Hi lovelies! Now that we are all starting to settle into 2017, I thought: what better way to get through the January blues than dreaming of new places to visit this year! Last year was really great for travel: Dave took me to Iceland for my birthday, which was just incredible; I visited my family in Poland and spent a few days in beautiful Kraków; Mallorca had the most amazing beaches for Dave and I to chill out on; and just before Christmas, we also had a festive city break in Gdańsk, which I have probably bored you all to death with by now! Hopefully, 2017 will also be full of exploring places, new and old. So, here’s a list of my top destinations that I’m hoping to find myself this year.
♡ New York City
Somewhere that is probably on everyone’s travel wishlist, this city would be a dream to visit at any time of the year. Summer would be perfect for rooftop parties, a day trip to Coney Island and, of course, a beach day at the Hamptons. Equally, it would be incredible to walk through the festive streets in winter and go ice skating in Central Park!
A country with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world is obviously going to make it on to my travel list! Not only that, but this is where Dave’s family are from so it would be a really meaningful destination to visit. There are thousands of little islands to explore, some of which are untouched in their natural beauty.
There is nothing I would love more right now than to lie on a beach, surrounded by palm trees, sipping cocktails from a coconut. Beach holidays are definitely my favourite, and anywhere in the Caribbean would a perfect break for a week or two of relaxation and happy hours!
I have a slight obsession with tiles, lights and ceramics, so Marrakech would be a dreamy place to visit, with all of its pretty colourful souks and Moorish architecture. Staying in a local riad with a little rooftop terrace and a dipping pool would be so wonderful, as would riding a camel through the desert outside the city.
Another incredible city on the list, Tokyo would be the perfect place to let my cat-loving, fashion-obsessed side out! It seems like there really is no other city on the planet quite like it. I once heard about a businessman in a suit chasing a little red balloon down the street. That just sums up Tokyo perfectly for me.
What are your top travel places for the new year? I’d also love to hear about any holidays or mini breaks you have coming up! There’s nothing like visiting a new place and exploring what it has to offer, but it’s also lovely to return somewhere you’ve been to before and see how much, or how little, it has changed.