My 2019 Travel Bucket List

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my 2019 travel bucket list

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Are you already thinking about your 2019 holidays? I know I definitely am. That’s why today I’m sharing with you my 2019 Travel Bucket List. It’s never too early to start planning for your next holiday.

Does anybody else book a holiday and then suddenly they’re already thinking about their next? I once read that you are some form of a “travelholic” if you book holidays whilst you’re on holiday. I’m certainly guilty of that one.

I’m already deciding where my must-see places of 2019 are.

I’ve ranked My Top 5 bucket list locations of 2019 and I’ll be very interested to see where you’re off to on holiday next. If you’re heading out to Spain in 2019, be sure to let me know!

1. Orlando, Florida

Minnie Mouse on the Float at DisneyWorld

At the very top of my 2019 Bucket List is definitely Orlando, Florida. I’m craving to head back to The Sunshine State and get that Mickey Mouse Magic back into my life. It’s been a long time since we last went to Florida and Alex has never been, which is why I’m making it my mission to head back to the states and soak up the magic in 2019.

2. Miami, Florida

I mean, have you seen Miami? The exotic cars, the high rise buildings, the stretches of white beaches. Having been to Florida a few times, the city of Miami is one that we’ve never been to. It’s only a short drive from Orlando, so I’d love to tick off Miami and spend a couple of nights in the gorgeous Metropolitan city.

3. New York, New York


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So good that they named it twice, right? If you’ve ever listened to me rambling on, you’ll know exactly how much I want to go to New York. I don’t think there’s a post gone by where I haven’t referred to my desire to head to The Big Apple. I’d love to go to New York during the Christmas period of 2019 or the summer when we have a lot of time off. It’s near the very top of my bucket list, so I’d love to be able to tick that off and see the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. I’d have to book to ice-skate at Rockefeller Center and see a Broadway show too. *checks bank account and sighs deeply.*

4. Prague, Czechia

Prague in Czechia is somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. I think it would be fantastic to head out to Prague for the weekend in winter and soak up the Christmas atmosphere in 2019. They have a wide range of Christmassy activities, not to mention the christmas markets.  I’m hoping we can make it work to get there for a weekend this year!

5. Edinburgh, Scotland

looking at edinburgh castle and mountains

I’ve spoken about Edinburgh a lot in recent times and why it steadily creeps into my bucket list locations. I’m hoping that in 2019 we can sneak a weekend away to the Scottish, hilly capital and explore the best of the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. We’d make sure to spend some time at the Edinburgh castle and see the spectacular views that it so famously boasts. Alex has often said how much he’d enjoy heading to Edinburgh for Hogmanay, however, I would be more than happy going for a short weekend break in Autumn.

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6. Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote is actually somewhere that I’d completely forgotten about until I read a little more about Lanzarote on We have covered so much of Spain, especially during recent weeks, but we have neglected the Canary Islands. I have been to Tenerife quite a few times, but Lanzarote is somewhere that I’ve never been to. Being so close to Africa, it has that perfect all-around summer. Once an active volcanic island, I can imagine that it makes for an idyllic beach holiday with some spectacular landscape. I think Lanzarote would be a perfect 2019 winter getaway. It seems like it would be a more achievable destination after seeing some of the deals on Holiday Gems.

7. London, England

I absolutely love visiting the capital of England. Filled with plenty of places to go, gorgeous sites to see and heaps of history. I love spending time by the Thames admiring the view and then shopping until I drop on Oxford Street!

8. Venice, Italy

diary of a spanglish girl in venice

The city of love and where we got engaged is absolutely perfect to spend a few days away. You can relax on a gondola in the morning, take a stroll with a gelato in the afternoon around San Marco Square and have copious amounts of pasta and wine by the evening, perfect!

9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

view of amsterdam from hilton hotel winter

If you haven’t been to Amsterdam yet, make sure you do! With the super affordable flights across Europe, it makes visiting the Dutch capital very easy. It’s a beautifully relaxed city with an open mind and a friendly attitude. It would also be suitable for solo travellers.

