One of the great things in life is discovering new places, but there has to be something said for going somewhere you’ve been before that has that familiarity element.
Living like a local in another city seems like such a fun thing to do, and today I’ve compiled a list of all the places I would love to go back to that I’ve visited through my life.
1. New York
I went to New York back in 2008 on a school trip to the UN, and I’ve always wanted to go back. This year, I was looking at flights in December, but with buying a house and having a number of wedding and hen do’s, the responsibility took over me and I refrained. I would love to visit at Christmas and take in the city in all its glory.
I visited Amsterdam as a celebration trip when I finished University. There were 5 of us who went in total, and we had such a fun time and still even talk about the memories to this day. There was so much of the city that we didn’t get to explore though, so on my next trip, I’d like to see all the sites that we missed – I believe autumn is a beautiful time to visit.
I went to Lisbon in 2014 with a couple of girls that I worked with. We went in November, which wasn’t the warmest month by any stretch, but the city itself was just stunning. Compared to other European capitals, it was much cheaper, but there was still so much to see and do. I’d love to go back in summer and visit the Time Out food market again and admire the beautifully tiled walls.
I went to Barcelona for my 21st birthday with a few friends and I remember thinking that I definitely wanted to go back there one day. We had about 4 full days there and crammed loads in, but I would love to go back and appreciate some of the sites that are off the beaten track.
Iceland was one of the most surreal places I’ve ever been to in my life – but also absolutely incredible. I visited in June where it was sunlight for 24 hours (not something I’d recommend) so I would love to go back at the start of the year and hopefully see the Northern Lights.
One of my closet friends lives in Dubai, which is why I went in the first place, but I ended up having one of the most fun weeks of my life. I visited with my friend, Phil, and we had so much fun going to brunch, quad biking across the desert and visiting the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The next time I go, I would love a chilled beach holiday.
And there you have the 6 places I would love to visit again given the chance – donations welcome!
Have you been to any of these places? Is there anywhere you would love to go back to?