What’s On Your Travel Bucket List? 7 Magical Destinations to Add!
What’s on your travel bucket list? Really, I want to know! I’m sharing some of the magical places I’m hoping to visit this year – or at least, within the next few years. As of late, I’ve been really attracted to South America, colourful seaside cities and villages, and beaches. I noticed that I go through travel trends and usually toggle back and forth from history and culture, to natural wonders. Do you experience this too?
Here are 7 Magical Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List!
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Rábida Island, Ecuador
Rábida is one of the many islands that makes up the Galápagos Islands. The Galápagos are probably number one on my bucket list right now. The Galápagos Islands have incredible biodiversity and are a dream location for most, especially those interested in evolution (Ross Geller, you there?). For real though – Darwin is said to have come up with the Theory of Evolution while in the Galápagos. Why shout out Rábida? The sand here is a beautiful shade of red, thanks to the iron in the volcanic material of the island.
Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth, Mauritius
Another otherworldly destination. This magical country is surrounded by natural beauty and one sight that still attracts visitors today (who can blame us?!) is the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth. Nature rocks, man.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, FL
The second Wizarding World is scheduled to open in April at Universal Studios Hollywood in California – but I still want to go to HP in Orlando. Why? The newly updated theme park has both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and the Hogwarts Express to bring you to back and forth. I visited the theme park back in 2013 before the extension had been completed. I know this is not a seaside destination or natural wonder but as super crazy Harry Potter fan (I’ve been reading the books since the age of 9), I am not ashamed to admit that visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is always at the top of my bucket list!
Photo by telegraph.co.uk
With some of the most amazing (and underappreciated) beaches in Spain, I’ve had Galicia on my radar ever since an Airbnb housemate raved about her time in Galicia (specifically Vigo, the Cíes Islands and Rías Baixas) – and had the most incredible pictures to show for it.
Photo by Kevin & Amanda of KevinandAmanda.com
Cinque Terre, Italy
We’ve all seen spectacular pictures of Cinque Terre, like this one. No matter how many times I see these photos, my desire for visiting never wavers. I am, and will always be, in love with Italy but I have yet to make it to Cinque Terre. As its name suggests, Cinque Terre – translating to the Five Lands – is made up 5 small villages, each so breathtaking and so colourful. The image featured above is of Manarola.
Photo by Celia Persechino
Some say Katakolon is one of the coziest and quaintest of towns in Greece. One of my good friends – and fellow travel junkie – visited in 2014 on a Mediterranean cruise and named Katakolon her favourite destination. Why? Katakolon was full of happy and kind locals who brought her to explore a beautiful, hidden beach.
Photo by Tommie Hansen via Creative Commons
A beautiful, magical island in the Mediterranean Sea. Like the rest of Italy, Sardinia is rich in history and along with its beautiful beaches there are archeological sites and ruins to explore.
Cover image and above images by Ecoventura