My 2015 Travel Wishlist

November 11, 2014

I know what you’re thinking. It’s not even December and she’s talking about 2015 travel already? But as all travel writers and travel bloggers know, the thing about the travel bug is that once you’ve caught it you’re living in a constant state of itchy feet, your suitcase semi-packed and your passport always ready for your next adventure.

Liz JarvisI’ve had the most extraordinary year on the travel front, starting with my trip to see the Northern lights in Norway, and highlights including seeing Cher, alligators and kayaking in Fort Lauderdale; being sleepless in Seattle; whizzing over to Venice, discovering new islands in the Caribbean and spending a few days in Dublin; spending a lot of time in Asia, first in Vietnam and Cambodia, and then Tokyo and the Japanese islands; and skydiving at sea. I’ve challenged myself, I’ve surprised myself, and I’ve grasped everything travel has to offer. Oh yes, 2014 has been awesome.

But now, with nothing planned until I go to New York for work in January, I’m dreaming about all the places I’d like to visit in 2015, both on my own and with my family. I already know we’ll be making an important trip to Ireland to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania (which claimed the lives of one of our relatives), and also spending a week on the Danube, visiting Prague and Budapest. But there are so many more places I want to see,experience and taste. So here’s my 2015 travel wishlist.

1. WaikikiHawaii. It’s been ages since I was there last, and although I’ve been to O’ahu twice I’m still desperate to explore the other islands.

2. Alaska. I was hoping to get there this year, but it didn’t work out. So next year I really want to make it happen, and finally get to see bears and whales in the wild; Harriet wants to go, too, so if it works out I’ll take her with me.

3. Japan. It’s got under my skin and I want to go back. This time I want to take No 1 Son; we’ll spend a few nights in Tokyo (officially now one of my favourite cities in the world) and take the bullet train to Kyoto.

Maybe we’ll get to one or none of these places; it doesn’t really matter, because the dreaming and the planning is part of the fun, isn’t it?

Which places are on your 2015 travel wishlist? I’d love to know.

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  • The Urban Mum November 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Just putting together my own list and getting so excited just thinking about it – although a lot is already locked in, so I need a few more months in the year to pack more in…
    Jan. Japan (ski/Tokyo/Kyoto)
    Feb New Zealand (rebuilding of Chc)
    April Singapore/Whitsundays
    May Vietnam
    July Thailand
    Sept Tasmania
    Dec US
    I am going to be combing your blog for suggestions on any of these spots you have visited. Bon voyage and have a great 2015! Cheers x

  • Zoe November 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Oh yes, Alaska and Japan are definitely on my travel wish list, with Noway and Canada right near the top too. I already know I’ll be able to tick the Austrian Alps off my list in January; I hope there will be lots more travelling opportunities besides. Dreaming is definitely part of the fun – I hope you get to make yours a reality in 2015.

  • Shobha November 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I’m not ready for my 2015 travel list! I usually wait until next year’s academic calendar comes out at the end of the year. It’s very organised of you.