I wouldn’t say that 2017 was a year of travel for me, although I got to see quite a few new places. I finished off the year prior to that with a trip to Bruges, a place I’d always wanted to visit, and I was hoping to go to a few more far away, extravagant places in 2017. Luckily, I went on the most amazing cruise courtesy of my lovely parents in September, which gave me some fantastic travel moments.
Beside from that, 2017 was all about saving up and working my backside off!
However, 2017 gave me travel experiences to Lanzarote, Malta, Albania, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon. I also spent a few lovely weekends in Wales and Whitby, and all in all, quality breaks with my family was had, which in my eyes is priceless. But now 2018 has arrived, it’s time to share my ultimate bucket list travel wishes with you all.
It’s not just a chance for me to share my travel goals with you, but to help some inspiration too in case you’re a little stuck. I’ll throw in a couple that I’ve visited too, so I feel I can actually advise on some tips along the way! So here goes…
First up is Phuket, and I’ve put this here because I’m actually going here on the 8th February! My first experience of the Thai life will take place in Phuket for my lovely friend’s wedding, in which we’ll spend a couple of days venturing off on boat trips to surrounding islands and enjoying the wedding on the beautiful beach front.
As I only have around 6 days in Phuket, I wanted to make sure my time there is memorable and also as luxurious as can be (when you work so hard all the time, you just want the most relaxing and premium experience when finally on holiday!) therefore I used Destination2 to search for some amazing 4 and 5 star hotels to make my holiday that bit more special.
I’ve wanted to experience Mexico for so long, and with their hurricane seasons in mind, I wouldn’t mind trying to get a trip planned this April/May perhaps. I’m fairly open to a bit of lively nightlife and a bit of buzz in the evenings, with gorgeous relaxing beaches and day trips to explore during the day. With that in mind, I’m itching to get a visit to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in!
If any of you have been to Mexico, I’d love to hear which places you would recommend visiting?
So I’ve actually been to Bali a few years back (some tips blogged over here), and ever since, I’ve been desperate to return. I stayed in Seminyak, with a visit to Kuta and Ubud, and I would recommend a holiday or travel experience to Bali to anyone considering it.
I actually went on my own after spending a year in Sydney. If you’re looking for lovely beaches, the prettiest sunsets, tropical scenery, luxury hotels and villas (for cheap!) and the best lunch shacks and coffee shops, then Seminyak is your one. I spent many an afternoon lazing on the sun loungers at Potato Head and Ku De Ta, which are simply divine (Potato Head is a little nicer, with its infinity styled pool and incredible cocktails).
The monkey forest in Ubud is also a must to visit, although be careful – those monkeys are WILD! I wish I’d spent a little more time in Ubud, as it’s the most tranquil, relaxing place and is all centered around well-being. Lots of yoga retreats and healthy food places live here, so I’d recommend that too if you are looking for a bit of ‘me’ time.
Can you believe I haven’t been to New York? I still can’t believe I’ve never been! I don’t just want to go to visit all the main tourist attractions (I’d do this anyway, but there’s so much more I want to explore), I’d be hunting down all the sassy shops and the eateries that let you indulge in the best food and biggest portion sizes!
I mean, when in New York, I’ve got to gorge out on a stackable burger and shake, just for the hell of it. I’m open to going at Christmas time or when it’s New York’s Summer, as in all honesty, I’d go anytime just to say I could go!