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Bucket List of Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

Last year my husband and I decided to write a bucket list of all the places we want to visit (🌏) in the world when we were trying to choose where to go on our honeymoon.Β Our list is getting longer and longer, so I thought I’d share it incase you need some inspiration for your wanderlust list.

The aim was to keep my list as specific as possible, so when we’re traveling we can make sure we go to all the best places.Β If anybody has any recommendations on where I should or shouldn’t go then that would be SO useful. Feel free to message about anywhere, too. Our list is always growing ❀️

🌏 El Nido, Philippines
🌏 Manarola, Italy
🌏 Riomaggiore, Italy
βœ… Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
βœ… Hopfen Am See, Germany
βœ… Hollywood, Los Angeles
🌏 Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
βœ… Eifel National Park, Germany
🌏 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
βœ… Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
βœ… Verona, Italy
🌏 Hong Kong, China
βœ… TΓ€sch, Switzerland
βœ… Triglav National Park, Slovenia
βœ… Mount Agung, Bali
🌏 Mù Cang Chải District, Vietnam
🌏 Ko Samui, Thailand
βœ… Whitsundays, Australia
βœ… Sirmione, Italy
βœ… Plansee, Austria
βœ… NΓΈrrebro, Copenhagen
βœ… Vahrn, Italy
βœ… Hallstatt, Austria
🌏 Thermal Spa, Budapest
🌏 Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand
βœ… Elephant Safari Park Lodge, Bali
🌏 JÀgala waterfall, Estonia
🌏 Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway
🌏 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
βœ… Key West, Florida
🌏 Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
βœ… Lake Bled, Slovenia
🌏 Mt Garibaldi, Canada
βœ… Dunn’s River Falls and Luminous Lagoon, Jamaica
βœ… Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
βœ… Lake Bled, Slovenia
βœ… Alicante, Spain
βœ… Chamonix, France
βœ… Rundetaarn, Copenhagen
βœ… Innsbruck, Austria
βœ… The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
βœ… Haiti, Caribbean
βœ… Celuk village, Bali
🌏 Nuuk, Greenland
βœ… Everglades National Park, Miami
🌏 Goa, India
βœ… Achen Lake, Austria
βœ… KΓΆnigssee, Germany
🌏 Seville, Spain
🌏 Geirangerfjord, Norway
βœ… Kamakura, Japan
βœ… Atomium, Brussels
🌏 Porto Katsiki, Greece
🌏 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
βœ… Las Vegas, Nevada
βœ… Varenna, Italy
βœ… Main Beach, Queensland Australia
βœ… Monkey Temple, Bali
🌏 Reine, Norway
🌏 Ko Chang District, Thailand
🌏 Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
βœ… Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
βœ… Byron Bay, Australia
🌏 Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
🌏 The Palace Museum, Beijing
🌏 State Hermitage Museum, Russia
🌏 Merzouga, Morocco
βœ… ZwΓΆlferkopf, Austria
βœ… Stratosphere Casino, Las Vegas
🌏 Stockholm, Sweden
🌏 Brač, Croatia
βœ… Western Sahara, Morocco
🌏 Oβ€˜ahu, Hawaii, United States
βœ… Lake Como, Italy
🌏 Havasu Falls, Arizona
🌏 Alberta, Canada
