Last year, I set the pretty ambitious goal of visiting six brand new countries; I managed three which still exceeded my expectations. The three countries were Holland, Monaco (Yes, I’m counting this one!) and Germany. This year, I’m bringing back the Six Country Challenge and I thought I would do a little travel wishlist of places I’d love to visit this year.
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned Copenhagen a couple of times in previous Travel Wishlists. Finally, my wish has been granted! I’m actually heading over to Denmark next week and will be spending a couple of days in Copenhagen. I’m so excited to explore the city, if you have been before, please do leave recommendations in the comments. I know that Tivoli Gardens is closed in Winter which is such a shame as it looks amazing – an excuse for another trip? I’m also potentially going to head over the Øresund Bridge to Malmo in Sweden.
At the moment, I’m looking for somewhere to visit in March and Prague is a high contender. I don’t actually know a lot about Prague so it would be great to fully immerse myself in the culture and discover the sights of the city. From what I’ve seen online, the architecture is absolutely stunning.
It’s pretty broad to just say Italy but there are so many cities I’d love to visit in Italy. Year after year, It’s been my mission to visit Italy, I’m hoping 2017 is the year! Rome, Venice and the Amalfi Coast are top of my list but I’d also love to visit Milan, Florence and Verona. There’s just so much to see and discover in Italy and I want to do it all whilst drinking lot’s of wine and eating lot’s of pizza and gelato!
I visited Barcelona briefly in 2012 on a day trip. I so wish I’d had more time to explore the city and also take everything in. We did manage to see a lot but it was almost like a teaser trip. We were on a guided tour so our time was pretty limited and we didn’t get to Park Güell which I was gutted about! I studied Gaudi at college and even some of his work inspired my fashion collections. I’d also love to go inside the Sagrada Família too!
In Summer, I’m hoping to visit Budapest. Last year, Lily visited and I was awfully jealous as it looked like she had such a lovely time. I think Summer would be a lovely time to visit and enjoy the thermal baths & spas. I also hear that it’s quite a cheap city which is always a bonus if you are on a budget!
The Big American Adventure
I mentioned in my 2017 Goals post that I was planning a big trip to America. I’ve still not got anything set in stone and booked yet but fingers crossed, I’ll be heading stateside in October and November. This is basically my dream trip so I can’t wait to get stuck in and start planning the trip. If you’ve travelled solo in America, please leave a comment or tweet me if you’ve got any advice or tips. Oh and I’m hoping to potentially visit Canada too!
In the past couple of months, I’ve really enjoyed visiting some of my favourite cities in the UK and I also went to Glasgow for the first time. Hopefully, a couple more staycations will be on the cards for 2017. Brighton and Bath are on my wishlist, I’ve never actually gone further South than London so I’d love to visit the South Coast. I know this list is awfully ambitious but I always like to aim high! I set myself these goals but I never thought that I would travel as much as I did last year and I loved it. The travel bug has officially caught me!
What is on your 2017 travel wishlist?