{Travel} #Take12Trips Travel Challenge ~ Month Four

So we are two months down and 10 more to go, for the travel challenge we are three months down with month four underway and 8 more to go. The #take12trips travel challenge was started by another blogger (read my first post in this challenge) to encourage and challenge us all to ensure at least one weekend a month is used for some sort of travel either alone or with our families.

To recap the last three months I have managed to visit Ljubljana, Slovenia and Vilnius & Kaunas, Lithuania in December 2015, Prague, Czech Republic in January 2016 then Brno, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia in February 2016 and to close February I visited Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium.

My recent visit was to Warsaw, Poland at the beginning of March 2016 where I visited a friend for a long weekend. I must confess that the travel challenge though is the meant to make you travel at least one weekend a month it kind of awoke the traveler, the globetrotter, the nomad in me. I know I am asked many times how I manage to travel so often and I will be sharing a post on that soon but I am a budget traveler so I am always searching for the most affordable ways for me to travel.

Month Four

The last four months of the travel challenge has been absolutely a blast, I am so happy that a fellow blogger recommended that I try out this challenge. When I shared my 2016 goals, I had mentioned how much I wanted to travel this year so much that I started it in December, I figured why wait to do something tomorrow that you can do today and that attitude is what has helped me to break out of my shell and see what the world has to offer. I am also learned that I am the traveler that appreciated the ‘architecture and the history’ than one who goes to experience the day to day life or the night life. I am quite happy to have learned what type of traveler I am, what I love, what I can compromise of and the feeling of pending adventure.

Seeing Warsaw for the first time this month really opened my eyes to what is out there in Eastern Europe, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are not the first countries that jump at you when you start thinking of European destinations. I have seen first hand how much their is to appreciate, how much there is to see and experience and how much rich of history these countries have. They are truly unspoiled and I love that.

That’s all for month four, for my next adventure is in April (month five), I am heading to the beautiful and expensive city of Oslo, Norway. I might throw in another weekend getaway somewhere before then but keeping this one to the chest until it’s confirmed or not.



  1. May 25, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I love Eastern Europe and really must go more. I’ve not been to Poland and really want to visit.

    • May 25, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      I love it too and hope to visit more in the future

  2. March 16, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Always wanted to visit a place like this! Lovely pics, thanks xo

    • March 16, 2016 / 11:33 am


  3. March 14, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Girl I need to take this challenge with you! I bet it was cold over there but thanks for the review.

    • March 14, 2016 / 7:52 am

      It was extremely cold for my liking but it as fun too. You should definitely join Kiwi

  4. March 12, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    sounds such a good idea and great fun. i’m glad you’ve done a post on poland, i really fancy going there, in fact, think it maybe the next city break i take.

    • March 12, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Rachael

  5. March 12, 2016 / 9:25 am

    I love the sound of a travel challenge! I need an excuse to get to more places I think I am going to push myself like this next year but for now I will take in all your tips x

    • March 12, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Awww bless, it’s nice to do the challenge and when you can’t you become a tourist in your own town which is also awesome

  6. March 11, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    We make travel a priority too! Love this challenge and now off to read about more of your adventures! Looking forward to more!

    • March 11, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Kristine

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Yes I am and thank you so much

  7. March 11, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Had I come across this post about 10 years ago I would have been up for this challenge in a heartbeat! It’s kind of hard to do when you have little kids…and I am true traveler at heart!

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Awww bless I can only imagine

  8. March 11, 2016 / 2:08 am

    I wish I could travel that much, it would be a pleqasure. Traveling is one of the few things I enjoy!

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:39 am

      It truly is a pleasure and I enjoy it very much

  9. March 11, 2016 / 1:57 am

    This is a great challenge! I love to travel and have many trips planned for the next few months.

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:38 am

      It’s an amazing challenge and good luck on your planned travels

  10. Bonnie @wemake7
    March 11, 2016 / 1:06 am

    That is so awesome that your able to travel and having a blast doing so. Sounds like you have been to some really great places.

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:38 am

      Thanks Bonnie, I have and enjoyed all of them

  11. Ann Bacciaglia
    March 10, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    This is an amazing challenge. I love to travel and have several trips planned for the next few months.

    • March 10, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      That’s sounds awesome, I love to travel too and got a few travels arranged too

  12. March 10, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Traveling is such a pleasure and exciting time! Its amazing what is outside of your realm of comfort and within your ‘driving’ distance’! Explore people, get out there and experience new things, see new places!

    • March 10, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Literally took the words out of my mouth. Traveling really is such

  13. March 10, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    This sounds like a great challenge but there is no way I could afford to go away once a month. I can barely manage once a year!

    • March 10, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      I think going away doesn’t have to be abroad it can be another town in same city or just another city

  14. March 10, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    That’s awesome! I would love for us to travel more too. And touring Europe would certainly be a wonderful adventure for sure!

    • March 10, 2016 / 4:01 pm


  15. Cassandra Mayers
    March 10, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Ive always wanted to go to Warsaw 🙂 Wish I could travel more! Enjoy it!

    • March 10, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks it was awesome

  16. Jessica
    March 10, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Your travel diaries look great. I need to fit more travel into my schedule, i’ve just come back from Frankfurt and already wanting to book somewhere else.

    • March 10, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      I have not yet ventured to Frankfurt

    • March 10, 2016 / 11:37 am

      I want to visit Gdansk

  17. March 10, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I recently read a book that was set in warsaw ( but during WWII) so I’d be curious to see what it looks like today!

