My Upcoming Travels

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well!

Stuck in my office and looking at threateninig clouds through the windows the other day, I thought I would update you on my travel future travel plans (a way for you to know what to expect on the blog and for me to get even more excited!).

As you’ve probably noticed, up to now, most of the articles I have written were about trips I’d taken in the past or cities that I have lived in – quite a bit of a challenge for my memory… But when I started this blog, what first came to my mind at first was the exciting summer I had planned.

Here’s an idea of the things I have coming up next and will be keeping you posted on in my articles!

End of June: My first solo trip to Chiloe, Chile

Taking advantage on LATAM’s incredible Cyber days this week, I booked a return flight to Puerto Montt at the end of June, with the objective of discovering Chiloe. I’ve really been drawn to this island since my landing in Chile, it seems like a mysterious place, stuck in the past, with a history of legends and witchcraft… a complete break from Santiago!

I’m not 100% sure this will be the case yet, but I really fancy taking this trip by myself so for now, planning on going solo! Have you ever travelled by yourselves?

Planned Itinerary: Puerto Montt – Ancud – Dalquehue – Achao – Dalquehue – Tenaún – Castro – Puerto Montt.

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August: backpacking through Chile, Bolivia and Peru with my boyfriend

This trip has been keeping cheerful and excited since my arrival in Chile, because no matter how hard it is to be away from my boyfriend for a full 6 months, I know that we are going to share our greatest adventure at the end of my time here. Planning this has really helped me keeping my head up in times where I’ve felt down. I really wanted to explore Bolivia, it’s a country I felt more drawn to the more I learnt about it. For this reason, this is where we’ll be spending most of our time. But we’ve also branched out to Peru, jumping on the opportunity to see the Machu Pichhu and Cuzco and we will also be ending the trip in the North of Chile, enjoying the Atacama desert and the beach before going our separate ways again.

Here are some of the amazing things we’re planning to see:

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Machu Picchu
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The Uyuni Salt flats
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Lake Titicaca
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The Amazon Jungle

Planned Itinerary: Santiago de Chile – La Paz – Copacobana (Lake Titicaca) – Cuzco – Machu Picchu – La Paz – Rurrenabaque (Amazon Jungle) – Uyuni Salt flats – San Pedro de Atacama – Iquique

This is also going to be my first actual “backpacking” trip as we’re planning on only taking a bag each for almost a month of travelling… I’ve never packed for something like this before so all tips are welcomed! 🙂

Early September: a classic US road trip with my sister

Being away this year has meant it’s been even harder than usual to be able to see my sister, who lives in Chicago. When I told her I would come home in late August, we realized that by this time, she would have to be back in Chicago to start her academic year…

Sooo, we thought it’d be a great idea for me to stop there “on my way home” and I will be flying there on the 29 of August, as my boyfriend heads back to England.

My sister and I both got our driving licenses last summer so we were thinking of travelling the US the classic way: taking a roadtrip!

We thought of 2 options so far: driving down route 66 from Chicago all the way to California, or driving down to New Orleans, Louisiana. We’ve both been so busy recently that we couldn’t properly look into but I’m really looking forwards to it. Have you guys got any suggestions?

I’d really love to visit California and the Grand Canyon.

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Mid-September: coming home after 8 months away

On September 14th, I’ll be touching down in France and staying with my family who I haven’t seen since Christmas. I’ll try to write more articles on my hometown of Bordeaux but am also hoping to let you know about a few more places as I see the rest of my family.

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During the two weeks I’ll be there; I’m hoping to go to the beach and to the South West, to see my grandparents.

And I already know what food I want for when I get home haha! (Sometimes, I really miss French food!)

