Throughout my life, I have been extremely lucky to have travelled to various locations around the world, but the downside is that travelling is a bit like eating custard creams in the fact that, once you start, you never want to stop. At least I don’t anyway. My urge to travel is one of the main reasons why I aspire to not only have a job that interests me, but also a job that pays a decent salary. Because, lets face it, you need rather a lot of money to travel to some places. We’ve been given this opportunity of life, so why not see as much as you can while your here, hey? Me being the list-crazy person that I am, I’ve decided to share with you lot my own bucket list of places I would absolutely LOVE to visit… Take a peek.
After my Mum and Dad so SELFISHLY went away for a long weekend to Florence without me (I’m joking, they deserved a break), I would love to follow in their footsteps and visit myself. It appeared so beautiful in both architecture and atmosphere, very photogenic; my kind of place. And with having recently discovered that my boyfriend actually has family there himself – maybe this dream could become reality sooner than I’d imagined!
Inspired by my favourite film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (you must watch it, it’s hilariously odd) – this is right at the top of my ‘have-to-visit’ list. What attracts me most to this city is it’s stunning buildings, once more, but especially the feel of the city in winter time. Also, the infamous baths of Budapest appear a whole lot more bath-like less pool-like in winter time. As well as that, who could resist visiting the adorable Christmas Markets or going for a little ski (by far the most fun sport EVER). Someone take me. Now.
Although renowned for it’s naughtier side, I would love to visit for the history and scenic nature of this European city. Yet more culture and city to explore, it’s an experience I just need to have. In addition to this, it is crazily cheap to fly to Amsterdam (as cheap at £30 sometimes), so this would be perfect for a little break with the pals.
Who could resist the notoriously perfect beaches of the Maldives. My grandparents have visited this cluster of tiny islands and believe me when I say, they didn’t shut up about it for months afterwards. With rich sea-life, gloriously white sands and almost see-through ocean waters, this is such a luxury destination, but I would love to visit at some point in my life. Maybe staying in one of the sea-huts on stilts?
Another location perfect for skiing; as much as I love a sunny holiday, winter wonderlands are just as magical. One of my friends visited last Christmas and the skiing experience looked like no other. Furthermore, there are some STUNNING views to be seen in Canada; lakes, mountains, forests and valleys. The perfect place for a photographer, shall we say?
Alila Uluwatu, Bali
A specifically eco-friendly resort with an extremely modern feel, there’s no question why this one’s on the bucketlist. Everyday, witness the gorgeous sunsets and indulge in an infinity pool… Secluded, yet cosy, this would be a great getaway for a couple or someone simply after relaxation.
Arkoi and Marathi, Greece
Typical, traditional Greek islands with picture-perfect ports, both colourful and cute, it’s a lovely place for a closer-to-home holiday to top up your tan. The waters here are surprisingly turquoise and vibrant for a European destination, it really brings the classically Greek and simple-lifestyle feel to the table. An ideal family destination.
Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Italy
You’re probably getting the message by now that I love the idea of little ‘hidden-in-the-hills’ villages on teeny islands – a proper getaway. Well, this is another one of those. Sorry if you’re not feeling it. With fuchsia, climbing flowers round every corner and candlelit dinners; this is the best place for romance. Italian in every way and white buildings everywhere gives the real holiday feel.
Hope you’ve enjoyed!