I love bucket lists and when it comes to travelling, I just can’t get it enough. I wrote about a few places I wanted to visit a year or so ago here and here and whilst I may not have visited them, it doesn’t mean I can’t create more lists right? It’s interesting that the older you get, the places you want to visit change, you may become less interested in certain destinations and more inclined to others. Here is my list for 2018 and hopefully it’ll lend you some inspiration too and be able to tick them off in a year’s time.
I’ve been watching South Park since I was 8 years old and frankly it’s probably why I need a swear jar. I long to do a really cold holiday where I can embrace ski wear, layers upon layers and all the faux fur I can buy. I would probably go all out and stay in one of the mansions in Colorado because life is for living, and if I can gather enough friends, it’d be cheaper than staying in a hotel. Plus, that means it would feel a little more like home. One of the reasons I want to visit Colorado is the Rockies, and feeling like a true traveller by making the most of the outdoors with fishing, skiing and winding down in a spa afterwards…
Can I really add it to my bucket list if I’ve been before? Hell yes. I went to NYC in February 2016, and whilst it was all kings of magical, I long to go back on a solo trip. I’ve rewatched Sex and the City enough times to know that NYC will be my date. There are so many areas each unique and with their own personalities that you’d need time on your side to explore. I do often regret going to places for just 5-7 days as it doesn’t give you enough time to get under the skin of a city. Next time, I’ll be strolling around Greenwich Village a la Carrie Bradshaw and hanging on the Met steps like Blair Waldorf. Just gotta make sure my selfie stick is long enough.
I was almost going to book Bali for my November trip (decided on Mexico instead) but decided against it due to the distance and the amount of time I was going to spend there. The flight, or shall I say flights from London are roughly 8 hours each, stopping in Dubai or Doha to change, making the journey time up to a day, give or take. But from what I’ve heard and seen about Bali, it sounds like all kinds of magic, from the resorts, to the beaches to the food. I reckon if I visited this part of the globe, I’d need at least 2-3 weeks to get over the jetlag and sync in to Bali life.
One of my blogger buddies, Jodie, visited Bucharest this year and whilst I was never interested in visiting before, I certainly am now… It is the capital of Romania, located in Eastern Europe and famed for it’s gorgeous architecture and very cheap beer. I would love to get to know this place more and conquer my Eastern European fear of the cold!
Often seen as a destination for couples, Santorini is still in my mind, even as a single person. Perhaps I’m leading a double life, who knows? But Santorini looks like absolute BLISS. From the eternally white buildings, to the views of the ocean, if I go, I do think I’ll be leaving. Hello Greek food and culture.
These are from an old blog post, but they very much apply:
Cigars, old cars and Bacardi are just a few of the things you can experience in this beautiful island. As much as I love a city, Cuba is as far away from a concrete jungle as you can get. Perhaps this is why I want to go? As much as I love the digital world, it scares me that I barely look at the sky anymore. My face is glued to my iPhone, iPad and MacBook, pretty much 24/7… I would love to sample some Cuban food, explore the wildlife and take a Salsa lesson or two. Would you?
The closest I have got to Venice is staying at the very impressive Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. As beautiful as it was, I was all too aware that Venice had been brought to me on a plate. Even though I live in London, Europe is practically on my doorstep – I really haven’t explored it much. I’m hoping next year to do more city breaks and explore this unchartered territory that is Venice. Famed as a romantic destination, I reckon Venice is somewhere I would like to visit alone, take a gondola ride, sample the food and explore the spiralling alleys. How gorgeous would Venice be in Winter?
I’ve been to the US around 10 or 15 times (I’ve lost count), but Seattle, Washington, has been on my radar for a while. Whilst it may not be as popular as such as destinations NYC, Vegas or LA, Seattle is famed for its beautiful skyline, having a real neighbourhood feel and tons of art museums. This sounds like the perfect place for solo travel and I bet the panoramic views from the world famous Space Needle are to die for! Watch this space (ha) for the Seattle diaries…
This post is in collaboration with Luxury Retreats.