My Travel Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List

If there’s one thing I could do with right now, it’s a holiday! Between the kids being poorly, Oscar still not sleeping, work becoming a little stressful, getting behind with the housework, and basically just seeing everyone else’s wonderful holiday snaps popping up on my Facebook feed, I’ve had more than enough, and have been doing some serious fantasising about taking some time out for a little R&R.

We still have to wait another month before our annual family holiday to Great Yarmouth begins. So I’ve been filling in the little bit of spare time I’ve had by looking up places online that are on my  Travel Bucket List, and wishing more than anything that I could afford to book another trip away! And today I thought I’d share my top 5 with you all. I hope you enjoy it.

Coachella Valley | California


The first place on my travel bucket list just has to be Coachella Valley in California. The valley is home to the popular Coachella Music Festival, which is held every April. And ever since I found out about it 6 or 7 years ago I’ve been desperate to go! Every year I sit and watch loads of YouTube videos by people who were lucky enough to get tickets to the festival, and it always looks like so much fun! It looks really clean and tidy too, which is nothing like any of the music festivals I’ve ever been to here in the UK. The Coachella Festival is suitable for the whole family to attend, and I think my two would enjoy it as they’re really into their music, just like their mum. The only thing I’m not sure we’d cope well with is the intense heat from being in the dessert, but we’d be willing to give it a try!

The Northern Lights | Iceland


Another place I’ve been wanting to visit for a while now is Reykjavik in Iceland. This is mainly because I would love to see the magical Northern Lights, but Reykjavik is also steeped in viking history, so even if we didn’t get to see them, there would be lots of other things to keep us entertained. I’d love to visit the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, dine at the revolving, glass-domed Perlan restaurant, whilst taking in the stunning views of the sea, and maybe even see a concert at the Harpa Concert Hall. There really does seem like there’s lots to do in Iceland’s capital, and I’m sure we’d love it there if we’re ever lucky enough to visit.

The Eiffel Tower | Paris


When I was about 12 I went on a school trip to France, and one of the places we were supposed to visit was Paris. However, there was work being done on the Eiffel Tower at the time, and it was closed to visitors, so the teachers decided to take us to Boulogne instead. I was absolutely gutted as the only reason I went on the trip was to visit the French capital. And, needless to say, I didn’t enjoy the trip at all. One day I would love to go back to France and finally see the sights and sounds of Paris. I’d love to visit the Lourve, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Eiffel Tower, and, of course, Disneyland Paris for the little ones. They’d love it!

New York | USA


Ever since I read The Baby-sitters Club books as a kid, I’ve wanted to visit New York City in the USA. One of the main characters, Stacey McGill, was orginally from New York, and the way Ann M. Martin, the author, made the city sound was just fantastic. I don’t think it’s the sort of place you could ever get bored, as it has so much to offer. If I’m ever lucky enough to visit NYC some of the things I’d love to do include having a picnic in Central Park, visiting the Rockerfella Centre, taking an amazing Gossip Girl Tour, and, of course, I’d just have to see a show on Broadway!

The Algarve | Portugal


And the destination that’s made it to the very top of my travel bucket list is The Algarve! The Algarve is a popular holiday destination in the southernmost region of Portugal. Many things about it attract tourists to the area, including its beautiful beaches, Mediterranean climate, low costs and delicious local cuisine. Whenever I see photo’s of the Algarve I’m always blown away by the stunning coastline, caves, and mountains, and I think it would be the perfect place to take the family for a relaxing break. There are also 3 main water parks in the area, which I’m sure the kids would love to visit. If I were able to book a family getaway today, this is most definitely the place I would choose to go first as it looks like a truly amazing place to visit. In fact, I’ve been checking Hundredrooms on a daily basis to see the best price available on holiday rentals in The Algarve, and they’ve actually been coming up as being a lot cheaper than I ever imagined. Maybe a holiday here won’t be as far away as I’d once thought it would be!

And there you have it guys, the five places that made it to the very top of my travel bucket list. Have you been to any of them? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them if you have.

Do you have a travel bucket list?
If so, let me know what places are on it in the comments below.

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  1. 23/06/2017 / 7:03 pm

    Right not I am itching to spend a few nights camping in the mountains right beside a lake.
    We went to NYC last year and I loved it but this year I am aching to get back to nature.
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  2. 24/06/2017 / 1:11 am

    What a lovely list! I could agree with all of those being on my list, as well. I have only hit one of the four and that is NY. I actually used to live there. WE could use a holiday around here, as well.
    Here’s to us both checking off our list or at least getting a good break!
    P.S. My daughter has just started the Babysitter’s Club, btw. 🙂

  3. 24/06/2017 / 3:11 am

    So basically all of these places are now on my bucket list. Iceland especially looks so amazing!!!

  4. 25/06/2017 / 3:02 pm

    I’d love to go to Reykjavik. I’ve been to Paris, but would love to go again. I don’t like heights so didn’t go up the Eiffel tower, but thinking about it, I’d like to give it a go.

  5. 25/06/2017 / 3:37 pm

    Reykjavik in Iceland is one place I really really want to visit x

  6. 25/06/2017 / 9:54 pm

    We just got back from NYC and I have to say, I didn’t cross it off my list because I want to go back!! Soon!

  7. 25/06/2017 / 10:28 pm

    we have so many places in common for our bucket lists! I have always wanted to go to Reykjavik though, especially to see the northern lights!
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  8. 26/06/2017 / 1:14 am

    So many wonderful destinations! Hopefully, I will broaden my horizons and start venturing to new places!

  9. 26/06/2017 / 10:48 am

    A few of these places are on my bucket list too. I would love to see the Northern lights, visit Paris and New York City!

  10. 26/06/2017 / 4:47 pm

    I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights, so that’s definitely on my bucket list.

  11. 27/06/2017 / 10:23 am

    Great places to visit all of them, and very well written texts! The photo from Iceland is stunning! I’d love to visit all these places! I’ve never been to Portugal, but your text made me want to visit Algarve!

  12. 28/06/2017 / 1:29 am

    I would also love to visit Iceland. Just today my husband was looking at a family vacation to Rome during my daughter’s spring break next year. That would certainly check a big one off our bucket list.

  13. 28/06/2017 / 3:05 am

    This is such a great list you have! I’d like to experience Coachella too, just once is all I need with a little extended stay in Palm Springs!

  14. 29/06/2017 / 3:00 am

    Such fun places! I defiantly have a few of those cities on my list as well. Traveling is so fun and great experinces happen while out and about.

  15. 04/07/2017 / 10:21 pm

    Great choices and I’ve wanted to go both Iceland and the Algarve too’
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  16. Joanna
    05/07/2017 / 2:58 pm

    I would love to travel to Iceland as well and see the Northern Lights. I think it is such a unique experience, once in a lifetime. I hope you will manage to complete your travel bucket list soon 🙂

  17. 07/07/2017 / 6:34 pm

    Really good choices!
    I’m desperate to go to Reykjavik! I really want to see the Northern Lights, it would be fantastic 🙂
    Also agree with you about Coachell, it looks amazing, would be a great experience

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