Wow, what a whirlwind 12 months it’s been! And when you’re like us, you’re dreaming of what the following 12 months of journey will deliver. On this publish, 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 people who know me effectively, it’s no shock that this metropolis is on my record!
On the identical journey, I’d love to go to Amsterdam, Netherlands, with some associates. 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 selections are countless—because of the variety of massive venues and variety of reveals!
Discovering Prague, Czech Republic, one meal at a time
Wanting ahead to the 12 months forward, some would possibly say my journey targets for 2024 are lofty, however these are bucket record locations, and when you don’t brazenly speak about them, they might by no means occur!
Czech Republic is dwelling to one of the vital stunning cities on the 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 I can see myself strolling by means of the Outdated City Sq., admiring the intricate particulars of Gothic buildings.
Stress-free in Fiji
As an archipelago of over 300 islands, Fiji has loads to supply any sort of traveller. Being a reasonably seasoned traveller, however now bringing alongside an toddler for the adventures, our journey type has shifted a bit. Whereas pre-baby, I’d have most popular to island hop (which seems to be an superior choice, if that’s what you’re going for); however this 12 months, I’m in search of a one-stop vacation spot the place I don’t should 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 purpose 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 record, and I hope to tick it off subsequent 12 months. Whereas Rio and Sao Paolo are inclined to seize all the eye, relating to 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 attempting out Samba lessons, and it seems tremendous enjoyable and is one thing I need 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 woman, that is pure paradise. I can already visualize myself lounging on the seaside, basking within the solar—what’s higher than that?
Lastly, the meals: Brazilian delicacies has grow to be a staple for me through the years. So, I can’t wait to attempt 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 beautiful nation once more! On my earlier journey, I visited Tokyo and Nagasaki. This time, I’m dreaming of historic Kyoto and exquisite 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 type was first developed—Kyoto. In fact, 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 known as 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 rest than simmering in a sizzling spring with breathtaking views? I’ll be visiting Sounkyo Scorching 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 sizzling waters!
Savouring the Wonders of Florence and different European Delights
I’m most trying ahead to Florence because it’s one in all my favorite cities within the World – this will likely be my 4th time visiting. The streets are crammed with artwork and exquisite 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 record and might concentrate on exploring neighbourhoods at my leisure.
Immediately after Italy, I’m flying to Copenhagen to fulfill my dad and mom 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 all Linnea’s dream locations too!)
Copenhagen will likely be our dwelling base however we’re planning day journeys to Frederiksborg Fortress, in Hillerød, and to Helsingør. I’m principally trying ahead to the normal Scandinavian breakfast that includes rye bread and pickled herring. I’m normally not a breakfast particular person however this was one in all 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 bear in mind, irrespective of the place you journey, even when you journey inside Canada, emergency medical journey insurance coverage ought to all the time journey with you.
Blissful travels forward,