Like every morning, I was scrolling through Twitter today to get a quick update on what was going on in the world while I had been sleeping. At some point, I ended up on the #TravelTuesday tag because apparently that’s a thing.
Either way, it kept me busy for a while and ended up giving me some inspiration for places I want to travel to in the future. Keep reading below to see what is now on my list (in no specific order) of future vacation destinations!
If you know me, you know I love sushi. That’s not the biggest motivating factor to one day visit Japan, but it’s definitely a reason. Besides the food, the culture and environment seems to be so diverse. I’ve read about how amazing Tokyo is, and how much history can be found in the ancient city of Kyoto. Honestly, what wouldn’t be a reason to visit Japan?
For the longest time, I was absolutely convinced that Croatia and Greece were neighboring countries. Up until my sisters spent two and half weeks in Greece, I had no clue that over one thousand kilometers separated the two. Clearly I’m really great with geography.
Besides that minor mix up, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of one day going simply to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s an eight kilometer string of SIXTEEN lakes mixed with forests and beautiful scenery. If I go missing at any time in the near future, assume it’s because I impulsively hopped on a flight to Croatia.
Maybe it’s because I went on a cruise seven years ago and met a few people from Australia who had the coolest stories about their home, but Australia as a whole absolutely needs to be a place I visit soon. Any picture I’ve ever seen is enough to make me drop everything and practically start swimming to the other side of the world.
The fact that so many parts of the continent are different from each other makes it difficult to decide where exactly visit, but the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef are at the top of the list. Oh, and definitely see a kangaroo and/ or koala up close.
I’m not sure when the idea of visiting Ireland came into my mind, but I’m glad it did. The Aran Islands and Dublin are my must see places. I have no idea how they ended up on my list for Ireland, but now I’m dead set on one day visiting them.
Just Google pictures of Aran Islands. It’ll be worth it.
I have never had an interest in going to Hawaii until my absolute favorite blogger, Amber Fillerup- Clark, temporarily moved to Oahu with her husband, kids, and dog. I’ve only ever heard stories and seen pictures from the tourist side of Hawaii which kind of reinforced not needing to visit.
Since December, Amber and her husband, David, have completely changed my mind just from their vlogs and Instagram posts. The daily adventures they go on range from helicopter rides over the water and volcanoes, to surfing, to just exploring the area around them and now I NEED to go.
Cross country road trip of USA
I know I said that these are in no specific order, but my cross country road trip is at the TOP of my list. I feel like I need to do this before I go anywhere else. After traveling to Nashville twice in a year, something went off in my head that told me I wanted and needed to see more in the U.S.
This roadtrip will definitely include a stop at Antelope Canyon in Arizona. I’ve seen so many incredible pictures, it’s amazing more people I know haven’t gone out there yet.
In a country of 50 states, I’ve only gone to 12, and the farthest west was Chicago, Illinois. In addition to the states, I’ve gone to 10 different countries, and many islands in the Caribbean. But that’s not enough when the world is as big as it is!