holiday bucket list portugal


D has always wanted to take me on a holiday to Portugal and he definitely wants to take Lucas to Benfica’s Stadium of Light as he went when he was younger.  The Algarve offers beautiful golden beaches, golf courses and entertainment. Lisbon gives you the chance to absorb an authentic and rich culture. The breathtakingly picturesque Douro Valley wine region offers a peaceful, rural setting, close to the city of Porto (check out White Camelias Instagram account for stunning Porto shots), or Costa Verde to explore the dramatic coastline, lush pine forests and mountains. Tammy Mum went on a last minute holiday to Portugal in April, I was surprised at how affordable it can be and just look at that photo! 


Holiday bucket list fuerteventura

Last year we went to Fuerteventura. We stayed in Caleta De Fuste which was only 15 minutes transfer from the airport and stayed in a beautiful complex next to the beach. I would love to visit the other Canary Islands, with all year sunshine, activities ranging from family fun aqua parks, amusements, water sports and lively night life, to hikes in the mountains, exotic plant and animal life and eerie volcanic landscapes there is so much for us to explore when we aren’t relaxing on the beach.


Holiday bucket list zante


I remember going to Zante when I was younger and I would love to return with Lucas. Smugglers Cove is an amazing day out, getting a boat out there and swimming in the clear water before having a picnic in the cove. It is the perfect place to explore and play pirates. Emma Reed went to Cameo Island last year for her sister’s wedding and I can see why she chose to get married there!


holiday bucket list kerala


When I was 18 I spent 3 months in India. It was an incredible experience but one I wish I had waited a bit longer for. Being on my own for 3 months, I don’t think I truly got the most out of it as I was always a little wary. The main place that stuck in my head though was Kerala and I hope one day I get to go back and enjoy it properly. I remember a long shoreline with serene beaches and exotic wildlife. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, sprawling plantations and paddy fields (seriously, it was like paradise!).


Holiday bucket list safari


I really want to go on a safari holiday for my 40th which means I have 9 years to save up. I think it would be a good time for Lucas to experience it too as he will be nearly 11 then (that’s a scary thought!). I don’t have a specific place in mind yet but it would be incredible to see wildlife where they belong. 


holiday bucket list new zealand


My cousin went to New Zealand on a working holiday a couple of years ago and hasn’t returned yet. Hopefully it won’t be too long until I see her but I can’t blame her for not rushing home. The way of life, the scenery and weather all kind of makes England look a tad rubbish. I would love to visit her over there.


Where would you like to go on holiday?


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15 Comments on Holiday bucket list

  1. Kacie
    May 13, 2017 at 10:59 am (9 months ago)

    I would love to go to Equador but I really need to save up first!

  2. Zoë IKIWN
    May 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m just about to go to Portugal, and we’ll actually be staying in Porto then heading out to the Douro for a wedding there. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, that Instagram account you link to really does have some gorgeous shots.

  3. Jenny
    May 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I love exploring Europe, I really fancy Switzerland next year.

  4. Sarah
    May 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to go ANYWHERE on holiday this year, but preferably somewhere warm!

  5. Becca
    May 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I went to India for just a week, so would love to see more (jealous you did 3 whole months!) – but right now, I think Costa Rica is going to be go to place. I’m off to Mexico on Thursday though

    • Jenni
      May 15, 2017 at 12:00 am (9 months ago)

      Ooh have fun! Look forward to reading about it

  6. Leah LS
    May 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm (9 months ago)

    I haven’t been abroad for a while – we do lots of staycations because of the dog. However, I really want to go to New York, Canada and back to Berlin as I really enjoyed it last time. x

  7. Rachael Styles - Helpless Whilst Drying
    May 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Kerala looks so stunning, I would love to go to India, to do all the areas like the Taj Mahal, but the beaches there look so incredible too!
    We’re going to Asia for the first time in three weeks, and I’m looking forward to exploring!

  8. Louise x (@withlovefromlou)
    May 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm (9 months ago)

    You’ve picked some lovely looking places here. We only ever holiday in the UK, so anywhere abroad would be fantastic for me 🙂

    Louise x

    May 16, 2017 at 10:19 am (9 months ago)

    Portugal is such a beautiful place to visit I used to go as a child and loved it. I hear Zante is lovely I would love to go there sometime with the children, I need a beach holiday.

  10. secretplussizegoddessblog
    May 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm (9 months ago)

    There are so many places in the World that I Want to visit. I have only been to Portugal once and I was pregnant with twins and spent most of it in bed being ill. I would love to actually see some of the Country!
    I also have Mauritius and Fiji on my list, as well as Namibia and Guadelupe xx

  11. PinkOddy
    May 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm (9 months ago)

    That’s a great list. I am off to Portugal in October and went to Italy in April. I really want to go to Japan and the boys do too – oh and Egypt to the Pyramids.

  12. Newcastle Family Life
    May 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm (9 months ago)

    We are going to Mallorca next year on holiday and then I think we are going to try Greece the year after. My dream destinations would be Italy and Thailand as I have always wanted to visit those two more then anywhere else xx


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