🌏 Washington Monument, United States
βœ… Maria Am See, Austria
🌏 Dubrovnik, Croatia
βœ… Loch Lomond, Scotland
🌏 Giza Necropolis, Egypt
βœ… Glasgow, Scotland
βœ… Dunkirk, France
βœ… Wadi Musa, Jordan
βœ… HΓ€ngeseilbrΓΌcke, Germany
🌏 Grand Prismatic Spring, United States
βœ… Auckland, New Zealand
🌏 Batu Caves, Malaysia
🌏 Moraine Lake, Canada
🌏 Grand Teton National Park, United States
βœ… Krabi, Thailand
βœ… Tirta Empul, Bali
🌏 Meteora, Greece
🌏 Ronda, Spain
🌏 Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
βœ… Bangkok’s Grand Palace, Thailand
🌏 Ko Lanta District, Thailand
🌏 Hẑ Long Bay, Vietnam
🌏 Sossusvlei, Namibia
βœ… Red Light District, Amsterdam
βœ… Zermatt, Switzerland
🌏 Great Ocean Rd, Australia
🌏 Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
🌏 Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
βœ… Tabanan rice fields, Bali
βœ… Angkor Wat, Cambodia
🌏 Kuang Si Waterfall, Laos
βœ… Bristol, United Kingdom
🌏 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
βœ… Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
🌏 Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
βœ… Windermere, United Kingdom
βœ… Bath, United Kingdom
βœ… Cambridge, United Kingdom
βœ… Jamacia Beach, Italy
βœ… Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
βœ… The Bahamas, Caribbean
βœ… Nyhavn, Copenhagen
βœ… Blue Lagoon, Iceland
🌏 Tianzi Mountain, China
🌏 Monkey Temples of Lopburi, Thailand
🌏 Statue of Liberty, New York
🌏 Vancouver, Canada
βœ… Dead Sea, Jordan
βœ… Cardiff, Wales
βœ… Inverness, Scotland
🌏 Fes, Morocco
🌏 Pamukkale, Turkey
🌏 Kjerag, Norway
βœ… Tre Cime Di Lavaredo, Italy
βœ… Berchtesgaden, Germany
βœ… Surfers Paradise, Australia
βœ… Epcot, Floria
βœ… Lichtenstein Castle, Germany
βœ… Nurburgring, Germany
βœ… Miami, United States
🌏 Arashiyama, Japan
βœ… Brunico, Italy
🌏 Xcaret Park, Cancún
βœ… Zagora, Morocco
🌏 Palawan, Philippines
βœ… Maastricht, Netherlands
βœ… Tampa, United States
🌏 New York, New York, United States
βœ… Grandvalira Canillo, Andorra
βœ… Hohenzollern Castle, Germany
βœ… Pragser Wildsee, Italy
🌏 Denizli, Turkey
🌏 Shanghai, China
βœ… Oslo, Norway
🌏 Keukenhof, Netherlands
🌏 Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
βœ… Bournemouth, United Kingdom
🌏 Cappadocia Balloon, Turkey
βœ… St Paul’s Cathedral, London
🌏 Pego do Inferno, Portugal
βœ… Lassen National Forest, California
🌏 Blue Grotto, Italy
🌏 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
βœ… Lake District National Park, United Kingdom
🌏 Tatra Mountains, Slovakia
🌏 Milford Sound, New Zealand
🌏 Faro District, Portugal
βœ… New South Wales, Australia
🌏 Nærøyfjord, Norway
🌏 Washington, United States
βœ… Brighton, United Kingdom
βœ… Tenerife, Spain
βœ… Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
βœ… Blindsee Lake, Austria
🌏 Scoresby Sound, Greenland
βœ… Hamilton Island, Australia
βœ… Milan, Italy
βœ… St Lucia, Caribbean
βœ… Denpasar, Bali
🌏 Carvoeiro Algarve, Portugal
🌏 Niagara Falls, Canada
βœ… Manchester, United Kingdom
βœ… West Palm Beach, Florida
βœ… Paris, Disneyland Paris, France
🌏 Pantheon, Rome

