I have holiday fever. It’s definitely self-inflicted and I’m almost certain that I caught it from spending too much time scrolling through the Instagram feeds of gorgeous girls on beautiful beaches. Damn. Although our trip to Greece was a mere few months ago, it feels like far longer and I’m itching to get back on a plane. I’ve always thought of myself as a long-haul kind of girl, but our last three holidays have been short-haul. Recently I’ve been reminiscing on last years trips to Rome and Mallorca, and trawling through the thousands of destinations offered on holiday sites. Whilst I still have my sights on so many faraway lands, I’ve also found a new interest in those closer to home and have been compiling a Bucket List of the ones I’d love to see.
I’ve used the power of social media to nose in on a few holidays to Barcelona recently, and wow. It looks like such a vibrant and colourful city! I’d love to see all of its sights like the Sagrada Família, and I’m already planning all of the outfit photos I can find the perfect colourful backdrops too! It also looks like they have gorgeous beaches too.. remind me why I haven’t been yet?
There are so many beautiful places in the world which are restricted by time and money, and for this reason I like to think that I’m someone who avoids revisiting holiday destinations. However as I mentally plan my fourth trip to Walt Disney World and add Mallorca to my Bucket list I’m starting to think that revisits aren’t so bad…
Spain is absolutely beautiful and our trip was the most relaxing short-haul holiday I’ve been on so far. I keep revisiting the Holiday Gems site and resisting the urge to book a trip back on impulse. Jamie loved it so much that he started planning our retirement out there, so another trip is definitely on the cards!
Although I’ve never had a burning desire to visit the city dubbed the most romantic in the world, I’d love to tick it off my list. A long weekend away filled with croissants and time spent strolling the streets of Paris sounds divine right now. Plus I’d have a real reason to scrub up on my GSCE French.. je ne se pas?!
After visiting Rome last year, I’d absolutely love to expand my experience of Italy with a trip to Venice. My parents went recently and it just looks and sounds so scenic (without even considering how Instagram worthy its beautiful canals are).
I think I missed the pivotal point in which Amsterdam became the cool place to go and people (myself not included) began calling it ‘the dam’. I’ve heard a lot of great things and from what I gather it’s a very different lifestyle, so I’d absolutely love to immerse myself in it for a long weekend. I’d love to grab a bike (possibly a movie stereotype but still fun) and just explore!
What I wouldn’t do to be close to a bar in a warm foreign country right now! Which European cities are on your Bucket List?
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