Since I have officially handed in my notice (YAY!) I will finally have some time to travel in the coming year, and it seems my passion for seeing new places has been reignited – I thought I had lost the travel bug that has been with me for the past couple of years, but apparently not!
There are still so many places I have never visited and a few that I have been to, but am dying to go back. This post is all about the places I hope to travel to in 2018.
I have been rather briefly to Cancun, but I have a feeling that after spending Christmas in the UK I will be in need of some sun! Famous for its white beaches and clear blue ocean, I’ve been drooling over pictures of Cancun for quite a while. I will luckily get chance to spend a couple of days there in January, so it’s the first destination on my list! I love this whole area of Mexico – Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum…there is so much to do and it’s pretty much paradise on Earth.
2. New York
Cliche, I know, but I have never actually been to New York and there’s got to be a reason everyone is so obsessed…I love big cities in general and NY is the mother of all cities, I can’t help but feel like I’ll be inspired by visiting there. There’s also so much culture there that I just need to see! I don’t have much desire in general to go to the USA but I really hope New York lives up to the hype.
Another place I visited a couple of years ago and actually didn’t love the first time around, but I think if I went at a better time of year and was more prepared/knew what to do and see, I would love it! I don’t know why I have this idea, but I have to see if I’m right. I just got a really good vibe from the city and I’m a bit obsessed with Scandinavia in general, so I want to go back and make the most of it.
I’m embarrassed to say that Tokyo is another place I have been but didn’t really make the most of! Maybe the time I spent was too short, or I was too young (I was 14…) but I just feel like if I went now, I would remember it better, take more photos, get more involved in the culture, research beforehand…I’ve always loved Japan and I really want to experience and appreciate its culture.
Seeing pictures of Santorini makes me die a little inside. Everything just looks so beautiful, the white buildings against the blue sky, the mountains, the sea…I would love to take a spa break and just relax in one of those pools overlooking the sunset over the ocean. I haven’t looked into prices but I hope I can find something idyllic and budget friendly…
Right now I’m not nearly fit enough to go hiking in Banff National Park but for those views and that experience, I will get there! I never really consider myself an outdoorsy person but when I think about it, I actually love spending time in nature and being active (and I certainly won’t say no to a hot spring!) I mean, just look at this picture…who wouldn’t want to go there?
Of course, there are loads of other places I want to go to this year, or whenever I can. I’ve been daydreaming for a while about spending a couple of months in Italy (and learning Italian!) and I’ve never actually lived in Spain, so perhaps that, too. There are a couple of countries in Europe that I have never been to and at some point I want to find time to visit, but the places listed above are at the top of my list!
Where is your favourite place to travel? Let me know in a comment!