βœ… Douro River, Spain
🌏 Easter Island, Chile
🌏 Myanmar, Burma
🌏 Acropolis of Athens, Greece
🌏 Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, China
βœ… Stonehenge, United Kingdom
βœ… Annecy, France
βœ… Gornergrat, Switzerland
🌏 Lake Baikal, Russia
βœ… Mer de Glace, Chamonix
🌏 Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia
🌏 Pompeii, Naples, Italy
🌏 Laguna Verde, Bolivia
🌏 Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
🌏 Antelope Canyon, Arizona
🌏 Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
🌏 Tigers Nest, Bhutan
🌏 Aphrodite’s Rock, Cyprus
βœ… Los Angeles, California
🌏 Patagonia, Argentina
βœ… Cocoa Beach, Florida
βœ… Mona Lisa Gallery, Paris
🌏 Cape Town, South Africa
βœ… Kōtoku-in, Japan
🌏 New Valley Governorate, Egypt
βœ… Pattaya, Thailand
βœ… Lake Lugano, Switzerland, Italy
🌏 Florence, Italy
🌏 Burj Al Arab, Dubai
βœ… Dorset AONB, United Kingdom
βœ… Lingenfeld, Germany
🌏 Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
🌏 Γ‰tretat, France
🌏 Farafra, Egypt
βœ… Atlas Mountains, Morocco
βœ… Shibuya, Tokyo
🌏 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
βœ… Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
🌏 Hawa Mahal, India
βœ… Siem Reap, Cambodia
🌏 Sydney Opera House, Australia
βœ… Ghent, Belgium
🌏 Amalfi Coast, Italy
🌏 Melbourne, Australia
βœ… Berlin, Germany
🌏 Maly Semyachik, Russia
🌏 Alaska, United States (Currently planning!!)
βœ… Shinagawa, Tokyo
βœ… Alcatraz Island, San Fransico
🌏 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand
βœ… Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
βœ… Sandefjord, Norway
βœ… Louvre Museum, Paris
🌏 Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
βœ… Vatican City, Italy
βœ… Koh Sok, Thailand
🌏 Lake Louise, Canada
🌏 Luxor Temple, Egypt
🌏 Charles Bridge, Prague
βœ… Ballachulish, Scotland
🌏 Preikestolen, Norway
βœ… Bumpass Hell, California
βœ… Eiffel Tower, Paris
🌏 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
βœ… Ouarzazate, Morocco
βœ… Dolomites, Italy
🌏 Colosseum, Rome
🌏 Fox Glacier, New Zealand
🌏 YΓͺn BΓ‘i, Vietnam
🌏 Banff, Canada
🌏 Ontario, Canada
βœ… Venice, Italy
🌏 Naqsh-e Rustam, Iran
🌏 Machu Picchu, Peru
βœ… Brussels, Belgium
🌏 Siwa Oasis, Egypt
βœ… Petra, Jordan
βœ… Mermaid Beach, Queensland Australia
βœ… Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
🌏 Sydney, Australia
🌏 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
βœ… St. Ives, Cornwall
🌏 Salvation Mountain, California
βœ… Broadbeach, Gold Coast
βœ… Agadir, Morocco
βœ… London, United Kingdom
🌏 Trango Towers, Pakistan
βœ… Montserrat, Caribbean
🌏 Lake Hillier, Australia
🌏 El Castillo, Spain
🌏 British Columbia, Canada
🌏 Old Bagan, Myanmar
βœ… Moulin Rouge, Paris
βœ… ReykjavΓ­k, Iceland
βœ… Phuket Province, Thailand
🌏 Tasiilaq, Greenland
🌏 Park Güell, Spain
🌏 Mikonos, Greece
βœ… Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
βœ… Diest, Belgium
🌏 MÑlaga, Spain
🚐 Hallstatt, Austria
βœ… Snowdonia National Park, Wales
🌏 Yosemite Valley, United States
βœ… Glencoe, Scotland
🌏 Hai Phong, Vietnam
🌏 Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
βœ… Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
🌏 Zion National Park, Utah
🌏 Naples, Italy
🌏 Chiang Rai White Temple, Thailand
βœ… Pettnau, Austria
🌏 St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
🌏 Cotswolds AONB, United Kingdom
🌏 Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
βœ… San Francisco, United States
🌏 Mt Everest, Nepal
🌏 Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
βœ… Lake Garda, Italy
🌏 Isfahan, Iran
🌏 Great Wall of China, China
🌏 Ik Kil, Mexico
βœ… The Rhine, Germany
🌏 Iguazu Falls, Argentina
🌏 Sognefjord, Norway
βœ… Lyon, France
βœ… Scafell Pike, United Kingdom
🌏 Navagio, Greece
βœ… Orlando, Florida
βœ… Cape Byron Lighthouse, Queensland
βœ… Benidorm, Spain
🌏 Faroe Islands, Denmark
βœ… Brisbane, Australia
🌏 Uluru, Australia
βœ… The Alps, Switzerland
🌏 Al Farafrah, Egypt
🌏 Danxia National Geopark, China
βœ… Biberwier, Austria
🌏 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
βœ… White Cliffs of Dover, United Kingdom
🌏 Mount Rinjani, Indonesia
🌏 Maldives
🌏 Tiger Kingdom, Thailand, Thailand
🌏 Kathmandu, Nepal
🌏 Taj Mahal, India
🌏 Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia
🌏 Oia, Greece
🌏 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
βœ… Badung Regency, Bali
🌏 Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
βœ… Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
🌏 Milos, Crete
🌏 Himalayas, Nepal
🌏 Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
βœ… Tweed Heads, Australia
βœ… Ben Nevis, Scotland
🌏 Krka National Park, Croatia
🌏 Chittorgarh Fort, India
βœ… Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
βœ… Fort Lauderdale, Miami
βœ… Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
βœ… Kuta, Bali
βœ… Tintagel, Cornwall
🌏 Agerola, Italy
βœ… Eltz Castle, Germany
βœ… Arc de Triomphe, Paris
🌏 Istanbul, Turkey
🌏 Mt Elbrus, Russia
🌏 Red Square, Russia
βœ… Lac D’Emosson, Switzerland
🌏 Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Serbia
🌏 Jardín EtnobotÑnico de Oaxaca, Mexico
βœ… Matterhorn Glacier, Switzerland
🌏 Lapland, Finland
βœ… Marrakesh, Morocco
βœ… Dublin, Ireland
βœ… Coolangatta, Queensland
🌏 Verdon Gorge, France
βœ… Burleigh Heads, Australia
🌏 Yellowstone National Park, United States