10. Anaheim, California

If I could head back to Anaheim this year, I would. The beautiful state of California has so much to do and I would suggest spending a month seeing it all if you can. San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles all have so much variety and so many things to do. I loved being in Anaheim in California, purely because Disney is magical. Not to mention, the food there is outstanding!

What’s on your 2019 bucket list?

Hasta luego,


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25 responses to “My 2019 Travel Bucket List”

  1. yes I would love to go to Orlando, Florida and New York!! Now that I live in the American continent I hope to make that happen!! Also, South America is a dream!!

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    1. Ooh where abouts in South America? I’d like to go to Mexico sometime soon! Ahh that must be incredible to be living in America!

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      1. it’s very weird, cause for 21 years I’ve wondered what it was like to live on the other side of the Atlantic and now I know, it’s cool that I am closer to the US!! I would love to go to Mexico, Peru and Argentina!!

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      2. They’d be so cool! I’d love to do Mexico during dia de los muertos!

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  2. Hannah Brown // SPW Avatar
    Hannah Brown // SPW

    I really want to go to Disneyland! I went to Orlando in 2015 but we didn’t go to Disney I desperately want to (still had the BEST time at Universal though!). I was lucky enough to go to New York on the same trip and I didn’t actually enjoy it that much at the time but I am desperate to go back now I’ve done a lot of growing up and seeing more of the world. It’s an incredible place!

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    1. Disneyland California is incredible, I’ve never been to Disney Paris though! Oh gosh, I can’t believe you went to Orlando and didn’t go to Disney World! You’ll have to go! Ahhh amazing, I’d really love to go to New York, I can understand where you’re coming from a lot of people have said they went when they were younger and wasn’t able to appreciate it! Hope you get to go back soon!

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      1. I know!! My parents & brother aren’t Disney fans though, and I was underage so couldn’t go myself! 😥


      2. oh man! hopefully you get to go soon!

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      3. Hannah Brown // SPW Avatar
        Hannah Brown // SPW

        Thanks, and you!


  3. morenativethanthenatives Avatar

    I love Edinburgh! Such a great place to visit 😘

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  4. WonderHereWanderThere Avatar

    I love this list! And I’m excited the Edinburgh is on there…it is such a great city! I’m with Alex though, I’d love to go for Hogmanay too but perhaps not for a first time visit .

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    1. Thank you! Alex loves a good NYE! Whereas me, not so much! He’s already been to Edinburgh a few times – I’m desperate to go. I hear it’s amazing! xx

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  5. Lanzarote Spain and Edinburgh Scotland are the two places you’ve mentioned that I am yet to visit -would love to someday 🙂 Thanks for sharing your list Lauren xo

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    1. I need to go to Edinburgh Asap! Potentially going in January! xx


      1. I’ll try to as well, especially since I’m currently binging on Netflix’s The Crown 👑


  6. addictedtotravel25 Avatar

    Edinburgh is such an amazing city, if you get chance to go then find time to walk to the top of Arthurs Seat!

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    1. Thank you 😊 I will be heading to Edinburgh real soon so it’s exciting – I’m not sure how much time we’ll have outside of our schedule though!

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  7. I went to Edinburgh for New Year and it was such a lovely city, I definitely plan to go back again. Hopefully you’ll make it there this year x

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    1. i hear such good things about the city! so exciting! glad to hear you had a great time there 🙂 x


  8. Great list! Japan is on my bucket list this year, and hopefully a weekend trip or two to an European city 🙂

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    1. japan would be awesome! any european cities in mind?

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      1. Thinking mostly about Amsterdam, Edinburgh (and/or Aberdeen) or Venice at the moment 😀

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      2. can confirm amsterdam and venice are stunning! we got engaged in venice☺️ i’m off to Edinburgh in two weeks! Hope you get to a few ❤️

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