It’s the start of a brand new year, which I’m very excited about because 2018 was a bit messy and I was starting to fall asleep with Christmas songs on a loop in my head. 2019 is already going pretty well for me – I’ve started Dry January, ordered more than one type of vegetable in my food shop, and I’ve only embarrassed myself in public twice so far. (Everything’s coming up Milhouse!) More importantly, I’ve also put a list together of the places I’d like to tick off my bucket list this year which I’ve written about in unnecessary detail below. So, if you fancy a bit of travel inspiration or just want to kill a few minutes, read on for my 2019 plans. On a completely unrelated note, does anybody know if travel companies accept Monopoly money?
Ahhh, Canada. She’s been at the top of my bucket list for a while now, and 2019 is potentially the year I’ll finally be living the maple syrup filled dream as I’ve applied to work at a Canadian summer camp through CCUSA. (I did it in the USA back in 2014 and had the best time, have a look why here). Working at a summer camp is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and I’m so excited to see where I might end up being placed. Fingers crossed for the job fairs coming up in a couple of weeks!
#2 on my list is Iceland which conveniently sits more or less right in the middle of Canada and the UK, so it would just be silly not to stop off on the way home. Especially when STA have this insanely good deal which I’ve actually had my eyes on for about 4 years now. Here’s hoping this is the year I see the Northern Lights in all their beauty instead of just making a joke that the closest I’ll ever get to that is looking at a row of street lamps in Leeds.
The first two things on my list have been a lil expensive so I thought it would be a good shout to throw something a bit more close to home on here. (£10 Ryanair flights, let’s be having ya). I’ve always loved Ireland and used to go quite a lot as a kid, but I’ve never been to Belfast and would love to give it a go – along with the absolute beauty that is Giant’s Causeway.
One of my friends went to Galway a couple of times last year and her stories/photos of many lovely looking streets, pubs, and waterfront views made me fall completely in love with it. It’s also pretty close to the Cliffs of Moher (or Cliffs of Mower in my accent) which has been on my bucket list for ages.
Another expensive place so I’ll just stick it at the bottom and hope for the best. I’ve wanted to visit Copenhagen (and Scandinavia in general) for ages but keep putting it on hold in favour of other places. Maybe this year I’ll finally give in and book this trip I’ve been looking at for a while which goes through Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo. Either that or buy a Lonely Planet guide and look at the pictures instead.