Recently we have started talking about where we are going for our summer trip this year. In Italy everybody takes the whole of August as holiday because it gets so hot. So everyone leaves Milan and heads to their holiday homes at the coast or in the mountains. I love it because it brings back feelings of the summer holidays when I was at school, and its a great opportunity to do some traveling and have an adventure.
In previous years we have island hopped in the Bahamas, stayed in nature reserves in Costa Rica and last year went traveling around Sri Lanka. This year we are undecided as there are so many amazing destinations in the world to choose from. So I decided to make a list of all the places I dream of visiting and to share it with you here. I hope it can give you some inspiration for your traveling this year too…
Japan. I have always wanted to visit Tokyo because of their incredible fashion scene and underground culture. Plus Japanese food, cherry blossom forests, mount fuji, beautiful wildlife and ancient temples – japan sounds beautiful.
(hirosaki castle & tokyo city streets – japan)
Cuba. Crumbling architecture, colorful houses, 1950’s cars and beautiful street art. I imagine visiting Havana to be like stepping back in time to a romantic, exotic city.
(crumbling architecture – havana – cuba)
India. Everything about India fascinates me – the culture, the people, the food, the religion, the ancient temples and the yogi ashrams to name a few. India is somewhere I hope to take a big trip to and spend time traveling around the whole country.
(the blue city – johdpur – india)
Mongolia. Ever since seeing Tim Walker’s Mongolia photo shoot I have been dreaming about visiting this beautiful and ancient country. I would love to ride horses through the countryside and sleep in a teepee under the stars.
Columbia. I have wanted to visit Columbia since I went traveling around South America. With beautiful beaches, incredible scuba-diving, dance parties in Bogota, Mayan ruins and an ancient city, lost in the middle of the amazon this place sounds incredible! (Note: If you want to learn more about traveling in Colombia make sure to check out our Latin America Travel Guides!)
(guatape – columbia)
New Orleans for Mardi-Gras. For the colorful costumes, jazz music and huge street party that is Mardi-Gras plus New Orleans is said to have some of the best food in America.
(mardi-gras party goers in 1952 – new orleans)
Tibet. I imagine exploring the Himalaya’s is like getting lost on the top of the world. The landscape stretches on for miles interrupted only by mountain-top Buddhist monasteries and ancient temples. It sounds beautiful!
(himalayan landscapes & guchiandra monastry – tibet)
Island Hopping in the Philippians. With over 7500 islands, the Philippians sounds like the perfect place to get lost in paradise.
(hidden covers in palawan island – philippines)
I will keep you posted of where we decide to go. Where are you going this summer? Or where do you dream of going? Let me know in the comments below…
(all photos taken from pinterest.com)
Want more Bucket List inspiration… Check out my post ‘Why Traveling is Good for the Soul’.