Places Top of my Travel List
I’m a big traveller at heart; I only wish I could do more of it, but as I’m sure most of you know, sometimes life and jobs just gets in the way, which is a shame, but otherwise how would you be able to pay for these trips! Unfortunately, we have to work to afford our luxuries, and that’s the way it goes Below, I’ve compiled a list of 5 places top of my travel list. Whilst it’s by no means comprehensive, it does show maybe my top priorities when it comes to travel, but also where I’d love to go most. It might change in the next few months and years, but who knows, I’d like to go on a few more adventures regardless!
The main reason I go on holiday is to experience new cultures and see animals I can’t see at home. For those two reasons alone, Costa Rica is top of my list. British Airways have started doing direct flights from London to Costa Rica this year which has made it more accessible than ever. I really want to head over there for a couple of weeks to experience the jungle in all its glory, swing through the trees like a monkey (even though I’m scared of heights), observe some deadly creatures and just push the boundaries. I hear it also has STUNNING coastline so I’m thinking a week in the jungle and a week on the beach. Paradise? It is for me.
Culture and History are of high importance to me, although I hate reading books, I love learning. Seville has been near the top of my list for a few years now, and I dream of visiting its cobbled, medieval style streets and soaking up it’s sun drenched culture. It’s only a couple of hours on a plane so I’m hoping to get there this year! Watch this space
Can anyone else remember that program on CBBC in the mid 2000’s where a group of kids from all over the country were thrown together on some sort of conservation project… Serious Jungle! Ever since that program I’ve wanted to visit the orangutans in their natural habitat. Help with some conservation work and generally try and make a bit of a difference to these beautiful, but highly endangered creatures. It’s said that orangutans in the wild are most likely going to be extinct in our lifetime in the wild so before that happens, I really want to get out there and see them for myself.
I recently worked with the tourism board for Ontario in my day job in Digital Comms; their marketing campaign clearly worked on me, because I really want to go! There’s not many places in the world which has such diverse landscape and wildlife all at the same time. Roaring rivers and rapids, calming lagoons, rolling hills and breath-taking snowscapes. It pretty much has it all, and for me again, the wildlife just draws me to wanting to visit… especially bears. I’d LOVE to see bears in the wild, fishing, living their lives. Get. Me. To. Canada!
I mean, just look at those photos below… do I need to say much more? I was recently speaking to someone I work with occasionally and had just got back from an epic NZ trip, paddling the natural rivers around the country. His shear enthusiasm and want to go back made me re-evaluate my top 5 places and placed NZ in that top 5 places on my travel list.
Inspirational photos care of Unsplash to perfectly illustrate the places top of my travel list
So that’s me all out of ideas and feeling a little poor that I can’t afford to go to all these places straight away. I’d best get saving really!
Where’s top of your travel list for the next few years? I’d love to know if there’s somewhere I’ve maybe missed off that you think should be right up there, or any recommendations!