TRAVEL WISH LIST!

There are SO many places in the world I want to see, and so many things I want to experience. When I’m not travelling, you can guarantee I’ll be buried in a pile of books, planning my next adventure! I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list, so I can tick them off when completed 🙂 It’s ambitious, but I’ll get there eventually….

travel wish list


EUROPE

  • Spend a week in a beautiful villa in Santorini
  • Have a crazy weekend in Amsterdam
  • Visit vegan paradise Berlin
  • Get festive at the Christmas Markets in Brussels
  • Visit the medieval streets of Tallinn, Estonia DONE
  • See the fjords in Norway
  • Romantic getaway to Venice
  • Rome (Colosseum, Forum, the Vatican City)
  • Go to a traditional “Crayfish Party” in Finland DONE
  • Explore Iceland and see the amazing Northern Lights!
  • City break to Budapest DONE
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian railway from the UK through Russia and Mongolia to China! DONE
  • Weekend break in Finland DONE
  • Explore Poland DONE
  • Climb Italy’s active volcano – Stromboli
  • Go skiing in Austria
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park and island hop in Croatia
  • Spend a weekend in Barcelona – See the Sagrada Familia DONE
  • Stay in a cute cottage in a village in France
  • Explore some of Croatia’s beautiful National Parks

ASIA

  • See Japan by train (Kyoto/ Mount Koya/ Tokyo/ Hiroshima/ Mt Fuji/ Osaka)
  • Do a boat cruise on Halong Bay, Vietnam DONE
  • Check out the graffiti in Penang – DONE
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’An, China DONE
  • Visit the North and South of India
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the Hailuogou Glacier in China
  • Get something tailor-made for me in Hoi An DONE
  • See the Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Get a motorbike tour in Vietnam DONE & DONE!
  • Trek (some of) Mount Everest!
  • Walk along the Great Wall of China DONE
  • Watch wild orangutans in Borneo / volunteer at an orangutan orphanage
  • See Angkor Wat (Cambodia) at sunrise DONE
  • Visit Bagan temples in Burma
  • Go tubing in Laos (Vang Vieng) DONE
  • Island hop in the Philippines!
  • Have a relaxing holiday in Bali
  • Explore Mongolia’s wilderness (inluding Gobi Desert) DONE

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

  • Have a luxury weekend in Dubai!
  • Explore Jordan (Petra/ Wadi Rum/ Jerash Ruins/ Dead Sea)
  • Do a long (3-6 months) overland tour through Southern and Eastern Africa
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • See the monkeys in Cape Town DONE
  • Sip cocktails on the beach in Zanzibar

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

  • See Lake Titicaca and the Salt Flats in Bolivia
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu DONE
  • Relax in thermal pools in Atacama Desert and El Tatio geysers, Chile
  • Chill out in Copacabana DONE
  • Explore Cartagena, Columbia
  • See Angel Falls, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall in Venezuela
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Discover Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
  • See the Maoi on Easter Island
  • Explore amazing Patagonia
  • Get splashed at Iguassu Falls
  • Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  • See the sloths and experience beautiful Costa Rica
  • Have a crazy luxury holiday in the Caribbean!
  • Party in Brazil

AUSTRALIA

  • Sydney (Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, Opera House, Bridge Climb)
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road DONE
  • Visit Uluru and camp under the stars!
  • Stay on Fraser Island
  • Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
  • See the pristine Whitehaven beach and Whitsunday Islands DONE
  • Learn to surf in on famous Bells Beach in Torquay DONE (well…attempted)
  • Visit Wilsons Promontory National Park DONE
  • See the penguins on Phillip Island DONE
  • Go on a wine tasting tour in the Yarra Valley DONE

NEW ZEALAND

  • Visit Milford Sound DONE
  • Kayak in Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand
  • Hike Franz Josef Glacier DONE
  • Go to the Bay of Islands DONE
  • Trek the Tongariro Crossing DONE
  • Drink wine on a vineyard tour DONE
  • See the Hobbit houses of Hobbiton DONE
  • Do a skydive… eeeek .. DONE!!
  • Go whale/ dolphin spotting DONE
  • Visit Waitomo caves and the awesome glowworms!
  • Explore Tiritiri Matangi Island

USA & CANADA

  • Hire a car and drive the West Coast of America (LA/ Vegas/ Yosemite National Park/ San Fran)
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park
  • Spend a weekend in NYC DONE
  • Get lost in Banff National Park, Canada
  • Feel dizzy at the Grand Canyon! DONE
  • Visit the home of one of my favourite books (Into the Wild) – Alaska
  • Stay on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina DONE
  • Explore the beautiful Cape Cod peninsular DONE 

ULTIMATE Travel Wish list!

  • Hawaii – Ever since the release of the first Lilo & Stitch film, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of going to Hawaii. I even taught myself all the words to the Hawaiian soundtrack…. Ha! It just looks so unbelievably beautiful, and since reading more and more about the islands, it has to be number one on my ultimate wish list!
  • Galapagos Islands – As an Ecology graduate, I love nature and getting up close and personal with each country’s wildlife.. so what better place than where Charles Darwin made his evolutionary discoveries?!
  •  Madagascar – For pretty much the same reasons as above 🙂
  • Cruise around Antarctica – It’s a pretty wild idea and seriously expensive, which is why it has made my ULTIMATE travel wish list!

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