My Travel Bucket List

New York

New York is probably the first place I began developing a true urge to visit. This longing began back when I was about 10/11, but unfortunately these last 15 years have brought me no closer to the Big Apple. At one stage, I thought that I could actually live in New York, but now I don’t think I could keep up with the hustle and bustle of the place. Instead, I will be content with 10 days visiting some of the world’s most famous attractions, as well as some serious shopping of course.

Times Square
Times Square. Hopefully when I visit New York I will have time to catch a show. Photo via FlickrCC.


Ever since I went to Rome 6 years ago, I have been in love with all things Italian. While I do want to return and explore more of Rome someday, I also want to see a lot more of Italy. I spend a lot of time writing about Florence in work which has ultimately led me to dreaming a lot about Florence, both in and out of work. Hopefully, sometime in the next 2 years, I can actually physically climb to the top of Florence Cathedral, eat pasta at Piazza della Signoria and cross Ponte Vecchio to discover another part of this wonderful city.

Piazza della Signoria. Photo via FlickrCC.


Madrid is the place I am most determined to go this year. Initially, my biggest push was to see a very good friend of mine and her family. However, the more I learn about the city, the more I am drawn to it as a tourist. Madrid has so much culture to offer that I would probably need to live here for a year to truly experience it. In the meantime, I will be satisfied with a few days soaking up the sun in Retiro Park.

Retiro Park. Phot via FlickrCC.


Edinburgh is a recent addition to my travel bucket list, but is somewhere which has become more and more interesting to me over the last year. If I can somehow wrangle a cheap weekend break there this summer, I most definitely want to take part in one of the ghost tours, even though I know I will be scared senseless. Edinburgh Castle also really appeals to me and is somewhere I would just have to see. If I was lucky to have more than a long weekend to space, I would also like to travel the Scottish Highlands following a history filled few days in the capital.

Edinburgh Castle. Photo via FlickrCC.


After working with some very nice Polish people a couple of years ago, I always had an urge to go to Poland. I felt like they knew so much about my culture and country, and I knew almost nothing about theirs and this somehow bothered me. Ever since then Poland has been on my bucket list. I have been able to visit some little villages on the German border of Poland, but I would really like to visit a bigger city. Considering I still have not learned too much about the country, it would be a truly fascinating and educational trip.

Warsaw. Photo via FlickrCC.

What places are on your travel bucket list? Have you been to any I have mentioned? I would love to hear your tips.


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