I love travelling. One thing I wish I’d done when I was about 20-21, which I mentioned in my 20 things I wish I’d known at 20 post, was just head off and go travelling, visiting as many places as possible over 6 months or even a year. As I’ve grown older responsibilities and what I can class as a career have tied me down a little, with any spare pennies put towards a yearly beach holiday, wanting to catch a little bit of sun and most importantly relax after a stressful year. Visiting new places, exploring and generally going on an adventure often seem a little too tiring! It has to happen one day though, I’m just concerned that “one day” should really be now!
I came across Transun’s Northern Lights competition recently, giving bloggers the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to see the Northern Lights by sharing their top 3 travel bucket list. I’m not usually one for entering competitions through blog posts, but considering I’m jetting away next week (if you follow me on twitter I’m sorry, I’m on countdown!), I figured a travel bucket list would fit in quite nicely. Plus who would give up a chance to go and see the Northern Lights!
So here are my top 3 destinations…
West Coast of America
I’ve not been to any part of America YET. I’d love to visit as many states as possible, but if I had to choose I’d love to do the west coast. Starting in LA, Las Vegas, moving to San Francisco and then Seattle on a road trip, travelling through the smaller towns as I go I’d love to have the opportunity to spend longer than a few weeks, taking my time to explore and visit as many places as possible. Imagine the adventures and stories you’d have to tell!
My dad has always said Canada is somewhere I must go, especially Vancouver. I’d love to have a log cabin out in the mountains and just escape for a couple of weeks, visiting the city with the option to try out skiing. I’ve never been skiing and what better place to ski!? I’m sure I’ll end up like Bambi on ice considering how clumsy I am, opting to skip the skiing and just relax in a hot tub with a glass of bubbly, but who could care with the view you’d get? BLISS.
Everyone I know that has been always comes back and says you have to visit Thailand, so this has to be on my list. It’d be a once in a lifetime experience, but what an experience it would be with the culture over there, let alone the amazing beaches! A few of our close friends travelled around the East a few years ago and stayed in Thailand for a good few weeks, they always have so many amazing stories to tell – and what’s better, once you get there, it’s so cheap! You can rent a little hut for a matter of pounds, imagine that on a beach with a cocktail in hand… aahhh!
What would be your travel bucket list top 3?
You can enter Transun’s competition here for your chance to win a trip to see The Northern Lights!
*pictures from weheartit