2014 was a year of change for me, as I started a new job and life became a bit more structured. While on one hand this was great news, it also sadly meant a reduction in holiday time. So we made the decision to explore more of the UK and use our annual leave for one big holiday abroad in the summer.
It was great to do some more travelling close to home. It’s something I always used to say I’d do, but I always seemed to get tempted by more far-flung places – maybe the sunshine had something to do with it!
But having the chance to travel more in the UK was a great experience. This year we saw the Tour de France in Yorkshire and watched the races at Ascot. We ate dinner with strangers in Reading and went up the Shard in London.
However the highlight of our year was our roadtrip through America. It’s the first time I’ve done a long trip in a car (I usually use public transport) but I loved the freedom of being able to plan our route each day and stop off whenever we felt like it. Our roadtrip took us 1,408 miles/2,266km through four states. We managed to only eat in independent diners and stay in independent motels, including a pretty cool wigwam.
But best of all, Mr A asked me to marry him in Yosemite!
2014 was definitely a year to remember – bring on 2015!