5 Places on My Travel Wishlist

As we all do, I have a travel wishlist of places I would love to see one day. It changes slightly from time to time, but there’s five that keep coming back to me.

Here are five of my top places on my Travel Wishlist!



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I’ve been wanting to go here for the longest time, since I was a kid watching Cardcaptor Sakura. Yes that’s an anime. It’s also where I first discovered cherry blossoms, and then lost my mind when I realized they were real flowers that grew on real trees. Since then though, I’ve discovered more about Japan, and the more I hear, the more I want to go. There’s so much culture, sights, experiences there that I wouldn’t get to do anywhere else!

We’re hoping to go next year, and we plan to visit at least Tokyo and Kyoto!



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If we ever get here, it will be nothing short of a miracle. I searched flights to Iceland from New Zealand and it takes more than a day, and is crazy expensive. That being said, I still want to go. I’ve been hearing more and more about the natural beauty and landscapes of Iceland, and seeing it through a screen has never been enough. Not to mention, the Northern Lights. If I could see it in person, I think I would lose my mind. Iceland literally looks like it’s another world, and deserves to be on every travel wishlist.



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Europe in general is on my list, but there’s a few countries which I want to see more than others. Greece being one of the top. You guys may know the place in Greece I’m thinking of. Santorini. Look up any pictures of that place and tell me it isn’t stunning! The colours of the houses against the cliff, the water, the views. It all looks incredible. Culture wise, I don’t know too much about Greece, but I would be willing to learn. Also, if someone is willing to pay for me to get there, I would gladly accept.



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So this may be more Harry Potter related more than anything. Also, from pictures I’ve seen of Scotland, it reminds me a lot of New Zealand. Lots of grass, farm animals, gloomy weather, I feel like I could live there. They do have a lot of history, and castles, and it’s always been on the back of my mind to visit. Rory also has lineage there, so maybe visiting Scotland will be in the works one day.



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This time, it’s fairytales that draw me here. So much photos I see online of Europe villages and towns look like they came out of a story book. I want to see them. Also, the food in Germany looks to be on another level of decadence. Maybe I should just visit a whole bunch of European countries. They have train tours right where you stop in a few countries. That would be amazing!

I may have gone a little on a tangent there in the end, but there you have it! Five places on my travel wishlist that I would love to visit! I don’t know if I’d ever get them all ticked off, but a girl can dream right?

What’s a place on your travel wishlist?


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  1. Oh I definitely want to go to Greece also, especially Santorini, it is such a stunning place. Wish that traveling is free, I would do it all the time. xx

    1. It’s the first place that comes to mind when I think of Greece ? yeah, money is often the reason that stops us from travelling as much as we want to.

  2. This post was so fun to read! Santorini is at the top of my list too girl!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it Natalie! Santorini just looks so stunning! ?

  3. Definitely Japan for a completely different culture. Would love to see see geysers in Iceland but it is really expensive. Also want to see your side of the world.

    Closer to home so easy to achieve Italy but it seems like a romantic place so been visiting other places solo whilst wait for someone to go here with.

    1. There’s so many amazing places to see in the world!
      If Italy is close, definitely take advmatga of that! There’s so much amazing culture and history there ?

  4. These are all 100% definitely on my travel wishlist, too! Iceland has been very trendy as of late among my friend group, and luckily (for me) flights from Los Angeles pretty routinely go on sale… fingers crossed it happens for both of us soon!

    1. I’m glad you agree! There’s so many amazing places to see out there! You’re lucky you’re in LA, you’re much closer to Iceland than I am all the way in NZ haha! Hopefully one day, we can both cross Iceland off our travel wishlist 😀

  5. I would of course say definitely go to Scotland 🙂 Just remember though it isn’t all castles and sheep…there are the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen too!

    1. Scotland seems so amazing! I dont know too much about the cities and sights there, I should definitely look into it more ?

  6. Please come to Germany!! That would be so amazing!! I really want to go to Iceland and Scotland!! I see so many amazing pictures, maybe one day xx

    1. Hehe, it would be awesome if I went to Germany and we could meet in real life! ? if i ever went to Europe, I would try make it a really big trip and see lots of countries! Hopefully, one day ??

      1. That would be amazing!!

  7. Omg wish I could go to these countries too, except Greece cause i’ve been there already but omg Iceland, Scotland, Germany and Japen ?

    1. How cool that you’ve been to Greece!! I would love to go one day. But yes, there’s so many places I’d love to travel to!

      1. Yes Greece is wonderful!

  8. These are all such cool places to visit!! I’d love to visit Italy ? xx

    1. I’m glad you agree Amelia! Italy would be incredible!! It’s definitely another place I would love to see one day ?

      1. I know right!! It’s so beautiful ? x

  9. Scotland and Ireland has been the places for me, and France. Every since i was a kid those places held a certain magic in my mind. I want to see the old castles! Wouldn’t it be great if you all tracked Rory’s lineage before visiting and discovered he has relatives there? I saw that on a program once.

    1. Ireland and France are other ones for me too! All the old European places sound so magical to me. I think Rory does already have family there. He’s never met them though. It does give us a reason to go ?

      1. I imagine that being a great experience. And the free room and board, if they are the sort to let you crash, would be a hugely awesome bonus. Just putting that out into the universe, lol.

