If I Could Travel Anywhere…

places want travel

places want travel

I love that traveling takes me out of my comfort zone. In my daily life at home, I slip into autonomy where I don’t really notice and appreciate the world around me, but once I go somewhere new my senses are awakened and I feel alive. Over the years I’ve created a mental bucket list of destinations I would like to visit, and while I would love to see just about anywhere, here are a few places I’m especially interested in:

  • Santorini, Greece: Santorini has been on my travel radar since I first watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as a teenager (oh come on, I can’t be the only one!). From the blue roofs to the sunset views, everything about the island enchants me and looks like a great place to explore.
  • Kakslauttanen, Finland: I’ve always dreamed of seeing the northern lights, and there’s an arctic resort here that has glass igloos for rooms! On top of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, they also have reindeer and husky safaris. Sign me up!
  • Phuket, Thailand: Everyone I’ve ever spoken to that has traveled to Thailand has raved about the experience – they say the culture is rich, the region is affordable, and the scenery is breathtaking. I’d like to take a dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters of Phuket, maybe do a little scuba diving, then travel through the rest of the country!

What are some places on your travel bucket list?


  • Elizabeth

    If you don’t already follow Jenna Sue Designs, you should absolutely check out her travel posts about SE Asia – they are amazing!

    • http://www.allisonanderson.com Allison Anderson

      I will check her out, thanks!

  • http://sunshineandglow.blogspot.com/ Inma

    I’d love to visit Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden… everywhere!). All my family have been there except for me and the scenery always looks beautiful. Bali would probably be my second choice, and then the North of Spain as a road trip. But all yours look amazing as well – like you, I’d like to go everywhere!

    Inma x

  • rchiariello

    So many! Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, Iceland…

  • http://alibourke.blogspot.com Ali

    Oh wow there are so many places on my bucket list! I would also love to visit Santorini/Mykonos, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Koh Samui, Paris.. The list is endless!

    alibourke.blogspot.com x

  • http://www.beyondblush.com/ Beyond Blush

    I’ve also been in love with Santorini ever since the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! Number one on my travel bucket list right now is Istanbul :)

  • http://www.emwritesblog.wordpress.com Emily Woodard

    Greece! I’m so interested in classical literature. Greece is the one place that I’m dying to travel to for that reason.

  • http://pinjakk.blogspot.fi Pinja

    Oh wow, so cool to spot my dear Finland on the list! I live in the south and can’t really say I like to be in the north or in the countryside but I’d LOVE to visit Kakslauttanen some day, the igloos look so cool! On the top of my travel bucket list is definitely New York! :)

    • http://www.allisonanderson.com Allison Anderson

      NYC is amazing, I could visit 1000 times and never be tired of it! Do you see much of the northern lights in the region of Finland you’re in?

      • http://pinjakk.blogspot.fi Pinja

        I’m in the very south so unfortunately no northern lights in my eyesight :( Although they’ve been visible here a lot lately too and it’s been all over the news but I’ve always missed them!

  • http://www.natalielovesbeauty.com/ Natalie Loves Beauty

    Santorini is a must! I visited last fall and it was even more magical than I had imagined. I hope you get to go one day! Thailand is on my bucket list too :)

  • http://www.theviewisbeautiful.blogspot.com/ Nadia

    I’m seriously considering Santorini for my honeymoon, (totally feel you on the SOTP reference) it just looks so stunning!

    • http://www.allisonanderson.com Allison Anderson

      Santorini sounds perfect for a honeymoon! What an experience that would be!

  • http://www.modernbeautygirl.com Sisi

    I really want to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand and Reykjavik, Iceland! Greece and Europe in general is definitely high on my list too!

  • Kath Oneill

    I left home to travel in June 2014 and haven’t been back yet! My bucket list grows every day. My top places that I want to visit are:
    I also want to see more of the U.S.
    Please do more travel videos! I’d love to see how you pack. I left home with 30kg and have got my bag down to 23kg (although my hand luggage is 7kg so I guess I haven’t really got rid of much). I’d love to hear how you pack light and what your must haves are.
    Maybe you should to the Wanderlust tag.

    • http://www.allisonanderson.com Allison Anderson

      How exciting! So you’ve been traveling for over a year and a half now? Where are the best places you’ve visited so far?

      • Kath Oneill

        I fell in love with Fiji. It’s so beautiful and the diving there is world class and everyone is so friendly. Although, I think New York will forever own my heart. Where is your favourite place? I’d love to see more travel related videos :)

  • http://www.itsthattimefor.com Jess (It’s That Time for)

    Santorini is also on my bucket list! New York and Iceland are also on there. I live in Australia so Thailand is fairly close by yet I still haven’t been! I’ll have to one day :) x

    Jess | It’s That Time For

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Greece is wonderful! All the Greek isles are. Crete and Rhodos are my favorites.

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    Seeing the northern lights is one of my dreams as well. I have a Finnish friend and it’s so funny, because to her it is just something quite normal where as to us it’s literal magic!


  • http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/ Claire

    Thank goodness I’m not the only one, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants made me want to visit Greece too, the water looks so blue. I’ve also been seeing a lot of pictures from Iceland recently and it looks stunning :)
    xxx Claire

  • http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr Alexandra L

    I would love to visit Greece and Portugal !
    Alexandra xx

  • http://www.moxieglam.com Moxie Glam Photography

    Phuket Thailand! Definitely my first choice!

  • http://www.smalltownsandcitylights.com/ Rachel @ STCL

    Yes to all of these! My travel bucket list is crazy long, but I’m thinking Ireland/Scotland or Amsterdam/Switzerland might be the next big ones on my radar!

  • lipstick’s blade

    You should visit Croatia! Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Zadar etc. :)

  • http://www.noirettediary.com/ Noirette Diary

    I was talking about traveling options with some friends the other day and they were all about Thailand! I would love to visit Japan, I just find it very interesting for a place to be completely different to what we’re used to. Not to mention all the beauty goodies I would come back with haha! x

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  • Kerry

    Those glass igloos are on my list too! Iceland too!! We post about travel locations on our blog – please check it out – we also do our share of beauty posts too! http://www.fabulousindeed.com

  • Stephanie Glosser

    I agree, Santorini is beautiful!, but it is also run down with tourists. I LOVED Naxos. Not only is it just as beautiful, I like the less touristy feel of the island. http://www.shadowandgloss.com

  • http://inezdivaa.blogspot.com inezdiva

    Want to go to Sntorini and Phuket someday

  • Mollie

    I’m going to Barcelona and Paris after I graduate from college!! But Santorini has always been on my list of places to go!

  • Doris Rizvanolli

    Santorini was absolutely beautiful! Phuket is a large island and I would say that there are some nice parts but definitely avoid the main area (Patong). The Northern Lights are on my bucket list as well! :)