Wow, what a whirlwind 12 months it’s been! And if you happen to’re like us, you’re dreaming of what the following 12 months of journey will carry. On this submit, from Europe to South America, to Asia and the South Pacific, every of our TuGo bloggers will share the place they’re dreaming of for the 12 months forward. Learn on!
Dreaming of Northern Europe: Scandinavia & Netherlands
First up, Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ve been dreaming about visiting this charming city for some time now, as I’m naturally drawn to interiors, design, and Scandinavian influences. For those who know me nicely, it’s no shock that this metropolis is on my checklist!
On the identical journey, I’d love to go to Amsterdam, Netherlands, with some mates. I’ve heard nice issues in regards to the meals, tradition, and nightlife, so I’d love to go to this metropolis within the summertime. Whereas in Europe, I additionally plan to see a live performance or two, as a result of the live performance decisions are infinite—because of the variety of giant venues and variety of exhibits!
Discovering Prague, Czech Republic, one meal at a time
Trying ahead to the 12 months forward, some may say my journey targets for 2024 are lofty, however these are bucket checklist locations, and if you happen to don’t brazenly discuss them, they might by no means occur!
Czech Republic is dwelling to one of the stunning cities on this planet — Prague. With its fairytale-like castles, cobblestone streets, and picturesque bridges, Prague has been my dream vacation spot for a very long time! I can see myself strolling by the Outdated City Sq., admiring the intricate particulars of Gothic buildings.
Stress-free in Fiji
As an archipelago of over 300 islands, Fiji has quite a bit to supply any kind of traveller. Being a reasonably seasoned traveller, however now bringing alongside an toddler for the adventures, our journey fashion has shifted a bit. Whereas pre-baby, I might have most popular to island hop (which seems to be an superior possibility, if that’s what you’re going for); however this 12 months, I’m on the lookout for a one-stop vacation spot the place I don’t need to journey too far to expertise all of it.
That’s why I’m dreaming of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island. Whereas touristy, we are able to keep within the resort space of Denarau Island, however enterprise out to loosen up on Coral Coast seashores, discover lush rainforest in Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, expertise the wildlife sanctuary of Kula Eco Park and extra.
Tip: Tropical cyclones are widespread from November to April, so intention to plan your trip round Fiji’s winter/dry season.
Dancing the Samba in Bahia, Brazil
Bahia, Brazil, has been a continuing fixture on my ever-expanding journey bucket checklist, and I hope to tick it off subsequent 12 months. Whereas Rio and Sao Paolo are likely to seize all the eye, in terms of Brazilian locations, there’s simply one thing enchanting and distinctive about Bahia that units it aside.
The town is a vibrant cultural hub, overflowing with historical past and traditions; it’s additionally the mecca for the Afro-Brazilian music and dance scene, significantly Samba and Capoeira, seen all through their well-known Carnival celebration. From social media, I’ve caught glimpses of tourists making an attempt out Samba courses, and it seems tremendous enjoyable and is one thing I wish to do after I go to.
It’s not simply the cultural abundance that attracts me to Bahia; town additionally presents beautiful turquoise water and powdery white sand seashores. For me, being an island lady, that is pure paradise. I can already visualize myself lounging on the seashore, basking within the solar—what’s higher than that?
Lastly, the meals: Brazilian delicacies has develop into a staple for me over time. So, I can’t wait to strive the native delicacies in Bahia, significantly the wealthy and hearty Feijoada on rice, accompanied by a refreshing glass of Caipirinha.
Immersing within the historical past and fantastic thing about Kyoto and Hokkaido, Japan
My dream vacation spot for 2024 is Japan. I final visited Japan in 2013; it’s been over a decade and I’m dying to go to this attractive nation once more! On my earlier journey, I visited Tokyo and Nagasaki. This time, I’m dreaming of historic Kyoto and delightful Hokkaido.
Kaiseki ryori is a conventional multi-course Japanese dinner, and there’s no place higher to expertise it than within the historical capital the place the fashion was first developed—Kyoto. After all, for an additional style of historical past, I’ll have to go to the road meals stalls at Fushimi Inari-Taisha. Well-known for its 800 pink torii gates, often called the Senbon Torii, this shrine on the base of Mount Inari is a must-visit for foodies and tradition buffs alike.
Nighttime is the time to loosen up, and what’s higher leisure than simmering in a scorching spring with breathtaking views? I’ll be visiting Sounkyo Sizzling Springs in Hokkaido, to satisfy this dream of mine. I would even head over to Snow Monkey Park to see cute little macaques having fun with the effervescent scorching waters!
Savouring the Wonders of Florence and different European Delights
I’m most wanting ahead to Florence because it’s one in every of my favorite cities within the World – this will probably be my 4th time visiting. The streets are stuffed with artwork and delightful structure. It’ll be enjoyable to share my love for town with my household and take them to my favorite eateries and cocktail bars. I like revisiting locations as I really feel much less pressured to examine websites off my to-do checklist and may give attention to exploring neighbourhoods at my leisure.
Straight after Italy, I’m flying to Copenhagen to satisfy my mother and father for six days. None of us have been to Denmark earlier than so I’m excited to find a brand new nation. (Little did I do know it was one in every of Linnea’s dream locations too!)
Copenhagen will probably be our dwelling base however we’re planning day journeys to Frederiksborg Citadel, in Hillerød, and to Helsingør. I’m principally wanting ahead to the standard Scandinavian breakfast that includes rye bread and pickled herring. I’m normally not a breakfast individual however this was one in every of my meals highlights after I visited Iceland and Sweden.
We hope we’ve given you some nice insights and have impressed you to journey the world in 2024. However keep in mind, regardless of the place you journey, even if you happen to journey inside Canada, emergency medical journey insurance coverage ought to at all times journey with you.
Blissful travels forward,