Now I don't know about you, but after seeing a lot of amazing of fabulous bloggers and friends out in fancy places like New York (everyone seems to be going to NY at the moment??) and Bali - Amy Bell why you tease me so much?? - I'm getting some real travel envy and so this got me thinking about some places I plan on visiting when I get the chance, so thought I'd share...
I know I live in the UK, but I really don't go to London as often as I would like and I keep seeing beautiful sites or gorgeous cafes and food places there on social media and what not and I feel I should really make the most of my beautiful country! I also need to branch out and visit the rest of it but that can be on the next wishlist!!
Amsterdam is a new edition to my wishlist to be honest, but since some friends have been and had a wonderful time and shown some incredible views, I've now got to experience it for myself! I would love to rent a bike and cycle round the gorgeous streets and along the river Amstel. I'm so excited that some friends and I are looking into booking a trip there either in the Christmas break or next year after we finish!!
I know, okay, I have been before - but OMG how incredible is this place, I can't get enough of it and everyone going back recently has made me miss it so much - and there's still loads I need to go and do! In fact I would recommend
Isn't it just beautiful? I think Bali is on a lot of people's wishlists but I'm just dying to go and jump into the sea, surf, relax on the beach and bask in it's beauty! I'm also dying to experience the Nalu Acai bowls, swing on 'The Swing' and watch the sunset out in the ocean and swim in a waterfall!
The ultimate wishlist location for me this is! I will visit Australia (preferably next year and for a couple of months at least!), I WILL! Of course, I wish to do all the touristy bits and bobs, but I also want to just explore. I want to get out and really experience the stunning beaches, have adventures, meet other travellers, make friends, lie out and watch the sunset, ('ave a barby!) and just have fun!
I have stated on many a social media that I am a born and bred Marriott fan, but I'm afraid that luxury can only really come when I go away with my family (who like to use their timeshare). So, since I'm on the look out for new cool places to stay, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the wonderful Alexa and alerted to the brand CitizenM hotels (which actually have hotels in three of my above ideal locations!).
After checking them out online, the rooms and hotels themselves look pretty awesome and the beds look INCREDIBLE! - I mean they're like 2 by 2 metres!! They're quite a cool, trendy hotel it seems, and include free wifi, free movies, (free bar snacks!) and 24hr food service - for those midnight feasts/the time difference is really bad kind of nights!
These are just the points that caught my eye and bits that I like the sound and look of, but head to their FAQ's page here and check them out if you're interested. Personally the ones in London and New York are probably a bit out of my price range, but Amsterdam rooms are around £70, which - albeit still a little much for me, while still a student, - I think is brilliant value for money since the look and service here sounds pretty awesome!
What are your bucket list places to visit? Anything planned for the near future? Any hotels you'd recommend?
*This post was in collaboration with CitizenM and as of yet I haven't visited a CitizenM hotel, but all thoughts and views are my own.