Lifestye: My Travel Bucket List

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Travelling is one of my favourite things to do and plan, however, it’s not always the easiest thing to fit in. Busy work schedules, saving for occasions and other ‘life’ issues can get in the way. But this year, I was determined back in January to make sure 2016 see’s me visiting some places I have on my bucket list.

One of them may not be the worlds most exclusive and tropical place, but it’s the only Greek Island I’m yet to visit, which is Rhodes. So a couple of weeks ago, I headed there for a little week long getaway with my boyfriend. We stayed in the New Town (Rhodes Town) and ventured out to the historic Old Town on various occasions.

It was a real mix of historic sightings, traditional Greek buildings, and tranquil beaches. Full of washed white walls and clear blue seas, we had the loveliest of times exploring this Greek Island. Here’s a little snapshot of the trip, happily ticking this beautiful place off my travel bucket list…

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If you’re thinking of heading to Rhodes at any point, then I’d strongly recommend visiting Lindos. We took a boat trip to spend the day there, and instantly recognized its beaches, sand and sea was so much clearer and cleaner than that of Rhodes Town. It also has a real village feel to it, but beware – its all up hill and the only way to get around is via donkey!

And now for July, I’ve managed to tick another travel adventure off my list. I absolutely love visiting typical British countryside places across the UK, so earlier this year I took my boyfriend for a nice little weekend in Windermere. After falling in love with the Lake District and it’s natural beauty, I made a pact to visit the lakes again, but by experiencing a less touristy place. So last weekend, myself and the girls heading off for a cheeky spa hotel weekend to Penrith, where we stayed in a rather luxurious hotel called Whitbarrow Hotel.

During our Saturday to Sunday stay, we visited a quaint country pub called The Boot and Shoe Inn, and took a trip around the pretty town on Ambleside. So again, here’s a snapshot…

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So, I guess that leaves one place that is left on my bucket list, which I haven’t yet been to, and that is Mauritius! I’ve recently been doing a lot of reading up on this place over at this Mauritius dedicated website, which has gave me such a good insight of the place, especially as I’d be a first time visitor.

This stunning place is an island in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues, and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. I’ve heard so much about the capital- and largest city- which is Port Louis.

I love the whole element of breathtaking views and that ‘paradise’ feel, which is currently how I associate Mauritius. This island is surrounded by more than 93 miles of white sandy beaches, with lagoons that are protected from the open sea by the world’s third largest coral reef, which surrounds the island. Just off the Mauritian coast lie some 49 uninhabited islands and islets, some of them are used as natural reserves for the protection of endangered species.

Have you ever been to Mauritius? It might have to be a place I look into for next year, as I feel it’s one of those places that’s certainly worth saving up for and doing properly! From the Mauritius 365 website I mentioned before, I’ve started making an itinerary of things I’d love to do, which include mingling in Port Louis, checking out the islands art of sugar, tea and rum, and of course, experience the culinary!

Have you ever been to Mauritius? Whats on your bucket list? Do share your thought with me!

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