  10. I have wanted to visit France and Canada for awhile. Idek I just have lol

    1. Some countries just seem appealing! No reason for it ?

  11. Good choices☺ Iceland is my favourite place, it’s so beautiful? I love Germany, I always say I think we’ll live there. It’s gorgeous at Christmas. Scotland is gorge, so is Greece and Japan is on my list too? xx

    1. You were one of the blogs that made me want to go to Iceland! The photos you shared were stunning! How lucky that you’ve been to Scotland and Greece too! I really want to get over to Europe some day ?

      1. Aaw? Iceland is amazing. You’ll love it. You’ll love Europe full stop, there’s so many great places xx

  12. Yes to all of them! The ones that are near me, just drop by mine beforehand and smuggle me with you 😀

    1. Haha! UK is also on my list. My list is never ending really. If I ever get to Europe, I’m going to try see as many countries as i can while I’m there ?

  13. Greece is def next on my bucket list, esp Santorini! And Germany is def amazing, must see. Great list Angela 🙂

    1. Both Greece and Germany are stunning! Thanks for reading Maha! ?

  14. I want to visit Iceland so badly! Aren’t the photos of it just gorgeous? A great list!

    1. Iceland just looks more and more incredible with each photo I see ?? Thanks Natalie!

  15. Santorini does look beautiful, a very blogworthy place to visit! The Northern Lights in Iceland would be amazing to see and Scotland does sound similar to NZ, probably colder though haha

    1. Santorini does look very picturesque ? All these places are just so far from New Zealand though ?

  16. Yes! specifically santorini, greece and Ireland are on my wish list of places to travel as well.

    1. They’re all such beautiful places 😀

  17. I want to go to see Scotland too, especially I have been watching Outlander lately. 😀

    1. Haha, I still have to watch that show, but Scotland is definitely an amazing place to visit!

  18. This makes me want to travel SO BAD! Italy is at the top of my list, but Japan is a close second! I’ve heard it’s beyond beautiful and clean and everyone is so courteous ☺️

    1. Haha, that’s why I wrote this wishlist, to remind me to do more travelling!! Italy would be another amazing place to see! So much beauty and culture 😀

  19. Iceland is such an amazing place! I really hope you get there one day! 🙂

    1. The more I see pictures of it, the more incredible it looks 😀 I hope I make it there someday too! Thanks Hannah 🙂

  20. Yes to all of those places on your list!

    1. Exactly! I’m glad you agree! There’s so many amazing places I want to see 😀

  21. Yes to ALL of these! Greece is probably my dream place to go though. Some day soon I WILL go too! 🙂 <3

    1. I’m glad you agree Kate! There’s so many amazing places out there. Greece is definitely a dream destination for me too! It looks so stunning. I hope you get to go there soon! 😀 <3

      1. There really are! It is insane. Even here int eh States I feel like I haven’t seen or explore enough! It does! Thank you so much sweets! I hope you get there too! <3

  22. Yay please come to Germany 😀
    We do have great food here! *lures you like the witch in Hansel and Gretel*

    1. The food alone makes me want to come visit! On top of that, all the amazing architecture and sights, I just want to go already!! Give me time, I’ll get there 😀

  23. My bags are packed, when do we leave??

    1. My bags are pretty much packed to. I just need someone to organise and pay for flights haha!

      1. Is that a hint?? HAHAHA 😉

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  25. I have the first three on my wishlist too, Angela! Love the last two a lot. Methinks you will be in for a bonanza when you tick each off your list (as I hope I shall be too) 🙂 xx

    1. Yay! I hope we both get to visit all these places! I’m so excited that Japan seems like a real possibility for us 😀

      1. I will wait to hear more about that and fingers crossed 🙂

  26. yay! i literally have a travel series i’m working on (probably will post next year)
    and the cherry blossoms are super gorgeous, i believe i posted some photos from this year and last year as well on my blog. i always do my best to go once a year when they bloom
    and if you want to see the northern lights, i believe i heard you can see them from alaska and from northern ireland 🙂

    1. Ooh, a travel series sounds interesting! I really do love cherry blossoms, they’re so beautiful!
      I didn’t know that you could see the northern lights elsewhere! Ireland also sounds like a beautiful place to visit 😀

      1. Yeah I just have too many places I wanted to visit both in the states and overseas lol. So I figured I should just do a series and have at least four posts ideas so far lol

      2. But yes, definitely look into where you can see the northern lights and what not, perhaps visiting Iceland would be easier, a lot of other spots you sort of have to travel a certain distance to see them.

  27. must be everyone’s wishlist of visiting these places, These places are on my travel list also and will surely visit one day. Nice Work keep it up 🙂

    1. I’m glad we share a lot of these places on our travel wishlist. They all seem incredible! Thanks 🙂

  28. You can also see Northern lights in Finland, hint hint hehe!!! Japan is a place that I really want to visit too one day! The culture and everything is just a must see ☺️ xx

    1. Ooh, I have heard that there’s quite a few other places where you can see the Northern lights! There’s so many places in Europe that would be incredible to visit as well, and Finland is definitely one of them!
      Here’s hoping we both get to Japan one day!! ?

  29. From what you’ve shared it makes me wanna fly. Huhu! So inspiring.

    1. I’m glad you liked the post 😀

  30. Japan is a must, it’s so pretty! That photo of Iceland is incredible, it’s definitely a must… i just wish i got to see the northern lights when i was there! I’ve just written a blog on my travel wishlist if you fancy checking it out 🙂

    1. We’re going to Japan in May and I’m so excited! I would love to go to Iceland one day, but as it’s literally on the other side of the world, it’ll take me a while to get there haha! I’ll definitely have a look at your post 🙂

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