Travel is a massive part of my life, I couldn't imagine a life stuck in London, not seeing the world.
I've been to so many amazing countries over the years and if you're a reader of my blog you'd know I recently ticked Iceland off my travel bucket list and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I wanted to update My Travel Bucket List which I wrote back in April and share a few of the other countries on my bucket list and explain them a little more.Coast to Coast USA (Eastbound part Route 66)
After university, if I've not secured my dream job I am looking to travel from San Fransisco to New York. I'd like to drive part of route 66 and carry on to New York. While doing Route 66 I'd go off and see other things such as Las Vegas as it really interests me. I've been looking it up and it's pretty cheap to find a flight and I'd say in one hotel/hostel in San Fransisco and then find motels and cheap hostel along the way. Only expensive part is the car, I find it cheap but they want to charge $1000 because I'll be dropping the car in a different state. You'd think they'd know 1000s of people travel from coast to coast but for some reason I can't bypass $1000 fee. I'd be pretty happy with just doing Route 66, starting in San Fransisco and driving to Chicago before driving back to California and spending a few days there. Either way I'd like to spend two weeks doing this trip, ideally it would be three weeks but it's hard to get the time off work. I'm more than happy to do this trip alone but I know a few of my friends share the same dream, it's great studying tourism, everyone wants the same thing... To see the world.
Norway / Sweden
After Iceland Norway and Sweden and high on my bucket list. I've always had a thing for The Scandinavian countries and I can read a little Swedish (although I can not speak it) so I'd love to visit the country. There is so much to do in Norway and Sweden including the Northern Lights, they were beautiful in Iceland and I'd love to see them again so when I do go to Norway and Sweden it would be during the winter months so I can see the lights again. I'd love to see/visit Geirangerfjord, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo Opera House and Pulpit Rock before getting a train to Sweden and having stop overs in different cities. I'd end my trip in Stockholm before flying home. I'd love to see and visit Stockholm Palace, Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Museum of Medieval, Stockholm Old Town and of course the canals and hopefully the Ice hotel/bar.
Thailand is my biggest fantasy, I'm still not sure if I'm mentally ready for Thailand alone. It's a big step going to a country half way across the world who's first language isn't English and has a crime rate like Thailand. I'd of course love to do the normal Thailand solo traveler route of starting in Khao San Road with it's amazing nightlife and then heading south and doing some island hopping. I'd love to do the full moon party too. I'd love to visit The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), The Snake Farm and loads of other attractions.Australia (Road Trip)
I've got extended family in Australia and I'd love to visit them. They live in Perth and it would be the first place on my Australia road trip. I'd love to travel through Australia with friends, something like The Inbetweeners 2 movie but with less 'drama'. I'd love to stay overnight in Alice Springs to see the Red Centre/Uluru before heading to the east coast to Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast before heading down to Sydney where I'd end my journey. I'd of course love to go to Bondi Beach and see Sydney Harbour Bridge, Great Barrier Reef and the other wonders of Australia.
Thailand isn't the only Asian country I'd like to visit. I'd love to spend three months traveling to different countries around Asia, staying in hostels and backpacking. Start The Adventure (STA Travel) have loads of guided tours around Asia and the Indochina In-Depth tour gets me excited. It takes you to Thailand, Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. It costs little over £3000 for 41 days. I'd also like to do their Ultimate India by Rail and Southeast Asia in Depth. Like I said with Thailand I'm unsure if I could travel around Asia on my own, I know at 22 I should be ready but I still feel too young to do such a big adventure on my own with no guides.
Have you been to any of these countries?
What's on your Travel bucket list?