For a long time, I have always had a bucket list of countries and cities I have always wanted to visit, but as I have gotten older, I have found it harder to get away and travel. However, I think now as I am about to turn 25 years old, it is about time that I take the plunge and start making some travel plans. I wanted to create this blog to serve as a reminder to me that I need to visit these places before I hit the big three-zero!
Paris is captivating, and for someone who is yet to travel there, I am just drawn to it. It seems that there is always something new to discover, and away for the places like the Eiffel Tower, you can discover intimate courtyards, gardens and those traditional yet hidden cafes which draw you in with the smell of fresh pastries and delicious food. Maybe it’s the sense of romance which can be found when wandering the streets which enchant those who visit? Whatever it is, I need to book a break there as soon as possible.
There has always been something about Rome which has fascinated me, and I think this is due to it being so steeped in history. It is one of the most iconic cities in Europe and has been attracting visitors for years. It has awe-inspiring architecture, art collections and of course the Vatican City all appeal to me. I would also love the opportunity to try some real authentic Italian food, and of course wine. I know Rome is bustling with visitors, but I think it is one place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
Dublin is a beautiful city with a dynamic atmosphere. There are fabulous restaurants, old pubs, cobbled streets and beautiful sights. Each year, visitors flock to Dublin in crowds; some to pay homage to their roots, some to rediscover the city they know and love, and others to see it all for the first time. Alongside the enduring hot spots that have stood the test of time, exciting new places are consistently popping up, from quirky cocktail bars to creative restaurants. I have never been to Ireland myself, and there just is something about Dublin which makes me want to book the next flight there.
Copenhagen is said to be one of the most welcoming cities in the world, and has so much to offer its visitors. Copenhagen is renowned for its art and vibrancy, and this is shown through its many museums and art exhibitions. With Danish pastries and incredible coffee and a huge selection of shops, I can’t wait to plan my trip here.
I have never travelled to Scotland either, and what better place to get immersed in Scottish culture than heading to the capital? With Irn Bru on tap, deep-fried Mars Bars, on offer how could anyone not want to visit here? Besides the food, there are also museums, galleries and the magnificent Cathedral to see. There is an evolving food and drink scene and has a number of cool and unique venues, making it the perfect place for a city break. Additionally, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so what better way to celebrate my love than by visiting the place where JK Rowling wrote the first chapters of the worldwide sensation, where she took inspiration from the streets, the buildings and even the names around her.
With all this in mind, I want to visit these five cities as soon as I can. Have you visited any of the locations above? Let me know your experiences in the comments below, or by using my social media channels. If you need some travel inspiration take a look at my previous blog here.