Travelling is something I never really appreciated until five years ago when I went on my solo adventure to Italy, and since then I have never looked back.
Since then, I’ve been lucky to travel to Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany and so many more. With one travel adventure booked for Italy this October (I’m counting down the days), this rubbish weather, that we’ve been having over the last couple of days, has got me thinking of where else in the world I would like to go to.
I’m pretty easy going when it comes to choosing places. Ultimately it has to have:
- Somewhere I can relax
- Culture and hidden gems that can be explored
- Opportunities to meet people (locals or other travellers)
- Lots of tasty food and drink
- Sunshine is an added bonus
When planning out this post, I wrote a list of ideal places… and ended up having loads. Having to summarise this to five places was tough! You can look on my Travel Pinterest board in the meantime.
But if there were no constraints to get anywhere around the world, here are the five places I would love to visit.
Prague – Czech Republic
A colourful city full of culture, food and beautiful sites. This has been on my list for some time and it would be a great opportunity for a city break one day. From relaxing in a Beer Spa (yes, a Beer Spa!) to visiting the Prague Castle and pretending to be a princess, this city also holds history and architecture that I don’t feel the pictures alone would do it justice.
Budapest – Hungary
Another city full of culture, but Budapest is an interesting one as it’s a fairly new city. Budapest was created in 1873 by merging three cities to create the capital of Hungary. Now, full of thermal baths and stunning architecture, the city is full of hidden gems, such as the Ruin Bars. Budapest also has the Holocaust memorial, the Shoes on Danbue Bank which reminds us of the horrors endured during World War II.
Verona – Italy
Like Italy wasn’t going to be in this?! Italy is one of my favourite countries, and Verona is one place I would love to explore. In particular, I would love to visit Juliet’s Balcony! Would my Romeo come and find me there before we skip off into the sunset (without dying)? Well… highly doubtful. But it would be an ideal romantic spot to go with someone. In the meantime, it’s a beautiful city full of delicious food and wine!
Vaadhoo Islands – Maldives
The Sea of Stars has always appealed to me. Not just for the beach and turquoise sea, but because of the natural phenomenon created by bioluminescence where it creates a blue glow among the sand when the waves crash onto the shore. It’s probably (in my own opinion) much better than seeing the Northern Lights!
Crete – Greece
Greek food, sunshine, beaches and plenty of hidden gems around the corner. Ticks all the boxes for me! Not only does Crete have the sunshine and beautiful buildings, but it also has a lot of beaches within the region, including the Elafonisi beach with its pink sands.
Perhaps it’s time I need to book another adventure in the summer?
Until next time,