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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Travelling the World: Things I've Ticked Off My Travel Bucket List

Picture of Dubrovnik scenery Croatia
I was scrolling through my iPhone photos the other day and it got me thinking how lucky I really am that I have been able to just about afford to travel the world and experience so many different countries (thanks to my sister who is an expert at trawling Expedia and pin-pointing some ridiculously cheap deals). For me, travel doesn't have to be extravagant - you don't have to be bungee jumping, sailing around on a yacht or staying in the most expensive hotel, it's about enjoying the atmosphere, your surroundings and simply being in another country. Most of my favourite experiences abroad involve looking at beautiful landscapes and eating way too much food. I wanted to share the highlights of some of my travel adventures with you; I love reading these kind of posts as they give me so much inspiration and I always take something away to add to my own travel bucket list.

Picture of scenery in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Stopping a long taxi journey to take these photos of the most stunning scenery in Dubrovnik.

Picture of Szimpla Kert Ruin Bar in BudapestDrinking 50p vodkas in Szimpla Kert ruin bar with the most eclectic interiors I've ever seen (think computers from 1995 and plastic babies).
Picture of Szechenyi Thermal Baths Budapest
Wallowing in the warmth of the Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest and witnessing way too many tight Speedos.

Picture of New York from Empire State Building
Taking in the 360 views of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building.
Picture of Grand Central Station New York
Pretending I'm a famous person on the set of an American movie in Grand Central Station.
Picture of Central Park New York
Walking through Central Park on a crisp October morning lapping up the views and avoiding being taken out by at least 50 joggers.

Picture of Belgian Waffle Brussels
 Scoffing insanely tasty Belgian waffles in Bruges.
Picture of The Grand Place in Brussels
 Marvelling at the intricate architecture whilst wandering around The Grand Place, Brussels.

Picture of the U2 Wall on Windmill Lane Recording Studio Dublin
 Admiring the colourful graffiti on the U2 Wall in Dublin before it was demolished a few months later.
Picture of gorillas at Dublin Zoo
Visiting the cutest gorillas and extra cute but really grumpy hippo at Dublin Zoo.

So there we have it, some of the highlights of my travel adventures so far. Watch out for future posts of my 2017/2018 travels - Riga and Reykjavik are already booked! Let me know your travel recommendations in the comments below. 


  1. Your ticked off bucket list is looking pretty epic! I'm hoping to go to Budapest in 2018 - it's really high up on my list.

    Steph -

  2. Wow Fran, I'm surprised you've managed to tick so much off your massive bucket

  3. Oh, I'd love to travel!
    I'm so happy that you visited my Croatia and New York which is on the top of my list to visit. Belgium also sounds really interesting!

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

  4. Love this post! I am so desperate to go to New York it’s untrue!!

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