While I catch up on my end from recent travels, I thought it might be fun to do a FAQ catch up series here this week. There are a lot of new readers around here recently and I thought you might enjoy me answering some questions I get asked a lot regarding travel!
Where am I dying to get to?
There are a few places that are at the top of my travel list at the moment. My list changes over and over, depending on the season and the year and usually there are different places that move up and down the list. At the moment though here’s where I’m dying to get to sometime soon:
Japan and China – I’m craving an exotic Oriental trip and we’re shooting to make this a reality next November and I couldn’t be more excited. We’re hoping to see Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing and the Great Wall.
The Middle East – As I approach 30 next year, I’m really hoping to be able to make it back to the Middle East sometime soon. Egypt, Dubai, Petra and Istanbul are all high on the list and we’ve actually tried to make some of those work in the past couple years, but with all the unrest in the region, it’s hard for us to plan so far ahead to visit when you’re not sure of what might come up. Hoping we can make this happen soon!
English Countryside – I’m dying for a Fall/Winter stay in the English countryside sometime soon a la The Holiday. With a pub to walk to, countrysides to explore and lovely foliage, I could definitely hide away in the English countryside!
Peru – South America was never really high up on my list of places, but it’s been slowly creeping up there. Peru in particular I find really interesting and would love to visit my 6th continent in the meantime. Gladly, we just booked tickets for a visit to Machu Picchu and Cusco next May and I’m so excited!
Alaska – I think as Americans a lot we forget how wonderful our own country is and Alaska in general has so much untouched beauty! Whether through a cruise or a road trip, I’d love to make it up to Alaska sometime soon!
Emily Abernathy says
Great list! My husband and I just went to Peru and did Machu Picchu, Puno, Cusco, and Lima. It was amazing! We hope to do the English countryside in January. I know that that time of the year is typically not the best choice for Europe, but we are going to be in Europe at that time anyway and want to take advantage. I imagine it will still have some element of coziness even after the holidays.
I am so excited for Peru. Any tips that you found helpful for your trip there? And yes, I think the English countryside would be so cozy in January! Just curl up by a fireplace for me 🙂
Emily Abernathy says
I have lots of tips! How long are you in Cusco/ Machu Picchu? Are you spending any time in other towns? I’m in the middle of writing a series of posts on our trip there on my blog if you’d like to check it out! I haven’t written about Macchu Pichu or much about Cusco yet, but those are coming next.
Hey! So we are just doing Cusco and Macchu Picchu. We will be in Cusco for 2 days and then 2 days up at Machu Picchu and are going to stay up there for 1 night as well. I’ll check back on your posts, but let me know if you have any tips specific to Cusco and Machu Picchu for sure!
Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki says
I would love to visit Alaska as well, my best friend lived there for a year and it looked so gorgeous!
Yea a few bloggers I follow went recently and it looks amazing. The other place I have also heard that has a similar beauty is Banff in Canada, looking at that for Nick’s bday next year!
Christine Everyday says
Take me with you to the Orient!
Yes!!! I’m craving such an exotic trip through those countries!
Isabel @ TheSunnySideofThis says
I am dying to go to all of these places as well!
There are so many great spots out there!!!
Sara Rose says
I did an Alaskan cruise YEARS ago and it is still one of my favorite vacations
I hear that from so many people!!!!
Van @ Snow in Tromso says
Alaska is high up on my bucket list too!! and South America hasn’t really been on my radar either but since I have a roommate from Chile, I’d love to visit that country! 😉
Yea, both are growing higher and higher on my list!!!
Claire (@Kurea_San) says
Enjoy Peru!!! I absolutely loved Cusco when I was there about six years ago for Christmas. Such a cool city with a great local vibe.
I’m so excited for Cusco and Machu Picchu!