Ready to kick off the brand new year in style? Discover what’s coming up here on SallyAkins.com in January!
I love the start of a new year – that feeling of hope and optimism, like starting a brand new exercise book at school. I bet I’m not the only one who loved that?
And as we start 2019, I’m really excited about the plans that I’ve already made for the year ahead. My travel diary is already starting to fill up, and I can’t wait to share all the content that I’ve got planned.
So let’s start at the beginning (a very good place to start…) with January. Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up over the month ahead.
Travel in the UK
While the weather is still wintry, it’s very tempting to wrap up warm and hunker down at home. But even if you’re not travelling far, there’s still a lot of fabulous things to see in the UK.
If you’re planning a trip up to Scotland this year, then I’d definitely recommend spending a day or two in Dundee. It’s one of the coolest cities North of the border, and I’ll be sharing my recommendations for some of the best things to do in the city.
I’ll also be reviewing some gorgeous luxury hotels here on the blog, including a country house in the Brecon Beacons and a mansion hotel near Aberystwyth.
Throughout 2019, I’ll be taking a look at things to do in my local city of Birmingham, and this month I’ll be looking at some local day trips that you can add on to extend your visit to Birmingham.
And closer to home, I’ll be sharing a bumper list of things to do in Ironbridge, one of the prettiest towns in Shropshire.
Travel in Europe
Thinking of a weekend break a little further afield? I’ve got some suggestions for the best destinations for city breaks in Europe, and I’ll be sharing my recommendations this month.
I’ll also be taking a look at one of the most thought provoking places that I visited last year, as we explore the Third Reich Documentation Centre in Nuremberg, Germany.
Back at home, I’ll be sharing my recipe for a Galette des Rois or Kings’ Cake, which is the ideal way to round off your Christmas celebrations.
And it all gets started tomorrow with a fabulous new giveaway to kick off the New Year!