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Our year in review – the top 12 moments from 2019

After such an amazing 2018, I was a bit apprehensive about how 2019 could possibly beat it… HOWEVER, 2019 was a pretty special year for us. We’ve had some amazing adventures and made memories that will last a lifetime! So we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back on everything we’ve done over the past 12 months…

From our trips across the UK and Europe to our lifestyle milestones, 2019 has been one for the books! We visited seven countries, explored plenty of new places and moved into our first home.

Here’s our 12 months in photos.


January took us back to Amsterdam and despite us both visiting previously, it’s a city I don’t think we’ll ever get bored of!


We stayed a little closer to home in February, taking two short weekend breaks to Cardiff and the Peak District. It is so nice to explore new places without even leaving the country.


From Bletchley Park to Berlin, we did a little travel but mainly prepared for our first major milestone… OUR FIRST HOME!!!


Making the most of our new home… this month consisted of renovating, up-cycling and decorating!


The race season started, we made a dining table and began to explore our new neighbourhood.


In June, we attended our first wedding as a couple, took a trip to our home away from home and celebrated Mar turning 1/4 of a century!


The English summer was in full swing, with a trip to Tinwood (English Sparkling Wine Vineyard), exploring the local lavender fields and watching my little sister graduate.


It was my turn to turn 25, which meant big celebrations with my family!


September meant ice cream on Brighton Pier, a trip back in time to the revival and the start of our Balkans road trip through Montenegro and Albania.


We began the month with our amazing Balkan road trip (a definite bucket list item), and ended it with the first halloween in our new home.


November took us back to one of our favourite countries, Portugal, but this time we headed further north to the beautiful Porto!


Let the festivities commence! 31 days of pure Christmas bliss in our first home. We had so much fun making the house all festive, and celebrating with friends and family. What a way to end 2019!

What’s next?

2019 was quite the year… although moving in together was a huge step for us and quite a drain on our bank accounts, we weren’t quite ready to put our travels on hold. 2019 saw us visit a fair few places, some close to home, whilst others were further afield!

I don’t think we’ll ever lose our love for travel. From our stint around Europe to 12 weeks travelling across the Americas, we still have so many places we want to tick off our list!

As we want to continue visiting new places, we’re constantly trying to figure out better ways to manage fitting around our jobs, keeping the house in check, and squeezing in as many trips to all of our bucket list destinations.

We have big hopes for 2020 and can’t wait to see what adventures we embark on across the next 12 months!

After being pretty quiet throughout 2019 blog wise, our mission is to create more content and share more of our amazing adventures with you.

Enjoy the journey!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2020!

Love Char & Mar xxx

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