Lazio Explorer : 2013 blog resolutions

2012 was a quick year wasn't it? Only 18 posts (19 including this one). Must. try. harder. I guess we've been busy. It's been a great year though. Plenty of sagre, some wonderful trips, and some amazing people met along the way. Anyway, enough of 2012, here are our plans for the blog over the coming year. I can't promise we'll do them all, but hopefully we can tick some of them off the list, and you can see where we want to go with LazioExplorer.

Resolutions and plans for 2013:

From http://www.italytravelescape.com
1. An interactive map of Lazio. We hope to roll this out in the coming weeks. It'll be a google map, with links to blog posts from the various places. This is primarily to you help you, our dear reader, to navigate and explore Lazio (and our blog) better, but will also help us to see where the gaps are, and where to visit next.


2. A 2014 Lazio Explorer Calendar. There, I said it. We've always planned to do this, but have never got round to it. We want to do a calendar for ourselves, and family and friends, with photos of our favourite places in Lazio. Of course, we'll also place a link here if anyone wants to buy it (reasonably priced just to cover costs, of course).


3. To explore more. More of what? Well, everything. There are still many places in Lazio we haven't been. Plus, after brief flirtations with Tuscany, Campagna, Lombardia, Umbria, Emila-Romagna and the Veneto, I definitely want to explore Italy beyond Lazio. Plus, given my thing for train travel, I want to take the one of the frecce, or the new Italo trains. Anywhere.

4. A sagre app. I know. Where do we find the time? Well, this one is on our wishlist, rather than our 'to-do' list, but, given our love of sagre, and your love of sagre (those posts were some of our most viewed last year), we can see a good, well-written sagre app would be a good thing. We also think it would help all the Pro Loco to get the word out about their sagre and feste, so everybody wins. However, we don't know where to start. So... if you're an app developer (both iPhone and Android), or a Pro Loco organiser, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.



5. More book reviews. I've been quite bad this year. However, next year will be different, and I've got a reading list as long as my arm, so it's time to get reviewing again. As always, our reviews are impartial and personal, so you can always trust my opinion, if not necessarily agree with it.

So there you have it, five new year's resolutions. Of course, I don't think I'll be able to keep them all, but you can dream, right?

What about you? What plans do you have for the new year, or is there anything we have missed off our list that you would like us to try to do over the coming year?

6 comments:

  1. I'm jealous, oh so jealous of your travel plans. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews in 2013. I should be hosting another I Love Italy Reading Challenge in 2013.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Laura! In the last year we've been enjoying exploring Lazio too much to write many book reviews, but hopefully I can get back into the swing of things next year. Buon anno!

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  2. Happy New Year Pete, and wishing you all the best with your 2013 projects which I will follow with interest.

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    1. Happy New Year Lindy-Lou! Every time we see a sign for Marta we think of you and your blog :)

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  3. Wow Pete. Lots of great resolutions. Happy New Year and all the best with all of these.

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    1. Happy New Year Cathy! Yeah, we're being quite ambitious with these. Hopefully this post won't come back to haunt me... ;-)

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