Travel is one of my regrets of my twenties. Not the fact I did travel, but the fact I didn't travel! Pre-kids and responsibilities I definitely should have explored the world. I stupidly got into a lot of debt and spent the first half of my twenties paying it back. If I could go back in time I’d not be a shopaholic and instead would live more frugally and save as much as possible to travel. I also never had the travel bug, but now I’m in my thirties it’s definitely appeared. It’s an itch that I really want to scratch! I always tell my husband Ben that once the kids have moved out we will then begin to travel the world.
Even though funds are limited right now and we are restricted with extortionate school holiday only prices and two young children, we do plan on exploring the world and the UK as much as possible. We’ve even recently purchased a Mazda Bongo camper van so we can explore more of the UK in a much more affordable and hopefully fun way.
But once more funds are saved (or when we’re loaded retirees) we definitely plan on visiting some more exotic and exquisite far flung destinations.
Just for fun, let’s imagine for a moment that money were no object and we can hire a private jet to escape to any part of the world we want. Where would we go? What would be on my bucket list?
Bora Bora has been on my list of places to visit ever since someone I knew once visited there. Her photos were just incredible. It has a stunning turquoise blue lagoon with overwater bungalow accommodation that looks straight out of paradise. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination and seeing as Ben and I never had a honeymoon I think we’ll have a postponed one here one day. It looks like a blissful oasis and I really can’t find words amazing enough to describe its beauty.
Greek Island Hopping
I would absolutely love to go Greek Island hopping staying in beautiful boutique hotels along the way. Or for a truly luxurious experience a luxury yacht charter in Greece would be the ideal way to visit the islands and explore the Greek coastline. In my travels so far the Greek islands have had the most beautiful beaches and unbelievably turquoise waters, particularly at well-known Shipwreck Bay in Zakynthos which is simply stunning.
Great Barrier Island
This looks like my dream destination to actually relocate to. It only has around 900 inhabitants and is totally off grid, but still has a school, shop and even a pub! Aside from daydreaming of living there I would like to visit one day. It’s off New Zealand so could be visited for a few days from here. A stay in Oruawharo Cottage which is located just 50 metres from a secluded beach is my idea of luxury to escape the rat race for a week or so.
This is another destination that has always appealed to me after seeing a friend’s photos. Thailand has to be one of the best Asia destinations for travellers. I love the rocky and rugged islands with the crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches. I’ve seen beachfront accommodation with private pools surrounded by palm trees which look like paradise!
Probably not dissimilar to Bora Bora and often compared. Another place that looks like paradise with crystal clear warm waters and white sands. Most of the worlds over water villas can be found in the Maldives and many have glass bottomed floors to experience the rich underwater life that thrives in the pristine waters. I can totally visualise my stay in a luxurious over water hut with a jet ski parked up outside…
If money were no object these would be the first five destinations I would like to visit; aboard my private jet of course.