“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – “Susan Sontag. I am just loving this travel quote!
I have so many places I want to travel to, but if I absolutely had to narrow it down to 10 places then they would be the following:
United States of America
I would love to narrow it down a bit more… But highlighting a few key places in the USA to travel to is the best I can do because I would love to see almost everywhere in the USA. I desperately want to go to every Six Flags and of course Disney World and Universal Studios (going on all thrill rides is my dream in case you don’t know this already…) and any other fantastic rollercoaster suggested! New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, you name it, I want to see it all!!
Santorini, Corfu, Athens and Crete… Perfect scenes of sun, sand and sea, with some amazing history thrown in. Pink-sand beaches, wonderful cuisine, mountain villages… I can’t think of anything more I would want to see!
I want to travel to Paris for the romance, bohemian street markets, art history, couture fashion and food. The Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Moulin Rouge, that bridge where you put your names on a lock, add it to the million others and throw the key in the river, the Louvre, Disneyland Paris, Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe… there are so many things to do and see here it makes my head want to explode just thinking about it!
Technically I’ve been here, we lived in the UK when I was about 3 years old for under a year, but since I can’t remember it I’m including it in the ‘haven’t been’ travel section. Where do I even start?? It has everything. Truly a place for anyone and everyone. I want to see shows and visit high street fashion boutiques, go to Madame Tussaud’s and eat in a Michelin-starred restaurant. To ride on a double decker bus, visit too many pubs and go to Warner Bros Studios!
Venice & Rome
Italian food, wine, and a gondola ride under the bridge of Sighs sounds like perfection to me! Visiting the Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice and then over to Rome for a secret food tour (I’m salivating at the very idea), and to see the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and the Trevi fountain. What a stunning place full of history and beauty!
Maldives is home to the most beautiful small islands on earth. There are no hawkers selling sarongs and taxi tours and no distractions. There is no pollution to disturb the perfect turquoise sea water. The service levels are top notch and there are unique things to see like the world’s first underwater restaurant, club and spa. The weather is pretty perfect most of the year, and apparently May is the travel shoulder season where you get the great weather and cheaper pricing.
Rio de Janeiro
The Rio Carnival, which I would most definitely time my visit for (held for 5 days, 40 days before Easter, usually in February), is not only a wild time but also a great way to learn about the culture and way of life of Brazilians. Besides that the main beaches Copacabana and Ipanema are a must do! Then a ride in the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to see gorgeous Rio from above. The colours, the people, the food… I can’t wait to see it all!
Mexico has it all: idyllic beaches, vibrant nightlife, colonial towns, mysterious jungles, mesmerizing cities, archeological sites and food – amazing food! Stay at a resort in Cabo, snorkelling in Cozumel, and for some wild nights and lazy beach days I choose Puerto Vallarta. A Carnival cruise stopping at all these amazing places is probably the best answer! A girl can dream…
The only place on my list that I’ve actually been… Well except London, so been to AND can actually remember. I have a more detailed post on our trip to Thailand here. It’s a beautiful and unique place and reasonably easy on your wallet!
I would like to go through the Lavaux vineyards (Swiss Wine Route) and stop at all the wine cellars and traditional pubs and enjoy all the scenery and tastes. Apparently “Chexbres” village is the best stop, overlooking the vineyards and lake. I want to go to Montreal for the romantic, breathtaking view of the lake and Alps, and of course to see the random statue of Freddie Mercury! Then off to Gruyère to visit their Chocolate factory, the Gruyère Castle and the Cheese factory nearby. Perhaps I’ll even try skiing!
I hope you all enjoyed my list! Please leave a comment and tell me about the places you want to see.
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