It’s always hard to start writing again after a bit of a break, I took most of December off but I’m back now, and in reality there isn’t much to say apart from the fact that I needed a break. Blogging isn’t my full time job, and sometimes it is hard to juggle everything but now I’m back with a new focus, and hopefully regular weekly posts as well as some new series that I’m hoping to launch on the blog.
I’ve always posted on a Saturday since 2017(!), and have had a fair few months where I’ve posted twice a week or three times a week, but for now I’m going to be sticking with twice a week so I can ensure I’m bringing you quality content. I also want to make sure that I’m working on the technical side to this blog with SEO and keywords and all that behind the scenes part that goes into building a blog. The more I learn from travel conferences and books, the more I find I have to do so by posting twice a week, I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep on top of everything I need to do on the technical side.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may have seen that I launched a series on the blog over the summer. I was away at summer camp in Pennsylvania and wanted to make sure that there was still going to be content going up on my website. I also wanted to get back to the focus of why I started this blog and it was to share ways that you can travel and work abroad. As I was going abroad for work and also travelling, I thought it an ideal time to start interviewing people who also worked abroad and travelled for a living.
This was the start of my Travel Expert series, where I interviewed, a travel writer, a travel PR, a travel photographer, a pilot, travel bloggers and also a member of cabin crew. When I got back to the UK in September, I ended that series but always felt like it was a great way to share what people could do within their careers that allowed them to travel. That’s why the Travel Expert series is coming back this year, and every month I’m going to be interviewing a new Travel Expert. I’m also hoping to have a schedule in place, so that on the last Saturday of each month you can expect a new interview. It might not start until February as January is almost over now and I still have a lot to share but I have a few people in mind who I think will make for an amazing interview.
Another blog post that I wrote a couple of times but found it really fun, was the 5 Travel Blogs you need to follow post, as I got to share all my favourite travel blogs. I follow so many and find out so much amazing information from different blogs that I feel it’s only fair to share my favourites with everyone else. This is going to be a monthly regular post too as I could easily write a blog post with 100 travel blogs you need to follow but I want to be able to provide a fuller description of my favourites and keep it to a regular monthly blog post.
The final monthly feature that I am working on, is a new post but one that I am really passionate about and that is festivals. I love cultural and historical festivals and also have spent a lot of time reading about them, researching and watching as many youtube videos of them as I can get my hands on. I want to start writing a monthly feature about all the international festivals that you can find out about, so that if you are travelling somewhere new and looking to get involved in the local festival, you can!
As for travel plans, this year is a bit undecided at the moment but I do have a trip to India at the beginning of March which I am really excited for! I am going to be travelling around India with Ellie from The Wandering Quinn, and some other lovely ladies as we experience some incredible parts of India. I cannot wait to go as I’ve haven’t been anywhere since I returned from America in September and now it’s only another six weeks and I’ll be off to India. I’m staying in New Delhi for a few days after the tour ends, so if you have any tips for New Delhi I would love to hear them.
Other then that, I’m waiting on a few final confirmations and have a few trips that I might be taking but as I’m home for a while, I’m trying to focus on some things that I have let slip as I’ve been travelling the last few years. 2020 is going to be an exciting year but it may not be filled with constant travel, and that’s ok!
I hope you enjoyed this post and it gives you a little overview of where this website is going in 2020. I have a lot going on with different jobs and projects but over the last month or two of not writing, I have really missed it so I’m happy to be back!
What are you looking forward to in 2020?
I post once a week covering topics such as solo travel, working and living abroad and also creating Gabriella’s Guides to places I have been. I cover topics under the following categories such as Planning and Packing, The Travel Diary, Travel Inspiration, Photo Diaries, Gabriella’s Guides and Working Abroad.