Year In Travel

Happy December! I won’t be doing Blogmas, mainly because I value quality posts over the quantity of posts and although it’s a great way to get creative and a lot of bloggers do make consistently great posts, I don’t have the time for that this year.

I will, however, be doing some reflective and review posts throughout December to wrap up my year. First up: travel!

Where I’ve been since January 1, 2018: 

United Kingdom: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Lewes


South Africa: Sodwana Bay, Umkomaas, St. Lucia, Cape Town


Luxembourg: Luxembourg City

Spain: Madrid


Norway: Bergen


This year was really special in that I had both my brothers, my dad and my friend Lisa visit me and I met up with more family (my grandma and two aunties) in Bergen. I love showing Brighton off and travelling with others.

Travel stats since January 1, 2018:

  • Plane: 16,159 miles (26,005 kilometers)
  • Car or coach: 885 miles (1,424 kilometers)
  • Train: 820 miles (1,480 kilometers)

Travel stats since May 2015:

  • Plane: 58,340 miles (93,889 kilometers)
  • Car or coach: 8,660 miles (13,934 kilometers)
  • Train: 3,010 miles (4,844 kilometers)

Travel plans for 2019:

I made a little post kind of announcing this but my brother and I are doing a trip to southeast Asia in June 2019! I’ve wanted to do this trip for as long as I can remember and since I probably won’t be doing as much travelling next year, I wanted to make my one big trip count. Specifics are up in the air at the moment and we’re just building our trip bit by bit, but so far, we have Full Moon Party, a few days in Phuket and a LiveAboard trip for sure.

I also hope that Diego will visit me in the U.S., so I’ll make sure it’s a holiday to remember!

I will also try to squeeze in another adventure, probably to Baja California, Mexico because although I live an hour and a half from the border, I’ve never actually been to Mexico.

Finally, I have a page like this for all my travels here, so check it out.

Stay tuned for Year In Film, T.V. Shows, Books and maybe one or two others that come to mind.

Where have you been this year? Where are you going next year?

Photo by Ella Jardim.



  1. December 2, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    You’ve been to some wonderful places! Me and my bf visited Taiwan, Trieste, Venice and Istanbul this year and have no plans for the next year for now. It is difficult to plan something with so many other things being quite uncertain, but our list is long. 🙂

  2. December 2, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    I love roundup/ reflective posts and it sounds like you’ve had an amazing year for travel. I love that you’ve worked out how many miles you’ve traveled etc in stats- that’s so cool! This post makes me a little sad because I didn’t get to travel as much this year as I’d have liked but its definitely got me excited about making travel plans for next year too!

    Soph – x

    • rachelwuest
      December 4, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Aw, don’t be sad! We still have our whole lives to explore!

  3. December 3, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I loved Cape Town when I had my brief visit in March I found it so beautiful. I hope you do get to squeeze in another adventure too next year.

  4. December 4, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    That’s a lot of travel for one year and i wish I could do just as much one day.

    • rachelwuest
      December 4, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      I must admit that the Bergen trip was paid for by my gran and the South Africa trip was included in my university course bar flights. I’ve been very lucky!

  5. pattycular
    December 16, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Hi! This is a wonderful post. (I’m new here, sorry for dropping in like this) Looks like you have done a fair bit of travelling this year! I will definitely come back here to read about your new adventures.

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