Me and my partner were sat on the sofa talking…
I’ve been lucky enough to visit many wonderful places in my life. I’ve seen many beautiful beaches, watched incredible sunsets and eaten my body weight in food from all over the world. Some people are happy and content to just tick a few key places off their travel bucket list but my list just seems to get bigger. I am constantly thinking about new places to explore and different destinations regularly make it onto my list. Here are a few that have caught my eye lately… Now where’s my passport?
I recently read an article about Palawan in the Philippines and I immediately fell in love. With its crystal clear waters, limestone cliffs, incredible rare wildlife on land as well as well as under the sea Palawan looks like heaven . I’ve heard there’s loads to do in Palawan, mainly geared around seeing all that nature has to offer, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, island hopping, swimming with Whale Sharks and much more. I have a feeling it could be close to paradise and I get giddy just looking at photos. For that reason, Palawan has made it to the top spot on my travel bucket list.
I have actually visited Greece before, and although it was brief it left a mark on me and only served to make me want more. I would love to island hop and see, amongst others, the beautiful Santorini and Mykonos. Yes, I expect Greece has now become very commercialised as it caters for the mass amounts of tourists that flock there during their summer holidays but every time I see photos of the higgledy-piggledy rows of crisp white houses against the vibrant blue sea I can’t help but get a flutter in my tummy.
With its stunning lakes and vast mountain ranges, I can only imagine how stunning Switzerland really is. I have images of spending the whole time exploring the beautiful scenery either by foot or boat, eating gooey cheese and rich milk chocolate (although hopefully not at the same time) and enjoying copious amounts of Swiss wine. I know lots of people visit Switzerland in winter for its skiing but I would love to visit in the spring months. Yes mainly because I don’t ski and have a feeling I would break myself if I tried but also because I would love to see new life blossoming during those months.
To me, the Amazon is a marvel in our world and it constantly grabs my attention. I love seeing different species of animals in the wild and it’s something I would love to do more of and as the Amazon rainforest is home to more species than any ecosystem on Earth it seems like a good place to start. I assume the Amazon is a very unnerving place to be due to its temperamental weather, wild animals and lack of tourists so it would be a place to really put yourself out of your comfort zone. Also, just think of the stories you could tell people when you arrived home, a true adventure to really find out exactly what you’re made of.
There must be a reason why so many people move to Australia, perhaps it’s the lure of year-long sunshine and never ending stretches of beaches that keep people descending in their droves. However, I would like to see for myself if this is indeed the case. Also, Australia is so big I can imagine it’s a traveller’s idea of heaven as there is no time for your itchy feet to catch up with you. There would always be something new to see and if you do get bored in one area you can easily pop to another. I would love to see all those landmarks I’m so used to seeing on the internet and TV such as the Sydney Opera house, The Whitsunday Islands, The 12 Apostles and of course the Great Barrier Reef.
So there you have it a few of the destinations which are currently on my travel bucket list. Aren’t we lucky that travel is now so accessible to us, we really have no excuse but to get out and see it all. I love this quote from Rachel Wolchin and truly believe travel makes us who we are. Let me know which places you’ve put on your travel bucket list… I might just add them to mine!
Love Becky x
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