#AD I’m definitely not the most well traveled person; I would be absolutely useless backpacking, I don’t want to go to Australia because I’m scared of the animals and Thailand looks beautiful but I hate getting too hot. But travel means different things to everyone and I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with not wanting to travel extensively and perhaps only going to a select few places or staying closer to home, like a staycation. But although I’m not the most ambitious person when it comes to my travel prospects, there are still some places I’d love to go and things I’d love to do! Do you agree with any of these?

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Go on a cruise

I love water and the sea so to go on a family cruise holiday would be an absolute dream for me! There are so many types of wonderful sounding cruises to choose from, from a Disney cruise to a cruise around the fjords in Norway (which my boyfriend has annoyingly been on!) or a exotic trip around the greek islands – including Santorini which I’d love to go to -, whichever one you choose I can imagine it would be an amazing experience and that you’d feel a million miles away from your every day normal.

See the Aurora Borealis

I’m not sure there’s a person on the planet who doesn’t want to see the Aurora Borealis at some point in their life?! (Well, there probably is) I’ve always thought they looked beautiful from photos and I can imagine seeing them in real life is a completely magical experience.

See the cherry blossoms in full bloom in Shinjuku Gyo-en and experience Japan

I’d love to visit Japan one day and although I’d fully immerse myself in the culture and trying the food (I love fish and sushi so it’d be a dream to eat it in Japan!) I’d also love to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, which doesn’t happen for very long each year so you’re lucky to catch them. But what an utterly beautiful sight that would be!

Visit Santa in Lapland

I’m a lover of the cold and I’m also fascinated with Scandinavia so Finland is definitely at the top of my list of places I’d like to travel to but more specifically… I think I’d like to head straight to Santa Claus Village, meet Santa, play in the snow, go on a sleigh ride and just have the most magical Christmas ever!

Go to the Austrian Grand Prix

Definitely not for everyone this one but not only is Austria another place I’d love to visit because I mean, have you seen photos of it?! It looks like an actual fairy-tale but if you know me, you’ll know I love myself a bit of Motorsport and I’m yet to go to a Formula 1 Grand Prix (although I did go to my first DTM race last year, which I mentioned here) and Austria would be my first choice because the track is in such a beautiful location!

I’d love to hear about the travel experiences you’d like to have or ones that you’ve been lucky enough to already experience! Let me know!

* This is a collaborative post


  1. These are some great ideas. I’ve never been on a cruise but enjoyed trips back and forth to the Isle of Wight when I was younger. I like being on the water. Seeing the Aurora Borealis is high on my travel wish list! As for Grand Prix races, it would have to be Monaco or the Singapore night race for me.

  2. Seeing the Aurora Borealis with my own eyes has always been one of my biggest dreams!! I actually wrote the North Pole on my bucket list. Imagine staying in an igloo and stargazing at night, seeing the Aurora Borealis or the Milky Way Galaxy! Oh, and yep I definitely recommend you to see the sakura in full bloom. They’re super pretty <3 I didn't see it in Japan though, it was in Korea. Definitely a stunning view; the sakura!

    Tyas // wepsgallery.wordpress.com

  3. You’re right, I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t want to see the northern lights. My nan had a heart attack about 10 years ago now and she’s been too nervous to travel since (she’s been 100% fine since, it’s a slightly irrational fear) but we’ve been trying to figure out the best dates to take her to one of the places in the UK where you can see them. I HATE water so a cruise is my idea of he’ll 😂. The thing at the top of my travel bucket list is see the Russian ballet, one day….x


      1. There’s a place just outside of Newcastle but the dates are limited so it’s tricky to book. Not tap water but it doesn’t have to be that large or deep. Basically, I hate pools of any size, the sea, lakes, anything along those lines. Household water is fine 😂😂 I have no idea where it came from and I can swim so it’s not that 🤷‍♀️

  4. All great goals! My travel wish list gets longer every day but seeing the Aurora Borealis is definitely up there for me too, it must be amazing! And I’m there with you about the grand prix 🙂 The Austrian one looks great! I’m treating myself and going to Silverstone this year, I’m soooo excited!!!! Really enjoying your posts, I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

  5. I would love to just travel more – I’m not particularly fussed where I go, haha! I haven’t been abroad for a few years and would love to explore some different places this year. This sounds like you’ve got some great locations in mind – I really hope you get to visit them all!

