Peggy Porschen Cakes, London
This enchanting café is a beautiful (and the most affordable) location to start off this list with. The picturesque exterior of Peggy Porschen Cakes leads you into a bakery decorated with the delicate and traditional Victorian-esque décor of every Instagrammers dreams.
Despite being pretty pricey – as you can imagine – I’d love to visit here and try a slice of of their delicious looking cakes or ornately decorated cupcakes, and take in the (very pink) atmosphere. Elton John and Madonna are both known fans of this bakery, which must mean they’re doing something right?
I would also be flat out lying to you if I told you half the reason I’d go out of my way to make a stop here wouldn’t be to get some beautiful shots for the ‘gram.
Levin Iglut, Lapland
Described on the official website as “magical nights under the sky”, a stay in one of the many glass igloos in Lapland should be near the top of everyone’s bucket list. It is at the very top of mine.
There are different price ranges when looking at staying a night in one of the igloo’s, but this is my bucket list, so naturally I want (NEED) the best igloo available. This so called ‘Premium’ igloo has an unobstructed view over the Valley/Northern Lights and a deluxe motorised bed so you can face wherever you want… so obviously the Premium igloo is the way to go
I’m not sure I need to explain why this is on my bucket list of places to visit in my life, but the thought of seeing the Northern Lights from my bed with breathtaking scenery in every direction – for some strange reason – just seems to appeal.
Anne Franks House
A slightly more sombre location, but I consider visiting Anne Frank’s house – a staple of Amsterdam – a must do. Like many others, I read her diary in school, one of real life heartbreak and tragedy.
Around the Annex, some rooms sit unfurnished, although untouched in every other way. This reconstruction allows visitors a small taste of how it was all those years ago when the Frank’s, van Pels and Franz Pfeffer lived there in hiding.
This is on my bucket list as it is such a tragic and very raw story, and like any museum or memorial, to see it first hand and learn in depth about the victims and survivor while standing where it all happened brings such poignancy to this staple story in history, poignancy you maybe you don’t feel sat reading about it at home.
Berlin Wall, East Side Gallery, Berlin
The Berlin Wall was originally constructed to separate (both physically and politically) Berlin until 1989. My boyfriend and I are actually visiting Berlin at the end of March, making a trip here a distinct possibility!
It is an open air gallery, boasting 1.3km of murals and paintings from 105 artists. Ranging from portraiture, political statements, humorous, the paintings along the wall are a sight to behold. One of the most famous paintings depicts the ‘Socialist Fraternal Kiss’, and the notoriety of this particular painting makes it one that I would aim to see for myself.
Resting on the border of New York, USA and Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls is the name for 3 different waterfalls that spill into one. Surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder it’s a dream of mine to visit.
I get the feeling that seeing any major waterfall in front of you is an experience that is beautiful, yet terrifying in equal measure. Definitely an experience incomparable to any other, but the sheer power of Niagara Falls is what draws me to this one in particular, along with the fact that I would absolutely love to visit Canada so could kill two birds with one (very expensive) stone.
The Golden Circle, Iceland
I couldn’t make a bucket-list post without including what I see as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking sights in the world. Known for being incredibly popular among tourists, The Golden Circle is a route that covers around 190 miles.
The route stops at a few key locations, and apparently takes around 3 and a half hours to complete. Along the route sits the Geyser Hot Spring Area. Strokkur, one of the geysers, reliably shoots boiling water into the air every 6-10 minutes, and it’s quite something to see.
The snow dusted route is gorgeous, and even when you don’t consider the stops along the route, it seems to be worth a visit purely for the beautiful views on the drive.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Visiting a National Park in North America has always been something I’d love to experience in my life. From looking photos alone, this particular park makes it onto my bucket-list easily.
Hailed the most visited national park in America, Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the Tennessee and North Carolina border is full beautiful wildlife, waterfalls, hiking trails and sprawling mountainscapes. I’d particularly love to explore the hiking trails through the miles and miles of forests. I’m far from an avid hiker, but I couldn’t think of anything more beautiful than being immersed in such scenery.
Thank you for reading! This particular post was focussed more on specific touristy places to visit, however I am planning a future post on bucket-listed Countries!
Of course there are more, but I don’t want to cram too many into one post! Maybe I’ll make a part 2 at some point? In the meantime, I’d love to hear about your number one dream location you hope to someday go to (or maybe you’ve already gotten round to visiting it?).
Hope to see you next time!