I don’t know about you but I can’t think of many places I wouldn’t want to visit, at least at some point in my life time. The world is full of such incredible beauty, with a vast array of different cultures to be experienced. There are places I have visited already which I can’t wait to return to as well as destinations I’m yet to discover, which have been on my list for a very long time. Here are a few places and experiences which are currently at the top of my ‘travel wish-list’:
1. Norway for the Northern Lights
(Photo of Lofoten, Norway by Travel Zoo)
Why? I absolutely loved Finland when I visited last year. The further north we went, the more I loved it. Once in Lapland our main form of transport was snowmobiles, where we would venture from cabin to cabin. It was like another world! I’d love to experience a different part of Scandanavia and I’ve heard Norway is just as beautiful and in fact more mountainous than it’s neighbouring countries. As for many photographers, It would be incredible to be able to see and capture the Northern Lights, in a small remote fjord cabin; somewhere like Lofoten.
2. Zambia and Zimbabwe
(Photo of Chongwe River Camp by Safari Sun)
I’ve always wanted to visit more countries in Southern Africa and I’d particularly love to spend some time in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Although not without it’s problems, I’ve heard so many people talk about the beauty of Zimbabwe and the warm, welcoming hearts of its people. I think if I got the chance to visit either country I’d have to head up to Victoria Falls, the magnificent waterfall on the Zambezi River.
3. Coffee Farm in Ethiopia or Tanzania
(Photo by TechnoServe of a Coffee Farm in Tanzania)
As you all know, I absolutely love coffee. I’m also really curious about the process of making coffee (where it comes from, how it is farmed). I find it all super interesting and I’d love to visit a coffee farm in East Africa and just find out all about the process and the people involved. Working as a barista and sampling coffee every day (without fail), I’ve grown to really appreciate how intricate and huge the entire process is, from bean to drink. It also happens that many of these coffee farms are located in some of the most beautiful locations, like the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
4. Marathon in Patagonia
(Photo by Patagonia International Marathon)
For me, marathon running is very much about the location and the experience more than the race itself. I think there’d be nothing more humbling than running in the surroundings of mountains like those in the torres del Paine National Park. Most of the larger, well known marathons are city marathons, with crowds of people there to support you and help you along the way. The Patagnoia International Marathon couldn’t be further from that; the race is stripped back to the basics: the runners and the mountains. Running always feels like such a natural thing and I don’t think I could think of anything more perfect than running in Patagonia. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!
5. Coffee tour of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
(Photo of Barry Café, Melbourne by ‘breakfastout‘)
I’ve wanted to visit Australia for such a long time. Not just for the pristine beaches of the Gold Coast; I’ve wanted to check out their coffee culture for quite some time, particularly with so many great cafés in London being owned by people from Australia and New Zealand. The only ‘problem’ with visiting Australia is that you need a lot of time and money, so maybe I’ll have to wait a little while before this dream becomes a reality!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this short post on places I’d love to visit soon. Let me know if you’ve been to any of these places and where is top of your list!
Have a great week!