Monday, 11 August 2014

We're all going on a summer holiday!

With it being the summer holidays, I thought I’d do a post about some of my dream holiday destinations. I love nothing more than browsing through photos of beautiful destinations and dreaming up travel ideas for when I’m well enough. There are so many beautiful places in this world that I would love to visit, and these are just a snippet of them!


I’ve wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember. We have family out there who are always keen for us to go and stay with them, but unfortunately with flights being so expensive it hasn’t yet been possible. I also think you need a few weeks if you’re going to travel that far, and finding that amount of time off can be problematic. But that doesn’t stop me planning my ideal holiday out there!

I’d want to see all the famous sights – from the Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef and from the koalas and kangaroos to Uluru. It just looks like such a beautiful and interesting place to spend time. Maybe one day…

Greek Island

Ever since I watched Mamma Mia I have wanted to visit Greece. Beautiful crystal clear seas, a scattering of pastel houses among the mountains and splashes of brightly coloured flowers and plants. What more could you possibly want from a holiday?

There are some parts of Greece that are heavily tourist-y but there are also plenty of places and islands that are still unspoilt by the tourist industry. I’d like to visit one of these and experience the real Greece with its beautiful beaches and lively culture.


I love America and could quite happily holiday there every year! So far I’ve visited Washington, Virginia and New York and have loved all of them. They’re all so different yet feel very accessible for a British person. California is one place I’d love to travel to.

The large expanses of blue skies and greenery, impressive houses amongst the hills and, of course, you can’t go to California without visiting the famous Hollywood sign.


Another American state on my to visit list is the sunshine state of Florida. It’s a state that I’ve wanted to visit ever since I was little and found out Mickey Mouse lived there! But there is so much more to experience from the beautiful year round sunshine to the expanses of golden beaches with clear blue seas.

But let’s face it; you can’t go to Florida without visiting the main attractions – Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. I’ve been to Disneyland in Paris and absolutely loved every minute, and I am desperate to go to Disneyworld Florida. I’d also like to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, especially after doing the Studio Tour recently. And the idea of being able to swim with dolphins fulfils a childhood dream!


There are so many places in Europe I’d love to visit and at only a couple of hours flight away, Switzerland comes near the top of my list. The beautiful mountains and green fields take me back to those days as a child when I would sit in front of The Sound of Music, singing along to every song. It looks incredibly breathtaking and because of the hilly terrain, there are so many cute ways to get around, from cable car to hill train.

I’m not much of a cold weather person and have never really done any winter sports, but I’d love to give skiing a try. What better place to try it out than in Switzerland? With gorgeous little chalets and great ski runs it’s a brilliant place to go to learn the basics.


You don’t have to leave the UK to have an enjoyable holiday and in my opinion we don’t make the most of our own country enough. There are so many places in the UK that I have never been to, so am really trying to focus some of my plans on enjoying the length and breadth of the UK. One place I would absolutely love to go to is Cornwall and more specifically St Ives. I’ve seen many a picture of the beautiful beaches and harbours and just think it looks so idyllic.

The great thing about holidaying in the UK is that you don’t have to worry about spending hours in an airport with passports, baggage allowances and plane delays. You can just pop your bags in the car and head off, or even take a train if you don’t want to be stuck on a motorway. When in Cornwall you can’t leave without dabbling in the local delicacies, which include a yummy cream tea and, of course, the Cornish pasty. I’m actually planning a holiday to Cornwall with a friend next summer if I’m well enough, and I can’t wait!

Where are your dream holiday destinations? Are any of yours the same as mine, or would you love to visit somewhere different?

All photos were found using Google


  1. I love your travel list! I dream about all the places I want to visit too! Hopefully one day!

    Lennae xxx

    1. Thank you Leanne - there's so many beautiful places to visit! We'll get there one day :) xx