My Travel Bucket List Top 3

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



  1. 29th April 2015 / 10:39 am

    America is on my list too especially travelling through the little towns like you said. I love see countries in their ‘real life’ as well as the tourist parts. You can count me in on this road trip 😉

    Everyone does love Thailand, but I am scared of these countries, scared of witnessing the poorer side. 🙁

    I’ve opened that link up to have a look, I wouldn’t mind doing this, but then as I said last night i’m very lazy and it’ll probably never get done!! x

    • 24th May 2015 / 1:58 pm

      I know what you mean about Thailand, it’ll be heart breaking to see especially when they live in such a wonderful place. It was the same as my trip to Dominican Republic, you see a completely different side to how the locals live and it’s heart breaking sometimes. Road trip around America is on!! x

    • 24th May 2015 / 1:56 pm

      I haven’t but I will definitely have to check it out! I known so many people who have been who always come back and tell me it’s a must place to visit for yourself. Thanks for stopping by x

  2. 29th April 2015 / 4:56 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to San Fran ever since watching charmed as a kid. And the northern lights are the one thing in the world I wish I could see. Both of which are on my top ten places to visit before turning 30 ( I can dream right!) I hope you get a chance to visit your places!

    Kirsty xx


    • 24th May 2015 / 1:56 pm

      Imagine visiting both those places before your 30th! I think you’ve got a bit more time then me, unlikely it’ll happen before I’m “celebrating” (UGH!) Thanks for stopping by Kirsty x

  3. 3rd May 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Thailand is definitely top of my list, the islands look stunning and I hope to one day be able to dip my toes in the clear water there! Lovely post! – Tasha

    • 24th May 2015 / 1:55 pm

      I would love to visit Thailand for those exact reasons, as well as seeing a completely different culture! Thanks for stopping by Tasha x

  4. 3rd June 2015 / 9:00 am

    We did all three of these pre-kids – all three *so* worth doing.

    Our West Coast road trip was something like 23 days and started and ended in San Francisco, taking in the Pacific Coast Highway, LA (spend as little time there as possible – stay in Venice Beach/Santa Monica instead), Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and various other points in between. If we’d had more time and money, we could easily have spent twice as long.

    We have relatives in BC, so we’ve also spent a couple of weeks going from Vancouver and heading out into the Canadian Rockies. Get a car, base yourself up and down the Icefields Parkway, explore, walk and enjoy the winter sports in places liek Jasper if that’s your thing. The scenery is breathtaking, especially if you go in the spring or autumn and are able to do some of the walks while the weather is relatively temperate. (I recommend the day-hike around Lake Louise.)

    Thailans is one of those immersive experiences. Bangkok is all sights, sounds and smells. There are plenty of people who will happily rip off naive tourists but if you have your wits about you it’s a fascinating place, although you may suffer from temple overload for a while. We also did Chiang Mai, which is much less manic. And I’m told that if you organise trips to more rural areas that’s great too.

    My top 3 for the travel bucket list would be (funnily enough) to see the Northern Lights, a road trip around the US to include Monument Valley and to pick off some of the parts of Australia we haven’t yet done (Melbourne, Uluru etc). Oh, and we want to take the kids to New York. And go back to New Zealand as a family. And do Machu Picchu. And … 🙂

    • 6th June 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Wow you certainly have travelled, Tim! Thanks so much for your comment and recommendations on places to visit in my top 3. If only time and money were unlimited hey! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 x

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