Do you have a bucket list? A yearly one, or a ‘rest of your life’ one? I bet there are lots of travel options on there! Well, if you don’t have a travel bucket list, here are some ideas to get you started, otherwise, you might want to add some of them to your current bucket list!
Before I go further, let me just clarify that we have no hope of completing all of these, it’s just a ‘dream list’ really! Also, you may think there are some key places missing, but it may be that we’ve been there already – feel free to ask or make suggestions! We generally travel as a family, so most of our travel bucket list wishes are quite conservative and have kids in mind. We’re open to suggestions, though!
North Coast 500 – a fabulous trail of the North of Scotland, starting in Inverness and taking a big loop around the coast. Our boys were both born in Scotland and a large part of our hearts are still there.
London, including the Harry Potter tour (for the boys), London Eye, and a West End show (for Cal).
Legoland Windsor – No, I haven’t taken leave of my senses, this one is on here for the kids!
Lake District Tour – The Lake District isn’t far from us, and it’s a scandal really that we don’t visit it often. I sometimes drive through for work, and Cal lived there too for a while (lucky thing), but again the kids haven’t visited and we need a family holiday there together. Soon!
Paris, including a trip up the Eiffel Tower, and Euro Disney for the kids. They have been to Euro Disney once before, but have very little memory of it now as they were so young.
Rome – we’ve been before, but would love to show the kids this wonderful city
An old fashioned train ride on the Orient Express (without the kids this time, please!)
Austria – Lech, and neighbouring St.Anton, ski playgrounds of the rich and famous, but we can all dream. Skiing has been my big love for years, and the boys are following in my footsteps now.
France – We have a place in France which we rent out gites, Chataigne House, but we have a small obsession with castles, and would love to visit more Chateaux, in France or elsewhere.
Norway – Hammerfest/North Cape. The most northerly point of mainland Europe, with a chance to see the Northern Lights.
(Now we’re talking)
Niagra Falls – I’ve actually been, but it’s Cal’s number 1 dream, and I really want to show it to her and the kids.
Disneyworld Florida – who doesn’t want to treat their kids to the ultimate holiday in Florida? We’d also love to visit Miami, and Cal’s love of Art Deco could really be indulged here, as well as lots of glitzy beaches.
Yellowstone National Park – I’ve always been fascinated by this place, and would love to visit. In fact, what I’d really like to do is a grand America road trip, time and money permitting!
New York – again we’ve been before but would love to show the kids. It would blow their minds – it certainly did ours!
Safari – in Kenya maybe, with a hot air balloon ride too. Although I’m more of a safe traveller these days, but this is still there in the back of my mind.
Canada – Whistler or Banff for the skiing, of course! Stunning scenery too.
New Zealand – I’m a bit worried we’d never want to come back, from what I’ve heard about New Zealand. But this year it hosts a fabulous Rugby tour of the British and Irish Lions in June and Early July, so that would be the time to visit if you’re a rugby fan.
Bermuda – Would be amazing to visit at any time, but this year, Bermuda is hosting the 35th America’s Cup in June, which would be an amazing spectacle.
Many cruise lines are including Bermuda as a stop to coincide with the Americas Cup, which would be fabulous. Cruising is such a great way to see several places in one trip, and I love the idea of a Caribbean cruise especially.
Have you made a travel bucket list, or other bucket list? Would you be willing to share it? Have any of our ideas inspired you? We’d love to know.
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