My Travel goals for 2017

I am never one for lists, I never write them out. I might have them mentally stored but they are never written until this post.

I pretty much have my destination plans for January and February sorted out. But for the rest of the year, there is no fixed plan. The plan is to visit at least one destination a month which will be mostly domestic trips. Account cannot come and be red all the name of travelling.

Below destinations are calling my name in 2017 and I hope to heed their call in the year.

Johannesburg, South Africa
This is happening in January. Visa and ticket is sorted, so this is no longer a dream but a reality waiting to happen.

A photo posted by Alex (@alex16280) on

Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi has me for 5 days in the month of February.


Abeokuta, Nigeria
Abeokuta has always been home and I cannot believe I have not returned to the town in 3 years 10 months. I want to visit Olumo rock again, the first time I visited was on the 1st of January 2009 with my family members. I hear the elevator no longer works but I always preferred the hike.


Ile-Ife, Nigeria

I want to visit the Ooni of Ife's palace and the newly unveiled statue of Moremi.
A photo posted by Jamilat Zubair Daramola (@houseofmila) on

Ekiti, Nigeria

I want to visit Arinta waterfall

Osogbo, Nigeria
The Osun Osogbo groove is on my list of visit for the year.

Cross River, Nigeria
Kwa falls is calling my name.

Cape Coast, Ghana
My major reason for going on the Irin Ajo trip to Ghana was to visit Cape Coast but due to unforeseeable circumstance we were not able to make the trip. I hope to visit time to do this.
A photo posted by edem fairre (@edemfairre) on

Ganviรฉ, Benin Republic
This will be a part of my West African road trip if I finally embark on it.
A photo posted by @stevemkms on

Abidjan, Cรดte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
This is one West African country I want to tick off the bucket list. Also I have a quite a number of Ivorian friends from India days that I would love to meet again.
A photo posted by TDA Global Cycling (@tdacycling) on



New York, USA
This is visa and account balance dependent, I would love to ring the new year (2018) in Times Square, New York. I hope this works out as planned.


Here is to a beautiful, travel filled 2017.


So, where would you love to go in 2017? Have you been to any of the places on this list?

Do you have any suggestions to add to my list? I would love to hear them?

♥Lara

'Lara A

14 comments:

  1. That is quite the list. I just put a similar post up http://www.zeegoes.com/2017/01/04/happy-happy-new-year/ and that is no where as detailed as yours. Let's just say that fear is catching me small and human pikin needz to start earning international currency oh. Cheers to new year and taking on new adventures!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome list, Lara. 2017 is looking up! Have a safe trip wherever you go, would be following your adventures on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Boy!!! I so wish I could be your handbag for all these trips! Awesome, we shall be waiting for tales from SA!! Have a great 2017!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy new year lady. I will make sure to post about it.

      Delete
  4. Wow, so many lovely places. Kwa Waterfall looks absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted to visit Olumo Rock and the Osun grove. This year, I want to go on an island holiday somewhere in Europe fingers crossed. Also want to visit some places in Nigeria. Maybe Idanre Hills or even the Arinta Waterfall you mentioned above. I hope you get to visit everywhere on your list Lara. Happy new year. xx

    cocobellablog.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope to visit everywhere on the list as well. Happy New Year

      Delete
  5. Please me I just want to know how you manage to be able to afford to travel. I I just started earning a salary and I really want to set out bits and pieces to feed my wanderlust but haven't figured it all out yet. Going to do a similar post for myself too soon

    ReplyDelete
  6. Please me I just want to know how you manage to be able to afford to travel. I I just started earning a salary and I really want to set out bits and pieces to feed my wanderlust but haven't figured it all out yet. Going to do a similar post for myself too soon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I usually save up a percentage of my salary for travel, so that way I never have to drink garri when I return from my trip.

      Delete
  7. Oooh so excited and inspired by your list. My travel list for Nigeria this year 2017 is the North and the South East of the country. Outside Nigeria, erm need to work on the funding for that first haha!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow,that's a bucket full of list you'hv got there.
    I would love to go to ile-ife tooo, and Abeokuta, have never needing dere sef.
    https://scarletmakeovers.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/11-thoughts-at-11pm/

    ReplyDelete
  9. I lobe your post. These are place I will love to visit in 2017-Johannesburg, Yankari reserve Bauchi,LA campagne tropicana Lagos, Ghana and kick start 2018 in South Korea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. La Champagne tropicana needs to come on my list at some point. South Korea is not a bad idea.

      Delete
  10. This list! I've always wanted to travel and see new places. But time and cash always jinx it.

    ReplyDelete

Booking.com

Instagram