If you’re like me, you’re constantly thinking where and when your next trip will be. In my free time, I research flight rates for different times if the year. “Oh you want to fly to Paris in October? That’ll be abut $750 round trip.” It’s odd, I know. So, I thought I’d create a list of the 7 destinations on my list for the remainder of 2017. Here it is…
1. Iceland. Is is just me, or has everyone been traveling to Iceland lately? For one thing, the flights are CHEAP. If you’re willing to sit on a 6 hour flight (from Boston) without food or television, then WOW Air is for you. Flights are around $350 round trip, that’s nuts! Once I get there, I want to swim between the tectonic plates, soak in the Blue Lagoon, whale watch and hunt for the Northern Lights. I’ve heard that people highly recommend renting a car because then you have full range to explore at night and track down the Northern lights- bucket list!
(Photo cred: Liv Paganelli)
2. Peru. This country has been on my list for a while. Not only can you visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, but you also get the chance to immerse yourself in a beautiful/rich culture. Aside from the famous Machu Piccu Inca trail, I also plan to hike rainbow mountain (which I hear is underrated) and visit the Sacred Valley. If this destination sparks your interest, keep in mind that the best time to go is in May. May-October are Peru’s dry months and after May it gets pretty packed with tourists. I’ve heard that it’s best to book your tour of the Inca trail about 6 months in advance as they fill up quickly!
3. Arizona. This is one destination that I was able to check off my list. I cannot recommend this state enough. It absolutely amazes me that there are such breathe-taking spots here in the United States. While I was in Arizona, I visited Sedona and Devils Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend. I would say that if you’re looking for an adventurous long weekend, this trip is for you! You can find more about my trip here!
4. Portugal. I just recently added this country to my list after noticing it pop up in multiple travel magazines that I read on the reg. Specifically, I’d like to explore Benagil Sea Cave which is Algarve, Portugal. Algarve is the Southern coast of Portugal and is lined with beautiful beaches and caves. I’d also like to venture north to Lisbon to walk through the colorful cities and listen to the traditional fado music.
5. Patagonia, Chile. Patagonia, Chile is an unknown mysterious land to me. Im not too familiar traveling to South America but have grown interested in hiking the Torres del Paine National Park. The flight to Chile is about 16-18 hours so it’ll be important to find a good chunk of time for this trip. Exploring the high mountains, blue icebergs and massive lakes are absolutely on my bucket list.
*If you’ve been to any of these locations, and have recommendations you’d like to share, please send them my way!