Way back in 2012 I went on a sort of ‘American road trip’ with some of my family. We went to Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It was such an amazing trip and I’ve been dreaming of going back to America since. We also stopped off in a place called Solvang. We had never heard of Solvang and just stumbled upon it on our long drive between San Francisco and Los Angeles and stayed the night in a cute hotel (which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of and google has failed me). It’s a Danish style town with lots of windmills and it was just beautiful. I’d actually love to go back and spend a day or two there. Out of the four places we spent time exploring, Yosemite was by far my favourite. We stayed in log cabin which was b-e-a-u-tiful, went on the Sugar Pine Railway which sad little train journey obsessed me loved and I saw a coyote. Still a bit gutted I didn’t see a bear though.
Then, in 2014 (as if that was two years ago, ew) me and two of my lovely friends went inter-railing around Europe for a month and it was probably one of the best months ever! We went to Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Venice, Nice and Paris. All of them were incredible but I want to go back to Prague the most.
So for todays post we have my travel wishlist.
- At number one we have Copenhagen and this one is coming true this year (yay). At the beginning of May me and my best pal are going to Copenhagen and I cannot wait. My main reason for wanting to go is because I want to go to the Open Air Museum which is actually on the outskirts of Copenhagen and is one of the oldest in world. I love a good museum but open air museums are even better. I became ever so slightly obsessed with open air museums when I was 14 or 15 years old after my parents took me to the Beamish Museum in Durham.
- Guatemala to see Tikal as it looks absolutely stunning and the history and culture behind it all is fascinating. I’ve never really travelled to somewhere with a dramatically different culture and would love experience somewhere very different to home.
- Portland, Maine – There are no words as to how beautiful this place looks. I spend more time than I care to admit looking at photos of Portland on the internet. I want to go to see the iconic lighthouse (obviously) and The Old Port area looks amazing with all of the unique one off shops. I feel like it’s the sort of area you’d find some absolute gems. But maine-ly (get it? Maine-ly? Mainly? I’m sorry, that was a dad joke and a half) I want to sit and look out to sea for hours on end.
- New Orleans, Louisiana – The buildings and the French Quarter are just calling my name. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a strange fascination with buildings (in fact I mentioned my fascination with buildings in my last blog post too) I love to know the story behind them and want to go inside every building to see what it’s like. I also want to go down Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue.
French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
A couple of Christmases ago my cousin bought me a Travel Listography book which is right up my alley because I love lists and travelling.
It’s such a lovely book and great for planning where you want to go in the world. If you or someone you know loves travelling then I would highly recommend it for a gift (even if it is a gift for yourself).