My Travel Bucket List!

Travel related posts are always my favourite type of posts to write and they are usually the ones that go down the best, so, despite my lack of travel at this present time, I decided to compile my ‘Travel Bucket List’. A large proportion of my life consists of me reading or watching travel related articles/books/videos and through this I have discovered many activities that have significantly fuelled my desire to travel the world.

One of my dream travel destinations is Iceland, so naturally this post will feature various Icelandic adventures. The first quite obviously being to see the natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights. Even looking at pictures is enchanting, so to experience this in real life would be a truly remarkable experience. One more thing Iceland adds to my bucket list is to experience the ‘Blue Lagoon’. In a country known for being stereotypically cold, it may come as surprise that Iceland offers a geothermal spa with water temperature ranging from 37-39 degrees but, due to it being located in a lava field, it does and my god it looms relaxing. Plus it’s good for the skin and who doesn’t love skincare! One final thing I would love to do in Iceland, and it was hard to whittle it down to just 3, believe me, is visit the ‘Skaftafell Ice Cave’. In the country of ice there are obviously many ice/snow attractions; however, this one appeals to me the most purely for the fact it just looks incredible and quite extraordinary, I mean just look at the picture of it!

Okay, away from Iceland now. South East Asia is also a part of the world that I am eager to explore. The street markets in Asia particularly appeal to me due to the fact they combine culture with shopping and offer a great chance to interact with and immerse yourself with the locals. One specific market that stands out is the ‘Chatuchak Market’ in Bangkok. This weekend market has around 8000 stalls and is split into 27 sections (AKA it’s frickin huge) and pretty much sells everything a human being, like myself, would desire. Thailand is also the host of ‘The Full Moon Party’. The full moon party, whilst pretty crazy nowadays (I mean there’s drugs, sex and everything in between), is something that looks like so much fun, if done sensibly(ish). 40,000 people crammed onto the beach dancing throughout the night, having the time of their lives and consuming the occasional alcoholic beverage, okay a lied, a lot of alcohol is consumed, but that only adds to the fun haha.

So there is my travel bucket list. I tried to keep away from the things you would normally see on a typical bucket list. For example; The Taj Mahal, bungee jumping etc (although I definitely want to do those too). And obviously there are a lot more things I would love to do so maybe I will write a part 2, who knows. Let me know any of your travel aspirations and keep smiling, Harrison.

p.s If you would like to check out my ‘Dream Travel Destinations’ do so here (I will love you forever).

iceland            Blue Lagoon

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My Dream Travel Destinations

As someone who vows to explore the world and immerse myself in various cultures and climates, I thought why not share with you some of my dream travel/backpacking destinations. These places, as you will probably notice, are extremely different in both climate and culture, but equally as appealing and awesome and one day (after education) I’m sure I will give them a visit. This is in no particular order.

Okay so first up is Finland. My initial desire to travel Finland came after watching this video by travel vloggers ‘VagaBrothers’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkqSrEa_Sw where they explored Helsinki (the stunningly beautiful capital) in the summer. With amazing scenery, incredible architecture and design and a sun that never sets, Finland really does have it all. Finland offers both the city and country style landscape and culture, and with various towns and villages to explore, as well as the old markets and infamous Finnish sauna experience, there really is no getting bored and that’s enough to persuade me.

Finland

Next on my bucket list is India. As the majority of my interest lies in budget travel, India is definitely a must. India offers an experience completely different from anywhere in the world (I mean there are elephants and camels walking the streets) and much like neighbouring countries in South East Asia, it can be done on an extremely tight budget. The chaotic streets, endless amounts of tourist attractions and one of the best cuisines in the world all combine to make India standout to me as a must to travel. Many travellers agree that India is an eye opening experience and that chance encounters with beautiful, poverty stricken children can prove to be life changing. If you can avoid the scams, because, unfortunately, they do exist, then India will most definitely deliver you the experience of a lifetime. And what’s more is you can get a beer for 50p!

india

One final place I intend on travelling is another country in South East Asia, Thailand. Probably the most famous backpack destination in the world, and for all the right reasons. It’s cheap, beautiful, and easy to get around (although those Tuk Tuk’s do look rather scary) and offers a culture which blends the religious and historical elements with crazy nightlife and hectic, and very cheap, markets. Thailand is also home to the ‘Full Moon Party’, which is arguably the craziest party in the world that brings around 10,000 people to a beach once a month to have the night of their lives. Whatever you desire from your travels, Thailand has it. Exotic beaches, amazing food, and a pleasant mix between the old and new, Thailand is one place I dream of one day getting the pleasure of visiting.

thailand

Okay so that was my list, I could have gone on forever with this but wanted to keep it brief (may do another list at a later date). Let me know your dream travel destinations in the comments, I would love to know, and maybe even learn about somewhere I’ve never even thought about myself! Thank you for reading. Keep Smiling, Harrison 🙂

(None of the pictures used are mine)