I don't know what it is about Sundays but I always end up in my own little dream world, wondering about all the things I've done right and wrong throughout the week and dreaming about the future and the things I could do if I had more time, energy and money. Travel is one thing that I would love to do a lot more of during the next few years. I never went on a gap year like most of my friends and I've barely been out of Europe apart from Thailand - an opportunity I was so gratefully given thanks to my blog as I never would have been able to afford otherwise. I decided to turn my blog into a lifestyle/travel blog to encourage myself to travel more and write about my journey. Many travel bloggers these days have seen most of the world and write about their epic adventures. I haven't been to many places, but I want to start my journey with my blog so that everyone can see my travel plans unravel and be with me when I first explore places. I'm just an average woman with big dreams living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget...but if I did have money, my travel plans for 2016 would look a little bit like this... a girl can dream, right?
I have always loved animals and I have always dreamt of going on an African Safari. It would be a dream come true to drive past lions, zebras and elephants in their natural habitat and I love the idea of visiting Africa. I've had friends that have been on an African Safari and have said it was one of the most unforgettable experiences of their life.
Helicopter Ride over Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon wasn't on my bucket list until recently. When I went to Amsterdam a few months ago, my husband and I met a lovely American couple who told us that one day we should visit the Grand Canyon. I didn't think much of it until a few weeks later when their words sprung to mind and I began researching trips to America. I came across a website that offers Helicopter Tours around America and the Grand Canyon was on their list. The helicopter tour starts in Las Vegas overlooking the bright neon lights and swiftly moves on to the Grand Canyon where you can observe one of America's most natural wonders from the sky. Having researched the Grand Canyon a bit more since their suggestion, it has definitely got me thinking of saving up for a trip one day.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
My childhood was full of water sports and water activities as my dad was a scuba diving instructor and we had a boat that I spent every weekend on growing up. I have always dreamt of visiting Australia and diving the Great Barrier Reef as it is known as one of the best places for watersports in the world, but I've never had money or time to look into a holiday to Australia. If I haven't been before I'm 30, I'm hoping that I can book a trip for my 30th birthday in six years time.
Sail around the South of France
As a daughter of a sailor, a part of me wants to follow my fathers footsteps in the future and take up sailing. My dad always speaks highly of his sailing trips around Europe, in particular France and the Medditerean when he was in the army and I would love to do the same. If money was no object, I'd be sailing around Monaco, Cannes and the French Rivera...although I'd probably have to buy at least a 50ft yacht to fit in there.
What would be on your 'If Money was No Object' bucket list?