As someone who loves to travel, I can’t quite believe that it has been nearly a year since I have last been on a plane. The children and I were lucky to have one trip away last year in February half-term, where we went to visit my sister in Indianapolis. Then lockdown happened, schools closed, and we’ve been home ever since. I know some people have been away in the summer last year, but we opted for a trip to the Lake District last summer, rather than abroad. It was so nice to have a change of scenery and enjoy some of the gems that the UK has to offer.
When the current lockdown restrictions are lifted, it has got me thinking about where I would like to travel to. Of course, there are a lot of restrictions in place at other countries, so the options can be limited. That is why there are a few places that I’d love to visit in the UK, when we can all travel freely again and hotels open up. One of those is Liverpool, home of The Beatles. I haven’t been there since I was quite young, so it would be great to go as an adult now to see things that I might have missed, and the children have never been.
Some other places on the bucket list are:
I went to Cornwall at the beginning of 2020 in January. I absolutely fell in love with the place. I was so lucky with the weather and managed to see a lot of things, but there are still a number of places (some tourist sites and cities) that I would love to see. Being able to go in the sea would be amazing too – in January it is just a little too cold! When lockdown lifts, this would be amazing, and mean no flights either.
As mentioned above, Liverpool is somewhere that I have been wanting to go to for a while. Cant believe I never went since I was a child, and I lived up north until I was 21! My top choices of attractions up there are The British Music Experience, Tate Liverpool, ferries in the Dockyard, Strawberry Field, and The Beatles Story.
I have been desperate to go to Greece for a while now, and I honestly don’t even care which island! Santorini might be top of the list, but as they all have amazing beaches, amazing food, history, good weather, water sports, and boat trips, I’m sure I’d be happy visiting any of them.
We were meant to be flying out to Florida in April of last year, and doing all of the Disney and Universal side of things. Although we have been before, I would love to take the children again and have the holiday that we were meant to have then. The children understand why we couldn’t go, and I was able to get all of the money back, but to surprise them with a trip there would be amazing.
I am a bit of a history geek, and have been reading about the Incas for quite a while. It would honestly be a dream come true to go to Peru and to hike the Inca Trail up Machu Picchu and Cusco. I don’t know if this would be doable with children for a while, but it is definitely going to happen once day – I’ll make sure of it!
I have never been to Canada, full stop. But I have seen so many dreamy images of Banff that it is top of my list to visit. I am much more of an outdoors / adventure kind of person (though who doesn’t love a beach), and prefer this much more to a busy city break. Banff, whether in winter or summer, looks amazing. From skiing and ice fishing to water sports, boating on lake and hiking, it just looks idyllic.
As much as I like to be busy, I think after all of the lockdowns and homeschooling, a chance to just relax and rest is what is needed! The Maldives has been a dream destination for a while now, but if it is not in a little wooden hut on the water on stilts, then I don’t want it, haha.
Where are you go-to destinations once we can freely travel again? I definitely won’t be booking anything until I know it is safe to do so, but a girl can dream, right?
Just make sure that you’re not breaking lockdown or tier rules to travel, as well as not travelling if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
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