers to travel at-least once a month. You can read how I got into the #take12trips challenge and who started it all. The challenge is to travel at least once a month, it doesn’t restrict what kind of travel you should do. I chose to travel abroad at least one weekend a month where possible but you can travel locally too.

Read: Five reasons to visit Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Month ten certainly caught me by surprise as I hardly did any travel in August except for Castle Combe. I have mentioned earlier in the month that I took two weeks off blogging, travel was inclusive too. Though I took some time out from blogging and traveling, I did manage to visit Castle Combe. I have mentioned many a time during this challenge that I would mostly be traveling abroad. August was the exception to the rule, my mother actually banned me from leaving the country (lol) so I stayed within the UK.

Read: 5 Epic reasons to visit and explore Slovenia

During the two-week time out, I found myself with enough time to reflect on how much travel I have done so far this year. I realised I have spent way more time either at airports or abroad seeing what’s out there. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to travel and that will never change but I will say I do miss the comfort of my own when I am away. I have just returned from a 2 week trip to Johannesburg, South Africa and as fun as that it I still missed my home.

Castle Combe

Though Month ten finished really quickly, I am happy with what month eleven gifted me and can not wait to share. Traveling truly opens up ones mind, you’re exposed to new culture and soundings. Mother Earth has so much more to often than what’s in our own backyards. But that’s not to say let’s not invest some time in seeing what’s right in front of us.

If there is one thing I have learnt during my travels in 2016 is that, where possible see it for yourself and not someone else’s view. Don’t limit yourself to just seeing what’s abroad because home has so much to offer too.

Have you done much travel this year?

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  • Oh sorry to hear that, hopefully next year you can co

  • Mummygadgetgeek

    What a great idea! We have been abroad only once this year but is love to arrange a few more trips.

    • Hope you manage to arrange a few more trips before year end.

  • James & Sonia

    What a brilliant idea for a challenge, might have to do this next year. We LOVE travelling x

  • Travelling is such a great thing to do isn’t it. It really does allow for some great experiences. I’d love to travel more.

  • Kara

    We have been very lucky travel wise this year, although not as much as you. We have been to France, Italy, Spain and various UK destinations

    • I am hoping to go to Italy next month and Spain hopefully too but will see

  • lianne

    Travelling really doesn’t open up the mind, its so good for you! I’d love to be in a position to travel more!

    • *Does ~ right? lol
      I love traveling

  • WonderfullyBookish

    I’d love to start travelling more. I haven’t travelled very much at all, really – I’ve been to tons of places in the UK but not many places abroad (I went to Greece when I was 9, Gran Canaria when I was 18 and Paris last year). Specifically I’d LOVE to visit Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia!

    • I want to do more UK travels instead of just abroad so hopefully I will do before the year ends.

  • Jo Wiggins

    I’d love to visit South Africa. I’ve been to Orlando this year with my family and 7 week old baby boy – that was an experience.

    • Oh wow 7 week old baby I can’t even imagine what that was like but I would love to visit Orlando one day

  • Not really. Been to Amsterdam and Ireland. And I visit Dubai in December.

    • Oohh so jealous of your Dubai trip, have fun

  • Le Coin de Mel

    I can’t believe August was the only month so far in which you didn’t travel abroad!

    • I know right, I have been truly blessed this entire year

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Slovenia is such a beautiful place, I went a few years ago and just loved the place x

    • I know right, I went last year December loved it and went back in June and loved it again. It’s just amazing

  • Bex Smith

    What a great idea for a challenge! I haven’t really, no. I’ve been to Dorset but thats about it!

    • I am yet to visit Dorset, sounds like it would be an awesome place to visit

  • Viki Marden

    I haven’t been thay far this year sadly but we have done a bit of camping.x

    • I think that is amazing, I have done some glamping but would love to do some camping too

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I’ve not gone anywhere this year! I hope I get to before the year ends x

    • I hope you manage to go somewhere even within the UK

  • Slovenia looks like such a beautiful country! I would love to visit!

    • It sure is an amazing country with so much greenery, its breathtaking