5 Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List - Lucy Williams Global

 

Do you have a travel bucket list? Are there places you dream of visiting one day?

What destinations will you add this year to your bucket list? New York, Paris, Tokyo?

I am always scrolling through Instagram and seeing amazing places that one day I would like to visit.

I have travelled a lot and been to some interesting places, some you may have heard of some you may have not.

I thought these five destinations you may like to add to your bucket list. I have personally been to each and highly recommend visiting each of these amazing parts of the world.

 

Easter Island Chile - Lucy Williams Global

 

5 Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

Easter Island – Chile

Easter Island is an island off Chile located in the South East of the Pacific Ocean. You can get there by plane or ship.

I arrived there by cruise ship, but it is a hard place to get to and sometimes the ship misses the port due to sea and weather conditions. You can fly from Santiago in Chile and the flight time is just over 5 hours.

Easter Island is a fascinating place and it also very strange! Around the island are these giant stone statues, similar to a person, as they have a body and head.

Seeing these giant statues with your own eyes is epic, as they are so big. When I was there I kept thinking how did they make these statues all those years ago and why?

I recommend going on a tour of the island, so you hear the stories and hiring a car and driving around, I did both and got a real feel for the island.

 

Easter Island Chile - Lucy Williams Global

 

Bora Bora – French Polynesia

The most idyllic place in the world. It looks like you have just stepped out of a postcard. This is the destination for you if you like white sand, crystal clear water and staying in paradise.

The reef is fantastic for snorkelling and diving. See stingrays, sharks and tropical fish.

In Bora Bora, you can just let go and relax. Wifi is not everywhere so you can really switch off.

 

Bora Bora French Polynesia - Lucy Williams Global

 

Petra – Jordan

Petra the Lost City, one of the seven wonders of the world. If you have not heard of Petra the Lost City, you may have seen it in films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Arabian Nights or The Mummy Returns.

Petra is hidden in the sandstone mountains and is believed to have been built as early as the 312 BC.  The lost city was unknown to the western world until 1812 when the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt introduced it.

The highlight of Petra is the Al Khazneh which is also called ‘The Treasury’ and the photo that you see of Petra.

 

Petra Jordan - Lucy Williams Global

 

Chefchaouen – Morocco

Chefchaouen is located in the Moroccan Rif Mountains. In the Medina of Chefchaouen in Morocco, it is all about the blue. Everything is painted blue!

Walking through the narrow streets all you see is blue walls, blue doors, blue window frames, blue plant pots, blue stairs and blue paths in all different shades of blue.

It is so unique and beautiful place to explore.

 

CHEFCHAOUEN IN MOROCCO - Lucy Williams Global

 

Kaohsiung – Taiwan

Kaohsiung is on the southwestern coast of Taiwan. It is a great city from the busy Chijin Island to the tranquil Lotus Lake.

Chijin Island is the city’s oldest district, full of street food vendors (mainly seafood), cute shops and home to the oldest temple in Kaohsiung, the Tienhou Temple.

Turn bad luck into good fortune at the Lotus Lake. It is a beautiful area set on a lake surround by lotus flowers. Walk through the Spring and Autumn Pavilions and the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. See the colourful Chih Tzi Temple opposite the lake.

 

What you cannot miss on a day trip to Kaohsiung in Taiwan - Lucy Williams Global

 

You may enjoy reading more about:

PETRA IN JORDAN

CHEFCHAOUEN IN MOROCCO

BORA BORA IN FRENCH POLYNESIA

KAOHSIUNG IN TAIWAN

Which destinations will you be adding to your bucket list this year? I hope you found some more travel inspiration reading this.

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Happy Travels

Love Lucy x

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5 Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List - Lucy Williams Global

 

Travel Round Up 2017 - Lucy Williams Global - Travel and Cruising

It has been quite a year of travel for me, so a travel roundup for 2017, I had to write!

This year has been an unusual year, as I have been to so many places in just the space of a year and this is why I started writing this blog.

I started the year in Italy, had a short trip to the UK and then flew to Los Angeles to join the world cruise.

World Cruise

I was very lucky that my husband was put on a ship that had the world cruise as an itinerary. So, of course, I had to tag along!

It was a wonderful experience visiting so many places in the space of 111 days and I met some fantastic people onboard.

On the world cruise, I went to Bora Bora and Tahiti in French Polynesia, Bay of Islands and Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney and Cairns in Australia and Rabaul in Papua New Guinea.

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Guam in Micronesia, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sanya in China, Singapore, Phuket in Thailand, Cochin and Mumbai in India, Dubai in the UAE and Petra in Jordan.

 

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Rhodes, Chania, Zakynthos in Greece, Bari, Trapani and Venice in Italy, Hvar and Sibenik in Croatia, Valletta in Malta, Chefchaoen in Morocco and Portimao in Portugal.

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Hamilton in Bermuda, Fort Lauderdale in the USA, Oranjestad in Aruba, Santa Marta in Colombia, San Juan de Sur in Nicaragua, Acajutla in El Salvador, La Paz in Mexico and Los Angeles in the USA.

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We sailed through the Suez Canal in Egypt and the Panama Canal in Panama. I stayed on for one more cruise and also went to Puntarenas in Costa Rica and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

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111 Days Sailing Round the World | The World Cruise in Photos

Italy and the UK

After this amazing experience of going to 38 ports and 6 continents, I went back to the UK and then to Italy. I spent a summer in Genoa and visited Sardinia, Lake Como and Camogli.

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Genoa | Camogli | Sardinia

Alaska

Then I flew to Seattle at the end of August to join my husband onboard the ship. While I was onboard we sailed around Alaska to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria in Canada.

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Ketchikan | Juneau | Glacier Bay | Skagway

West Coast of Canada and USA

After the Alaska season finished we sailed down to Vancouver in Canada, then Oregon, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in the USA.

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Oregon | San Francisco | Santa Barbara

Hawaii and French Polynesia

A quick cruise to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan in Mexico, then on to Hawaii and French Polynesia. We went to Hilo in Hawaii, Honolulu in Oahu, Lahaina in Maui and Nawiliwili in Kauai.

After lots of days at sea, we stopped in Pago Pago in American Samoa. Then on to Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea in French Polynesia and back to LA.

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Hawaii | Oahu | Maui | Kauai | French Polynesia

Mexico 

After this lovely long cruise, we sailed around the west coast of Mexico to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Ensenada. We stopped in Catalina Island an island just off LA.

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Mexico | Catalina Island

End of Year

I flew back to Italy from LA in December and have spent the last month of the year in Genoa in Italy.

This year I have been to 29 countries and I cannot quite believe it! I know next year will not be like this, but I am looking forward to what the new year will bring.

I would like to thank you for reading and supporting me in my first year of blogging. I have really enjoyed writing and sharing my travel, cruise and packing tips.

 

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Christmas in Lake Como | Christmas in Genoa

I would like to hear from you! What would you like to read about? More behind the scenes onboard? More about Italy or the UK? More cruise tips? Let me know as I like to answer your questions and many of my blog posts have started from a question I have been asked.

I would like to wish you a wonderful new year and I will see you in 2018!

Happy Travels!

Love Lucy x

P.S. Here are my favourite travels items that I always travel with.

Eastpak medium luggage and hand luggage, as it is lightweight before you put anything in them.

Packing Cubes for easy and organised packing.

Portable phone charger to charge your phone on the go, for travelling and out and about site seeing.

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