My Travel Wanderlust List

I'm never really sure as to whether I like the phrase 'bucket list'. A bucket list sounds so much more final to me, I think it kind of stems from that phrase 'kicking the bucket'. I'd rather call it a 'wanderlust' list. It sounds more positive and more mystical to me.

I wrote a post about the destinations I'd love to visit in Europe a while back, but I'd thought I would kind of expand on that and write about the place I want to visit outside of Europe. With all the furore of Brexit, it might allow us to discover new places outside of Europe. Now, there are places on the previous list I've written that I would absolutely still love to visit and be a tourist in, these places are definite travel goals in my life!

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The inspiration to write this post? Beth Sandland. If you're a blogger and you haven't been following her Insta lately 1) Have you been living under a rock since the start of 2019? and 2) You need to follow her NOW. She's been travelling in Asia since the end of last year and her photo's have just been ON POINT.

Anyway, let's get on with my wanderlust list -

Paris is on top of the list for most of us bloggers, well, everyone's I would say. I'd love to be able to hop onto the Eurostar, get off in Paris and just completely explore all the nooks and crannies of the city. I'm not one for heights, but even I would love to climb the Eiffel Tower just to take in the spectacular view. I'd also love to go (window) shopping of course and visit as many Parisian cafes as I could. Mainly for their cheese. Who doesn't love cheese?!

Oh Santorini, definitely right up there on my wanderlust list. Everything just looks so pristine and photogenic there. I'd love to walk through the weaving roads whilst looking at the deep blue sea below me. I'd love to visit the church that always seems to be in stock photos. Maybe get married there one day? Well, I'd have to find a man first! *setting up Tinder* (jokes!)
I'd love to visit any part of Italy, whether it be the quiet area of Tuscany or the fashion capital of Milan or even the capital city of Rome. Let's face it, there's one top reason why we would all love to visit Italy - the food. Come on, it's where the best pizza and pasta is made! Eating pizza in Italy - an ultimate travel food goal.
I'd love to visit Florida again, mainly just to see Mickey Mouse and ride Space Mountain. I went to Florida three times when I was growing up, flying Virgin Atlantic and renting a villa for three weeks each time. Florida is well known for Disney World amongst the other parks such as Universal Studios and SeaWorld. I'd love to relive those memories again, predominantly without my father present!
Those clear, almost turquoise seas surrounding your accommodation, who wouldn't want to wake up to that?! The Maldives just looks like such a relaxing and picturesque holiday, just waking up to the sound of the sea is enough for me. I just want to stay in those little huts and walk along the promenade (I think that's the right word!).
During the summer when the football season is over, it seems like every footballer seems to go to Faro in Portugal at some point during their holidays! Not that I'm stalking or anything! Anyway - I researched Faro a while back and it just seemed to look like a decent holiday spot. There are a lot of golf courses it seems, not that I'm one for golf, I find it incredibly tedious to watch. It seems like quite a relaxed holiday destination and the beaches look absolutely banging!
Ok, I know I haven't strayed outside of Europe too much with my choices, but maybe once I visit all these places (I should say IF), I'll expand my horizons further, maybe visit parts of Asia like Beth has and is doing.
What are your travel wanderlust destinations? Let me know!
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  1. Such a great list Lucy! I'd love to visit anywhere in Italy as well. The Eurostar sounds like a dreamy way to travel so I definitely want to do that soon too :) x

    1. I’d love to travel on the Eurostar, such an easy way to get into Paris! x

  2. I would adore to visit Santorini. I was an archaeology major and we studied Minoan Crete and the Aegean Bronze Age and of course Santorini came up in both modules and it fascinates me how the island was preserved but sans any populace in comparison to Pompeii where the city wasn't evacuated in time.

  3. I don't really like the phrase bucket list either - your way of wording it is much better! The only place here I've been is Paris but I'd love to go again!


    1. I’m glad it isn’t just me who feels the same way about the term bucket list! Aww did you enjoy your time in Paris?! x

  4. I'm pretty sure when I visited Italy for 10 days I had pizza and/ or gelato every single day! I've also been to Paris and would love to scuba dive in the Maldives. I'm finally going to my #1 dream destination of ten years in June: Thailand!

    Rachel ||

    1. That’s the sort of thing I would do in Italy too Rachel! Aww have an amazing time in Thailand!

  5. Loved this. My ideal is to travel to Paris for the day - just because we can via Eurostar! Rome is amazing - I’ve been three times and loved it more each time! Definitely take a trip there.
    Nina ❤️ |

    1. I'd love to travel to Paris just for the day too! What a day that would be! Rome does look amazing! x

  6. I love reading where people would like to visit. Paris, Italy and the Maldives are all on my list too! Santorini is beautiful and well worth a visit...although very busy during the peak summer months. A bit too busy to enjoy the famous Santorini sunset at times, but still well worth it!

    Going to Lisbon in June so not quite Faro, but hopefully just as nice!

    thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo

    1. I hope you have a great time in Lisbon Aimsy! xx