TRAVEL BUCKET LIST: 10 IDEAS TO FUEL YOUR WANDERLUST

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If you love to travel, you probably have a bucket list of travel locations you would love to visit one day. I rarely go to the same location twice and spend a lot of days dreaming of the next place I would love to visit. The world’s a big place and it deserves to be explored!

With so much to see and do I thought I would do a round-up of 10 inspirational places that should spark some serious wanderlust!

Antarctica - Frozen Wilderness

Antarctica – Frozen Wilderness

A visit to the world’s most southernmost destination has to be up there as one of the greatest places to visit. This frozen wilderness is an unforgettable travel adventure, offering beautiful landscapes  filled with polar ice and amazing wildlife watching opportunities.

Venice - the sinking city

Venice, Italy – the sinking city

This beautiful city is built on the water and slowly sinking into the sea. It is considered one of the most romantic and distinctive cites in the world. With canals where streets should be, this city is steeped in history and is filled with architectural beauty surrounded by shimmering waters.

Masai Mara, Kenya - The Wildebeest Migration

Masai Mara, Kenya – The Wildebeest Migration

This natural spectacle is one of the best things I have ever seen and is one of the world’s greatest wonders. Over a  million animals take part in the annual migration, passing through both the Serengeti and Masai Mara reserves of Tanzania and Kenya. The Savannahs come to life with the migration so it’s important to get your timings right to avoid missing out on this truly amazing experience.

Reykjavik, Iceland - The Blue lagoon

Reykjavik, Iceland – The Blue lagoon

Full of active volcanoes, hot springs, expansive glaciers, geysers, wild rivers and waterfalls, this country should be on everyone’s bucket list. Reykjavik is a great place to start your adventure – from snowmobiling, glacier climbing, river rafting and whale watching to relaxing and soaking in the warm waters of the Blue lagoon – Iceland will not disappoint!

Machu Picchu, Peru - City in the Clouds

Machu Picchu, Peru – City in the Clouds

One of the most famous sights of South America, the Inca Trail in Peru is on many people’s bucket list. Set majestically between two mountain peaks, this magnificent citadel is largely still intact and offers the opportunity to walk between the ruins of palaces, temples and houses, giving you a real feel for the city at the height of the Inca empire.

Santorini, Oia - At Sunset

Santorini, Oia – At Sunset

The Greek island of Santorini must be seen to be believed. Beautiful whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches line cobbled streets and alleyways. This volcanic paradise is famed for its dramatic colours when the sun sets, providing an unforgettable glow over this incredible landscape.

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Psychedelic coloured thermal springs are what come to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. The wild beauty of the place is simply breathtaking with a landscape of geysers and bubbling mud pools all set amongst a back drop of waterfalls, mountain meadows and azure lakes.

Galapagos Islands Credit - Blueorange studios/shutterstock

Galapagos Islands
Credit – Blueorange studios/shutterstock

The fascinating archipelago of the Galapagos Islands is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Filled with plants, reptiles and land birds completely unique to the Islands. Expect to experience spectacular eye-to-eye encounters with a varied array of wildlife.

Northern Lights Spectacular

Northern Lights Spectacular Credit: Vichie81/Shutterstock

If you have never seen this incredible light show then its time to put this on your bucket list. Although never guaranteed, your best chance to view them is by being as close to the North pole as possible. There are some fabulous countries to choose from including Canada, Norway, Iceland and Sweden, and if seen, will provide you with the most remarkable display imaginable.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Credit: Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Credit: Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock

The jungle covered ruins of Angkor Wat have been on my bucket list for a while. The temple is the heart and soul of this country and is one of the biggest religious monuments in the world. At sunset you can see the five towers of the temple turn to gold in the fading light creating an awe-inspiring view for any visitor.

 

 

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