Take Twelve Trips January 2018 #1 – #take12trips

Take Twelve Trips is a travel challenge I participated in back in 2015/2016 to help me maximise my travels. When I stumbled upon this idea of another bloggers page I was truly happy and wanted to participate. Normally I would wait until January but I couldn’t wait and started December 2015 with a trip to Slovenia. It would later become one of the best decisions I have ever made, by the time November 2016 can I had completed the challenge.

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It was such an exhilarating time for me being able to travel as often as I did. People have always asked how I manage to travel so often, isn’t it expensive to be jetting around the world? To be honest traveling can be expensive but I shared reasons why being broke is the best time to travel. But if you’re someone who wants to travel but have limited resources consider lendgreen.com for a quick short-term solution. Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer, I guess I can forget about bitcoins then 😁.

Take Twelve Trips January 2018 #1 – #take12trips

To kick-start the take twelve trips challenge I thought I shared part #1 of my January travels with you. Those who follow me on instagram already know I just returned from Prague where I spent 4 days. It is truly sad to think it’s all over before I even had a chance to absorb it all. But I guess I can say I was able to celebrate the first weekend in 2018 in style. But none the less I put together the Prague Ultimate Travel Guide to aid any first timers to Prague.

When it comes planning my trips, I often look at times when people won’t be traveling much. Like winter time and during school term, this normally means fewer tourists and breathing room. I search the net for good deals on flights, hotels and even airport transfers which for solo travelers I recommend. Prague airport transfer ferried me to my hostel, Czech Inn, since my flight was landing around midnight. Though I have been to Prague before, the transport system from the airport wasn’t high on my list.

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Take Twelve Trips Recommendation: Good Prague Tours & Premiant City Tour

I had four days  in Prague and I had every intention of making it count, but so did the universe. Day 1 was a straight up packed day that started at 9 am and ended 11-pm. It was spent on a free walking tour then a paid Prague Castle tour offered by Good Prague Tours. I can not recommend this company enough, the guides are knowledgeable about the city and its history. Both tours were very interactive, you had a chance to ask questions and time for pictures too. As a blogger this was important for me, it’s always annoying when I can’t take pictures. Not that I am good at it but I like to have the option to take pictures of the city.

Day 2 I spent it again touring another city in Czech Republic called Kutna Hora where I saw the bone church. It was such an exciting trip offered by Premiant City Tour but our guide was from Good Prague Tours. The pick up is in the city center of Prague then take a private bus to Kutna Hora and spent 5.5 hours there. There was so much to see, plus we also had lunch there it was nice to be out of the cold. Apart from the Bone Church the highlight of my trip was entering St. Barbara’s Church and learning about the history.

For planning tips and resources – Prague City Tourism

Thanks to Prague City Tourism for providing me with the tickets to the old town hall.  I spent day 3 touring the old town hall on a guided tour and visited the inside of the clock tower. One of the must see places in Prague in the old town is the astronomical clock. It is located in the clock tower and every hour it does all the sing and dancing. After the touring and getting a bird’s eye view of the city, I opted to walk around the city to relax. Not sure how it happened but I found myself on Charles Bridge. It was its usual crowded but there was room to stroll slowly and take it all in.

Then finally day 4 was spent catching up on some sleep, social media commitments and work. Unfortunately for me my work needed me and being able to work from anywhere I logged on. I spent most of my time working on; post grad assignment, blogging and my day job. Sometimes I wonder how I manage to juggle it all but then again I have travels. For me travels are not an escape but a pure desire to see another place and learn of its history.

I had such an amazing time in Prague even if work disrupted it, I meant some wonderful people. Something I always take from each travel is learning something new about a place. Czech Republic definitely offered me that and I will be back for some more.

Next Trip: Toulouse France, January 2018

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post, I was a guest of Czech Inn and received a media pass from Prague City Tourism. All opinions and thoughts shared in this post are 100% my own and does not reflect the opinion of the sponsors.

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  • A beautiful version indeed, though mine is a mixture, I do enjoy local adventures and be checking out loads of National Trust properties in my area

  • Stephanie

    I would love to travel more over the years, with 3 kids in tow it really isn’t cheap to do though. Love your quotes

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    This sounds like an amazing challenge! I’ve always wanted to go to Prague so it’s cool to hear you’ve been already this year

  • Farrah Less Gomez

    I am always fascinated with old historical churches . I went to Savannah and they have plenty of old churches their as well.

