It’s safe to say, I’m not very well travelled. In fact, I can name each country I’ve visited on two hands and I’ve never even left Europe.
I love hearing about travelling tales or even reading blog posts about certain holidays or weekends away people have had and I begin to reflect on the fact that my life is pretty boring. The most exciting thing I’ve done is probably a Spanish exchange when I was at school!
I have friends who lived in Australia and friends who have worked in India and I know of people that have done ski seasons in France and I think about my life and realise how linear it has been. I went to school, went to college, went to university and got a job. I never took a year out. Admittedly, the idea of travelling for a long period of time in an unfamiliar country frightens me but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to visit more places.
I’ve got a “bucket list” of places I want to visit all over the world and here are just 5 from said list:
Sydney, Melbourne or Perth – I’m not fussy! But Australia is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. My uncle visited years ago and ended up moving out shortly after he returned home.
I know most people are intrigued by Australia and want to visit but honestly, I used to rush home from school to watch Neighbours every single day and I was always so enticed by Australian life. I’ve recently been watching a lot of “A place in the sun” and each one I watch based in Australia, makes me want to move there even more!
The cities look incredible, the parks look amazing and the beaches look beautiful. I hope I get to visit Australia at least once in my life.
I would love to visit somewhere like Lapland or Norway. Somewhere with snow that’s completely cut off from the world. I’m used to living in a small village so I think I prefer being a little bit isolated rather than in a big and loud city.
I watched a tv programme over Christmas about a photographer who went to Lapland to photograph the Northern Lights and I couldn’t keep my eyes of the telly! He got to bond with a reindeer and travel through the snow on a sledge and camp in a tipi.
I would love to stay in one of those glass igloos in a prime Northern Light spot! But quite frankly, stroking a reindeer would suffice.
I have always dreamt of visiting somewhere like the Maldives or Bora-Bora. I can’t begin to imagine how relaxing it must be to deserted in a little hut on a white sand beach. Sticking with the theme of being isolated, I would just love to swim in the clear blue sea and wake up to beautiful sunshine every morning.
Imagine how many books you could read without being disturbed! I think I would feel so inspired if I was somewhere like that because it would give my mind time to refresh.
Potential honeymoon destination, for sure!
Ok, I imagine some of you are muttering “why would you want to go there?!” and I’ll admit it, Brighton was never somewhere I wanted to go until Zoella moved there. And no, it’s not because I want to wander round in hope that I bump into her even though I would LOVE that but I just love visiting coastal towns. The closest ones to me are Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington and I just want to tick more English beach towns off my list!
I think the Brighton Pier looks so impressive and the town itself actually looks lovely! It’s somewhere a bit different for me and it’s miles away from home so it would almost feel like a mini holiday if the weather was nice.
Italian food is my f a v o u r i t e. So even if I visited just for the fresh pasta, I wouldn’t complain. I would love to hop around different Italian towns eating in the restaurants, drinking wine! I would also love to visit museums over there and learn more about the history and culture of certain towns!
Venice is definitely at the top of my list but Rome and Tuscany are close competitors. Mmmm.. I can’t stop thinking about cured meats and pizza.