Every year as spring rolls around, blowing away the snow clouds of winter and replacing them with all sorts of lush green adorableness, I promise myself I’ll improve my life. I’ll cut all things mundane from my life and concentrate on all things awesome instead.
That’s around the time when my bucket list makes a fast reappearance. You might have already seen the one on my website, filled with all kinds of fantastical things. From getting wasted in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day to visiting the Himalayas, it includes all the wonderful travel moments I would love to experience – preferably in the near future and at least once in my life.
Today I want to present you with the top three bucket list adventures which I will try to tick off in 2015 – and a chance to win one of your own! Because what’d be the point in talking about my dreams if I did not try to help you fulfil you own?
My first pick has got to be Thailand. As you might already know, I have been dreaming of visiting Thailand for ages now. It is the place I would most like to visit, sitting in joint first place alongside Cape Town. I am also kind of terrified of going there for fear of disappointment…
But this year I have decided to finally confront that silly fear and am seriously considering attending the TBEX conference in Asia this October. If I do take the leap, I’d probably end up having a proper look around the area too! Would you fancy a little trip to South East Asia this fall or would you write me off as just another cliche backpacker stereotype? *shudders*
This one is particularly exciting because I am… wait for it… going there next week! I’m sorry I kept it a secret for such a long time. We’ve been talking about it for a while now, but only took the plunge and booked our tickets two days ago. We actually managed
My friend Tom whom you may recognise from some of my silly YouTube videos (subscriiibe, subscriiibe!) will be joining me on an epic trip to the land of fire and ice and we are both beyond excited!
If you have any tips on what to see and do in Iceland, please pop them in the comment section below. I’m not much of a planner, but as we will only be there for five days I want to make sure we fit in as many highlights into that limited time as possible.
My third pick is Finland. You might find this a bit odd, given that I was just there earlier this year. While visiting the Arctic town of Levi I was almost certain I’d get to see the elusive northern lights. I pictured a giant paintbrush colouring the sky a fantastical shade of green and my camera snapping away as it captured one of the most magnificent natural phenomena known to (wo)man.
Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. I had a wonderful time in the Finnish Lapland – I got to experience five different kinds of safari and even stayed in an ice hotel all by myself one night. But I’d love to do it all again, just for the sake of seeing what I originally came for…
The good news is that you can experience it too, thanks to the kind folks over at Transun who are hosting an epic bucket list competition!
Would you like to go on a fantastic trip for two to Finland or Sweden to see the northern lights?! And not just any trip – one with full board accommodation, return flights, a husky safari, a visit to a reindeer camp, a snowmobile ride and much more. Eh, hellooo – who wouldn’t. Luckily, if you are a fellow blogger, now is your chance to win just that!
The host is Transun, an agency offering travel beyond the ordinary. Their trips range from big game safaris and encounters with bears in Sri Lanka, visits to Mediterranean vineyards and island hopping cruises in Croatia to the one I just highlighted above. In other words, should you win you’ll be in good hands!
To enter, all you have to do is write a blog post about your top three travel bucket list destinations, explaining why you’d love to visit them. Once it’s published just tweet it to @Transun using #TransunLights.
The competition closes on Thursday, 30 April 2015 at 23:59 so make sure to get your entries in before then. Good luck!
What items are you going to tick off your bucket list this year? Whatever you say, please don’t say none. Commit to fulfilling at least one travel dream this year, however small it may be. Comment below – let’s keep each other accountable!
Disclaimer: This competition has been brought to you by Girl vs Globe in partnership with Transun. To learn more about the terms and conditions click here. All images via Transun.