5 top cruise destinations to embark on in 2017

Bright and warm (ish) one day, dreadful and rain-icy the next, the weather really is playing with my mind lately. I can’t wait for Spring to bloom and the cold dark days of winter to be behind us for a little while.

Warm sun on my back, cold cocktail in hand, blue skies all ’round and sea breeze in the air… If I close my eye, I can almost feel it.

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In the meantime, I try to cope whichever way I can. Usually it involves some sort of chocolate-y treat, more melty cheese than is strictly necessary and far too much time day-dreaming while browsing the Planet Cruise website…

There are so many amazing cruise destinations to choose from, catering for all sorts of interests, time and budget constraints, but here are my top 5!

1. Touring Greece & the Eastern Mediterranean:

With a rich, intertwined history and islands as its main feature, the Eastern side of the Mediterranean can hardly be explored in any way but by boat.

From Malta to Athens via lesser known gems such as Katalon (the original home of the Olympics Games) and Sarandë (a small costal Albanian city), cruising the Greek islands and their neighbouring area is a unique opportunity to take in all the wonders of the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.

Nothing like a trip to somewhere blue & idyllic and never-ending supplies of the best humus you’ll ever have, to cure the winter blues!

2. Exploring Scandinavia:

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I fell in love with Stockholm a few years back and with Copenhagen last Fall.

With the ferry journey from Copenhagen to Hamburg, and the boat-bus ones in Stockholm being some of my fondest memories of those trips, I’m eager to spend less time on firm land and a bit more on the icy waters that play such a major role in the history of the Nordic countries.

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Discovering Oslo & Helsinki, wandering the streets of Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s old town) and finally making it to Noma, there’s a lot to be excited about. If you’re not too busy crossing fingers & toes to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights, that is!

3. River Cruising across Europe:

Despite the popular belief, cruises are in no way limited to deep-sea waters. If you’re trying to cover more ground in terms of cultural and scenic sightseeing, river cruises are a nice alternative.

From the Danube to the Rhone, via the Elbe, the Seine, the Rhine (…), hundreds of boats cruise along Europe’ key river routes every year, and offer one of the best ways to explore inland Europe.

A brilliant (and very relaxing) way to take in Europe’s fabulous landscapes, watch the world go by and dust-up your history knowledge!

4. Hoping around South East Asia:

Despite my ever-growing obsession for Asian food, I’ve actually never set foot in Asia. Which is clearly something I must change asap.

The perfect blend of old and new, Southeast Asia is a curious traveler’s dream.

Exotic landscapes, natural wonders, ancient sites and temples, booming cities, rich cultures and captivating food, there’s a lot to see in the Golf of Thailand and South China Sea alone. But cruising makes seeing several countries over the course of a holiday a possibility.

Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand… why choose when you can have it all?!

5. Taking a mini-cruise:

With most cruises being 7+ days long and prices averaging £100 per night per person, time and money can be a limit. However, more and more cruising companies now offer mini-cruises for those who are limited by either of those factors.

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Lasting 2-3 nights, and departing from UK ports, there are plenty of Channel-bound options to choose from.

My mini-cruise to St Malo last year was the perfect weekend break, with enough time on the boat and in Brittany to make the most of both (and eat my fill of galettes and salted caramel!).

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Now I’m strongly eye-ing up similar options for a weekend in Belgium, Amsterdam, Dublin or another trip to Northern France… And I strongly recommend you do the same if you need a relaxing weekend away!

 

*This blog post was created in collaboration with Planet Cruise, but all words, warm weather & sea breeze-related day dreaming my own.

5 top cruise destinations to embark on in 2017

Where to next? My 2017 travel plans

Going back a few years, my travel plans were always a last-minute gamble sort of thing. Having to work part-time jobs during school holidays (and always knowing at the very last minute when I’d be starting said jobs) and very little money available, I didn’t have much of a choice but to settle for middle-of-the-night shuttle buses and far-from-anything hostels.

Needledd to say, most of those plans aborted for various reasons and wanderlust was strong.

Fast forward a couple of years and I’m now the kind of person writing entire blog posts on how to best plan your city getaways. Crazy the difference a little time (and money) can make, eh?

As a consequence, and for the first time in forever, my annual travel wish list is less on the wish side (looking at you, 2016’s list!) and more on the work-in-progress side of things.

So, here are my 2017 travel plans sofar…

Dublin in March

2017 Travel Plans | Dublin, Ireland

I was meant to visit the Irish capital a few years back. But for some horrible, stolen-passport-related reason, it did not happen. 2017 is the year I take my revenge on karma and finally make it to the fair city.

2017 Travel Plans | Dublin, Ireland

Stunning Georgian architecture, the vibrant cobbled streets of Temple Bar, beef and potato stew, the incredible Trinity College Old Library, a healthy dose of Guinness and whiskey (…) I can’t wait to take it all in!

Barcelona in May

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I fell in love with Barcelona in 2015 and have spent most of last year wanting to go back. So when it came to picking a destination for the second edition of our annual family weekend trip, I put my foot down and said 2017’s would be filled with tapas, siestas and the occasional walk.

2017 Travel Plans | Barcelona, Spain

Needless to say, I’m beyond excited to see the Sagrada Family in all its restored glory, stuff my face with all the patatas bravas and drink all the sangria with all my fave people!

The French/Swiss Alps in the Summer

2017 Travel Plans | Annecy, France

So, I’m not really a snow person (it’s really just frozen rain people!!), so mountains in winter aren’t quite my idea of the perfect holiday.

2017 Travel Plans | Annecy, France

In the summer though, it’s a whole different thing. Glorious scenery, hikes, followed by cooling dips in the lakes (and a much looked-forward to reunion with the French tradition of “l’apéro”)… That’s much more like it (and very much the plan we intend to follow for a few days this summer!)

Munich for Oktoberfest

2017 Travel Plans | Munich, Germany

A visit to the most sought-after Bavarian festival has been on my bucket list for a long long time. And when one of your very best friends just so happen to live in Munich, the opportunity is simply to good not to act upon.

ALL THE BEER AND THE PRETZEL AND WEISSWURST  AND HOT GUYS IN LEDERHOSEN COMING MY WAY (AND YOURS) NEXT FALL PEOPLE!!

Cuba in November

2017 Travel Plans | Havana, Cuba

Switching up a cold, rainy, dark London for a sunny, beach-ladden, rum-filled island is pretty much the dream, isn’t it?

2017 Travel Plans | Havana, Cuba

Home for Christmas

2017 Travel Plans | Poitiers, France

Because when it comes to the end-of-year Fah-lala-la-ing, there’s no other place I’d rather be.

Add to that a few day- and weekend-trips here and there and that’s me covered for 2017…

But I’m sure it’ll still leave room for plenty of wanderlust… So make sure you share your 2017 travel plans / dreams in the comments or via this month’s #travellinkup!

This years bucket list post has been written as part of the fabulous #travellinkup.  We’ve gone back to basics for January and are talking Travel plans for 2017.  Just pop your post up over the first week of the month (the 1st – 7th January), add it to the link up widget – found on either Angie‘s,  Emma’s or Polly’s blog – from the 1st of the month.

Where to next? My 2017 travel plans

10 French places (that are not Paris) you must visit

When it comes to tourism in France, Paris definitely dominates the headlines.

And while it is charming, magical and a place everyone should visit at least one, this doesn’t mean other French cities should be overlooked!

Snowy mountains, golden sand beaches, no-house-for-miles countryside, buzzy cities, adorable little towns, France has it all.

And because there’ll be more than enough ‘Paris’ content coming to this blog very, very soon (I’m on my way there as you read this!), I thought it was only fair to balance things out by sharing 10 other French places you absolutely must put on your travel bucket list.

1. Lyon

Located in the South East of France, near the Swiss border, there are many reasons to put Lyon at the very top of your travel bucket list.

Lyon | 10 French cities (that are not Paris) to visit

First things first, food.

France is always acclaimed for its gastronomy, and Lyon is the capital city of French gastronomy. No molecular food to be seen there! Lyonnaise cuisine focuses on home cooked dishes and the classics, with the ultimate aim of highlighting carefully chosen ingredients.

Lyon, France

Lyon’s ‘bouchon’ restaurants are the place to go to taste the best local dishes such as sausages, duck pâté or roast pork along with local wines. Much like tapas bars in Barcelona, the locals have their favourites and will happily give you tips.

Lyon | 10 French cities everyone must travel to

Besides being a delicious city, Lyon is also a beautiful one and is home to 2,000 years of history. The Historic Site of Lyons has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998 and includes examples of Roman and Renaissance architecture.

2. Saint Malo

Saint Malo, Brittany, France | Cake + Whisky

Located on the English Channel, Saint Malo is a walled port city with a badass history!

Saint Malo, Brittany, France | Cake + Whisky

Traditionally with an independent streak (and a tradition of asserting its autonomy in dealings with the French authorities and even with the local Breton authorities), Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for privateering.

Saint Malo, Brittany, France | Cake + Whisky

The city still shows marks of its hectic past, making it the perfect destination for history nerds and pirates lovers!

Saint Malo, Brittany, France | Cake + Whisky

And then, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in France, green-toned water, the freshest seafood… and SALTED CARAMEL!

Read more: 10 reasons to visit Saint Malo / Sailing to Saint Malo with Brittany Ferries / 10 awesome souvenirs to buy in Saint Malo

3. Corsica

Corsica | 10 French places for your travel bucket list

A small island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea (and the birthplace of Napoleon), Corsica is nothing like mainland France.

Corsica | 10 places in France to visit before you die

Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain and creating jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes and the dreamiest of backgrounds for hiking.

Corsica | 10 places in France too beautiful for words

Surrounded by the sea, covered in forests and under a rather mild weather, Corsica is the perfect destination if you’re in for a bit of a walk on the wild side!

4. Strasbourg

Strasbourg | 10 French cities to visit before you die

Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region, sits near the German border in northwestern France and it’s the perfect example of what makes border cities so special.

Strasbourg architecture, much like its culture, blends German and French influences perfectly.

Strasbourg | 10 French cities to put on your travel bucket list

And there’s a lot to see: from the breath-taking gothic Cathedrale Notre Dame to the hyper-modern European Parliament building, as well as many other EU-related buildings and the too-cute-for-words Petite France area, Strasbourg is a small city that packs up a lot!

Strasbourg | 10 French cities perfect for a weekend getaway

Perfect for a (potentially Flamenküche-and-beer-fueled) weekend city break!

5. Nantes

Nantes | 10 best French cities to visit

Long rated one of France’s best places to live, the capital of the western Loire was once a powerful maritime city. Nowadays, the waterways are not as influential as they once were, but Nantes has many other aces up its sleeves.

Nantes | 10 best French cities to travel to

There’s something fascinating about how the old (including the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, former home of the Dukes of Brittany and Anne de Bretagne) mixes with the new and a walk through Nantes will take you way into the past and back.

Nantes | 10 best French cities to travel to

Even more interesting is Nantes’ ever-growing number of art and cultural diversions. Highlights include open-air Les Machines de L’Ile, an unprecedented artistic project channeling Jules Verne’s “invented worlds”, of the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, where you can ride a 12-m elephant-machine, as well as a trip to Le Lieu Unique,the national center for contemporary arts, housed in a former biscuit factory at the center of the city.

Nantes | 10 French cities everyone should visit

And no visit to Nantes is complete without a feast on the region’s food specialities, including fish with beurre blanc sauce, Gateau Nantais (a kind of iced almond cake), all washed down with a chilled glass of crisp muscadet!

6. Lille

Lille | 10 best French cities to travel to

Lille is an architectural beauty with strong Flemish influences, but it’s also a historical hot-spot.

Long an industrial centre, Lille has made major efforts to reviev itself in the last two decades it has made great efforts to revive itself, efforts that were rewarded with Lille becoming the European City of Culture in 2004.

Lille | 10 best French cities to travel to

Most of the city old buildings have been renovated to their original beauty and are well worth a look, especially the Old Stock Exchange building and the magnificent Grand’ Place, which has many historic houses and is also home to markets and other public events.

Lille | 10 best French cities to travel to

Less famous but equally stunning is La Piscine, the craft & industry museum, worth a visit for the outstanding art deco interior and the mosaic indoor swimming pool alone!

Lille | 10 best French cities to travel to

Flea market lovers will want to plan their visit around the Grande Braderie de Lille, the largest flea market in Europe, taking place at the beginning of September and gathering about 2.5 millions visitors each year.

7. Bordeaux

Bordeaux | 10 best French cities to travel to

Bordeaux is of course the destination of choice for any wine lover. From vineyard tours to pretigious tasting sessions and wine festivals, there’s something for everyone and every budget.

Bordeaux | 10 best French cities to travel to

And while oenology and gastronomy are at the heart of many a trip to Bordeaux, there are many more reasons to pay the European Best Destination 2015 a visit.

Bordeaux | 10 best French cities to travel to

A city at the crossings between past and future, Bordeaux is elegant and surprising. From the amazing mirror of water to the monumental Grand Theatre and its small-street city centre, it’s truly a city of contrasts.

Bordeaux | 10 best French cities to travel to

On foot, by bike, tram, Bordeaux deserves to be explored before re-joining the docks in the evening for a stroll and a taste of the region’s many specialties on the edge of the river.

8. Annecy

Annecy | 10 best French cities to travel to

Settled on the shores of the Lake, and surrounded by mountains and woods, Annecy is one of the most popular towns in the Alps, and with good reasons as it combines the advantages of a town with unlimited water-based and mountain-related activities, such as hicking, cycling, pedal-boat on the lake, or even swimming.

Annecy | 10 best French cities to travel to

The old town is also well worth climbing to, with buildings dating back to the 12th century and many a great ice cream parlour to reward your effort!

9. Ile de Ré 

Ile de Ré | 10 best French cities to travel to

Located bang in the middle of continental France only a couple of miles away from the Atlantic coast, Ile de Ré is my happy place.

It’s where I spent all my holidays growing up, and I go back every opportunity I get.

Postcard from the Ile de Ré | Cake + Whisky

It’s a beautiful little island, all in shades of blue and green, with white houses, endless beaches of golden sand, salt marshes as far as the eye can see and loads of bikes.

Cake + Whisky | Ile de Ré France beach

There’s more markets than you could possbily hope for, all bursting with fresh produce, gorgeous little restaurants dotted around the island, and the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten in my life.

Postcard from the Ile de Ré | Cake + Whisky

(and seeing that as you read that, I’m wiggling my toes in the sand on one of Ile de Ré’s beautiful beaches, expect more Ile de Ré pics coming your way very, very soon!)

10. Disneyland!

Disneyland Paris | 10 best French cities to travel to

Alright, alright, that last one is cheating a little bit… But then, when a place makes perfectly responsible adults act like 6-year-olds, surely it is worth a visit!

10 French places (that are not Paris) you must visit

Where to next? | My Top 7 Travel bucket-list

When you’ll be reading this, I’ll be on a plane on my way to the US (follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to & keep your eyes peeled for loads of travel blog posts! 👀).

This last-minute US trip has proven to me that dreaming a bit too big can sometimes be a good thing and has opened a world of possibilities for the the future. So I thought it was only fitting to look forward to it and share my top 7 travel dreams with you today! (all pictures’ sources can be found on my Travel Pinterest board!)

1. AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaI know it’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but OH MY GOD it’s so pretty and I want to see koalas and kangaroos and eat all the street food (I blame Masterchef on this one) and click a billion pictures! 🐨 🐨

2. Greece

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceThere are ruins, white walls, salt water and every single shade of blue, so it’s pretty much my idea of paradise!

3. ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyI had this crazy idea of touring Italy on a Vespa the other day and it’s simply too good not to become true. Plus pizza and pasta and mozzarella! #3TimesYes

4. ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaI went to Sweden (Stockholm + the Dalecarlia region) for my 18th birthday and left just as obsessed as I was before. The landscapes are amazing so I’d love to see more of them!

5. PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruMachu Pichu & Titicaca were amongst my favourite words as a kid and seing all those bright colours are definitely not changing my mind. Also, pet Llama anyone?

6. BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinI am weirdly fascinated by the mix of history and modernity in Berlin. Instead of getting rid of its ruins, Berlin built upon them and it ultimately made it the European capital of coolness and I can’t wait to visit!

7. LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonFrance is the culinary capital of the world, and Lyon is the culinary capital of France, so I really don’t see how this one could disappoint me (or anyone else really).

What countries/cities are on your travel bucket-list? Any I should definitely add to mine? 

Where to next? | My Top 7 Travel bucket-list

My ultimate travel bucket-list

{Day 9074 – US-bound and forever wanderlusting}

As you read this, I’m on a plane on my way to the US.

If anything, this (sort of) last-minute US trip has proven to me that dreaming a bit too big can sometimes be a good thing and has opened a world of possibilities for the future. So I thought it was only fitting to look forward to it and share my travel bucket list with you today! (all pictures’ sources can be found on my Travel Pinterest board!)

1. Australia

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #1 AustraliaI know it’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but OH MY GOD it’s so pretty and I want to see koalas and kangaroos and eat all the street food (I blame Masterchef on this one)!

2. Greece

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #2 GreeceThere are ruins, white walls, salt water and every single shade of blue, so it’s pretty much my idea of paradise!

3. Italy

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #3 ItalyI had this crazy dream where V & I were touring Italy on a Vespa the other night and it’s simply too good not to become true. Plus pizza and pasta and mozzarella! #3TimesYes

4. Scandinavia

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #4 ScandinaviaI went to Sweden (Stockholm + the Dalecarlia region) for my 18th birthday and left just as obsessed as I was before. The landscapes are amazing so I’d love to see more of them!

5. Peru

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #5 PeruMachu Pichu & Titicaca were amongst my favourite words as a kid and seing all those bright colours are definitely not changing my mind. Also, pet Llama anyone?

6. Berlin

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #9 BerlinI am weirdly fascinated by the mix of history and modernity in Berlin. Instead of getting rid of its ruins, Berlin built upon them and it ultimately made it the European capital of coolness and I can’t wait to visit!

7. Lyon

Cake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonCake + Whisky | My Top 10 Travel Bucket List | #10 LyonFrance is the culinary capital of the world, and Lyon is the culinary capital of France, so I really don’t see how this one could disappoint me (or anyone else really).

What countries/cities are on your travel bucket-list? Any I should definitely add to mine? 

My ultimate travel bucket-list

New York, New York

So, we’ve just done something a bit crazy. We’ve just purchased tickets to go to the US at the end of the month. We’ll be there for two weeks and will be visiting New York, Philadelphia, DC and New Orleans. Busy schedule, as you can imagine, and very little time to plan for it!

So I’ve done the only reasonable thing to do in those circonstances and I’ve been Pinteresting (totally a word) like crazy since then. So here is a first draft of what my New York bucket-list looks like. (all pictures’ sources available here)

Cake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCentral Park, Brooklyn Botanical Garden & Brooklyn BridgeCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationBig Gay Ice Cream came highly recommended! Cake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationThe Chrystler Building, Central Park (again), the Statue of Liberty (obviously), the High Line & pretty buildingsCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationThe MoMA, Chinatown and some cute signsCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationWest Village, The Guggenheim museum, Jack’s Wife FredaSt John the Divine Cathedral and some staircases too…

Anything I’ve missed but really REALLY shouldn’t? I’d love to hear your recommendations!

New York, New York

New York, New York

{Day 9056 – Planning a multi-city trip to the US in just a couple of weeks? Bring. It. On.}

So, we’ve just done something a bit crazy. We’ve just purchased tickets to go to the US at the end of the month. We’ll be there for two weeks and will be visiting New York, Philadelphia, DC and New Orleans. Busy schedule, as you can imagine, and very little time to plan for it!

So I’ve done the only reasonable thing to do in those circonstances and I’ve been Pinteresting (totally a word) like crazy since then. So here is a first draft of what my New York bucket-list looks like. (all pictures’ sources available here)

Cake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCentral Park, Brooklyn Botanical Garden & Brooklyn BridgeCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationBig Gay Ice Cream came highly recommended! Cake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationThe Chrystler Building, Central Park (again), the Statue of Liberty (obviously), the High Line & pretty buildingsCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationThe MoMA, Chinatown and some cute signsCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationCake + Whisky | NYC bucket list & inspirationWest Village, The Guggenheim museum, Jack’s Wife FredaSt John the Divine Cathedral and some staircases too…

Anything I’ve missed but really REALLY shouldn’t? I’d love to hear your recommendations!

New York, New York