Destination Bucket List

25 April 2015

I'm a very lucky girl and have travelled well in my 25 years of being on this planet. I went on my first holiday abroad at the grand age of 1 month old, and I guess I've never looked back. I have my family to thank for my travels - every school holiday, we were jetting off to somewhere, and it's only when you start paying for holidays yourself that you realise how fortunate you actually were in your youth. I've ridden elephants in Thailand, trekked in the Burmese jungle, swum with sea turtles in Mexico, run down sand dunes in Cape Verde, snorkelled with stingrays in the Bahamas and had the most expensive cocktails of my life in Dubai to name just a small few holidays. Blessed is the only word to describe my travels.

However, there are a few places on my bucket list that I would love to visit. I think it's important to have bucket list dreams as they give you something to work towards and focus on, and achieving your dreams is half the fun in life. One of my favourite quotes is 'Your dreams don't work unless you do.' Transun are challenging myself and fellow bloggers to name their top 3 bucket list destinations in the hope of winning an amazing trip to see the Northern Lights. I think to see the Northern Lights would be one of those incredible moments that you always treasure so I have all my fingers crossed.

So, onto my 3 bucket list destinations:

1. Blue Lagoon, Iceland - As long as I can remember, I've wanted to visit Iceland and take a dip in The Blue Lagoon. It's one of the 25 wonders of the world and is made up of geothermal water that springs from 2000 metres below the Earth's surface. It's completely natural and the water is always heated at 37 degrees, so rather like a natural bath. The blue hue of the water comes from the minerals in it, as well as the reflection from the sun, but the colour of the water is actually white like milk! I think it would be incredible to appreciate nature at its finest somewhere like this.

2. St Petersburg, Russia - I remember my dad taking two friends and I to see Anastasia back in 1997, and that was it. I wanted to be singing 'Rumour in St Petersburg' for real. The architecture and history has been something I've read about for years now, and to see the Winter Palace in the flesh would just be something incredible. I also studied Russian history when I was at school and the fall of the Tsar and the Romanov family has kept me fascinated.

3. Montenegro - Lots of people don't even know where Montenegro is, but it's somewhere that's been on my travel bucket list for years. My aunty and uncle have been there a good few times and have said the scenery is just outstanding. There's some beautiful lakes, beaches and cities, and is a true gem in Eastern Europe. My favourite 007 visits Montenegro in Casino Royale, so that's a good enough reason for me to visit!

Hopefully I will get to tick these places off my bucket list over the next couple of years. Which countries or cities do you have on your bucket list? Do you have any recommendations that I should add to mine?

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  1. I really want to visit Iceland as well, also the whole Scandinavia area, Australia & New Zealand. But New York is currently on top of my travel WL.
    You should definitely visit Slovenia as well, we have a lot of gorgeous hidden gems here :)

  2. It sounds like you've been very lucky with your travels so far. Montenegro is also on my list of places to visit. I have my eye on a gulet cruise taking in Croatia and Montenegro, maybe next year!

  3. Ah I would absolutely love to see the Blue Lagoon too! Island hopping in Croatia is very high on my list!


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