I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve travelled to some of greatest cities in the world (in my personal opinion). I was so lucky to be able to work from abroad in 2015, giving me the opportunity to see some amazing countries, meet great people and create wonderful memories. I was able to cross off so many items from my bucket list.
And because I’ve had quite a few holidays over the past six years, I often get asked if there is anywhere else I’d like to go. My usual answer is, “No”. But I’ve had a think about it and that’s not true. There are a few places I wouldn’t turn down, so I’ve decided to add to my new travel bucket list.
Since going to Canada, National Parks are definitely more on my to-do list. And one of the most famous is Yosemite, this time, in California. Beautiful mountains and shimmering lakes is exactly what I’d like to wake up to when I stick my head out of a tent in the morning.
Paul and I stopped off in San Diego for a few hours whilst on the way to Los Angeles in July 2015 and it’s such a beautiful place! Very quaint, warm and surrounded by beautiful beaches. But my reason for wanting to stay here? I would love to be a guest at the Hotel Del Coronado where Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis starred in Some Like It Hot back in 1958.
This luxurious (and rather pricey) hotel is the idyllic holiday destination for sun, sea, and sand.
Jumping away from the California sunshine into the next item on my bucket list is the snowy landscape of Lapland. Although it gets ridiculously cold, there doesn’t seem like anything more magical than a festive Santa village, the awe-inspiring Northern Lights and cosy log cabins (except Disney World).
Another beachy location… Thailand. Although this country is often given a bad reputation (possibly due to the seedy stories from Bangkok) I believe much of Thailand is full of beauty. Khao Lak is surrounded by three national parks featuring stunning waterfalls and jungles. I’m pretty sure I’d get bitten a lot in this tropical weather but it’d be worth the view!
I know I’ve chosen Khao Lak as one of the places I would like to visit but there are so many things I would love to see in Thailand: The Grand Palace, Buddhist temples and the Elephant Nature Park (a sanctuary).
Maybe one day!
Finally, a city break! I’ve had a few pals visit Budapest and I have heard many good things about the Hungarian city. The architecture is my main reason for wanting to visit and you can’t really blame me, can you?
A few years ago, a friend of mine lent me Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography and sat me down in front of some of his movies. I adored him and he opened my eyes to Hollywood. He changed so much for the film industry. So to visit his last home – and now museum – would be a dream come true.
Of course, I would love to re-visit some of my previous destinations but it’s nice to know I have other options if I ever want to go somewhere a little different.
Where do you want to travel to? And what has been the best place you’ve travelled to?