Travel Log

Where I've Been & Where I Want To Go

Although I do consider travel a hobby of mine, I actually don't like to do it that often. The actual travelling part is often unpleasant so I usually have to be drawn in by something else (an event or special attraction) to really want to go somewhere. Here's everywhere I've gone as a "tourist" and what drew me there.

🇧🇪 Belgium
  • Bruges Honestly? I watched In Bruges. 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • Brussels it was a base between Bruges and Leuven.
  • Leuven revisit somewhere my husband had spent some time during his PhD.

🇧🇬 Bulgaria
  • Plovdiv Devin Townsend concert.
  • Sofia had to transit through Sofia for Plovdiv, so it made sense to stay a few days there too!

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
  • London visiting relatives.
  • Manchester Sumo Cyco concert.

🇫🇷 France
  • "Paris" Disneyland... so it was technically more like the US we went to, but yanno. 😂

🇩🇪 Germany
  • Berlin a friend's wedding.
  • Cologne Devilskin concert.
  • Düsseldorf to visit friends & Devilskin concert.

🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Arnhem sightseeing with a relative.
  • Nijmegen sightseeing with a relative.
  • Otterlo to visit the Hoge Veluwe national park.
  • Limburg
  • Maastricht "on the way" between our trip between Germany and Belgium.
  • North Brabant
  • Eindhoven explored a little bit of the city when we went to a skate shop.
  • Heusden a friend showed me around because it’s an interesting old Dutch town.
  • Tilburg concerts, lots of concerts.
  • Waspik I went to visit a friend, but she literally gave me a tour of the town, so it absolutely counts!
  • North Holland
  • Amsterdam because it's just what you do when you're in the Netherlands, really...
  • Zandaam we didn't want to pay Amsterdam prices for accommodation. 😂
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Leiden checked it out after visiting Keukenhof.
  • Utrecht
  • Amersfoort was meant to meet a relative, but ended up doing a walking tour.
  • Utrecht just a fun day out in another city.

🇳🇿 New Zealand
  • Northland
  • Ahipara to visit family friends.
  • Paihia family holiday, school trip.
  • Whangārei when I didn't live there, I visited family often.
  • Whangaruru regular holiday spot as a kid.
  • Auckland
  • Auckland family holidays.
  • Waikato
  • Coromandel Peninsula family holiday, husband's family bach.
  • Hamilton when I didn't live there, I visited family often.
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Rotorua visit family, general tourism.
  • Taupō family holiday.
  • Tauranga visit family friends.
  • Whakatāne visit family friends.
  • Manawatū-Whanganui
  • Whanganui Dad's speedboat hobby took us here annually.
  • Wellington
  • Wellington general tourism.

🇪🇸 Spain
  • Tarragona brother-in-law's wedding.

Planned Trips



🇨🇦 Canada visit friends, general love of Canada.
🇩🇰 Denmark general interest in Denmark.
🇫🇮 Finland general love of Finland.
🇬🇷 Greece general interest in Greece.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Hull, England my family is from there.
🇮🇪 Ireland general interest in Ireland.
🇯🇵 Japan general interest in Japan.
🇵🇱 Poland Auschwitz, general interest in Poland.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland ancestral ties, Fringe Festival, general love of Scotland.
🇳🇴 Svalbard, Norway polar night, northern lights, cold.
🇺🇸 The US Disney... that's it.
🇺🇦 Ukraine post-war tourism bucks, general interest in Ukraine.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales visit friends, general interest in Wales.
🇳🇱 Zeeland, Netherlands I want to see "old Zealand".