I guess travel is the theme here on Lauren’s Journey this week? The other day Gabby from The Swirl shared 10 places she wants to visit next. If you couldn’t tell by my Edinburgh post, I have been itching to travel more! Wonderful posts like Gabby’s and the adventures of my friends from school only increase my travel bug.
I hope to make it to at least a few of the places on my list within the next two years. You know the quote, “she believed she could, so she did?” Maybe if I believe that I will get to these places soon I will magically have the money to go there. That’s how it works, right?
In all seriousness, traveling is expensive. While I hope to save up money for it, I also need to save money to pay off my student loans! With only one semester of undergrad left, I’m trying to be a responsible adult. Keyword, trying.
Without further ado, here are the 10 places that I want to visit next!
VIA KASSANDRA KONDO
Okay, so I am actually going here in 2018. I thought I would at least put one place on my list that I am confirmed to be traveling to! My boyfriend, Tommy, and I are visiting Savannah for our spring break. We chose to go here over typical spring break locations because I am not a huge fan of the beach. I like it for a day, but I can’t imagine spending a week just on the beach. That sounds like a surefire way to get sunburnt!
Savannah is rich with history and old buildings (two of my favorite things). I have driven through all of the Southeast states but I have never actually been to a city in any of them besides Florida. I am used to seeing all of the historical places in the Northeast so I am excited to experience something new! This will also be the first trip that Tommy and I will go on together!
VIA BON TRAVELER
This one is another low-ball because there is a pretty high chance I’ll be visiting here in 2018. Tommy is planning on studying abroad in Budapest in the fall (he’s a year below me). I will be graduated and hopefully employed with enough money to visit him! The architecture in Budapest is gorgeous. I’d be lying if I said that I knew a lot about Budapest. Fun fact though, I think I’m part Hungarian. At least that is what I’ve been told!
VIA TOUCH OF GS
Ah, Glasgow, it’s starting to feel like a forbidden city for me. I’ve mentioned this at least 10 times before, but in case you didn’t know, I was supposed to study abroad there for the spring 2017 semester. Long story short, my anxiety was horrible at the time and I was just diagnosed with depression. I decided not to go which was probably a good decision for my mental health. However, I still beat myself up sometimes over my decision not to go to basically Hogwarts for a semester. Although I stayed at UMass for the semester, I ended up meeting someone who was on exchange from the Unversity of Glasgow. I learned a lot about the city from him which of course made me want to visit even more. Glasgow, I am coming for you one day! I am still wicked jealous of Caitlyn who will be abroad there next semester!
I love watching Monica Church’s videos and she makes Seattle look amazing. My little also raves about the city all the time. Los Angles is the only place I’ve been to on the West Coast so I’d love to branch out and visit more! From what I’ve seen, Seattle looks like somewhere I’d be interested in living in the future.
VIA LOCAL ADVENTURER
Like Seattle, Portland is another West Coast city I want to visit and possibly move to. The city and beautiful mountains? Yes, please!
BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA
VIA MEL AND JONA
Every photo I have seen of Banff is breathtaking. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more picturesque place in my entire life. My mom also really wants to go here so it would be cool if we could go together!
Krakow has a lot of Jewish history. I don’t know a lot about my religion but I would love to learn more. It is also very close to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. I’ve wanted to visit the concentration camps since I went to the Holocaust museum in Israel. I think it would be a sad but eye-opening experience. It’s definitely something that I need to do in my lifetime.
One of my best friends, Bobby, studied abroad in Dublin last semester and cannot stop raving about it. His face lights up whenever someone mentions the place. I trust his judgment so Dublin is definitely on my list!
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
I need to visit Montreal before I graduate from UMass! It’s only four and a half hours from here which isn’t a bad drive at all. I’ve been to Quebec City but I still haven’t made it to Montreal. A lot of people at my school take weekend trips here so I need to cross that one off of my list.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
I honestly don’t know a lot about Cape Town but I do know that it looks gorgeous. That’s a good enough reason to want to visit somewhere, right?
Where do you want to travel next?