Tuesday, 10 February 2015

feeling the wanderlust

I have a confession to make. I'm addicted to Pinterest. I mean, scroll through for hours pinning pin after pin after pin (after pin). And sometimes, when I get bored, I search 'travel'. If you have ever searched 'travel' on Pinterest, you will know what I mean. If not, go do it now.

I've always loved travelling and discovering new places, whatever the climate is. The buzz of an airport is super exciting to me, and the view from an aeroplane is one of the loveliest things ever (turbulence, not so much). Even just packing gives me a big, goofy, smile. And yes, I am one of those people who googles airfares all day. In fact, I spent 50% of my year eleven English class scrolling through WebJet. I'm surprised I passed!

The point I'm making here, is that I've got a big case of wanderlust at the moment. And Pinterest is not diminishing that in the slightest. One problem though! I only work part-time and pretty much all money is going towards my savings for moving interstate. The rest is for phone bills, petrol money, bus fares, all that boring stuff. Which means there is no travelling for this girl for a while. Cue ugly crying.

So I thought I'd write a blog post on the places I want to visit. Naturally.

#5 Moominworld, Finland

You'll have to forgive me for this one. Sentimental is my middle name, so the desire to travel here is due to my childhood love of the Moomin characters, or as I called them, Mummi. The Norwegian television show, Mummitrollet, was a favourite as I grew up, and even now makes me super happy. It's based on the drawings and stories of Tove Jansson, which are brought to life in this amusement park. It's kind of my own Disneyland!

#4 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Because who doesn't want to visit a tropical island?! I absolutely love the sun, and would just love to lie down at the beach or lounge in the pool all day long. Everything about the island screams holiday, and after the miserable weather we've been having where I live, I could do with this holiday.

#3 Copenhagen, Denmark

This is easily my favourite city in the world, which is a big claim. I live in a country full of vibrant, modern cities, and I've travelled to many in other countries, but Copenhagen for me is the one. A perfect mix of old and new, it has cobblestone roads, colourful buildings, canals, cyclists everywhere, and Tivoli! I really cannot wait to visit again.

#2 Christmas Markets, Germany

I'm a huge fan of Christmas, and I love markets so this is the most delightful combination for me. I've heard that the German Christmas markets are huge so to go would be a dream come true. The idea of a winter wonderland like this makes me so happy. Christmas lights, mulled wine, German food, cobbled lanes, snow, carols, what more could you want? It's probably a bit sad I'm thinking about Christmas in February... Oh well, a girl's allowed to dream!

#1 Santorini, Greece


Look at these photos and ask me why I wouldn't want to go here. After seeing a whole heap of blog posts on the beautiful Greek island, the wanderlust has grown for this place. My bucket list may be small, but this is on it for sure. White limestone buildings, clear blue waters, mazes of streets, donkeys (!), Greek food, culture and luxury mix together in this amazing holiday destination. I can't wait to visit!

What's on your travel bucket list? Have any of you been to these destinations, and if so, what were they like? I'd love to hear from you!

xx Silje


  1. You're not alone Silje, so much wanderlust at the moment for me too!

    1. It's certainly strong at the moment! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
      xx Silje


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