With 2016 well and truly kicked off and our first trip of the year already over, it’s time to take a quick look at the wonderful travels we had in 2015. It was the first year we really traveled together and that made each trip extra special and has created a serious case of wanderlust for future travels.
1. The Philippines
We visited the Philippines in February and had an incredible time visiting Mount Pinatubo (an active volcano), travelling to Palawan and taking lots of island hopping tours. You can read more about our trip to the Philippines here. Discovering El Nido in Palawan was the highlight of my 2015 travels with all those islands to explore and paradise beaches. We would love to go back!
2. Northern Ireland
Over Easter we flew back to Northern Ireland for my brother’s wedding and to spend quality time with family in the gorgeous spring weather.
Next stop was Oman for a weekend in Muscat, what a beautiful view to wake up to! Plus how could you not love a hotel with a lazy river?
In August we spent a long weekend in Kenya enjoying sunsets, sunrises and safari in the Masai Mara, an experience that we will definitely treasure forever!
We headed back to Rhys’ hometown in Yorkshire during September for a friend’s wedding and a chance to catch up with family and friends. My mum also took her first ever flight from Northern Ireland to meet us in Scarborough for the weekend… you’re never too old for a new adventure!
At the end of September we ticked off the number one spot on Rhys’ bucket list: Petra. What a breathtaking experience that was, we enjoyed beautiful views and sunsets over the Dead Sea, felt rejuvenated and super soft after a Dead Sea scrub and spent hours exploring Petra, admiring both the Treasury and the Monastery.
7. Hong Kong
Next stop was Hong Kong, where we wanted to go and eat Dim Sum allll weekend and were not disappointed, oh those BBQ buns! The view of the skyline from Victoria Peak was also very impressive.
8. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Rhys’ sisters joined us in November and we headed off to the F1 in Abu Dhabi for a long weekend. What a great atmosphere with racing, friends, food and music to keep us entertained.
9. Northern Ireland
Last stop of the year was a quick trip back to Northern Ireland for me to see the family again, it was definitely much colder than Spring time but it was nice to get a little taste of winter!
We’re planning our 2016 adventures and also can’t wait to share more photos and stories from our trips to Kenya, Jordan and Hong Kong as well as what we’ve been getting up to in Dubai. We haven’t posted recently as we’ve had a few site hosting issues but we’re looking forward to getting stuck in to blogging again this year.