Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should all acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne…

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s a little photo of what I witnessed last night – a world record breaking firework display in Dubai – it was incredible! I’ll share more photos and my experience with you soon. How did you celebrate?

Fireworks Dubai Skyline NYE 2013

So, 2014 is here and not only does this mark a new and exciting year, but it also brings us to the end of our second #dailytravelette Instagram challenge. How was it for you?

For me, well, I have to be honest. Due to a busy month of travel I fell off the wagon a few times this month so I don’t have a full set of 31 photos, but I kept checking the hashtag almost every day which definitely helped me feel nice and festive. So, thank you!

Here are some of our favourite photos from the last fifteen days.

Day 16: Candles


@kathiguacamole / @katana1

Day 17: In the Mail

In the Mail

@strllradvsocal / @aheartfullofhope

Day 18: Coziness


@krausesbruder / @sarahecroissant

Day 19: Like Ice in the Sunshine

Like Ice in Sunshine

@lavenderparking / @tenpennydreams

Day 20: Decoration


@siddre87 / @thehumant0rch

Day 21: A Sweet Treat

A sweet treat

@_popmarta_ / @watchmesee

Day 22: Helping Hands

Helping Hands

@happy_citygirl / @bushbirdie

Day 23: Childhood Memory

Childhood Memories

@chamorra_chica / @marl33n86

Day 24: Anticipation


@clarktia / @tenpennydreams

Day 25: Merry Christmas! / Ho ho ho!

Merry Christmas

@laura_malina / @yumandmore

Day 26: Christmas Delights

Christmas Delights

@natalye / @holayessica

Day 27: The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift

@yumandmore / @ieat_irun

Day 28: The Big White

The Big White

@citycollector / @martiengstrom

Day 29: Great Day Outside

Great Day Outside

@holayessica / @aheartfullofhope

Day 30: Plans for the future?

Plans for the future

@frenchieshark / @chicadeedee

Day 31: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

@tianapix / @natalye

Thanks so much for taking part; we love having a little glimpse into our readers’ lives. We’ll let you know when the next one is going to happen!


This post was written by Frankie Thompson who was a Travelette from 2012 – 2015. Originally from London, UK, Frankie was nomadic for several years before settling in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she lives with her Australian partner and baby boy. She spends her time buying vintage dresses, riding a rusty old bike around the canals and writing books inspired by her travels. Frankie blogs about travel, writing and motherhood at As the Bird flies blog.