Travel has long been a passion of mine; I love everything about it, from the build up of sheer excitement before the trip to the excitement about returning home to my own bed, and everything in between. Being away from home certainly changes your perspective, and learning about new cultures and traditions, alongside discovering stunning destinations all over the world pairs together for the ultimate experience. As I grow older, my preferences of where I’d like to travel and what I’d like to do have greatly changed, however, there are a few places that have captured my heart and long been on my bucket list:
Sleep under the stars in an Igloo
Having stumbled upon this idea whilst browsing through Pinterest some years ago, I’ve fallen in love with the idea! I absolutely love stargazing, and imagine doing this in your very own igloo haven? The picture above is of the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village in Finland, and look at how amazing, and cosy, and romantic it looks. My dream is to visit at a time when you can see the Northern Lights as that is something that is also on my bucket list!
Take a break in an over-water villa in the Maldives
This may be something that is on everyone’s bucket list, but it looks incredible. The inspiration for this came from a Tanya Burr video I once watched where she visited the Maldives, and it looked so relaxing, and like it was quite a unique visit. I’ve even seen some resorts that have slides on the roof so you can skid down straight into the crystal clear sea, then you can head back to your room and watch the fishes below through a glass panel, WHILST enjoying a lovely full body massage! Dreamy right? I have to admit though, I’m saving this trip for a very special occasion (for example when I graduate next year, or my honeymoon if I ever get married)!
Hunt for treasure on The Glass Beach in California
The Glass Beach in MacKerricher State Park is the result of a terrible tragedy of an astounding amount of rubbish having been dumped, but resulted in something truly beautiful. The sand is made up from gently polished shards of glass, which have been worn away over hundreds of years. Many who visit spend hours searching for the rare ruby-red gems, which would have once been part of pre-1967 car lights, or sapphire stones created from old apothecary bottles which sounds like an exciting experience! I’ve never seen anything quite like this anywhere else in the world, and I imagine it to be a breath-taking experience where picture perfect moments are all that surround!
Flamingo Spotting in Kenya
Rumour has it that a secret spot in Kenya is the best place to see flamingos migrating, and at peak periods, you can see up to four million birds! They fly in impressive V-shapes and brighten up the sky with their pretty pink feathers. I’ll admit, this is a new addition to my list as my latest obsession (second to Spectrum brushes) are all things tropical themed! Although I imagine they’ll probably scare me half to death, the sight would be incredible, and something I imagine would be ingrained in my memory forever.
Go Geocaching in The El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico
I imagine the rainforest to be a photographers dream, and as an avid fan of exploring new destinations, I would absolutely love to go Geocaching – and set my own sneaky caches, in the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico. With a similar biodiversity to the Amazon rainforest, but squeezed into just 28,000 acres, this rainforest certainly doesn’t skimp on interest. It has over 240 different species of trees alone, not to mention the rest of the flora. With around 18 walking/hiking trails I’m sure you could spend years exploring the unique forest! I’ve read online a few times that some of the most amazing caches can be found here and I would simply love to go on the most unique Geocaching adventure of all!
Go on an island-hopping extravaganza in Croatia
If you read my first ever blog on Greece, you’ll know how much I LOVE island hopping, and think it is a fantastic way to explore! With the recent trend for visiting Croatia set aside, it has long been a destination I’ve lusted over visiting, and I can’t think of any better way than through an island hopping extravaganza through the thousands of islands and inlets. I’d love to try the wide variety of sumptuous foods, get the adrenaline flowing on some water sporting activities and explore the wonders of the national parks and cities! There is SO much on offer there that I imagine it’ll be a place I return to time and time again. I’m even considering ticking this off my list in my next in my next holiday planning session!
Visit the four big Fashion Weeks: London, Paris, Milan & New York
With an interest in fashion having been my passion for the last eight or so years, I’ve dreamt of visiting the prestigious Fashion Week events in places such as Milan, Paris and New York for many years. We visited London Fashion Weekend a couple of years ago, and I loved the experience but just wanted to see more! I would love nothing more than to gaze over the incredible designs, to meet the designers and get a deeper insight into the industry and to write of my experiences – particularly with the sustainability movement that is up and coming! I’m excited to see where the industry goes in the next few years, and hopefully by the time I get an invite to one of these show stopping events we will have seen the changes starting to take place to make the industry more ethical and sustainable!