Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2017 and to the beginning of an enormous year for TTWS.
I have been doing lots of planning and researching in preparation for my next project, one which will last the entirety of this year.
Yep, you guessed it! This year I will be setting my feet on each of the seven continents, all within 365 days.
I will start the year by returning to Greenland – which though is considered part of Denmark, is actually on the North American continental plate.
I will then spend a month travelling through Europe before heading to the Middle East – which will make up a big chunk of my Asian travels this year. I will also be returning to Thailand, the Maldives and Indonesia!
In the middle of the year I will be headed to Ethiopia – a country I have been itching to visit for years, and this will ‘tick off’ the African continent.
Though I live in Australia, it seems like a cop out to count the country I live in as successfully ticking off the Australia/Oceania continent, so I will be heading East towards the Pacific Ocean and visiting tropical Tonga to snorkel with humpback whales.
Later in the year I will visit a couple of different South American countries before finishing the year on a cruise to Antarctica.
This year is going to be an absolutely enormous undertaking, but I am so excited to get started!
I cannot wait to share some many more stories, pictures, travel guides and tales of my own mishaps as this year goes on.
So please, stay tuned and get ready to take a tour of every continent on Earth!
Furthermore, I will be documenting this years travels on social media using the hashtag #7continentsin2017 – so please do get involved! Use the hashtag to share pictures, stories or information from your favourite travels. At the end of the year I will share my favourites right here on the blog as a sort of social media roundup. I will also have x5 original prints to give away to the owners of my favourite pictures from the year!
Here are all the places you can follow along and what you can expect from each platform:
Blog: Everything you know and love!
Facebook: Pictures and updates about my travels
Instagram: My absolute favourite pictures (and lots of them)
Pinterest: All of the pins!
Youtube: Little video snippets and possibly even a few VLOGs
Twitter: Unfiltered Ellen at 2am
Snapchat @wwellend: Unfiltered Ellen but in video form!
I hope everyone has a truly amazing 2017.