Since my last post was content heavy, I decided to go in the other direction for this one. In late August of this year I took a trip to Maui and it was my first trip without family (I will be doing a post about this trip). The only other places I have traveled to outside of Canada are New York, Orlando and Mexico. This trip really motivated me to travel more. I have always wanted to travel but never gotten around to it. So I now make this list with the goal of traveling to as many of these places in the next few years. This is kind of a short list and some places are general areas and others are specific cities. But believe me there are many more places. If you have any places on your wish list or have been anywhere amazing let me know in the comment section!
12. La Romana – Dominican Republic
Since this one might not be on everyone’s list I know it might be strange. It is a beautiful town with amazing beaches, full of day and night time activities. I have a trip planned for August 2017. I’m not going on my own however, I am going with a group called Gap Medics. This is a group running out of the UK that specializes in providing medical placements in different hospitals. They offer placements in Croatia, Thailand, and Africa for people 18+. Another cool thing about this program is that they also offer programs for students 16-17 years of age. Check them out on their website (http://www.gapmedics.com). I will definitely be making Blog posts about my experience in the future.
- London, England
Some people may be surprised that this one is 11th on the list. The reason it holds this spot is that it is something I have always wanted to see but it is also a very popular place and I have known people have gone there and it is quite expensive. So for someone who is in University it will likely be further away then some of the other ones. But I will also admit that after watching the Gilmore Girls revival I definitely looked up flights to London.
- Paris, France
Another expensive tourist spot but you have to go once right? I also love the art and charm of the city. There is an endless number of sites to visit and the pictures I see from there are beautiful. I would love to go in the Fall because what is better than Paris in the fall.
More specifically Vienna and Salzburg are the two main places I want to visit. Full of Castles and Mountains make it seem like a magical place. It is stunning in every picture I see and would love to just wonder around the streets.
When I am in need of a relaxing holiday laying around on the beach I will hopefully be heading to Fiji. It looks like a beautiful place to relax and soak up some sun. I am also super into reading so I would definitely try and get a few books in while I was here.
Specifically, I would love to go to the Bavarian Alps and Berlin. I would love to visit all the World War II sites that are in Berlin. There is also a castle in the Alps that is stunning and is the inspiration behind the Castle in Beauty and the Beast, which is one of my favorite Disney Movies.
- Bora Bora
Another beautiful beach vacation, although my dream is to stay in one of those over water bungalows so maybe not quite a beach. Going on a boat ride or snorkeling in such a beautiful location is a dream. And when I want to destress and relax I will be looking up trip here.
Rome, Venice, Florence, I really don’t care where I go I just want to go. There are too many beautiful things to list here that I want to see. The wine and the food are definitely a draw. I mean pasta and pizza… what could be better? I’m hoping to head here in February 2018……
Ireland is so picturesque. With the rolling hills and the beautiful landscapes who would not want to explore here? I’m not the biggest fan of beer but I think I could survive. They also have a good many castles and who doesn’t love visiting a castle.
- New Zealand
They say Queensland is the place for adventures. I have a friend living there right now and the pictures she sends are stunning and the amount of hikes that are there is amazing. The water and scenery are incredible. I cannot wait to go here which is why it comes in third.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
I recently had a friend go here and she said it was never on her bucket list but now she can’t wait to go back. My grandparents have also been and they said it was incredible. I want to just walk around and explore. I have seen multiple times that the Anne Frank House is must visit. The city also has beautiful canals. So when can I leave?
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My number one pick is………….
Is this number one on your list? A bunch of Instagram account I follow have gone and oh my is it every pretty. I want to walk around and experience the culture and beautiful landscapes. I really want to do some island hopping. My top picks are definitely Mykonos and Santorini, which are probably the most famous islands. I want to go NOW! I can’t tell you how many times lately I have looked up flights and tried to plan a trip. So look out Greece I will be coming to see you ASAP!
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Like I said let me know places you have been and what is on your travel bucket list. Instagram is my favorite social media platform right now so come check me out there!
Talk to you Soon!