Wednesday 20 July 2016

Newcastle Airport - Connections to the rest of the world

This may sound a little bizarre but when I was thinking about relocating to Newcastle I quickly explored the Newcastle Airport website to see what destinations I could reach from my new home. Although I haven't had the money to go travelling much in the last few years it was important to me that I live somewhere with great connections to the rest of the world.

Luckily you can fly to over 80 destinations direct from Newcastle and it's not unusual for me to browse the airport's website and research the places that I could travel to. I want to make sure that when we finally have some money to travel I'm well informed on where to go.

Here's just a few of my favourite discoveries.


One place that's been ticking a lot of boxes is Alicante in the Costa Blanca which offers a tempting city break with plenty of sunshine and culture. Alicante flights are available most of the year round and with hot temperatures guaranteed it sounds like a great place to escape to.

Alicante hasn't lost any of its Spanish charm with a beautiful castle, an old quarter to explore and a waterfront to stroll along. The food looks great as well with plenty of tapas bars and traditional Spanish restaurants.

I daren't tell you how much time I've wasted looking at things to do in Alicante, and pretty high on my agenda is a private shore excursion and a Segway Tour (I've never had a go!)

New York

It still amazes me that you can now fly direct to New York from Newcastle and it's something I definitely need to take advantage of at some point. I have never been to New York but have been desperate to go for years.

Strolling round Central Park, retracing the steps of Carrie and her friends and, of course, going on the biggest shopping spree ever are just some of the things that I want to enjoy.

This year it's felt like everyone I know has visited New York, and I still haven't managed to sneak away into anyones suitcase yet. Local blogger Amy made me so jealous with her stories from New York.


My sister has just got back from Dubrovnik and seeing all of her photos pop up on Facebook made me feel a little jealous, the place looks so stunning! Of course being a huge fan of Game of Thrones may also have something to do with my wanderlust, who wouldn't want to explore King's Landing? A beautiful walled city overlooking perfect blue sea, it looks like an idyllic place to wander.


Prague has been on my travel list for years and seeing Katie's Prague Photo Diary made me want to go even more. The old town looks like something out of a fairytale, I always love places with beautiful gothic buildings. It looks so picture perfect it'd be a fantastic destination to wander around with my camera.


I'm sure this isn't the first time I've mentioned wanting to visit Salzburg, and I'm sure I've already confessed to you why. Promise not to laugh but I have a secret obsession with the Sound of Music and nothing would make me happier than treading the same streets as the Von Trapp family (I'm pretty sure I'd start singing).

I also really want to try schnitzel (even if I'm not completely sure what it is!) and explore the beautiful churches, palaces and castles.

Believe me I've only just scratched the surface of dream destinations from Newcastle . I can't believe that I've been living in Newcastle for 3 years now and haven't yet managed to travel to any of these amazing places. I definitely need to start ticking some things off my travel list.

Let me know your favourite destinations (like I need any more excuse to daydream!)


  1. Dubrovnik is definitely on my last and would love to re-visit Prague too. My next adventures are cyprus (Aug) and italy (Nov). It's fab living so close to an International airport x

  2. I'd love to go to Dubrovnik - I went to Prague last month and it was amazing.

  3. Oh I love that you can fly to Dubai from Newcastle - very glamorous!

  4. I really want to go to Venice but you can't fly direct from Newcastle. *Sob*.

    Katie x


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