    • March 10, 2016 / 11:36 am

      It is so different now

  18. March 10, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I need to travel more too. However, I can only sit in the car for short amounts of time. I might have to try a short day trip in a few weeks.

    • March 10, 2016 / 9:53 am

      I think that would be awesome if you did short trips first

    • March 10, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Aww thanks

  19. March 10, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Traveling to all those places, it sounds like you had an amazing time. Prague and Warsaw are on my bucket list.

    • March 10, 2016 / 8:01 am

      Yes I did and thanks, hope you are able to visit Prague and Warsaw

  20. March 10, 2016 / 6:21 am

    How absolutely fantastic that you’re able to take all these trips! It costs a small fortune for me to leave my remote island to reach affordable flights, so I am lucky if I get to go anywhere once a year!

    • March 10, 2016 / 7:07 am

      Awww bless, I hope you still making use of being on an island and exploring it all

  21. March 10, 2016 / 5:36 am

    This is a very nice idea! I should have thought of this earlier. Anyway, it’s never too late to start!

    • March 10, 2016 / 6:06 am

      It’s never too late to start indeed

  22. March 10, 2016 / 4:13 am

    I have never been outside the US before but it looks like I need to get out there!! Your trips sound amazing!!

    • March 10, 2016 / 6:06 am

      Thanks Ricci and hope you get out of the states even if it’s just once

  23. March 10, 2016 / 2:45 am

    I hadn’t heard of this challenge, but I’d love to participate. Time to start planning! I can’t wait!

    • March 10, 2016 / 6:06 am

      I stumbled upon it through comments left on my blog too and googled it, I hope you start it’s an amazing challenge

  24. March 10, 2016 / 2:29 am

    What a fun experience for you with this travel challenge. I hope to travel more in the future, as soon as my doctor says it’s okay for my back.

    • March 10, 2016 / 6:04 am

      Thanks and I wish you quick recovering and A.ok from the doctors

  25. March 10, 2016 / 12:26 am

    I’m glad you’ve been having such an amazing time. I’ve never been to Eastern Europe but I’d love to.

    • March 10, 2016 / 12:32 am

      I hope you get a chance one day and thanks

  26. March 10, 2016 / 12:18 am

    You are doing an awesome challenge. I would like to take time to getaway from home more and explore areas that are in my state and within driving distance when my kids get a little older. I would also love to go out of the country one day.

    • March 10, 2016 / 12:31 am

      That sounds like a plan for don’t wait for things to align start making plans now

  27. March 9, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    oh wow.. such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to go back to Europe. We’re planning our next trip soon

    • March 10, 2016 / 12:31 am

      Ooh how cool, hope you enjoy visiting

  28. March 9, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I love this idea, what an inspiring project! Also your photos are beautiful.. x

    • March 10, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Thanks Louise

  29. March 9, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    oh wow I so wish I was able to do this maybe once the kids have all flown the nest

    • March 9, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Hahahaha it would be nice

  30. March 9, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I would love to do a challenge like this but unfortunately with work and lack of funds it would not be possible. You have managed to visit so many places in such ashort time. Its wonderful.

    • March 9, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you

  31. March 9, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I think you have visited more places in 3 months than I have ever visited, it is so amazing to read about your journey x

    • March 9, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Awww thanks so much Rachel

  32. March 9, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea, a great way to get in all those city breaks I have planned but never get around to booking!

    • March 9, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks and yes you should

  33. March 9, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Oh I’m loving reading your posts and European adventures. I did a little travel with my daughter before I was ill and your posts are giving me great ideas. I love the challenge you set and it will be fab when your older and look back at your adventures the way I do. Angela from Daysinbed

    • March 9, 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks so much Angela

  34. March 9, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    What a fantastic adventure! I would love to travel as much as you have in the last couple months. Poland looks amazing.

    • March 9, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Lisa it’s an amazing adventure indeed

  35. March 9, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Great resolution! I tried that when I was younger and earning good money, to go away every single month. I should have done it like you on a budget with just a weekend. By the time I got to October after two weeks in Hawaii I had to put the brakes on a bit! lol. I might try and pick it up again though but your way instead… sounds much more affordable, and now I have a son it’ll be nicer to travel closer to home.

    • March 9, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks so much and yes I am all about affordable travel and weekends are my friend

  36. March 9, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I would love to travel to all those places! We travel a lot, but I have never been to any of these places. How beautiful!

    • March 9, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks Jeanette

  37. March 9, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Wow. That is A LOT of traveling. I love to travel, so I would happily accept this challenge.

    • March 9, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      I know right, I am loving it

  38. March 9, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Such a great challenge. I set myself the challenge of getting out of the country at least once a month in 2016 and I’m going to definitely be hitting it. I love Eastern Europe a lot, Poland and Hungary are two of my favourite places. If you haven’t yet been to Copenhagen I would massively recommend that though! I’ll be interested in reading your Oslo diary as I do want to head there. x

    • March 9, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      Awesome and yes Copenhagen is on my list, I have not yet ventured there but can not wait to head there

  39. March 9, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    This is an amazing challenge! Just reading about it gave me butterflies a little bit. I’ve been on a tight budget for ages now but you know, I might just try this myself later this year/2017.. I look forward to reading about Oslo 🙂

    • March 9, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Aww bless I hope you budget improves soon and you can join in the challenge

  40. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    March 9, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    That sounds like an amazing adventure. I loved looking at all of your photos!

    • March 9, 2016 / 3:12 pm


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