2019-08-03T22:51:36+00:00 August 12, 2019|Travel|

Self-Care Weekends: 5 Lovely Things to Do This Weekend

The weekend is finally on the horizon and it’s been a pretty busy and very tough week. You might have been chasing after the kids, working hard at your 9-5 or maybe somehow juggling both! Well, now a well-deserved break is on the way, you’re going to need to fill your weekend with plenty of fun but will also leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready for the week ahead.

Sure a mini break to watch theΒ opera in FlorenceΒ over the weekend sounds like the perfect way to get some much needed R&RΒ but it might not be logistically or financially possible. So instead I’ve rounded up 5 lovely things to do this weekend when a mini-break it out of reach.

Self-Care Weekends: 5 Lovely Things to Do This Weekend | UK Lifestyle Blog

Head out for a family walk

There’s nothing better than feeling the fresh air in your lungs. And although the kids might kick and scream at the idea of it, a family walk is actually lots of fun. Choose a nice walk through woodland, along the beach, around an area of natural beauty or even a ramblers favourite.

It gives everyone an opportunity to move their bodies, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and spend some quality time together. It’s also a great opportunity for the kids to burn off some energy and you not have to worry about them getting into too much trouble!

Have a date night

Many couples worry that they don’t get to spend as much time together as they would like, So, put the kids to bed early and rustle up a romantic meal together. Or order it from your favourite place and enjoy each other’s company.

Self-Care Weekends: 5 Lovely Things to Do This Weekend | UK Lifestyle Blog

Catch up on a good book

If the weather isn’t great then don’t worry! If you’re on your own and find yourself at a loose end then pick up that novel you’ve been meaning to finish. Get cosy on the sofa, pull up a blanket and get plenty of snacks. If you have little ones to entertain then let them choose a short story and cuddle up together. Nothing beats family time.

