I think most people have a list of places they would love to visit in their lifetime – some will tick them all off, some won’t… I certainly hope to complete my list! So here are some of the places on my wish-list right now:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Probably one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world… this incredible Incan citadel sits in a spectacular location high in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
A great short-break destination, the sunny Andalusian capital is famous for flamenco and stunning architecture, such as the beautiful Alcázar complex.
Such variety within one country has to be a good thing from a traveller’s point of view… From glaciers to volcanoes and traditional Maori culture to lively, modern cities, such as Auckland, New Zealand has a lot going for it.
The Northern Lights
Who wouldn’t want to see one of nature’s greatest phenomena? This is definitely one that I hope to tick off my list very soon – although unlike everything else on my list, this is one that you are not guaranteed to see!!
The isolated and rugged wilderness of Patagonia really appeals to me. This is a ‘getting away from it all’ destination and the photo opportunities would be immense in such a stunning location.
The jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes and thermal pools of Iceland are high up on my list of places to visit. And it is only a short flight from the UK so a good choice for a long weekend away. I am hoping to visit next year…
Only a few hours flight from London but culturally a world away. I can’t wait to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the legendary Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech, as well as trekking in the High Atlas Mountains.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
I would love to visit the largest religious monument in the world which has been in continuous use since it was built in the first half of the 12th century. The grandeur of the complex, the architectural detail and stunning setting make Angkor Wat high on many people’s bucket lists!
Obviously I can think of lots more places I want to visit, so maybe when I have visited all the places above, I will write a new bucket list… watch this space!