Tigerlilly Quinn: Itchy feet and planning trips

Monday, 19 January 2015

Itchy feet and planning trips

There is something about January that absolutely makes you want to book a holiday. The getting into your normal routine after the festive break, the weather, the new start to the year like the first page in a blank notebook waiting to be filled with plans.


We've actually just booked our first trip of the year which is very exciting. We are going to be visiting Copenhagen at the end of May for a few days with a day trip to Malmo in-between. It's a part of the world I've been wanting to visit for a long time and since Tom and I enjoyed watching 'The Bridge' recently it cemented it as the next place for an adventure.

That being said it is a whole five months away which can feel like a pretty long time during this first long month of the year. I've been looking into checking out some small trips we could take in the meantime, we love city breaks so a long weekend somewhere in Europe wouldn't be massively out of the question.

Some of you may remember me talking about Amadeus and daydreaming about booking my dream trip in this post (spoiler, it was and always will be New York). I've been back on the site to test out some new features it has in order to plan our possible short break over the next couple of months. We are really keen on visiting Berlin at some point so that might be on the cards sometime soon.

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One of the things I love about the site is that you are able to check out the cheapest flights along side the weather conditions using these tools. Where as on lots of comparison sites you can find out which airline may be cheapest over a selected date with Amadeus you can put in a month, check prices and weather conditions over a longer period.

Another feature I really like is the 'plans' section where you can window shop your dream destinations and leave all the information in different 'plans'. Currently I have 'New York' and now have 'cheap city break' as another. Whats good it if you are planning a holiday with friends you can share the 'plans' with them and add notes and links for things to do on your trip meaning you don't need to leave the site at all to plan your journey.

Have you visited Amadeus? Are you planning on booking any trips this year?

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28 comments:

Beautyqueenuk said...

What really wonderful photos you have, I love feeding the squirrels in St James Park x

mummyoftwo said...

What beautiful photos of what sounds like a great weekend!

Fiona said...

Oooh I bet Copenhagen will be amazing! Also, The Bridge is so good. I have itchy feet but think we will be staying put this year, bah. xx

hannah staveley said...

Looks so nice but does look very cold .

Lyzi said...

I've spent the afternoon trying to find dreamy places to run away to! I've already got a trip to Berlin planned for May, but like you I want something much sooner! Might have to check out this Amadeus thing! x

Little House Lea said...

This sounds exciting. I was just thinking about planning a break and haven't heard about the Amadeus site but am off there now to give it a go!

Jen Walshaw said...

It was lovely to see you and yours there and we had so much fun. My lads love London

Halal Mama said...

Lovely photos! You actually reminded me that we should visit St James's park with the little one, he'll go crazy for the squirrels!

Wild & Grizzly said...

I love planning trips they're so much fun! I think Berlin would be an ace place to travel to and try out. I'm off to check the Amadeus site now. x

Colette B said...

We have a family adventure to Wales planned in for next month and a summer holiday to France in the summer :)

NewMumOnline said...

As usual your photos are STUNNING. I so know what you mean about loving seeing people loving your child. I always get that feeling in Ireland and in the UK when we visit inlaws. Sadly for the first time ever in 2014 for the 1st time ever a year came and went without us going to Ireland. RE: learning code in school Aaron is only 4 and in "Reception" and there are TWO computers in just his classroom alone. It's a different world. I think I was 14 or 15 when I first touched a computer at school. But I may have been younger when I got my ZX Spectrum + (I hope that is what it was called). My first computer spoiled by my Aunt. This sounds like a great event. I got the opportunity to take all of my nieces and nephew to an Icecream blogging event and the amount of times they said "are you sure this is all free"? was heartwarming - we do sometimes forget it is a unique world we're in with blogging I so get what you mean. Really enjoyed this post x

Kiran Chug said...

We are desperate to book a trip or three! Tony is planning to go home to NZ over the summer but it's too expensive for us all to go. I'd like to have some sun over Easter - but we are trying to buy a house and a little nervous about paying for a holiday before things are settled! Happy planning lovely x

HonestMum said...

I was just saying today I need a holiday. a UK break or somewhere in Europe would be ideal.


You will love Berlin, so spacious and the 60's style architecture is captivating (it's so under populated too so vast roads and seriously amazing house style parties in high rise bars!)-oh and lots of cakes! It's a cinephile's dream too. I gave a talk at the Berlin Film Festival a few years back and attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in my early 20's-such an incredible, creative time. If you visit in Feb you can make the fest too (it's always freezing so wrap up) but unlike other film festivals, it's open to the public. I so need to go to NY too, on the list!

Charlotte said...

Awesome! I know they have now made coding part of the curriculum and I think that is such a great idea. I will definitely be doing it with my boys at home :)

Sarah Anguish said...

I'm really looking forward to the coding being added to the curriculum for my daughter, hopefully she can teach me a thing or two.

Emily Shepperson said...

Such a great idea to teach children the things that they'll maybe need for their future. Lovely photographs.

Thou Shalt Not Covet said...

Lovely photos! What a great day out :) xxx

sonya said...

I just booked my 11 year old into one of the code sessions at my local branch!

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

My nieces and nephews are into coding too! I love your weekend photos - St James' park is where I spent most of my picnic lunchtimes with the Scouts as a child! That shot of the squirrel is fantastic.

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

I have itchy feet too Fritha and I have only just come back- I want to plan lots of travel plans for the next few months because next year we are going to be governed by school holidays! x

Mary Louise said...

Wilf and your little bro must have the most wonderful relationship! My nephew is 10 years younger than me and we are so close. Just like bro and sis! Lovely images x

abigail said...

Berlin is one of all time favourite cities (I've been 5 times!), I'd be happy to go back every year! I love making plans too, going to check out that site now!

Lia Billimore said...

I'd love to go to Berlin too - I've always wanted to. I think this year, we're looking at Disneyland (oh, JOY!)

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I have finally booked my appointment to apply for naturalisation!! So, as soon as that's cleared and I get my British passport (which WILL be this year) it is Paris, baby! I'd love to go to New York some day, though. And it's also much easier for me to get there as a British citizen. Trinidadians have to be interviewed for a US visitor visa. Urgh.

Kara said...

My kids are learning coding - scary isn'y it......although it is quite handy!! Looks like you had a fabulous time

Laura Rocksteady said...

I know just how you feel - my mind always go to what adventures we will have this year and what plans need to be put down on paper - I can't wait to read about all your travels in 2015


Laura x

Laura Rocksteady said...

What a lovely day out for all the family and it's lovely to hear that your brother and Wilf have such a wonderful relationship and the coding event sounds like it was really useful and interesting for Maddox. St James park is wonderful and perfect for a wintery walk - such a lovely post


Laura x

Helen said...

Sounds like you had a great day - something for everyone.

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