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10 Places To Add To Your Bucket List

The world is full of so many incredible places that I am always dreaming of visiting some day. I’ve had an ever growing travel bucket list from a young age and I am always adding new destinations to it. I thought I would share a snippet of my list, including a couple of destinations I have ticked off, to maybe inspire any future trips you have booked.

Vintage Car Tour In Cuba

Strictly speaking, I have done this, but I couldn’t start my bucket list with anything other than this.. you are visiting The Smokin’ Cuban after all. Everybody recognises photos of Cuba by the beautiful vintage cars and colourful houses. In Havana you can rent a vintage car for the day, or you can do a 1-hour tour in a vintage car with a driver. The tour will take you to all the landmarks of Havana.

Maldives 

A string of tropical islands floating in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the perfect place to visit for secluded, relaxing, romantic and indulgent holidays. White sands, crystal blue sea and rows of palm trees with incredible diving opportunities (you can swim with whale sharks!) The Maldives make for a very unique, special trip place.

New York 

You’ve seen the films and heard the songs, but nothing compares to visiting the city. I have visited New York more times than I can remember, but never get sick of it. There’s always something new to discover, off the beaten path, new restaurants, bars, an undiscovered neighbourhood and so much more. Grand Central station is one of my fav breathtaking spots to admire, together with a stroll on the the High Line, and then popping into the Plaza Hotel for a fancy cocktail on the way to dinner.

Northern Lights In Reykjavik, Iceland

One of the world’s seven wonders and one that only a small handful of people will see in their lifetimes.. and I really want to be one of those people! I’ve heard that you’re more likely to see the Northern Lights in Iceland as there are auroras almost every night and in warmer temperatures compared to some places.

Costa Rica 

Beautiful place to visit especially if you love nature and wildlife – and apparently the best coffee you’ll ever taste! You can watch sea turtles arrive on the beaches, hear and see up to 52 different species of Hummingbirds and admire the biodiversity there. Costa Rica hosts 5% of the world’s biodiversity and around a quarter of the country is part of protected forest or reserve.

Australia 

A huge country with so much to see and do that I’d love to spend a month (or more) traveling around Australia, ticking off things. From hiring a camper van and driving the Great Ocean Road, diving in the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Sydney and climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, spending blissful days at Bondi Beach, learning to surf, seeing kangaroos and koala bears, and so much more.

Positano, Italy 

A stunning, colourful, cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast where you’re spoilt for choice with beaches and can spend days meandering the little, narrows streets trying delicious Italian food whilst basking in the glorious sunshine.

Tokyo

A city like no other, full of culture, delicious sushi and the world’s tallest tower, The Tokyo Skytree. Plus, if you visit in late March to early April you can see the cherry blossoms burst into bloom, which transform the streets in different shades of pink.. something I’ve always wanted to see. The photos just don’t do it justice. I would also love to spend a night in one of their infamous capsule hotels. I’m not sure if my claustrophobia would get the better of me, but I always say face your fears, and I’d be up for giving that a go.

Niagara Falls 

You’ve probably seen the pictures of these 3 waterfalls all combining to produce the largest water flow rate of any waterfall in the world! There are lots of different ways to see the Niagara Falls from dining in the Skylon Tower and getting an aerial view, zip-lining across them or grabbing a poncho and boarding the Maid of the Mist boat which takes you up close and soaked. I did the latter; zip lining seemed like a terrifying option to me, but the views from the boat were spectacular. I didn’t even get too soaked, which was a bonus!

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

One of the most Instagrammed places in the world and it’s no surprise why, as a stay here means you could have breakfast Rothchild’s Giraffes who poke their long necks into the windows, in the hope of a treat! Contradictory to what I’ve written, I personally wouldn’t pay the extortionate prices charged by this boutique hotel, instead, I’d pay a tiny fraction of the cost to visit the same giraffes at the Giraffe Centre next door. You can read all about my experience above.

Have you been to any of the places I’ve mentioned? What’s on your bucket list?

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