A friend said to me recently that ‘everyone has that one place that they want to visit’. Be it New York City or the hills of Scotland it is safe to say there is a dream destination out there for everyone. When he said this to me he really got me thinking, as for the most part when I want to visit somewhere I really make it my business to do all I can to see it. I often see beauty bloggers writing out their ‘wishlists’ for the items they would most like to buy, so I thought for a change I would write about the three places that are on the top of my travel wishlist. There are obviously other places that I would love to visit (my flavour of the month is Cinque Terre at the moment!) but these three places would be the pinnacle of my travels.
These are destinations that appeal to me for a number of reasons. I have never really been one to lie on a beach for a week and relax, and these destinations are definitely a testament to the type of places I enjoy. These are three places that I have never been, but I can only hope that they succeed my expectations tenfold when the day comes that I can eventually get to them. None of them are necessarily difficult to get to, but require more money, time and planning than the travels I usually go on.
- The Galapagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the best places in the world for viewing wildlife. Many of the animals that call this place home can’t be found anywhere else in the world – something which I find so amazing! These islands which are off the coast of Ecuador – and are a far cry from the luscious beach resorts in the Caribbean (they are volcanic after all..)
But never have I booked a holiday simply to relax, so for me the Galapagos Islands would be a never ending adventure of snorkeling with turtles and exploring the animals below! Honestly, the sounds of it alone are amazing – but then the pictures tip me over the edge altogether. I am hopeful that I will get to travel through South America in the coming few years, and the trip definitely will not be complete unless I visit here!
2. Alberta, Canada.
Definitely different from the Galapagos Islands, Alberta is somewhere I dream of going. The stunning mountains in Banff National Park, the pictures of people in canoes on Lake Louise, literally every inch of this place looks like a fairytale!
My dream is to visit here, camp in the outdoors and just spend all the time I have exploring through the mountains and different lakes. In saying this, my trip would definitely have to fall within the summer months as temperatures can fall to -20 degrees in the winter.
I know the last two destinations I picked were quite specific – but honestly everything I see about Iceland blows my mind. From the Aurora Borealis to the Iceland Ring Road, the country as a whole looks absolutely stunning. Although flights are quite cheap to here from Ireland, I want to wait until I have enough money to really do it right. That means going at the right time of year to see the lights, visit the blue lagoon, drive along the ring road and uncover volcanoes, geysers and waterfalls.. honestly, I just want to explore this country and all it has to offer inside and out!
None of these destinations are impossible to get to, so I’m hoping within the next few years I manage to get them all under my belt and I’m sure I will have a new and improved wishlist to tackle by then! In the meantime, I will work towards my smaller goals of Cinque Terre and beyond! 🙂
Where are the places that you would love to travel? Have you ever been to the destinations on my wishlist? Comment below 🙂