Give yourself a little TLC

When was the last time you had a nice relaxing bath? Well, wait until the kids have gone to bed if you need to, and run yourself a nice hot bath. Drop in a bath bomb or some Epsom salts to help with those aching muscles and make it feel fancy with a candle or two. Pour yourself a glass of something cold and bring a book if you want or put on a relaxing playlist. Shave, exfoliate and buff your skin, then when you’re dry apply lots of moisturisers and a bit of fake tan if you want. Spoil yourself!

Self-Care Weekends: 5 Lovely Things to Do This Weekend | UK Lifestyle Blog

Pack a picnic

Wondering what to do for lunch? Why not pack up a bag of all your favourite treats and goodies and head out on a picnic? The kids will love doing something ordinary – a little differently! Don’t worry if it’s raining (it’s forecasted to be rainy in Cornwall), sometimes a picnic in the car is just as fun!

2019-04-23T16:25:10+00:00 April 23, 2019|Travel|

How to Safely Get Parcels Home When on Holiday or Travelling

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve just got home from Marrakech. I went over there with 11 of my nearest and dearest to celebrate my hen (blog post coming VERY soon!). I love everything about Morocco and IΒ couldn’t wait to get back there with my friends and family and show them why I’m infatuated with this place. If you’ve been, you’ll know one of the great things about this place is the souks. Markets overflowing with gorgeous homewares and handmade leather goods.

Of course, we filled our bags with rugs, slippers and trinkets, then tried to shove them in our suitcases to get them back to the UK. Checking luggage is expensive, and if you’re buying a large rug, even a large suitcase won’t save you. We’re going to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for our honeymoon and we don’t want to be stuck in that situation again, so we’ve looked into some options for shipping goods home.

How to Safely Get Parcels Home When on Holiday or Travelling | UK Lifestyle Blog

Six years ago when moving back from Australia I sent a large parcel back to the UK. I can’t remember exactly how much I spent, but it was a couple hundred bucks! I was kicking myself for going through to the Australian postal service, instead of looking at options online. Alas! I won’t make the same mistake twice… Here are some tips for if you’re thinking of doing the same.

Perfect Packaging

Parcels get home safely when they’re packaged properly. Particularly if you’re transporting fragile and expensive items, it can be a good idea to wrap them up in polystyrene and plastic wrappings before they’re encased in their boxes. This bolsters their protection against things like knocks and bumps during transit and ensures the item remains intact.

Why put up with the risk? Ensure that there’s the best packaging possible with your items, and your parcel should make it home just fine. By going the extra mile here, you ensure that nothing goes wrong – it’s really that simple!

Tracking Technologies

Of course, even with the best packaging, parcels can be lost or misplaced. This can cause a lot of anxiety and fretfulness, especially when the arrival of the package was highly anticipated and important. Therefore, there needs to be a way of ensuring your parcel gets home not just safely but gets there at all!

How to Safely Get Parcels Home When on Holiday or Travelling | UK Lifestyle Blog

Is there any need to put yourself through all that stress and worry? Consequently, companies like Parcel2Go can help here; their parcel tracking services mean that you can keep tabs on your order wherever it may be. You’ll thereby remove the β€˜ifs’ and β€˜buts’ that come with transit complications, and always have immediate access to the status of your delivery.

Neighbour Negotiations

Even when a parcel does make it home, if there’s no one to look after it, worry can set in again all the same. It’s unattended if you’re living alone, or it could be that it’s so big it won’t fit through the letterbox and there’s no one there to receive it. What can you do here?

Well, for all the bells and whistles technology affords, not many devices can beat a trusting neighbour. If you’re concerned that your parcel won’t make it home, perhaps ask your neighbour to receive it on your behalf. It’s the next best thing! This way, you know your package is in good, caring hands, which may just give you some comfort.

2019-03-15T17:41:59+00:00 March 15, 2019|Travel|
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