Happy New Year!
I hope you were lucky enough to have a few days off over the holidays and enjoyed the break. I was at my new home in Fremantle, a little apartment by the beach which I'm loving.
I temporarily stopped travelling while my husband applied for Australian residency. We had been told it would take up to 2 years for his application to be looked at but he got permanent residency in 11 months. We were very surprised it was such a quick and relatively painless process.
What was painful was the application costing more than $7,000. It was not at all like when I applied for Hungarian residency which took 2 weeks and $5.
We are now free to travel but until he gets citizenship we can't be abroad for long periods of time. So I'm thinking about shorter trips we can take which means I actually have to make plans with my limited time.
Which brings me to my first blog posts of the year which are all about picking where to go in 2019. I hope you too will have a chance to travel this year and these posts should give you a few ideas if you're short on inspiration.
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WHERE TO GO IN EUROPE IN 2019
In my annual Europe by the season post, I share where I think are the hot destinations of 2019.
These are basically just destinations I love and think other people would love too.
WINTER ROAD TRIPS
I'm feeling inspired to once again write some road trip posts. Before I do that here are some of my favourite winter road trips from the past few years. Be safe out there in the snow. Read more...
If you are location independent and looking into long-term travel, these are my thoughts on the best cities for digital nomads. I've tried living in many different cities over the years and these all have great opportunities. Read more...
Switzerland is one destination I will always struggle to justify as I just don't feel it's worth the cost. I did visit Zurich a couple of years ago and found it tough but if you want to go, this neighbourhood guide should help you find somewhere reasonably priced. Read more...
I'm soon to publish my Brussels gourmet guide which I've been working on for a while. It's going to be in a slightly different format than what I usually post so I hope you'll like it.
As I said, follow me on Instagram where we can talk travel or you can watch my daily stories from the beach.