2017 Travel Plans


Where are you planning to holiday in 2017?


Beach break, city weekender, cruise, hiking tour, or road trip?  Let me know in your comments below – I love hearing about holiday plans!


Our 2017 travel plans


2017 is very France-centric for us, as we have just bought a house in France and will be spending much of our vacation time on DIY!  But we have a few ideas about how we can have some fun road trip adventures in France while we are there!


New Year – we are welcoming in 2017 in our little French village – at a 7-course celebration dinner in the Town Hall!


A weekend in the Scottish Borders – we are heading down to the dog-friendly Buccleuch Arms Hotel in the Scottish Borders for the weekend in February.


Easter jaunts – we will be heading to our France house at Easter, but I would also quite like to visit a few other places on the way!  My 1st cousin 3 x removed, Anselm Jerome Beehan, died at the Somme on 27 March 1918, at the age of only 22.  He is memorialised at Grévillers, Nord-Pas-de-Calais – so I would dearly love to visit there and remember this young man from New Zealand who died so far from home.


Anselm Jerome Beehan


June summer holiday – we will be heading back to France, and visiting lots of other places during our 2 weeks!  Summer means sun, and sun means pique-niques!  We will visit Mont Saint Michel, and La Rochelle, the beautiful seaside town on the Atlantic coast; Bordeaux for a visit to one of our favourite restaurants, L’Entrecôte; and to Saintes – for the fabulous cathedral.  We will also head over to Switzerland for the annual Fête de l’Absinthe in the Val-de-Travers!


My husband’s birthday – My bucket list is never-ending, however my husband’s bucket list just had 1 city on it – New York.  It’s a big (not to be disclosed) birthday for him in 2017, so I splashed out and got us a trip to NYC for 5 days – a swanky hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, and plans to hit the faux-prohibition style gin joints!




August – After our many gigs during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we will need a break, so will pop back to the France house for a week at the end of August – it was 38 degrees (celsius) at the same time in 2016, so here’s hoping for some scorching weather!


October – Ireland Roadtrip – We are heading for 10 days in Ireland – including trips to the Giant’s Causeway, my ancestral family castle, to Galway, Dingle Peninsula, and hopefully to Killarney for the TBEX conference too!


Wedding Anniversary – It’s our wedding anniversary in December, so we will probably go somewhere… but I haven’t found the right deal yet!


Christmas – We really want to experience Christmas in France, so this will be our first Noël in our French village!


Happy travelling!  And please do tell me your travel plans for 2017 – I love the inspiration!


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All photos © Hannah Henderson and may not be used without permission (sharing this blog post is fine, though!).


  • Kate says:

    I’m hoping to get over to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp! I climbed kilimanjaro 2 weeks ago and DIDN’T have any altitude sickness at all so am on a mission for mountains!

    • HHLifestyleTravel says:

      Wow! I have been fascinated by that part of Africa for years – Kilimanjaro and the Ngarongoro Crater etc. Have yet to go there though. Good luck with your Everest Base Camp climb! I’m in awe!

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