Top Travel Destinations to Revisit
I feel that as I grow older I get more and more sentimental about trips from my childhood, wishing I could go back and capture a glimpse of the happy mini-me, and perhaps even try to roly poly down the hills that gave me so much joy. So when the Kasha from Lines of Escape invited me to take part in Booked.net‘s Top Destinations to Go There campaign I thought, why the hell not.
All I had to do was narrow down five destinations that I would love to revisit, not hard for a nostalgic old fart like myself.
Isle of Wight
A bastion of my childhood holidays, the Isle of Wight will always hold dear memories to me. From the thrill and almost daily event of Blackgang Chine amusement park to Osbourne House and the many beautiful beaches: Isle of Wight is the perfect holiday destination for families. The only time I have revisited however, is for Bestival, which was…a different kind of fun (see below).
It may be a country formed from a nation of convicts, but Australia is bloody good fun. One of the most exciting places to be in the world right now, this enormous country on the edge of Asia is a backpackers dream destination. Surf, drive, snowboard: you can do whatever your heart tells you in Australia. I long to go back, carry on my Couchsurfing streak, hire a car and drive across this barren red country from top to bottom and all the way round.
Poland was a surprise to me. Not a surprise because I liked it, but because it was quite literally a surprise. My Girlfriend managed to keep the destination a secret until we boarded the plane. I had always wanted to visit the country, after learning its rich history and knowing full well the country’s love of sausage (note: see my upcoming post for more info). What really surprised me was just how beautiful the country really is. Gdansk and it’s neighbouring cities (which make up the tricity) are some of the most iconic and stunning cities in Europe. Even after three days of returning I hope to revisit the charming country, see its picturesque spaces and delve deeper into its history.
I don’t have to explain too hard why Croatia is in this list. Quaint old towns, vibrant and thriving cities and more beaches than you can shake a stick at: Croatia is hot property. During my stay in Split, Hvar, Zadar and Pula I caught a glimpse of some of the red bricked rooftops, azure waters and relaxed attitudes that make it such a favourite for Europeans. I considered booking a summer escape for 2015…pretty much as soon as I got home.
So, as per the rules I am supposed to nominate five other bloggers to share their destinations they would return to.
Neil – Backpacks and Bunkbeds
Brendan – The Travel Pop
Ed – Rexyedventures
Giulia – Mondomulia
Hayley – Love Puffin
Thanks for the nomination Kasha, now I must go feel old and nostalgic and check a lot of airline prices…