2020 Travel Roundup

2020 Travel Roundup

2020 a year like no other,  a year the travel industry shut down but regardless with ploughed on with our site and took time to really go back over our past trips and share around our favourite experiences from past years. And here we have our 2020 travel roundup

A couple of things we took from the year was to appreciate our own surroundings, we have travelled the globe but often forgot what was right here on our doorstep. We have seen such places like Glencar Waterfall Day Trip, Mote Park Roscommon, Killala Bay (a quick stop off), Roscommon Castle Ruins, Lough Rynn Castle (Walk Round The Grounds) and Lough Key Forest Park We had planned more but lockdowns had put a halt to that.

We did get to England early on in the year and saw the stunning Swanbourne Lake Arundel West Sussex a real gem in West Sussex.

Secondly was going back over old trips and reminiscing and writing about them and enjoyed looking through old photos and really transporting ourselves back and really enjoyed what we have done over the last few years.

Reviewing our previous trips

We went over our Vietnam trip such posts about like Nikko Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh Food Journey, War Remnants Museum Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Thanh Market.

We shared our Hong Kong trip with such posts like Hong Kong Restaurants!, The Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong, Mongkok and Disneyland Hong Kong Fun Times.

Our most popular and favourite experiences our Africa adventure. With such posts like Savanna Private Game Reserve Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls By Helicopter, Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour, Best Things To Do Cape Town and Johannesburg Our First Stop

We were already under way reviewing all our present hotel stays which you could find in this list Our Hotel Reviews and of course there’s more to come

And finally we managed to continue to cover our 1o years in Australia which still has some way to go but here are a few snipets so far. Top 10 Things To Do Gold CoastGold Coast Beach’s Are Stunning, Curtis Falls Waterfall Mount tamborine and Natural Bridge, Springbrook Mountain.

Looking Forward

What’s our hopes for 2021, well firstly and foremost stay safe and hopefully see the light at the end of a tunnel with regards to this pandemic. Continuing to write about Australia and also to get out and about around our home Ireland and explore the beauty we have here right at our finger tips. And fingers crossed by the back end of the year maybe be able to look at a trip abroad. But we will take it one step at a time.

So for now its happy new year thanks for all the support over the last year and we wish everyone the best well wishes for new year.

If you enjoyed our 2020 travel roundup leave us a comment below. And cant wait for our 2021 guide

By chalkandcheesetravels

We are adventure seekers who love to explore the world. So one day, we decided to write about it here is our story so far


  1. Glad to have met you through blogging this past year! I’ve enjoyed reading about your past adventures, especially in NYC, South Africa, and Vietnam. Keep the posts coming; I’ll be looking out for them!

    1. Thanks so much for reading and following over the last year hope 2021 is good to you

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    Jenni @ I on Image says:

    Great summary post of 2020! Many many many suggestions to add on my bucket list.

    1. Lets stay positive and keep those fingers crossed 🤞

    1. Fingers crossed let’s hope we need to get out more 🙏

    1. Fingets crossed let’s hope for a better year 🙏

    1. Fingers crossed 🤞 here is looking to a better 2021

  3. Kelly Diane – Hello my name is Kelly and I love all things to do with social history, especially with regards to the First World War and Second World War. I’m also a huge aviation fan too! Added to this, I also love all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related - what a mix hey!
    Kelly Diane says:

    This is a lovely reflective post. Its great that you are able to take this time where we can’t travel to write about places you’ve already been.

    1. Yes its great reminiscing over over the past and to take the time to write about it

  4. Lisa's Notebook – I'm Lisa, a Freelance Content Creator & Content Writer from Bath, helping brands and businesses connect with their ideal clients. I'm also a mum of one, cat concierge, gardener, gin, and tea lover, and Plantagenet enthusiast! Find me over on: https://www.lisasnotebook.com.
    Lisa's Notebook says:

    I’ve really missed travelling abroad too, but like you we’ve been learning more about our part of the UK and we had some great staycations. Fingers crossed for 2021 now!

  5. It’s great that you managed to share some previous trips and get some domestic travel in. I didn’t get away in 2020 and I’m really hoping to make it somewhere this year x

    1. Fingers crossed for a much better year 🙏 we have actually enjoyed the domestic travel but still looking forward to getting away properly again soon

  6. Carpe Diem Eire – Hi I'm John. Together with my wife Beata we travel part time through Ireland and Europe whenever the opportunity allows it. My travels focus on road trips and city breaks. I have an avid interest in history and culture. My travel style is a high energy one, as I strive to make the most of my free time. So Carpe Diem in other words. Join me on my travels.
    John Quinn says:

    Looks like road trips were as good as it gets for any of us. When you can I suggest do more than walk in Lough Rynn, the food is excellent here. Love that part of the country you are in.

    1. We have been meaning to stay a night and have dinner there. Funny we were married there a few years back and was actually amazing food and the whole day there.
      It certainly is a beautiful part of the country

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