May 13, 2015

Wanderlust-ing

It's no secret that I love to travel. Le Husband and I have taken advantage of our family being 'just the two of us' and spent as much time as possible traveling throughout the US [thank you kickball]. If you've read here for awhile, you'll remember my US LIST from last week and I'm hoping to add another state or two this year.

We all have places we wish we could visit and my wanderlust is in full force thanks to this link up. My travel bucket list is very long and very ambitious, but I thought today I'd share my top five. Some are ambitious, some I've had on my list for awhile and some have just recently made it there. If we could hit one in 2016 I would be a very, very happy girl.

Santorini, Greece: I've had this location on my list for awhile and right now it's #1 on my list. Greece has so much history and Santorini is so incredibly gorgeous. I've seen a few bloggers honeymoon there and their pictures just make me swoon [can't wait to see yours Amanda]. I mean, that water, those cliffs and that sunset, le sigh.
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Napa Valley, California: I used to be a Merlot or Riesling only kind of gal. I liked what I liked and didn't really care much about other wines. Then I started going to vineyards and met Le Husband who is a Cabernet Saviguon guy so my taste buds found new flavors to enjoy. I've heard so many amazing things about Napa and would love to go on a spa and wine tour with some girlfriends.
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Italy, ANYWHERE: Yes, I know that is vague but I just want to go to Italy. Ideally, I would love to eat my way through Italy while learning from some of the best Italian restauranteurs in the country. If I had to eat one cuisine for the rest of my life I'm pretty sure it would be Italian. While an eating tour probably isn't in the cards, I would love to visit any part of the country and soak up all the history along with all the food.
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Normandy, France: I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I'm a HUGE history buff. Sometimes I wish I had majored in American history because I find it incredibly fascinating. My favorite history subjects are the Civil War, the Titanic [and the Gilded Era] and of course, World War Two. I am fascinated by the Greatest Generation and most of the battles of WW2. Normandy has been on my list since I was in high school and I was so jealous my parents were able to visit when they went to Paris last summer. Le Husband and I have it on our dream list and I hope we are able to get there one day. I really want to pay my respects to those that sacrificed so much for freedom.
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Bora Bora, Tahiti: I mean, is any list complete without Bora Bora? I have yet to find a picture that doesn't make me sigh with contentment. How gorgeous is this view? How amazing does a swim up bar on an island sound? Has anyone had a bad time in Bora Bora? I guess the travel time there isn't ideal, but hey, when that's the prize at the end of the flight I'm not complaining. EVER!
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What places are on your travel wish list? What state should I visit next?

linking up with *kate*, *emily*, and *kerri*

30 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I would hop on a plane in a heartbeat to go to any of those destinations!!! I mean you just really can't beat Europe! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kathy@RealTalk said...

italy is AMAZING! we spent 3 weeks there, rented a car and drove/stayed in milan, novarra, almalfi coast, rome, florence. it was the best and i never wanted to leave!!!!!!!! also - the food ruins you for all other food....pizza, bread, cured meats and even espresso is not the same here :(

Andrea Nine said...

This list exactly mirrors the ones that are on mine and my husbands list!! Too crazy!! Greece is definitely our top choice but I would take any of them!! Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

This is funny, you and I have almost the same exact list - we must travel together ;)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Santorini and Italy are high on my list too!

I'd love to be able to fit Normandy in while in Paris next year.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVE this list, I'd like to co-sign every single location. Definitely looking forward to Amanda's Greece recaps :-D

Thanks for linking up gurlie <3

Elle Sees said...

i've been to italy and normandy! i want to go to bora bora sooooo badly!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Yup , all of these are on my bucket list as well! Sigh, I really need to win the lotto!!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Alana Livingston said...

These are all great places that are on my list, too. Take Jacob and me with you guys!? haha. If only money grew on trees...

Christina Sotherden said...

Napa Valley was seriously one of our favorite vacations - such a nice area and we loved San Francisco right there too and I can't say any bad things about Bora Bora! I'm dying to go to Greece too!

Courtney B said...

Girl! You and I have like the exact same list! Ah! I hope I can make it all happen in my life time!

Monica L said...

Great list!! I have always wanted to go to Santorini!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh gosh, every single one of these places is on my travel bucket list, too! Definitely Italy - allll of the food!

Sarah O said...

Yes and yes to all of the above places! Once you get the travel bug you can't shake it. Greece is top of my list too.

The Siberian American said...

Santorini is number one on my list too! We visited that winery (Castello di Amorosa) on the cover of the Napa magazine you posted, and it was so fun!

Emily said...

All of these are on my list. Never specifically heard of Normandy but looks beautiful. Im hoping to make it to Santorini next summer and Bora Bora sometime in my lifetime!

Brittany Deskins said...

Two of my friends just got back from Greece and loved it! They said it was breathtakingly beautiful. What a fun linkup!

Julia said...

Ohh yes I want to go to Greece! It looks so perfect and relaxing! Also would love to eat my way through Italy, lol!

Allison said...

The travel time to Bora Bora isn't nearly as bad as you'd think! And obviously totally worth it! We flew from DC to LA (5 hours) and then LA to Tahiti (8 hours). Not too shabby!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

You, me and Amanda need to hit up Bora Bora I vote ;) Napa would be so, so fun! The wine wouldn't hurt either ha.

Kerri Taylor said...

give me all the bora bora! you're so right as there's no where that doesn't look fantastic on that list :) and italy - i totally say "anywhere" in italy too ha. thanks for linking up!

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Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

I wanderlust for all these places too! We got married in Napa, and it was amazing. I will happily go back at anytime, you have to visit there!

Mrs. Southern Mama said...

I follow another girl's blog who went to Bora Bora for her h-moon and I was totally jealous of the pictures. Looks like THE perfect destination. I wanna go sooo bad.

Nadine Lynn said...

Greece looks absolutely amazing and I would love to venture there one day!!! There and Italy. Great list!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

I would love to go to Greece one day. here's hoping!
I really wanted to see more of Italy but KC said we either do JUST Italy, or we do Paris, Rome & Dublin. So I chose that option. One day I'll go back and see the rest!
we are doing an eating tour around Rome though - I am SO excited.

Jen said...

Normandy is on my list as well. My Grandfather fought in WWII so it would be amazing to go see where he stood.

Candace Shiflet said...

oh everything looks gorgeous,I would put Italy and Tahiti on my top list for sure. Gondalas and pasta and beaches and palm trees. omg. haha seriously you're making me daydream over here!
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Life As You Live It said...

All of these places sound like so much fun! I so badly want to travel and visit each and everyone!

Cece said...

Santorini has been on my list for years! We put it off for Europe a few years ago and been to Hawaii in the meantime twice but it is a priority for next year or the year after. Looks beautiful!!! I want to go to Napa also. There are just too many places to go and so little time.

Brianne said...

All of those places sound great. Santorini has always been towards the top of my list.