10 places I want to travel to
I’m well known within my family for wanting to visit every country in the world. I’m always laughed at when we’re watching TV and I see somewhere and say, “I’d like to go to *insert name of random country here*” – it can be somewhere I’ve never ever considered visiting before but once I’ve seen it on that TV show/magazine article/my friend’s been there I can’t get it out of my head. So here’s my bucket list of 10 places to visit and hopefully I’ll inspire someone else in the same way!
It seems like a rite of passage nowadays to go travelling and have a gap year from work or school and live in Oz. I’ve never had the backpacking bug but I’d love to go on holiday and visit Sydney, the Gold Coast, the Blue Mountains, Melbourne and maybe tag a couple of days in Bali on to the end of the trip – for plenty of rest and relaxation after all that exploring. I’m hoping to persuade Mr P to book a trip to Australia for our “big holiday” of 2016.
The food, the history, the scenery. Italy is one of the only countries in Europe that I’ve really wanted to visit but never have. I’d love to take a road trip (although I’d be a little scared of driving over there as I’ve heard the roads are insane!) in order to see everything that I want to – Venice, Rome, Milan, Florence, Tuscany, Lake Garda and Sorrento.
I must admit, I do really love the good old US of A. Mr P is extra keen to do a USA road trip – we’re not sure as of yet who will be doing the driving as we’re both pretty poor at it but we’d love to take a Mustang down the highway, proper American style! I’ve always wanted to visit LA; The Hills was my favourite TV programme for years, the glitz, the glamour, the Hollywood sign, Muscle Beach, roller skating along the beach, Rodeo Drive, need I go on?
This is a bit of a strange one for me as I hate the cold weather but I’m pretty resilient and I think I could put up with it for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. I’d also love to visit that natural spa where the water is really hot, providing a lovely contrast to the cold air outside.
5. New York
I’ve always wanted to visit the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, etc, etc, and now I am! Our trip is planned for New Year and you can read all about what we’re planning to do while we’re there here.
It was a toss up between an Indian Ocean holiday and a break in the Caribbean for our honeymoon back in September but in the end we decided to go for a week in the Bahamas as it was a quick and easy flight from Florida where we spent the first week (read about our honeymoon here).
Another popular honeymoon destination, I’d love to visit Cancun or maybe even Cuba or Peru (for Machu Picchu); one of those South American really luxurious resorts with a swim up room. The kids on Laguna Beach always used to go to Cabo for their spring break and the resort there looked amazing so that could be an option. I’d like to visit the Mayan Ruins and swim with sea turtles.
I’ve really wanted to visit Sweden’s capital city ever since I had a browse of the Ryanair magazine during a flight and Stockholm was the main feature destination. It sounded super stylish with some amazing bars and restaurants which I’d love to try out.
When Mr P and I lived in Mallorca, we were planning to go to Thailand for a few months before we needed to be back in Mallorca for the new summer season.Unfortunately I messed it all up by going and getting a full time job and we’ve never made it to Thailand yet! I fancy full moon parties, riding on an elephant and staying in super luxurious hotels for dirt cheap. Yes please.
Marrakech is one of the biggest cities in the country and the climate is warm throughout the year. The juxtaposition of the old and the new, the palaces and the Jemaa el-Fnaa square attract me to the city and I’m imagining myself swanning around the bazaars in floaty maxi dresses and then sipping cocktails in the evening.