Finally, it will be time for me to head back to Bath, in England; and to start my final year at university and put an end to my year abroad life. That’s still very far though 😉

That’s it for today, hope you guys are having a great weekend! What are your travel plans? Let me know in the comments xx

Author’s note: all the pictures used in this article have been downloaded from free for use photo libraries and are royalty free. I do not own them.
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27 thoughts on “My Upcoming Travels

  1. That sounds totally amazing! I’m so jealous I wish I could go see all those places! I hope you’re going to blog about them 😊
    Menna x |https:mennarachel.com

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    1. Thank you! Me too, already mentally preparing the next articles 😉 xx

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  2. Sounds like an AMAZING itinerary! I can’t wait to read about it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m really excited haha!

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  3. Your trips sound totally amazing! Planning trips is one of my favourite things, so exciting.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I love trip planning too, if I’m bored I will literally look into random destinations and see if I can plan something there haha!

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  4. Wow this sounds awesome! I know when I have something set on the calendar that it makes the boring days go by so much faster. I don’t normally plan trips that far ahead though… unless I need to for cheaper tickets!

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    1. Exactly! That’s the exact reason things have been planned so far ahead haha 😉

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  5. All those spots are great locales to visit. El Lago Titicaca is unique but fascinating. Enjoy

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  6. bottletobarrel June 4, 2018 — 4:55 pm

    Looks like an awesome trip plan. I can definitely dig the route 66 road trip as I want to do one eventually with a state to state brewery tour. Have fun and cheers!

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    1. Thank you! Brewery tour sounds like a really fun way to do it I’ll look into it.

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  7. Wow so many great adventures planned! Good luck in all of them! Chiloe definitely looks like an urban legend city, be careful out there!

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  8. That sounds like such a fantastic summer and honestly I love traveling solo! I went to India by myself and it was so incredible! I hope you have an amazing time 😊

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    1. Hey, that’s so good to hear, I’m a little worried about it, every other day I wonder if I should invite someone haha! But if you did India by yourself, I’m sure I can manage Chiloe 🙂

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      1. It is a little daunting thinking of going somewhere unknown at first, but honestly it’s actually such a nice feeling once you get into it 😁 I’m certain you’ll have a fantastic time ☺️

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      2. Fingers crossed, but I’ll definitely write about it 😉 xx

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  9. Wow, it sounds like you are going to have an amazing time! I look forward to reading about your travels and adventures and learning a bit more about the destinations you visit!

    Re the backpacking, try to pack as light as possible, you honestly won’t need much (depending on the weather when you are there). You will probably end up wearing the same thing day in and day out and you can wash stuff as you go. When I first backpacked I made the mistake of taking way too much stuff with me and I ended up dumping most of it after a week! You want to be able to carry your bag easily and taking your whole wardrobe, toiletries (you can buy stuff as you go too – I have recently discovered solid shampoo which I now use on trips, it’s great and doesn’t take up much room at all!), etc (as I did!) is not a good idea! Have a fantastic time 🙂

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    1. I hope so!
      Thank you for all the advice, my fear is that we will be going to the jungle, so very hot and wet, to cold and dry deserts, then to mountains and so on… It literally won’t be possible to wear the same things haha! I’ll definitely be able to restrict on toiletries and everything though, especially since I will be sharing them with someone. I wonder if I can find solid shampoo in Santiago? I’ll definitely take a look, it’d be nice to have one less worry about things leaking in my backpack 😉

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      1. Ah yes, it does make it more difficult if you are moving between climates and environments! Layers are the key in those circumstances I think! Yes sharing toiletries definitely helps. I haven’t tested it but think the solid shampoo lasts quite a long time. And no leak

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      2. Pressed send too soon!! That was supposed to say no leakage! 😀

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  10. tastyitinerary June 8, 2018 — 6:56 pm

    Wow you have some incredible trips coming up! Looking forward to reading all about them. -Kathy

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you’ll enjoy the articles xx

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  11. Sounds amazing trip planning, g8👏go ahead with full of curiosity✌

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    1. Thank you! Just at the airport now, I’m sooo excited 😊

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