• {Travel} #Take12Trips Travel Challenge ~ Month Nine

    Month nine of the #take12trips travel challenge feels like it creeped up on me when I was not looking. The months seem to be moving ever so fast, the days and weeks even faster. Everyday I ponder about what I want my tomorrow travels to look like and I still come up blank. I am spontaneous person by nature, the spur of the moment decisions are what I thrive at. This side of me I do not want to give up on but I know one day I will have to.

    when I shared month eight, I mentioned to you how my parents always ask me first which country I am in before every conversation. It’s funny to think how much my life has changed over the last 3 years. I have traveled more this year than any other time in my entire life. It has been truly liberating to bask in the pleasures of travel that The Lord has afforded me. As a child my father always used to tell my siblings and I how blessed we are, as an adult I am starting to truly feel the blessings. When you’re young, it’s not easy to believe people when they say you’re blessed when you are lacking certain things. Looking back at all the challenges we’ve faced in our lives as a family, we are blessed.

    month nine - #take12trips

    Many might be confused why this is month nine instead of month eight. I started this challenge last year December, i refused to wait for January before I could start. ‘Why put off something you can do today for tomorrow, tomorrow is not promised you’. This has been my motto for a while and has saved me a great deal, I no longer procrastinate I take action.

    Month Nine – #Take12Trips

    During the month of July I did two trips; Dublin, Ireland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen was by far the most expensive trip I have done during this travel challenge. Because I stupidly chose to travel during the summer period, the flights where sky-high in cost. Another huge mistake on my part was booking the flights two days before I due to leave. I should have booked earlier but I had no spare cash, no point crying over spilt milk.

    Regular readers know I love nothing more than plotting my next adventure. I have mentioned countless times that you don’t have to wait till January to join this challenge, you can join any time. You also do not need to travel abroad all the time to participate. I made a personal decision to do mostly travel abroad, so I can visit more countries and tick off my bucketlist.

    Dublin, Ireland.

    This was my first time heading to Ireland, I was looking forward to seeing my ‘instant friends‘ I met in Hamburg, Germany. We met at the youth weekend, I will never forget how we met and become instant friends. We named ourselves ‘temptation‘ so befitting of us, 3 girls and 1 dude. I kept saying to one of our leaders that I would lead the young man into temptation oops. Of all the things we did in Dublin, the most memorable was spending time with each other and visiting the Irish Whiskey Museum.


    Copenhagen, Denmark

    This trip is as clear as day in my mind. I managed to convince one of my ‘instant friends’ to join me, lucky he did and made this trip even more memorable. Because I arrived earlier than him, I was able to check out quite a lot of places alone. But the most memorable of this trip was taking a free walking town operated by ‘Copenhagen Free Walking Tours’. I had never done a guided walking tour before, this was fresh and innovative. Our guide was knowledgable in Danish history and he made the tour very interactive and fun.


    Month nine started with a bang (Dublin) and ended with a boom (Copenhagen), I am so glad I went. I might be skint right now but I wouldn’t change anything for the world. I feel very privileged to be able to travel as often as I do whilst surviving on my own two feet. Putting everything in God’s hand and believing in everything he’s doing in my life has been the best decision ever.

    Have you ever been to either of these two places? If you ever get a chance, I say go.



    1. Beeb Ashcroft
      August 21, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      I wish I had time to travel that much! This sounds like it has been a lot of fun!

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:15 pm

        It sure is really fun

    2. Nicole Escat
      August 21, 2016 / 9:18 am

      Wow, you are so lucky to take the trips. I wish I can do that too and see Copenhagen in person.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:15 pm

        Thanks Nicole

    3. kerry norris
      August 20, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      I love Dublin. I’ve done the whiskey thing too. Everyone is also so friendly. Never been to Copenhagen but will have to pop it on my list x

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:14 pm

        I enjoyed the whiskey tour not so much the drinking of it lol

    4. Kara
      August 20, 2016 / 7:40 am

      Hubby has been to dublin but I have yet to go. I would love to visit both

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:14 pm

        If you get the chance you should definitely

    5. Nikki Wayne
      August 19, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Wow! I wan to make these trips too. I hope I can save money for them and be able to see the world’s wonders.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:14 pm

        You should definitely

    6. August 19, 2016 / 11:56 am

      Looks like you had an amazing time! My fiance and I are friends with a couple who have just recently visited Dublin and said how amazing it was.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:13 pm

        Dublin is a lovely place to visit, it has so much to offer

    7. August 19, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Wow! How I wish I can also take 12 trips! Maybe when my boy’s in college already, haha!

