What an absolutely ridonkulous year of travel I have had!
Over the past twelve months I have travelled to 7 continents across 24 countries – all the while maintaining a full time job as a Darwin baby catcher!
It has been busy, at times stressful, eventful, bank account emptying and truly amazing in so many ways.
It will be a tough year to beat, but you better believe that that won’t stop me from trying!
I have almost five months of consecutive leave booked for the latter part of 2018, and I have finally decided where I want to visit during this time.
Greenland is calling out to me yet again, so I plan to visit this icy wilderness for the third time! The difference will be that this time I plan to visit during summer, so will be able to explore a whole bunch of different regions and settlements.
I then plan to spend a big chunk of time exploring some African gems.
Starting in Cape Verde, I will then proceed from West Africa (Sierra Leone and Togo) south towards Cape Town (via DR Congo and Namibia) before heading north towards Ethiopia, making stops in Zambia and Kenya along the way.
Finally, as I start to head back home towards Australia, I will make stops in the UAE, Oman and the island of Socotra in Yemen!
It is certainly an ambitious plan, and hopefully it all comes to fruition in the upcoming year.
So, to all my truly wonderful and supportive readers, thank you for following me through an enormous 2017. I hope you have enjoyed travelling with me this year, and I really hope you will continue to do so in the upcoming months. There are no words to describe how much I appreciate your readership, your comments and your support, so once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I love you guys.
48 thoughts on “TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO: What’s In Store For 2018”
Just came across your blog. Traveling is a blessing few could follow. It is amazing to know your travel wings carried you across continents. Wonderful blog⭐
Thank you so much <3 Hopefully you continue to enjoy my blog 🙂
We shall all wait so see what wonders you anticipate in your 2018 itinerary. Keep those photos and experiences coming. How anyone has the opportunity to ever give birth in Darwin I do not know.
Hahaha I still manage to work full time hours! Sometimes I don’t quite know how I manage it to be honest!
Keep on rocking, Ellen 🙂👍
You know that I will 😉
Congratulations! Did you go to the Americas this year? Will we here about it soon?
Greenland was my north american stop and I visited Chile, Peru and Argentina for my south america stops. Posts are definitely en route!
it all sounds wonderful and here’s to a safe travel 2018 )
Safe travels to you too 🙂
Happy planning! I love making plans forvtrwvelling – then throwing the pages (yes, real paper) into recycling as I go. Sometimes in a fit of frustration, others because I have been there done that, and these days when an unexpected adventure comes up. I look forward to catching up on your next trips while I am, fingers crossed, on a Trans-Siberian Railway Tour that I hope to began in Beijing.
I always do my planning on paper too! I just cannot do it on a computer no matter how hard I try!
Look forward to reading all about them!
I look forward to sharing 🙂
Merry Christmas and thanks for taking us with you.
A very belated Merry Christmas to you too!
I can’t wait to read about your adventures! The trip through Africa sounds amazing!
I can’t wait to share them! I am so excited about Africa too <3
You know I am on tenterhooks in anticipation of your Antarctica posts, I’m so jealous. Have a fabulous festive period wherever you are in the world and best wishes for a travel-tastic 2018.
<3 I hope you are enjoying said Antarctica posts!
My world has become too busy lately to wander the world with you through your posts…I hope to spend more time catching up in 2018 & look forward to reading about your new adventures!
I hope you get that time and can continue travelling with me well into 2018 <3
What a lovely surprise to read your note…there is a small road trip planned for up country to hang out in the Okanagan for a few days next month…I’m still posting despite my busy days and will definitely post about our stay in sunny Kelowna! And I plan to visit your site soon…
I very much look forward to all your journeys- especially to Kalaalit in summer, Africa (particularly Ethiopia) and bizarre, enticing Socotra.
Thank you! Hopefully they are as amazing as I hope they will be 🙂
Holy cow you are on the road more than at home. I think you’ve put more travel miles under your belt in your short lifetime than I have in my many, many years. ENJOY THE ADVENTURE.
I certainly try! As for enjoying the adventure, I certainly will!
I’m so amazed at how you do it all. Kudos to you for managing everything so well. Love your blogs. Best wishes and a happy New year to you.
Thank you so much Shireen! A very belated happy new year to you <3
Thank you my Dear!
Happy Holidays to you! I am looking forward to reading about your adventures next year.
Thanks Tim, I think there are some pretty awesome ones in the works 🙂
I need to get caught up on your Antarctica adventures. Work has been killing me for the last month. But I am past the nasty times. Looking forward to seeing your stories. 👍
Sounds amazing! I’d be really interested to know how you get to Socotra as all travel is banned in and out of Yemen. Socotra’s my no.1 travel destination in the world but sadly everytime I’ve looked into it it’s been impossible. Boats are out of the question (pirates from Somalia) and flights from Oman don’t seem to run anymore despite some airlines still selling them and civil war in Yemen means no land crossings
Have you found an alternative? I’d be really interested to know…
Direct flights from Dubai resumed earlier this year, I am keeping my fingers crossed that they continue running!
Can’t wait to see your post(s) about UAE.. super interested in going there!! Safe travels!
Thank you! Safe travels to you too 🙂
Can’t wait to see what’s next!
Thanks Emily! I cannot wait to share 🙂
Looking forward to the African posts in particular. Cape Town was amazing when we visited this year.
Oh I LOVE Cape Town! I cannot wait to return 🙂
really challenging especially when you said you are on a “full time job”.. intriguing to say the truth but at the same enthralling, would love to see how the year 2018 will unfold for you 🙂
Oh I am most definitely full time! I work and travel and repeat 🙂
Amazing life you lead.. keep it up! 🙂
I will do! 🙂
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This is BRILLIANT and this you managed while having a regular job. That’s really great, you have understood that following your passion in important and you can manage that, with your regular job.
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All the best to you. All you do is really very very inspiring.
Thank you so much Nile! Thanks for reading 🙂