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.
05. COACHELLA VALLEY | USA
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!
04.REYKJAVIK | 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.
03. PARIS | FRANCE
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!
02. NEW YORK CITY| 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!
01. 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.