Personal: Itchy Feet

For travelling that is…

I’ve never been hugely interested in travelling. I went on a good amount of European holidays as a child, ranging from beach-bum relaxation in Portugal to sightseeing cruises around most of the Med. I visited Switzerland in 2012 and that was what really opened up my eyes to what I haven’t seen. The country itself is stunning, it truly is amazing what natural sights exist. I blame this holiday alone on my current itchy feet.

 photo 293801_3323895148611_845060848_n_zpsnemazdal.jpg photo 481096_3323969390467_557970421_n_zpspoum63y7.jpgI realised there’s so much I want to see. Photos are all very well and good, but there’s nothing like seeing it for yourself. Take Apollo’s temple in Side, Turkey. There’s hundreds of photographs online, but not one gives any idea of how huge these ruins actually are. I’ve been four times and it never fails to take my breathe away. With all this in mind, coming up with a Travel Bucket List for Transun was pretty easy. And hey, maybe I can win a Northern Lights trip in the process!

Thrill Seeking in New Zealand & Australia

It surprises most people I meet, but I’m actually a pretty big adrenaline¬†junkie. I’ve loved high ropes courses, survived zorbing, and love the watersports I’ve had a go with. I’d love to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, go white-water rafting near Queenstown (NZ). My love of rainforests from geography throughout school means that a tree top adventure would be a must, and I’d also love to visit family in New Zealand. I’d maybe get the courage for a bungee jump too…

Man vs Food Tour of America

I absolutely adore this program, as weird as it sounds! Me and W have watched all of them now, and I’ve got a list of the places Adam recommends people visit. I’d love to try all of the typical American places as well as some classics. Chicago deep pan pizza? Yes please! Poutine? Sounds right up my street! New York bagels? Let me at ’em! The greasier the better, I reckon I’d need to pack a whole suitcase of clothes a few sizes up for this one!

Road Trip of the Scottish Highlands

It’s no secret that I’ve adored the time I’ve spent in Scotland. Edinburgh is my perfect city, I’d adore to live there one day. My love of Highland Cattle (seriously, they are so sweet!), rolling hilly roads and stunning countryside means I’d love to hire a campervan and tour the Highlands. This is the one thing I’m earmarking to do before I’m 25, so fingers crossed it won’t be long before I get to experience this!

Those are just my top three, and they are pretty broad. I’d love to take a trip round Scandinavia, inter-rail round Europe, visit both the tourist-trap and the off-the-beaten-track parts of Mexico, volunteer at the Elephant Nature park in Thailand, spend a weekend in Istanbul (the feature of my GCSE art coursework) and freeze in Iceland’s Ice Hotel before a trip to the Blue Lagoon. I’m pretty varied in what I want to do, what I want to spend. I just want to see as much as I can, do as much as possible, make the most of living. Because after all, we only live once!

What’s on your travel bucket list? Are you ticking off anywhere this year?

  • I’ve got serious itchy feet at the moment. I’ve been looking at Trek America trips for a while – they do a Man vs Food tour! But I want to do them all and I definitely want to travel round New Zealand and Australia at some point. xx
    http://www.kathandcake.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’m so looking at their Man vs Food tour right now, sounds perfect! x

  • New Zealand and Iceland are both on my list too!

    I spent the past two summers interrailing and they were both incredible trips, so I highly recommend a European tour!

    Rosie

    x

    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      Europe is definitely my go-to for now I think! Super excited for my Italy trip in June! x

  • Jennifer K

    I always think that I’m not that fussed about travelling… and then have no trouble at all listing off all the places in the world I want to visit!

    Iceland is definitely on my list – a lot of my friends went on a school trip there and talked about it non-stop for the next year so I need to find out what all the fuss is about.

    I’d like to go to NZ one day and perhaps some of the Pacific islands. I went to Australia as a child, but I’d like to go back and see more of it as an adult.

    I’m in the process of planning my elective period for next year – 8 weeks of medicine anywhere in the world – and I’m hoping to find somewhere in Africa for a totally different experience. I then have a nice summer holiday to travel after that before starting work so I’d love to get plenty of travelling in then!
    Jennifer x

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    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh wow, getting the option to work abroad must be amazing! Good luck, hope you get something awesome! x