My 2015 Travel Wish List

A new year and my thoughts are on where to travel to in 2015.

Although this blog was originally started to document my gluten free travel finds, travelling with baby twins is not easy – g00d job I love a challenge! The twins are now 17 months old and becoming increasingly able to travel and cope with changes to routine (overseas trips to date: Italy and Belgium). I can’t wait to explore the world with them.

So where’s on my 2015 travel wish list?

The Solo Trip – Cork, Ireland

Later this month I’m off to visit a friend who’s on a residential cookery course for a few months – without Mr D or the mini Ds. It may be Ireland, and it may be January but I can’t wait to catch up over a few glasses of wine and actually read a magazine cover to cover. How novel! My gluten free meal is already booked on the Aer Lingus flight. (Image credit)

cobh harbour

The City Break – Barcelona

The great thing about having visited so many European cities is that we know where would be good to go back to with the twins. Spain caters well for Coeliacs and would make an ideal weekend break with toddlers thanks to the short flight, lots of self catering apartments and ease of walking around the city – so no need to get a double buggy on public transport. I will be using this helpful guide from the Catalunya Celiac Association and this great blog post to help choose restaurants. (Image credit)

Parc Guell

The Week on The Beach – Martinhal, Portugal

Kids club? Check. Gluten free food in the restaurants and on site shop? Check. Provide baby kit and toddler friendly? Oh yes. But of all the trips on my wish list, I suspect this is the one least likely to happen. Although we had 10 days in Hawaii on a beach as part of a round the world trip (well, it was Hawaii!) Mr D and I have never been on a beach resort holiday. More’s the pity. (Image credit)

The Big Adventure – Road tripping Pacific Northwest, USA

I’ve enjoyed a few different road trips around the US but have not yet visited PNW. I’d love to explore the ruggedly beautiful national parks as well as Vancouver, Seattle and Portland safe in the knowledge there are heaps of gluten free options in these cities. I’ll be taking inspiration from these blogs Seattle, Portland, Vancouver on where to eat gluten free. (Image credit)

The Trip Down Under – Australia

This is the trip that would have happened while I was on maternity leave but various disasters meant we had to stay in London. We have relatives in Queensland so a trip to Brisbane and Noosa is on the cards when we can summon up the energy to deal with toddler twins on a 24 hour flight. In Noosa I’ll be booking back into the Netanya, one of my favourite places to stay in Australia. What’s not to love about basing yourself in a penthouse with a BBQ on your own roof terrace overlooking the beach?! (Image credit)

Where would you recommend I travel to with toddler twins? Any suggestions gratefully received!

For more inspiration on where to travel in 2015, visit this travel link up post.


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  1. Carol
    January 7, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Awesome list, I’d definitely add a few of these to my travel wish list too! I’m sure you’ve thought of this, but if you haven’t been to Florida yet, it’s a great destination not only for GF options but for the kids as well. Have a wonderful time in Ireland, and safe travels!

    • January 7, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks, Carol, great tip on Florida. I’ve been to Miami (loved it!) and the Keys but I’d like to take them both to the parks. My son is obsessed with planes, i think a trip to Cape Canaveral to watch a launch would blow his mind! Will add to the list for 2016 when he should appreciate it a little more. Hope you’ve got some exciting trips planned for 2015?

  2. January 8, 2015 / 9:11 am

    Great plans! I absolutely love Barcelona and could visit it time and time again. I’ve also just moved from the UK to Brisbane so obviously recommend it here too!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

    • January 8, 2015 / 9:25 am

      How exciting to make the move to Brisbane! I really like Brisbane…it has a friendly atmosphere and batefoot bowling in the sunshine at New Farm Bowls club is a lot of fun. I’ve added your blog to my reader so i can keep up to date with your adventures!

  3. January 9, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    WOW! What a great list. It sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you. If you need any Portland tips, check out my website. I traveled there many times for work over the past 3 years and have blogged about Portland many times. It is a very gluten-free friendly city.

    Safe gluten-free travels!

    • January 10, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks, Erin! I’ll definitely be using your blog for ideas on Portland.

  4. January 10, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    What a fantastic list – and even an adventure without the little Ds – it that going to be weirdly good?

    • January 10, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Yes, I really can’t wait for the solo trip to Cork. It’s certainly a very different dynamic travelling with small children!

  5. February 1, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    You’ve got a seriously great travel year ahead! How was your solo trip to Cork and the gluten free meal? I do love seeing photos of gluten free plane food as every carrier offers something a little different x

    • February 1, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Unfortunately my Cork trip had to be cancelled on the morning I was flying as a close family member had a sudden and serious health scare which meant my husband had to go to A&E with them. Very disappointing not to go. But what’s the quote? “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans?”. Will be rescheduling my trip. We had some amazing restos lined up.