As summer fast approaches and in some cases not fast enough, the planning starts for summer getaways. This summer will see a different summer for myself and Mr N, as we both impatiently await the birth of our first born daughter. Travelling is off the to-do list, for now, however, we have put together our travel bucket list and would like to share it with you all.
This has been on my bucket list for years, it’s 100% one of the first places I want on this list. I don’t even mind what season, we go! Walk through Central Park in the spring would be beautiful, but equally a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow would be a great experience. Sound gooey? Like something out of a movie? Someone I went to school with posted pictures of this up on Facebook and it looked exactly like the movies! The sight-seeing wishes don’t end there, the Statue of Liberty, the small terrace streets as seen in Sex and the City & You’ve Got Mail, and of course the New York Library.
Like many, I have a new found love for Hygge and where better to experience it first hand than this Nordic country in the North Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík in the south-west of the country. This island is volcanically and geologically active, which provides beautiful scenic views for visitors. Not forgetting the chance to see the Northern Lights if you plan your trip right.
Okay, so the big kids in us want to visit Florida’s Disneyland Parks and obviously, this will be more fun when there is a little one in tow. Expensive, but you only live once right? The truth be told, there are many destinations in Florida to explore, such as the Kennedy Space Centre, the Florida Keys, the Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in prevailing South Beach.
The lakes, the mountains, the crystal clear views, what a beautiful sight to see. A few years ago I researched into taking a railway touring holiday through Canada, either way, to see this amazing country whilst skiing, climbing and walking would be a once in a lifetime experience.
Another place visited by family, plus one of my best friends is going to be a guest of this country this year. Not jealous at all! The blossoming trees, tea with a Geisha, the architecture and the monks, I would love all that Japan has to offer. Maybe even a trip to that bunny island?
Where to start on the sights to be seen here. Morocco, with the bordering seas, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it is distinguished by Arabian and European cultural influences. Exploring the Marrakesh’s medina, the souks that sell the enthralling ceramics jewellery, and famous metal lanterns.
Why wouldn’t you want to visit a place with silk-smooth chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling? A contemporary country and a land of four languages, which could be tricky! Especially as one is not bilingual. The stories I have been told are all about epic journeys and sublime experiences in picture perfect surroundings.
This one is actually one of my bucket wanderlusts, and not Mr N’s, but I had to add it. My auntie has been and loves it out there. The food and the architecture I would be in awe of.
Who wouldn’t want to visit Egypt? I’m not talking about the resorts, I’m talking the raw old parts of Egypt steeped in history. I wanted to visit Egypt when I was little and fancied myself as an Egyptologist. Although it has been said its overrated, it’s all the hidden places and non-touristy places to visit. A trip on the Nile is also on that list!
Yes, road trip! If I’m honest, I want to see all of America, that would be my dream. I have always said one has to be Route 66. Also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America. This highway is one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally running from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles.