2016 travel wish list

The year has only just started but I already feel like I could use a holiday. Which led to some serious wanderlusting over the past few days!

I must admit that the cold weather (and the fact that the windows in my flat let quite a bit of wind through!) are probably to blame for this.

Pretty much anywhere that’s sunny and hot would do the trick right now, but on a more long-term perspective, here are a handful of things that are on my travel wanderlust list this year.

1. Eat pasta in Italy

Hopping on a Vespa, roaming through the world’s most famous churches, and eating all the carbs. Doesn’t it sounds like the dream?

2. Paris is always a good idea

For most people, Paris is the city of love, but for me, it’s mainly about croissants, reconnecting with old friends and hopefully seing Versailles’ gardens in full bloom. And I simply can’t wait for all of this to become reality again.

3. Walk in the Incas’ footsteps in Peru

This one has been ranking high on my wishlist for a very, very long time. The Incan civilization is such a fascinating one!

4. Day adventures near home

Except for the odd trip to Brighton to stock up on Bluebird tea, I almost never travel across the UK, and that obviously needs to change.

What’s your dream destination for 2016?

(No worries if you’re a little low on funds though, just take part in the Ice Lolly Holiday #SendMeAway giveaway for a chance to win ££ towards your dream holiday!)

* pictures source available via Pinterest

2016 travel wish list

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