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The A to Z Challenge 2014

Last year I was introduced to this great idea about producing a quality blog post every day for a month throughout April. Unfortunately I was a little late to ‘officially’ enter us into the 2013 challenge but no fear, 2014 is different! I am pleased to announce that A Brit and A Southerner is officially registered for the 2014 A to Z Challenge.

a-to-z HEADER [2014] - april

The Challenge

Can you post every day except Sundays during the month of April 2014?  If you can achieve this let’s add another notch of difficulty to the challenge, can you blog thematically from A to Z throughout this month? If you think the answer to both of these questions is yes, then go for it!!

At first the thought of creating a new article every day for a month probably seems pretty simple. Well, after last year’s experience I can honestly say it’s much harder than you would initially imagine.

How do I intend on doing a better job this year? One simple word – PLANNING! I think to make this challenge less stressful, you have to plan and prepare in advance and ‘hopefully’ I will do a much better job at achieving this. They always say you learn from your mistakes and experiences, well only time will tell.

Our Theme

So after deciding to sign up for this year’s 2014 A to Z Challenge, yes we were pretty early this year to ensure we signed up in time #194 on the list. By the way, if you are interested in signing up for this challenge, you can view every other participant here and join up yourself – SIGN UP HERE.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce to you our theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge – DREAM DESTINATIONS


Every day starting from Tuesday, April 1st, we will be featuring a series of “Dream Destinations” from around the world that are part of our bucket list. These destinations may be countries or cities that we have either already visited or would love to visit in the near future!

We will use both the #DreamDestinations and #AtoZChallenge hashtags on all of our posts on Social Media.

Other Notable Participants


We are delighted to announce that some of our travel blogging friends are also participating in this year’s A to Z Challenge. We will be closely following their progress and of course showing our support for their challenge. We are all in this together and hopefully we will drag each other across the line come the end of April.

Here are some of our featured blogs that we would encourage you to follow and support throughout April 2014 and beyond:

Chasing the Donkey

A Southern Gypsy

A Passion and A Passport

A Taste of Travel

Travelling Book Junkie

Contented Traveller

If you are participating in this year’s challenge, please comment with your information, we would be delighted to follow your adventures!

There you have it, all there is now is the mere matter of 26 posts to interest, intrigue and excite you! We hope that you all enjoy reading our posts and if nothing else join us in learning more about the beautiful world we all live in.

***The A to Z Challenge Begins on April 1st 2014***

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Andrea, Passports And Pushchairs

Thursday 10th of April 2014

We are late to the party (only on C but will catch up!) but we are in!


Friday 11th of April 2014

No problem at all, welcome to the challenge Andrea! Will definitely head over to your site and check out how the challenge is going for you. Keep up the great work guys!

Dream Destinations - Denmark

Friday 4th of April 2014

[…] post is part of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge (#DreamDestinations […]

Jennifer Burge

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

I want to visit Croatia! I have many friends who have talked about how beautiful it is, but I've never been myself. You have inspired me to find Plitvice Lakes National Park as I am a huge nature freak. Thanks for the tips!

Signed, An American Who Loves a Dutchie ;-)


Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Thanks Jennifer, I hope you will find more inspiration from the rest of our posts in this #DreamDestinations series - I know we are doing :) Plitvice Lakes National Park looks gorgeous doesn't it? I love visiting locations that have natural waterfalls and lakes so this looks a perfect spot.

D is for.... Dubrovnik #AtoZChallenge

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

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Dream Destinations - Croatia

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

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