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Learn How to Make 2020 A Year of Travel

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Hey, Kings and Queens how was your Christmas break? I had a lovely time spent with my family. As it’s the last day of 2019 – can you actually believe it? No. Neither can I! Anyways as I was saying as it’s the last days of the year I thought I should bring the year to a close by sharing a few tips on how all of us can make 2020 a year of travel!

Last week I shared a quick walkthrough on my trips of 2019. I wanted to use December as a month to reflect on my travels.

Did you enjoy it? Well, you don’t have to answer – but I do hope you did! It was so important for me to share my journey with you all. As I said in my last post you all came through and supported me when I needed you the most and I will never forget that.

It was a time that you all came together for me and supported and prayed for me. I will never know how to thank you all for your support. There are so many people to name and be thankful for. But trust and believe me, you will forever be in my heart.

2020 is a year for travelling! You must have seen my recent posts on the gram where I asked you about your travel plans for 2020. These are the places you told me that you will be visiting next year:

  • Río Negro, Argentina
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Amman, Jordan

Will any of you be going to any of the countries listed above? I haven’t been to all of them, but I believe I will someday. Today is the last day of the year! I actually can’t believe it! It felt like just yesterday I was flying to my first 2019 country – Denmark, Copenhagen! In celebration of the New Year, we are going to focus on our 2020 goals and learn how to make this a year of travels!

I’ve always said that I want to see more people travel, so let’s share some tips on how you should get into travelling in 2020.

6 ways to Make 2020 Your Year of Travel

Infographics on how to make 2020 your year of travel

1. Make travel a priority

If you want to travel more, then make it a priority.

This year I knew I wanted to travel more, and that’s precisely what I did. Please don’t make travel expensive because it actually doesn’t have to be! If you live in the UK have a look at day trips. In this year alone I travelled to 13/14 countries with some of them being day trips. Have a read:

When I say make travelling a priority. I’m talking about putting flights, hotels and researching destinations at the forefront of your mind. Think about travel before you think about buying something flashy – you don’t need it trust me! When I’m coming back from a trip I am usually already looking for my next destination!

Of course, you can have treats, but reprioritise what is important to you and you will see the difference.

2. Book well in advance

If you want to travel more in 2020, then book that flight! 

I’ve already booked two trips for 2020, one of my bestie and another with Jessica of theufuoma which I am extremely excited to share with you all!

When booking flights I would suggest using apps like, Hooper. The app analyses billions of flight prices daily and predicts how prices will change and then tells you whether to buy or wait. You could potentially save up to 40% on your next flight if you use it well!

Also, we can’t forget my favourite app Skyscanner perfect for choosing the cheapest dates to fly out!

3. Write down your travels for next year

Remember when I spoke about owning a bucket list for your trips? 

It mind sound corny, but trust me it works! Well, it has for me, and it can definitely work for you – if you want it to.

There is so much power in speaking trips into existence. Yes, believe it and receive it! Start speaking destinations into existence, it won’t be long before you find yourself in that exact destination (and you will smile thinking because I did what MBV’s told me to do)!

4. Don’t be afraid of going solo

Never travelled solo? Ok, know that 2020 is your year! To travel as much as you want to in the New Year, then you need to get comfortable with doing it alone. I don’t get to travel solo as much as I would like to, but there are a few places that I would have regretted not going if I didn’t go solo – like my bestie wedding!

Malaysian Wedding

And don’t worry I have you covered on the solo travelling! First, get your hands into 7 Fantastic Tools That will Have You Solo Travelling with Confidence and then if you are stuck on choosing a location then get your teeth into 10 Places to Visit For the First Time Solo As A Black Female.

5. Think about making short stays 

Depending on where you live, this may work out really well for you. You may already know that I am not a big fan of staying in a country for longer than 5 days! It can increase my level of post-depression if I stay too long. So quick easy trips are always a good idea for me. Try out a small getaway – you will find that you have so much more holidays and time to take more trips.

Don’t stay in a country way too long! Have a read of MyBreakingViews 10 Travel Hacks In Seeing The World.

6. Save your coins

There is rice at home!

Yes, say it with me! “There is rice at home!” I learnt this from my podcasting buddy Lateef. Save your coins and think about your spending habits for 2020! Taking packed lunches to work stay away from buying bad snacks.

there is rice at home

My partner has an amazing excel sheet on how to save money so if you’re interested to let me know.

Thank you for reading my tips on how to make 2020 your year of travel. And I do hope 2020 is an amazing year of adventures for us all! I have so much to share with you in the New Year (including my Singaporean recap) and I hope you can all join me by subscribing to the blog.

What about you how do you intend to make 2020 your year of travel? Let me know in the comment section!

Happy New Year!

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Iceland Was More Than Magical!

Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2;  making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. The country is volcanically and geologically active

I have sadly decided to stop writing about core political issues and redirect my blog to a lifestyle/travel blog. Sad I know but it has come to my attention that my current personal circumstances do not allow me to continue to write about political issues. Should the opportunity present itself again in future, I shall certainly be back with you on that platform, but for now, let’s enjoy new dimensions together. So my first move (as I’ve been away for a while and itching to write), is to talk about my recent trip to Iceland; and before you go there, not Iceland the shopping market Iceland the country.

As many of you who know me well are aware, I have quite a passion for travelling and in these last few years, I have made it my mission to travel a new country each year! And it seems to be going quite well. I had always wanted to go to Iceland the country – remember, please. Now I know your thinking; it’s not hot and trust me it’s really not.

I believe the UK was hotter while I was shivering in cold weather and that says a lot of Iceland.  I don’t want to stay focused on the weather because if I have to say that Iceland was unbelievably magical. It really showed me that there are still countries that haven’t been destroyed by pure capitalism. The views were absolutely breathtaking. See some pictures below;

Why was Iceland magical?

Well for starters – and I feel I can say this now because I have seen a number of beautiful countries, Iceland (when I was there) had 18 hours of daylight – which was incredibly unusual for me. Yes, at 12.30 it felt like it was 4 pm in the afternoon or even midday. My loss of time consciousness only dawned on me when I felt tired from the many locations we constantly visited.


The country had a spectacular feel to it. A complete natural structure of humbleness in everything. Even their Prime Minister lives in the town with the locals! How amazing is that?! I can’t seem to help myself, I’m always referring to something political. I ate many things that I would possibly never eat again – the first being fermented shark which in my opinion was absolutely vile (you are free to differ). But then, I also tried horse which was somewhat pleasant and oh as for Puffins (a famous bird in Iceland) that was the best! I got to try new things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life; and the things I saw/experienced, no one can ever take away from me!

As I’ve said, Iceland is somewhere I wouldn’t normally go but have always wanted to go to. It opened another way of looking at things and most importantly I was able to cross it off my bucket list (yes I have one of those – we all should). So I would say try somewhere that you would never think you would ever go – stand out and travel.

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Do You Really Need A Travel Bucket List?

Do you have a travel bucket list?

Take a moment to think about that… have you ever written down a place you would like to go and found that you have gone there? I have to say I really do enjoy reading posts with peoples dream destinations, bucket lists and travel wish-lists. But do you think it’s important to have a ‘Travel Bucket List’?

There’s been a lot on social media, you know, about how a certain female travel blogger has recently completed all 196 countries in ‘record-breaking’ time. Read the full article here – World at her feet Female traveller, 27, visits all 196 countries in record time… but it cost £170,000

MyBreakingViews Thoughts

However, sometimes you need to feel a country, breath the same air as the local people and understand the culture. I mean there is no strict timeline on how long you should spend in a country, nevertheless what is the point if you can’t talk about the feel of the country?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past few months it’s that for every country you visit and for every person you speak to; you want to visit more places.  I think I want to travel to at least one country in every continent around the world and it looks like I will hopefully do it. It has become a competition in my head. Can I tick off ‘X’ amount of countries by my 30th birthday? I most certainly will.

Countries I have been too…

I’ve lived in Singapore, visited Australia, Cambodia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam. I would say 24 Countries before I’m 26 is pretty damn good. But then I take a step back and have a moment of thought. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do LOVE TRAVELLING, seeing the world and all! However, travelling isn’t just about jetting into a country, spending a few hours there and then jetting out, just so you can tick it off a list. I have been a victim of this, I’m SORRY!  Travelling has now changed for me… I want to eat good food, see pretty sites, and do things I will never forget. Oh and stay somewhere nice. That is always a PLUS.

There are so many places I would like to revisit, you know look at the land with a fresh pair of eyes, the older version of myself.  I would love to go back to Singapore; I seriously fell in love with the food, the culture, the people and the landscape, not to mention the sunshine. I say that sat in the snow right now!

I lived there it was my home it became my place of refuge. Whilst, living out there, there were so many things I didn’t do and see and what a ridiculous concept that we would consider not going back to see more because it would perhaps compromise my chances of not adding another number to my running tally. I have this concept when I visit the US – everyone knows that every state is like a new country, but it still is the same country, so although I can’t add a new country to my bucket list. I can most certainly say I have seen a few places around the world.

A Travel Bucket List?

I do have a bucket list and with a full time job, I have honoured myself 1 big country and 1 European country a year far so good, then everyone around me knows how much I love travelling so always invites me along and I end up going to about 5 countries a year. Well next month I will be going to Coachella so I am praying that my bank balance will stretch me to 5 countries this year, but if it doesn’t, I will make sure you know about the festival!

Any request let me know! What are your thoughts? Do you have a travel bucket list?

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