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8 Things To Add To Your Post Lockdown Travel Bucket List

AD – This is a collaborative post but all thoughts are my own

We all miss travelling right now. I had loads of small holidays planned this year – albeit all within the UK – and I’m absolutely gutted I wasn’t able to go on them. I was supposed to be running my own well-being retreat, taking my first trip away by myself and spending loads of nice weekends away with my boyfriend, including Shropshire and Silverstone for my birthday. Of course the most important thing is that everyone is safe and well but it’s okay to be sad that your plans for 2020 didn’t happen.

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Gosh, it was looking to be such a good year. But right from the get go, things started to go wrong. Can you believe the Australian bush fires were THIS YEAR? They feel like a decade ago at this point. We’re only in June, what else can 2020 throw at us at this point? (Won’t I be kicking myself when Godzilla makes an appearance in July…)

But now is also a good time to dream. It’s a good time to save money. It’s a good time to set goals and intentions for the future. It’s a good time to move forward and think about what we really want. Because I don’t know about you but lockdown and COVID and everything else 2020 has thrown at us has definitely made me reevaluate my priorities and what really matters.

And for so many people, travel and having new experiences is something that really matters. And not being able to travel during this lockdown has only ignited that need to travel even more. It has for me. It’s made me want to finally get out there – after almost a decade of such a severe anxiety disorder that for months at a time, I was too scared to leave my own bed, let alone my house or the country.

So I’m sure so many of you are already starting to think, dream and plan your future travels and experiences. Although none of us really know how long it’ll be before we can travel freely from country to country. I say I hope it won’t be too long but ONLY if it’s safe for everyone to do so. The last thing we want is to be back at square one.

If you’re getting your bucket list filled up with travel experiences for the post-lockdown world, here are some suggestions you might like to add to it:

Go on a cruise

I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise. I love the ocean and the big expanse of it. I also love water, being on water and near water. I’ve always found it very relaxing. And I mean, have you SEEN some cruise ships? Grab your late cruise deals for after lockdown here!

Visit a Disney park

I wrote a whole blog post this month about why I can’t wait to go back to Disney so that’s definitely on my post lockdown travel bucket list and it should definitely be on yours too! There’s also so many different parks to choose from so you’re really not limited to location!

Watch a Grand Prix

Although I haven’t seen a Formula 1 Grand Prix before, I have been to various Motor Racing events and they’re always so good, brilliant days out and wonderful weekends away. There’s so much choice in the Formula 1 calendar of where you can go to watch one, from Britain, Austria, Melbourne, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and tons more!

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Visit more of the UK

Who says travel has to mean leaving the country? It absolutely doesn’t and UK travel is just as valid. I love a staycation – they’re one of my favourite types of holidays and I’ve been on so many over the last few years. Make a point of exploring more of the UK post lockdown, you’ll be amazed at the gems you’ll find.

A Yoga retreat

I experienced my first Yoga retreat back in 2018 and whilst it certainly was a bit out of my comfort zone and not what I expected, I definitely wouldn’t say no to another one. A Yoga or well-being retreat is such an experience, so definitely something to add to your travel bucket list.

Go on a food tour

Foodies, this one is for you! I love my food and I love trying new food wherever I go, so I would absolutely love to do a food tour at some point in my life and it’s definitely something on my travel bucket list. You can do food tours almost anywhere and Food and Baker have TONS of blog posts about their various food tours they’ve experienced!

Visit the location of your favourite movie

Unless that movie is set in like… prison… then this could be a great thing to do once lockdown is over and things are getting back to normal! My favourite movie is The Beach (well actually, my favourite movie is Coraline but I can’t go there) and I’d love to visit Thailand and see where The Beach was *sort of* filmed (they’ve closed the ACTUAL beach now due to too much tourism ruining it – boo).

Lapland at Christmas

And ending with this one, who doesn’t want to visit Lapland at Christmas? Is there anything more magical and Christmassy than actually WHERE SANTA LIVES? I think not. I love the cold so I would be in my element at Lapland and yes, I’m 27 and yes, I’ll be visiting Santa.

What’s on your post lockdown travel bucket list? Have any of these points given you inspiration for places to go and things to do when everything is back to normal? Let me know!

68 Comments

  1. I definitely can’t wait to get back out and about around the UK. I’ve really missed exploring Scotland and I have so many plans of where I’d like to go when it’s completely safe to. But I definitely wouldn’t say no to meeting Santa in Lapland! I love a wintery break so that would be SO much fun!

  2. It kind of feels like this is getting closer now! I can’t wait to get away I need a break!
    Rosie

    1. Same! Although I’m a bit apprehensive still!

  3. Kariss Ainsworth says:

    I did lapland to meet santa as a kid! I’d love to do a cruise though

    1. Awh so cute!

  4. Lauren says:

    My post lockdown travel bucket list includes Disneyland Paris and Poland as well as my favourite U.K. cities, Liverpool and York.

    1. I’ve not been to Liverpool or York! But I definitely want to visit more places in the UK.

  5. These are all so good! I’d love to do a food tour but I feel like, now I’m vegan, that it will be so hard to find ones that cater to my dietary requirements. It’s a goal though!

    1. I’m sure there are some great Vegan specific food tours around though!

  6. Bossylibrarian says:

    Great list! I love cruising and cannot wait to get back on a boat!

    1. Thank you 🙂

  7. I want to so go on a food tour! Its been on my bucket list for a while! Thanks for reminding me of that! Now I have to pick a country…..
    Sending you lots of love!
    xxxx

    https://ooomaye.com

    1. They look so fun don’t they!

  8. Visiting the location of your favourite movie is such a good one. I really wish I could do a food tour but that’s unlikely to be possible with my diet, but they sound like so much fun. I can’t wait to travel again x

    Sophie

    1. Ah that’s true. Maybe you could create your own food tour of places you know you can eat!

  9. As I live in Spain, I will be doing a food tour for sure! I hope you enjoy your summer ♡
    fleetinggyal.blogspot.com

    1. Lucky you!

  10. Summer is here, & anything is possible. Hope your bucket list brings tons of happy memories & moments. This year, it’s all local road trips for me. Plane COVID exposure scare and 2 weeks quarantine changed my travel planes for 2020.

    1. Sorry to hear that !

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