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:13 pm

        Hahaha you should definitely do it

    8. Zena's Suitcase
      August 18, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      I think this is such a great challenge to set yourself. I really want to visit Copenhagen, it sounds like a really interesting place

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:09 pm

        Thanks Zena, it’s lovely challenge indeed

    9. August 18, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      I always wanted to go to both countries they have so much history and culture. One dayyyy

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:09 pm

        They sure do and hope you get to visit one day

    10. Kathy
      August 18, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      I’ve always wanted to go to Denmark. It looks like such a beautiful place! You’re lucky you’re able to travel so much. I sure wish I could travel more.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:04 pm

        Thanks Kathy, I hope you get a chance to visit one day

    11. Karla Ramos
      August 18, 2016 / 9:13 am

      I’ve always admired that heroic horse statue up there. Dublin’s a very enjoyable place and that’s coming from someone who was only there for a day.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:04 pm

        I couldn’t agree more, its a beautiful city to visit

    12. Beautyqueenuk
      August 18, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Your post makes me want to ensure I get to Dublin at least one in my lifetime x

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

        You definitely should check it out Rachel its gorgeous

    13. Jayne
      August 18, 2016 / 8:20 am

      I love Dublin, will definitely be going back at some point.
      What an amazing month for you, and you may be skint, but what great memories you have made 🙂

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

        So true, great memories indeed. I can not wait to go back to either of these places too

    14. August 18, 2016 / 1:53 am

      You’ve been through a lot of places! It’s funny that your parents ask you where you are, that means they’re used to the lifestyle that you have right now. I think it’s great that you started early December, the earlier the better.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

        The earlier the better indeed, they love it but I think they also want me to save up a bit lol

    15. August 18, 2016 / 1:45 am

      What an amazing month of traveling. It’s great that you were able to spend time with your new friends from the youth weekend.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:02 pm

        It was a great time indeed, it was nice to meet up again with my friends

    16. August 18, 2016 / 1:16 am

      I have not been to those places. I went to school in Spain and traveled a little around Europe and to Morocco. I want to go to Central America next.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:01 pm

        I have been to spain once but I have it on my list and hope to visit as many places in Europe as possible.

    17. August 17, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Copenhagan is somewhere I would like to go and it is so cheap as well! You may be broke but you get to live your dream which is great.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:00 pm

        That is true, broke but lived my dream

    18. August 17, 2016 / 11:09 pm

      Copenhagen is a gorgeous city. I was fortunate enough to visit there once and be shown around by a local. I still remember my dinner in Tivoli Gardens. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many different types of wine.

      • August 21, 2016 / 7:00 pm

        Sounds like you had such a wonderful time, I want to make more of an effort when I go next

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:59 pm

        I bet it was just as beautiful then as it is now

      • August 22, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        Yes the only bit that definitely wasn’t beautiful was the decor in our hotel bedroom in Dublin. It was like a flashback to the 70s

    19. Afshan
      August 17, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      I love to travel, but haven’t been to Copenhagen or Dublin and sounds like they are right up my street!

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:59 pm

        I too love to travel big time and hope to do more before 2016 ends

    20. August 17, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      I’ve never visited either Copenhagen or Dublin, but the walking tour sounds fab 🙂

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        The walking tour was absolutely amazing

    21. Natalia Molinero Mingorance
      August 17, 2016 / 6:46 pm

      I’ve never been in these places, but definitely would love to go! So nice pictures!! xx

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        You should definitely go should you get the chance

    22. August 17, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      You’re incredibly lucky to do this – I bet it’s wonderful seeing all those new places. I live in England but ave never been to Ireland – I know everyone says it’s gorgeous there!

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        Thanks Rachel, It’s nice to be able to travel every now and again

    23. Little Steps
      August 17, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      I would love to visit both countries since I’ve never been. You are so lucky to be able to travel all the time 🙂 x

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:55 pm

        Aww thanks so much

    24. August 17, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      I’ve never been to either, but they both look great! I really want to visit Denmark in particular, it seems like a really fun place to visit. 🙂

      • August 21, 2016 / 6:55 pm

        It’s a lovely place to visit, both of them are

    25. Robin Rue
      August 17, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Dublin is definitley on my bucket list. I have been wanting to get to Ireland for years.

      • August 17, 2016 / 11:23 am

        Hope you get a chance one day to visit this beautiful city

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