Thursday, 25 January 2018

My Must-See Destinations of 2018*


When I was growing up, the destinations we used to travel to as a family were always quite local. I have amazing memories of caravan holidays in Cornwall or camping in North Devon. But I also vowed that when I was older, I would travel the world. I wanted to see Turkey and Egypt and all of the other countries that my classmates would tell me about. I wanted to be the girl who came back from the West Indies with a tan and a single bright pink braid in her fringe.

Now I am older  - and I have a passport - but I still haven't made it out of the country more than a handful of times. This is the year I want to change that. My main resolution for 2018 is that I want to travel more. Over the next 12 months, I want to board as many planes as humanly possible.

So, I decided to draw up a little bucket list of the main destinations I would absolutely love to make it to this year.


Poland
This may seem like an unusual destination to aspire to visit but the sheer fact that Eastern Europe is often left off of people's travel bucket lists makes me interested in what it has to offer. I have seen countless pictures of places like Australia but Eastern European countries still remain quite mysterious to me. I wouldn't know what to expect and that is what makes it so exciting. I would love to visit Warsaw and explore all the historical buildings and immerse myself in a culture very different to that of the UK.

Antigua
A little while ago, I made friends online with someone living in Antigua and, based on everything they would tell me about the island, it seemed like an absolute idyll. I have never visited a hot country so I would love a week in the sun just kicking back, sipping on cocktails, tasting local cuisine, and dancing the night away.


Iceland
Anyone who follows the lovely Amy on Instagram will understand why Iceland is on my bucket list. Her feed is full of beautiful pictures of the Artic and it has inspired me to want to see the Northern Lights for myself. Despite the fact that I am not the best in cold weather (and neither is my husband - and especially not my baby girl), it is a location that would be unlike anything I have ever experienced.


Koh Samui
Whilst browsing the Destination 2 website, I came across a page entitled Holidays in Koh Samui. I had never heard of Koh Samui so I was interested to find out more about it. What I discovered is that it is Thailand's third largest island, it has a strong sense of cultural identity and spirituality, and that I wanted to visit there. As someone who would class themselves as religious, I am always interested in learning more about other religious and the ways in which spirituality is a part of other cultures. There are many religious monuments and temples on the island which I would be interested in visiting as well as other exciting opportunities such as snorkelling with sea turtles. I mean, who doesn't want to snorkel with sea turtles?!

Japan
It was my good friend, and fellow blogger, Miriam who inspired this next choice. She recently went on a round-the-world trip which included a visit to Japan. Japan looks like such a culturally and historically rich country as well as having beautiful landscapes. I would be really interested in learning more about its history as well as trying some exciting new foods.


Where would your ideal holiday destination be?
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2 comments

  1. Japan's totally on my list as well, it'll be so exciting to try the food. I've always wanted to go to Italy and explore pretty much the whole country haha, France is also on my list, the small villages to be exact. I would also love to visit Portugal, Greece, Ghana and Oman. So many places lol!

    I hope you're able to visit these places soon :)
    Coco Bella Blog

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  2. Oo definitely visit Poland! Each city has its own distinct history and character, people are so helpful and there's so much you can do even if you're on a budget. I've just booked my third trip back there :)

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