Wish List

Our Crossings ever-growing travel wishlist

Ever since I remember myself, I knew I wanted to travel. With that in mind, I always had endless lists of places, epic adventures and experiences I desired to accomplish. I’ll admit, over the years, while reading and daydreaming about far-flung places, I’ve gathered a startling amount of amazing things to do around the world (pretty much something in every single country!)

While making last adjustments for Our Crossings travel blog and getting ready for the fast-approaching festive season, we still wanted to set aside time and follow the tradition of making New Year’s travel resolutions.

I just love fresh starts, and the idea of endless travel possibilities ahead are fundamental to us.

Although there are plenty of Apps to compile and organise all the places we would like to visit, writing them using pen and paper is much more relaxed and I still do it every year. I love to keep the lists too, just to see how my dreams and priorities have changed, how I have changed.

That’s why the re-launch of Our Crossings travel blog seemed like a perfect reason to jump at a chance to comb through our previous trips around the globe and write out new dream adventures.

What is your travel-related dream for the next year? Do you dream about a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, wish to strike out solo or have your heart set on hiking through the Dolomites?

Either you love or hate bucket lists, and whether you actually write one and stick it to a notice board at the beginning of the year or at your Birthday, we all have them in one form or another.

I have noticed that many people have some sort of love/hate relationship with bucket lists. Let me tell you one thing. I believe it’s mostly because after a few weeks into a New Year we seem to have different priorities, we get caught up in everyday chores, we give up on our dreams or just forget them. Not crossing off things on the to-do list is what actually makes us feel like we failed.

It takes patience and persistence to get to the final destination, and that’s why I believe in taking baby steps. If you wish to finally make it to your dream destination, pick one place, make it happen and feel the whole spectrum of it.

 

Personal Growth:

We all know travel is so much more than getting from point A to point B and so much more than just visiting new countries and cities.

It breaks the chains that keep you from moving forward, it makes you a better person, it teaches you the difference between the price and value and much much more.

That’s why personal growth comes before everything else, otherwise, why travel!

» Learn to see the beauty in the little things

» Fight for our dreams and make plans to achieve them

» Seek more to engage than to escape

» Be more open to trying new things

Ireland :

» Cycle the Great Western Greenway in County Mayo

» Go on a boat trip to Skelling Micheal in County Kerry

» Drive The Wild Atlantic Way

» See the puffins

» Drive Giants Causeway Coastal Route

 

Europe:

» Visit every single country in Europe.

» Travel to Antwerp Central Station and marvel at its architecture, Belgium

» Go on a family road trip through Transilavia, Romania

» Spend a night or two in Hallstatt Village, Austria

» Travel to Edinburgh in winter, visit Writers museum and Christmas Market

» Spend a  summer in our home country, Latvia

» Go on a road trip through Tuscany, Italy

» Explore Anglesey Island, Wales

» Go on Hogwarts Express,  Scotland

» Visit Kemeri National Park, Latvia

» Visit Florence and climb to the top of the Dome, Italy

» Dive between two continents, Iceland

 

North America: 

» Go on a camping trip to Yosemite and watch a sunrise over the Dome, USA

» Visit Vancouver Island and go surfing in Tofino, Canada

» Watch a sunset at Acadia National Park, USA

» Travel from Toronto to Vancouver by train, Canada

» Go for a drive through Avenue of Giants, California

» Visit Banff in winter and go ice skating on Lake Louise, Canada

» Go on a helicopter ride over New York, USA

» Drive Icefields Parkway and visit Maligne Lake, Canada

» Explore Olympic National Park from top to bottom, USA

» Go on a California Coast Road Trip, USA

» Revisit Vancouver and walk across Capilano Suspension bridge, Canada

» See the blooming wildflowers at Mount Rainier National Park, USA

Australia:

» Visit Ally and her family

» Drive the Great Ocean Road

South America:

» Visit the marble caves in Patagonia (Chile/Argentina)

» Treck to Machu Pichu

Asia:

» Go surfing in Bali

» Backpack through South East Asia in our 40s (why not?)

Africa:

» Visit the Table Mountain of Cape Town and see the penguins at Boulder Beach

Anywhere:

» Cross-country road trip

» Take a trip alone

» Celebrate a holiday in another country

» See the Northern Lights

» Cross another continent of our list

 

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Now, over to you!

What is your dream trip? Share it in the comments below!