  • Amila Wickramarachchi

    I love to travel around the world.This sounds like a great challenge for anyone who love traveling.It seems you had great time in Prague.Hope to read more on your travel challenge in future posts too..

  • Nayna Kanabar

    If I had the opportunity and the funds I would definitely love to travel more. Prague sounds absolutely wonderful, looking forward to reading about your future travel destinations.

  • Sounds like a great plan. At first I read it as twelve trips in January and was wondering where on earth you were going to find the time!

  • Kira

    Sounds amazing . Can’t wait to read about your journey 🙂

  • I would love to travel as often as you do. Visited 3 countries last year. Hope to visit as many this year.

  • That’s really good, dont limit yourself by thinking about travels abroad. Traveling locally is great too

  • Ondo Lady

    I could only wish to take a holiday once a month, that would be such a dream. Thanks for the recap, Prague sounds like an amazing city to visit.

    • Thanks love, Prague was a dream. I am fortunate I can travel as often as I do

  • laurence

    I love the quote! that’s why as much as possible, I go to that place to experience what I heard.I hope I can go 12 too, haha

    • Good luck love, I am sure you can make 12

  • Nickolai Kinny

    I love this idea! Going to give it a try myself. I managed 10 trips last year 🙂 Keep going girl!

    • Thanks and for you too like, do two extra this year, not just abroad but local too

  • John Milnes

    This is a great idea. I am currently working on places to go with our new travel blog. This sounds like a great way to start.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M

    • I look forward to reading your new travel blog John

  • 12 trips sounds amazing and i cant wait to see where you go on your travels. We are doing 2 holidays this year and i’m hoping to add a 3rd on as well x

  • Heidi Schilling Fowler

    Take 12 Trips sounds like a great challenge. It won’t fit in my lifestyle for a long time, but it sounds great. Too expensive for a family of five!

  • Oh wow what an amazing things to be doing, I bet you are going to see some amazing sights this year within your 12 trips.

  • Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    Such a beautiful city. I would love to take 12 trips in ten years. I’m hoping to finally taking a trip this year.

  • Aditi Kulkarni

    Your post reminded me of my trip to Prague last year 🙂 #take12trips sounds like quite a challenge! Looking forward to reading about your upcoming trips!

  • Bex Smith

    What a beautiful church! I’ve always wanted to visit Prague, it is one of those cities that just seems so intriguing!

  • I would love to visit czech republic! i have read so many stories and saw so many pictures! it truly looks wonderful; You’re lucky you got to visit!

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd

    Oh wow the church is absolutely breathtaking! I’ve never visited Prague, but it is somewhere I would love to visit in the future 🙂

  • Justine Robson

    I’ve actually stayed at the Czech Inn, in Prague myself. Beautiful place. You’ve captured it really well in your photos.

  • I love these photos; that church is breathtaking!!! Did you go through a travel agency, or did you just book the tours on your own? I am serious about visiting Europe this year!

  • A trip a month is a great challenge! We have been doing it a little differently — we just travel all the time without going home.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    Traveling expenses are the least of your worries if you plan ahead. We love traveling as a family, and you’re right — traveling often makes you rich in culture. You learn so much from others.

  • Rose Mont

    I don’t wonder about the expense I wonder about the job, lol. I don’t work outside the home right now so that’s not a hindrance I would just have to take the kids with me but I had a job it would be a lot of time off. I like the 12 in the year. I won’t be making it to 12 countries but maybe I can do 12 states!

  • Patricia-Ann Que

    i wish i had the time to do this! but i always try to atleast twice a year 🙂

  • Jay Colby

    This is an amazing challenge taking twelve trips a year sounds great and while still on budget even better!! I look forward to seeing all the great places you travel to this year!

  • Rebecca U

    Oh I love Prague, we went in the summer. Such a beautiful place 🙂 enjoy your next trip 🙂

  • What a great challenge! I could totally see being able to do this, with areas that are close by us.

  • This is such a fabulous challenge! I’ve always wanted to go to Prague. I’m excited to read about your next adventure in Toulouse!

  • Megan Tan

    I think I should try this challenge too as I never seem to be able to take time out for traveling.

  • Love the challenge, it’s nice to give yourself something like this because you end up travelling more and makes you see more places.

  • Kara

    I love the idea of the 12 trip challenge but don’t think it is possible once the kids are at school – unless I can include UK days out

  • This is such a great idea! I’m impressed that you choose to see something from the Eastern Europe. I’m from Romania!

  • I love this idea. This is a great way to get you motivated to travel. My goal for my first year is 3 trips.