Back at the beginning of this year, I wrote a post detailing what places I hoped to visit in 2016. I definitely didn’t predict moving back to Vancouver. So, with 2017 fast approaching, below are the five places I want to visit next year. I believe I can visit them all if I find good deals and effectively use some travel coupons from Expedia.
Before I decided to return to Vancouver, I was contemplating a U.K. working holiday instead. My first thought was to live in Edinburgh, as I have heard only good things about the city, and London is too big for me. I also love the “Outlander” books and TV series, which are based in Scotland. Although I am in Canada now, I would love to visit Scotland and find out if I would want to live there someday in the future.
Alaska is an American state that is both so close yet so far. I believe the best way to get to Alaska from Vancouver is by cruise ship. This trip could potentially cross three items off my bucket list: visiting Alaska, going on a cruise, and seeing a bear in the wild. Seriously, I’m obsessed with seeing a bear, and I don’t know why. Fortunately, my expat friends have told me that you can get attractive cruise deals on cruises that depart from Vancouver if you are patient and flexible.
I feel like Iceland is on everyone’s “must-visit list,” and I fully understand why. Every image of Iceland that I discover on social media is naturally beautiful. I have seen some flights from Vancouver to Europe that have a stopover in Iceland, which would be perfect. I think the country’s best feature is its small size, allowing you to experience a lot in a limited amount of time.
Colorado is another American state I would love to explore in 2017. Colorado has that perfect mixture of city life and breathtaking natural landscapes, and that’s how I like it. I think I could easily manage a Colorado trip over a long weekend and catch a glimpse of what makes the state special. As long as I get to see my favourite mountain range, the Rockies, I’ll be happy.
Hungary’s capital city was never on my radar until this year. I have read many blog posts recently about other people’s experiences in the city, and they have all been positive. I have also heard that Budapest makes a great place for solo travellers, which is what initially piqued my interest. The year 2017 actually marks 10 years since my first and only trip to Europe, so it would be great to head back to the continent and celebrate by visiting a few new places.
The end of the year is always a good time to start planning next year’s travels. I will definitely be keeping an eye on flight deals over the next month so that I can make the above five dreams a reality.
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