Everyone loves a bucket list, every time I find a new place it goes straight into my phone so I can look them up when I have a bit more time.
Recently I realised that if I keep doing this, a bucket list is all they are ever going to be; a list I’ve created on my phone which will remain a list until a kick the bucket.
And we can’t be having that!
I’m a big believer in setting out to achieve things which I have told people I am going to do and quite often I’m good at achieving these!
So here we have it, my list for 2018:
1. Hang out in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day!
Okay so this one is a bit of a cheat as I have already booked it! Despite only being a 45 minute aeroplane journey away and having family living there I have never been to Ireland! What better way to get to know a country and culture than by emerging yourself in their biggest holiday! I’ll be heading there with one of the first and best gals I met at university so I am so looking forward to many a giggle and many a Guinness.
2. Grab a group of girlfriends and head off on a European city break!
Now that we’re all in the world of work and scattered all around the place it makes it really hard to meet up and when we do, we usually find ourselves heading back to old haunts to remember the good ol’ student days when we would happily get pneumonia and have an extra jagerbomb instead of paying £1 for cloakroom. This year I want to change that and find a weekend that suits everyone and head off for a new adventure and make new memories instead of reminiscing over old ones!
3. Explore the coast and rainforest in Costa Rica
Being the total David Attenborough fan girl that I am, I have been OBSESSED with watching Blue Planet on a Sunday evening. I have always been fascinated by animals, be they water based or land based and these seem to come together in perfect harmony in Costa Rica. I would also LOVE to surf and hear that the Carribean coast has some great waves for beginners!
4. Explore Christmas markets in Germany
When I was 19 I went with my Dad and Stepmum for my first taste of German Christmas markets and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so Christmassy in my life! Exploring Berlin by day and visiting a couple of their 60 Christmas markets was my idea of heaven. I’d love to go back and plan to book this in early next year so that I always have something to look forward to when I’m getting stressed at work!
5. Go on an adventure in Northern California
I’m really fortunate that my parents currently live out in the United States which means that there are loads of opportunities for us to travel and explore new places really easily. 2 years ago we did the best roadtrip around California, Arizona and Nevada (to come in a later post) and California completely stole my heart. I want to head back there over the summer in 2018 to explore everything north of San Francisco, even head into Napa Valley to search for the perfect glass of wine.
So there we go, 5 completely attainable things on my travel bucket list to achieve in 2018! What’s on your 2018 travel bucket list? Have you been to any of the places I’m planning to go? I’d love to hear your tips and must sees!