  6. oh my gosh, I would love to go to Japan and see the Cherry Blossoms, it’s an absolute dream of mine. I’d also love to go to Edinburgh again – I’ve been before, and it was my favourite UK holiday I have ever been on, it’s such a stunning place!

    Chloe xx

  7. Great picks! My husband and I went on a Disney cruise last year and have seen the cherry blossom in Japan, both fantastic! I really want to travel to Korea and New Zealand

  8. I’ve been pretty lucky over the years to cross a number of things off my bucket list – including seeing my rugby team (the All Blacks) play in London on my birthday a few years ago; see the Edinburgh Tattoo and visit NYC.. but there are even more that I want to do – #1 on my list is visit Petra in Jordan … soooo many things!

  9. Travelling is such amazing experience, but I totally agree that it means different things to different people! My family got into cruising around two years ago now, and it is the best kind of holiday. They’re unreal, and we truly fell in love with them. How amazing that your boyfriend has already done a cruise of the fjords! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  10. I’ve always wanted to go to Lapland! Anywhere cold is my bag, and Svalbard is on the top of my list. I hope you get to experience these someday!

  11. Santorini is such a beautiful island, I’d love to visit it again sometime. The Aurora Borealis and Japan are both on my list as well, I love sushi and noodle dishes so this would be the perfect destination to try new food. There is a Santa Claus Village? I need to go there, it sounds magic! Thanks for sharing Jenny, great post… I really want a holiday now, he he! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  12. I love vacations especially now that I have kids and I get to see how excited they get. I have been on a cruise and it was amazing! We go to Niagara Falls once every couple years and that’s a great time too. I think any vacation with the family is great!

    Matt – REinvestWise.com

      1. It is quite amazing! You should find a way to make it happen this year. It was my favorite vacation we took last year. (We were able to go on three vacations last year)

    1. Exactly! That’s why I’d love to do it. When I’m on holiday I want to relax but then I feel bad if I relax too much and don’t “do” anything so I think a cruise would be perfect for me!

  13. Some really great ideas to visit! 😀

    I’d love to go to Japan or Korea, mostly to explore all the stores due to my love of their skincare & beauty! I’d be in my idea of heaven! lol

    I have had the pleasure of visiting Italy and Venice was one of the places I visited whilst there. Maybe I was too young to appreciate it as I was only 15 and I actually didn’t like it that much. I just remember the horrible smell.

    Hawaii is somewhere I’d love to go too. 🙂

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip

  14. I really did enjoy reading this. Great ideas.
    Watching the Aurora Borealis is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully this new year could bring me more travels

      1. Sadly I still haven’t 😢 I do hope I’d find the opportunity to do so. I do hope the same thing for you as well. If I can’t.. might as well read it in your blog post right? 😊 I do enjoy reading your blog post.

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  16. Lovely post idea!! Traveling is great because you can make it suit you and your interests. I haven’t done too much travelling yet but I would love to.
    Cruises look great– relaxing and exploring in balance together. My friend went to see the Norwegian fjords on a cruise too– I was very jealous.
    I too want to see the Aurora Borealis– I imagine it’s a very unique experience.
    The blossom in Japan is Amazing– whenever I see a picture I just want to go. 😂
    Austria looks great and like you said straight out of a fairy tale.
    On of my top places I would love to go is Iceland— I love the waterfalls there!! 😍
    Great post— I hope you get to have these travel experiences 😊

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