I’ve got that wanderlust feeling once again. Well… to be frank I keep seeing my friends and family explore the world on the gram and got a little jelly.
I’m the one who didn’t do a gap year of travelling when I was back at university, or after I graduated. Forever kicking myself for not exploring the world in my mid twenties.
Joe (my hub) and I have been to some pretty epic countries, the likes of Canada, Paris, Thailand, San Francisco, Santorini and New York to name a few. However, there’s always a little hole burning inside of me that I need to see and explore more places, so without further a do, here’s my list of countries/counties that I’d like to visit in 2019.
The Cotswolds is one of those places that I’ve seen crop up on my Insta time and time again. I’d love to explore the villages surrounding The Cotswolds – it looks breathtakingly (is that even a word, Zoey?!) beautiful. Somewhere me and Joe could do for an extended weekend in Spring or Summer.
Koh Samui/Chiang Mai
I’m a HUGE fan of Thailand, Joe and I visited the beautiful island back in 2012 and loved every moment of it (hands down one of my favourite countries I’ve visited). Although, I’ve been told it’s more commercialised now – which is a shame. However there are parts of the country I still want to see – I’d love to explore Koh Samui for more of a relaxing break and then travel to Chiang Mai to explore more of the jungle vibes.
Edinburgh has been on my bucket list for absolute ages! Joe and I are thinking of going here with some family for an extended weekend this year. The streets look absolutely stunning and I cannot wait to see it in all it’s glory!
Oh how I dream about Iceland every year, I hope 2019 is the year that I can experience its beauty. The crystal caves, the northern lights and the blue lagoon – sign me up please!
I explored Florida/Orlando when I was twelve with my grandparents – I have such fond memories of that holiday! Disneyland and Animal Kingdom were my faves. And, I made some Canadian friends along the way too.
I’m dying to go again as they have a Harry Potter theme park at universal studios and loads of new rides at other theme parks! Eeeep, yes I’m still young at heart!
Ah, the ultimate dream holiday, right?! Maldives has been on my list for years! Although I keep putting it off as it’s SO expensive. Maybe for my 30th I’ll get to go but who knows!
Joe and I are going to be exploring a little bit of Sweden for a friend’s upcoming wedding which is rather exciting! We’ve briefly been to Malmo whilst we were exploring Copenhagen back in 2017, so yeah, rather excited to experience a Swedish wedding and see a bit of Malmo once again!
Harrogate is a beautiful quaint county up north. I’ve had my eye on it for ages! It’s home to many beautiful parks and the afternoon tea is supposed to be delightful. What more could a girl want?! Fresh air, exploring nature and sweet treats. Perfection in my eyes.
Sometimes you forget how many beautiful places there are in the UK. So this year I want to make sure I’m visiting somewhere new every other month!
I can’t believe I’ve never explored Manchester – it’s supposed to be quite like London but cheaper to live. It has a great night life as well as loads of stuff to explore during the day. Ohh and it’s great for a bit of retail therapy!
Rome has been on my bucket list for ages! It looks so beautiful and there are many sights and exhibitions to see. The food looks incredible too!
Last but by no means least, Marrakech has been on my places to visit for a good while. It looks so vibrant and the weather is supposed to be really good too!
Where would you like to travel to in 2019? Let me know in the comments below!