2013 Destination Bucket List

Today I found out I’m a finalist in the 2013 MAD Blog Awards in the ‘Best Travel Blog’ category.  How to celebrate?  By dreaming of my 5 top destinations for 2013.  Even though I won’t get there (unless I win the lottery or a nice person wants to send me), perhaps it might inspire you!

1.  Inle Lake, Burma

Dragonair now fly direct from Hong Kong.  I’d love to take two weeks and discover this fascinating country, especially Inle Lake.  I won’t lie, I am a bit nervous about flying domestically in Burma.

2.  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Red wine and steak.  You can’t wrong.

3.  Khovsgol Nur National Park, Mongolia

Ever since I heard the word yurt, I’ve wanted to stay in one.  Mongolia has always conjured up exotic images of desert and also, one of my favourite capitals to know!

Yurt in Mongolia

4.  Amanpulo, Philippines

Five star luxury resort on the breathtakingly beautiful island of Pamalican. Whenever the baby turtles are hatching, you can go and watch them get released into the sea!  Right, who would like to sponsor my trip there?  Surely it needs reviewing!

5. New Mexico, USA

My family are obsessed with US road trips and our goal is to visit every state.  With magic sounding names like Albuquerque, Chaco, Roswell and Santa Fe, how can you not want to go and discover them.  I also need to eat Frito Pie.

Frito pie


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  1. 21st Century Mummy


    I know some friends who’ve just been to Amanpulo. Sounded amazing!

    1. Nicola

      I am desperate to go! Looks like heaven…

  2. allthecaminggear

    Loving this list of exotic and interesting places. Good luck – will you make it to the UK for the awards do?

    1. Nicola

      I would love to… But not sure, perhaps a lovely airline would like to sponsor me! lol 🙂

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