2018 travel bucket list *

I’m not a huge traveler in the sense that you probably won’t ever find me backpacking around Thailand or moving to Australia for a year. Firstly, those places are far too hot for my delicate ginger complexion but mostly, it’s just not my sort of thing. I love a holiday – as most of us do – but lengthy travel isn’t for me. However, lately, I’ve discovered that there are plenty of places I would absolutely love to visit. In an ideal world, if I were to win a hefty amount on the lottery, I’d certainly be booking some holidays and short breaks to the places in this list. But in the meantime, I can just dream. Here’s my 2018 travel bucket list (or where I’d go if I won the lottery!)


Finland is probably the top of my list. My boyfriend and I have a bit of an affinity with Finland, it seems like such a laid-back place and the people are so chill (like, figuratively, not literally). Also, I love the cold. So it’d be my ideal place for a holiday. I’d like to visit Scandinavia and have a different type of holiday and Finland would be my perfect place for this!


I’m not one for huge cities but I think Beijing would be a lovely holiday. I’d certainly go in the cooler months (we’ve covered this, I don’t like heat!) I think I’d enjoy the hustle and bustle and there always being something to do and something to look at. Plus, Chinese food! Click here to find out more information about trips to Beijing on Destination2.


I only recently realised how much I wanted to go to Copenhagen after watching an episode of Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes, when he goes and tries local and tradional Danish food, cakes and pastries. Not only does the food there look amazing, the city itself is beautiful. And I love the Hygge idea so I think I’d love it there.

Disneyland Paris

Already been 3 times. Does that mean it can’t feature on my list? Absolutely not. I think every single year, in an ideal world, I would want to go to Disneyland. So every year until I finally do go again, it’ll be on my list! I need my fix of fun rides, meeting my favourite characters and looking in awe at the castle.


I have no particular place in Germany I’d like to go but just Germany as a whole really appeals to me. I really love the German language – it’s one I’d love to learn and have attempted a few times on my Duolingo app but to no luck! Nuremberg looks like an absolutely gorgeous, Gothic type city with beautiful buildings so maybe there for my visit!


Not one you probably thought you’d see feature on my list but I absolutely adore the look and sound of Israel – especially Jerusalem. I’m not religious, really, but I find religious fascinating. I studied it extensively in school (I did extra Religious Studies lessons and took it for A Level) and I love the idea of 3 main religions all living harmoniously in in the same area. The buildings are beautiful and I’ve heard the people are lovely too. This would be such an amazing trip.

There we go! There’s my 2018 travel bucket list. I’m not confident I’ll be able to tick any of these off my list but there’s always next year! Where would you like to go this year? Got any trips booked? Let me know!

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84 thoughts on “2018 travel bucket list *

  1. I’d second the recommendation for the Christmas Market in Nuremberg. I really love this list of places (not sure about Beijing because I think the pollution levels are awful, but definitely China one day!)
    We’ve been to Helsinki and did a little boat trip around the archipelago – it was bright and sunny but FREEZING! Copenhagen is another lovely place – small enough to walk around and a visit to Tivoli Gardens is a definite must whilst you’re there.
    I’d happily ride Small World at Disneyland Paris all day long 🙂 When we go – everyone gets a choice of one ride that all the others have to go on without grumbling – you can guess which one is my pick!
    We went to Jerusalem a couple of years ago around Christmas time (we cruised into Haifa and they arranged a coach tour). Fascinating city and so much to see.

    With so much going on this year, we don’t have anything booked other than a short break at Centre Parcs. Once husband gets his schedule sorted for his new job we will definitely be hunting for a cruise – it’s been too long since I’ve been at sea!

    • Blimey you’ve been everywhere I wanna go. I don’t think the pollution in Beijing is a problem if it’s only a brief visit. I wouldn’t want to live there amongst it though. It’s A Small World is a cute ride. My choice for that would definitely be Thunder Mountain – my absolute favourite ride.

  2. What a lovely list of places! I’d like to visit some of them myself, but as you say it’s all about having enough money to do so and obviously time to haha! Thanks for posting this x

    Emily | thatcreativegenius.wordpress.com

  3. The only place on your list I’ve been is Germany. Loved it. My daughter always wanted to go to Disneyland Paris and this year she went to DL in Tokyo! (She’s abroad for a yr TEFL in South Korea.) Japan has always been on her bucket list so two ticked off in one go!

  4. Such a good list! My brother went to Copenhagen last year and his photos made me so jealous. It looks so beautiful. I’ve never been to a Scandinavian country yet, but they’d be top of my list! (I also hate the heat haha!)
    Beth x

  5. I’d love to go Disney Land Paris again as I can’t remember much of my trip because I was a child, my dream place to visit is Japan though 😍😍

  6. I’ve been to Frankfurt, Jerusalem and Paris on your list. Not Disneyland Paris, although I did think some of the French service staff were very cartoon-like in their rudeness. See how I shoehorned that pun in there? Seriously though, they ran true to stereotype. I don’t have a bucket list as such but we all have a very soft spot for Dundee and Falmouth so we’ll be going back to both again this summer – crab nets ahoy! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  7. I feel like everyone who lives across the pond are so lucky! There’s all these diverse countries and cultures that you can get to! Here in the US we’ve got nothing but states lol. And it’s such a long flight to get to the other side of the world.

    I have yet to go to Disneyland Paris or Paris in general. As well as England! And Italy. Sigh.

  8. I started this year actually with a random burst of wanderlust and wanted to immediately pack my bags to go to and Paris and St. Petersburg and just generally go out and explore. Although this wandering spirit left me soon after, reading this list has sparked it again! I’ve never even thought about Finland as a destination, but after a quick Google search you’ve got me all excited! SO LET’S GOOOOOO! 😉



  9. I was lucky enough to travel round lots of Germany last year and visit Copenhagen and they are both definitely worth visiting! Copenhagen is such a beautiful city and there is so much to see. I also lived in Nuremberg for 9 months so I might be a little biased but it’s an incredible city!! I really want to make it across to Ireland at some point this year because I still have never been! xo

  10. I wish you the best of luck to visit all of these countries! One of my biggest goals for 2018 is to travel more as I’ve never had the real opportunity to do so. The first trip I have planned in near future is to Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m so excited. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  11. Love this! I’ve been to 2 places on this list; Germany and Disneyland Paris and loved both! I haven’t been on holiday for agessss because things have always seemed to crop up, but this year I’m desperate to go to Paris and actually see Paris (i.e. Eiffel Tower etc), and Rome!!


  12. Your bucket list makes me excited! Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a wanderlust. Now it’s hard for me to travel because I have a family with young kids. But Ireland and Italy are on our bucket list! I can’t wait till the day when I go!

  13. This is such a cool travel bucket list Jenny 💖. I love how you have included some really unusual places! Beijing is a place I want to visit, I love Chinese food too! Also, you can never visit Disneyland too many times, every trip is always fun & exciting 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  14. This is what I love about living in UK – we have access to so many countries just a short (ish) plane ride away… except Beijing. Fab list though and hope you manage to visit some of them. Travel is great for the soul!

    • We’re in quite a fortunate position on the globe, aren’t we. Some places don’t even require a plane either. I’m not one for feeling like you NEED to travel in life but I like a holiday and I’d love to visit some new places.

  15. Finland would definitely be on my list too! I have only ever travelled to Turkey and Poland – Poland being the best by far! This year I want to travel to France at least because I live in Kent so it’s not hard to get the Eurostar and I have no other excuse really! I’d love to road trip around America or visit the Maldives before it finally sinks. Loved this post so much! Rebecca-Marie xxx http://www.animesummers.blogspot.com

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