When I was younger, it felt like I was doing a lot more travelling than I am now. Having parents from different countries, and family all over the world, it felt like I was constantly jetting off somewhere cool and exciting. From Portugual to Switzerland to Finland, even Brazil at one point, there was always a new adventure to be had.
In recent years, I’m unfortunately not getting around as much anymore. Now that I’m a fully fledged adult who works and is in charge of her own money, it’s actually quite hard to scrape together the pennies and get the time off work to explore the world properly. That doesn’t stop me from dreaming though, so I thought I’d share with you all my top destinations that I’ve always dreamed of going.
A few years ago, I watched Eat Pray Love. I hated it, I thought it was kind of generic and makes itself out to be the first of its story – when in actual fact, people traveling the world to ‘find themselves’ is not uncommon. Ask any student travelling around South East Asia on their ‘gap yah’. That aside, the one thing I did like about this movie was all the scenes set in Bali.
I completely fell in love with this island, all of the beaches, mountains and beautiful green forests. I’ve seen endless pictures of temples and rice fields that have me aching to drop everything, get on a plane and go. Also, not only are they said to have some of the best coffee (definite bonus points), but Balinese people are also said to be some of the friendliest in the world.
Like half of the world, New York has always been a city I’ve been desperate to visit. Such a historical and cultural city, who doesn’t want to go to New York? It’s the location that hundreds upon thousands of books and film and theatre are all set in. From the famous Tiffany’s, to MoMA, to Central Park, to Broadway, to Williamsburg… There seems to be a little something for everyone all over the city.
This is a relatively new country on my travel bucket list, but Croatia is a pretty hot spot right now. I’ve seen endless pictures, from friends on Facebook to bloggers I follow, of the beautiful architecture of the old towns, to the quaint little islands.
Croatia has a great history, with picturesque beaches and a very Game of Thrones-esque atmosphere (probably because some of it was shot there). And again, I’ve read that Zagreb is a great place for coffee! Being in Europe, Croatia is a lot more accessible to me, and apparently quite affordable too, so I hope I get the chance to go in the next year or so.
Where are some of your dream travel destinations?