If you have read my blog for awhile you know that YouTube is a big part of my life. One of my favourite YouTubers Alli Speed (use to be Alli Trippy) travels all over the world. Most of the time she travels on her own without a company but once a year a company that sponsors YouTubers takes a a couple of them on a trip. Last year they went to Australia, this year they are currently at Barcelona!
My whole life I’ve wanted to go to England and Ireland but no one would ever go with me (I mean I use to beg my mum to take me!) I looked up Ireland on the company’s website and saw the price and said I’m going to do this.
About Contiki Tours
It’s pretty much a travel company but it’s for 18-35 year olds. You look up where you want to go, put a deposit down, then you have 45 days to pay the full thing (if you save for it is reasonable.) The company plans all the little details so you don’t have to worry about them. Flight, how you’re getting around and what you’re going to see and eat is all taken care of. You travel around with a group (other people who have signed up for it), you have a tour guide with you the whole time but you also get some down time to do the things you want or if you want to have a night of drinking lets say, you can do that too.
I haven’t travelled in a long time since I’ve stopped playing baseball and it sucks because I’ve gone all over the United States but I’ve never been to the UK and it’s always been a dream of mine. I told my parents about it and they said it was a pretty cool idea, I told my sister and boyfriend about it because hopefully one of them will come with me. Even if they don’t save the money and I do I can also go by myself because I’m never really alone, I just won’t know anyone there.
Since I really want to do this I need to start planning now, I’m shooting for around next year summer to go.
Things I Need to Do
- Passport – need to get it filled out for a new one and pictures!
- Save – keep saving money the way I have been and I will be alright.
- Get plug adapter for Ireland/Scotland/England (a master one with all will work best)
- Make sure boyfriend or sister are saving for this!
- Make the ultimate packing list!
- Traveling backpack (work walking around)
- Second battery for camera.
- Second memory card for camera. (or load onto computer)
- Let work know in advanced.
- Find someone to take care of animals. (teach someone how)
- Book trip early.
Obviously it’s still early so as time goes on I will have a better plan and will figure out what I’m going to do.
I really hope this comes together! I will keep you updated on it!
If you are interested in traveling but don’t really know how and are between the ages 18-35 check out their website!
This will have to be apart of my 2015 list! I will post a link when I create that one!