Back in January, I thought I'd be clever and book a week off work in July. 'It'll be so good to have a week off in the sun with Andy, having barbeques and days out at the beach' - oh how I was so naive! Fast forward 7 months and here we are, on our week off, looking out at the torrential rain out the window and wondering where we went wrong. The fact of the matter is, if you live in the UK, the weather is always a gamble and it turns out we lost on this one. So what do you do when you don't have any plans? You start making some.
I've put together my travel bucket list - there's been so many times when I've said 'oh yeah, we should go there', but then I forget about it or forget what it was that made me want to go. Today, I've organised my thoughts and plans into one blog post. I've said 'bucket list', but this is really just my plan for the next 2/3 years.
New York City
This has been on my list since I was a little girl and saw it on Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone 2. Obviously, this means that when I go, it needs to be at Christmas time. I need to see that huge Christmas tree and do all of the shopping. I'd love to have a full week there to fit in all the sight seeing, shopping, eating without having to rush any of it. This is on my list for next year!
I've always tried to follow the sun when I book a holiday and I suppose that's why I've always missed Iceland as an idea. The pictures of the the volcanic pools look like a total dream and unlike anywhere else I've ever been. I think it was this post on The Little Magpie (one of my favourite blogs) that made me desperate to go - I'd love to visit somewhere completely different for a long weekend and it looks like there's so much to do.
This is one of those places that I think everyone needs to visit at least once and from friends who have, I've heard there's something there for everyone. I doubt I'd be eating questionable brownies or roaming *that* side of the city, but I'd love to do all the sight seeing, cycling around lanes and basically, work my way through this list of things to do in amsterdam. Oh and not forgetting the most important thing, to do all of the shopping.
What places are on your travel bucket list? Have you been to any of the places above?