Hi everybody! I hope that you all have a splendid Christmas (if you celebrate.) Today, I have a post about the places I want to visit most that I haven’t already been. Enjoy!
Before I start with where I want to go, I want to focus on my favourite place that I’ve ever been. It always use to be hard for me to say when somebody asked me that question but this summer I visited the Yorkshire Dales for a day and that became my favourite place ever.
The Dales is a national park which is about an hour drive from the city of York. It is about 850 miles and filled with beautiful rolling dales and tons of sheep. There are castles, hiking paths, pubs, and lots of little rivers in the park. There is so much to experience in the Dales. In the town of Hawes, you can try over 30 types of Wensleydale cheese. In Pateley Bridge, you can go to England’s oldest candy shoppe. In Kilnsey there is an annual rock climbing competition up Kilnsey Crag. Here are some of my favourite pictures of the Dales.
Next is my top 10 countdown of places that I want to visit the most.
Moraine Lake, Alberta
Moraine Lake (also known as Lake Louise) is in Banff National Park. I would like to visit there because some of my neighbours recently visited and they shared with us some amazing pictures. There are also tons of hiking trails going around the lake. You can also canoe through the lake which I think would be really exciting.
This one is pretty brief but someday I would love to visit Antarctica. I would love to see animals like seals, penguins, and polar bears in the wild. In school we watched a video showing that in a couple of decades a lot of Antarctica could be gone because of things such as global warming. I would like to be able to visit Antarctica while it’s still around!
This one is just a must-do. Everywhere you go there seems to be pictures of this beautiful island in the Aegean Sea. Even though I would love to see all the buildings I would also like to go to see the prehistoric town of Akrotiri on the island. Akrotiri is a settlement from the Bronze Ages.
Rainbow Mountains, Peru
I probably saw this for the first time in a travel magazine. The rainbow mountains in Peru are all different colours from minerals like chlorite and iron sulphide. The pictures of the rainbow mountains you see are often enhanced to make colours brighter but I still think it’d be amazing to see these mountains in person.
Torres del Paine, Chile
I’m going to call Torres del Paine National Park like a mix of Antarctica and Moraine Lake from earlier. Torres del Paine is on the southern tip of Chile near Antarctica and it has lots of glacial lakes that look similar to Moraine Lake (minus the pine trees.) If I got to go to Torres del Paine I think I would go hiking around Lake Pehoè and climb Cordillera Paine (a small mountain range.)
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This is one of must-visits. I would love to see the Galapagos turtles in real life. I’ve seen so many pictures of them, but I think they would be even more amazing up close. Along with the turtles on the islands there are also Galapagos fur seal. They are really cute! (Go look up pictures of them right now and you’ll see what I mean 😉)
Black Forest, Germany
If I’m meaning honest I’ve never been a fan of the Black Forest cake (I know, I’m crazy) but nonetheless I think it would still be neat to visit the real Black Forest. The pictures of the forest look almost magical. It seems like something out of a fairy tale.
Caño Cristales, Columbia
The first time I heard about Caño Cristales was on Twitter. Someone posted a video of a river in the heart of a Columbian forest that was a multitude of different colours between July and November. I was like this isn’t real and then I searched it up and it was. Thats when I knew I had to visit this river someday. It’s pretty remote and hard to get to but I think even a glimpse of it would be amazing. Here is a link to a video by Business Insider where you can learn more about it.
Lake District, England
I’ve already been to England but I would like to return and visit the Lake District. The Lake District is northwest of the dales and is also very beautiful. The Dales has rivers but the Lake District has.. well, lakes. Did you know that The Lake District influenced lot’s of Beatrix Potter’s (famous author for children) work?
I’ve always wanted to visit the Seychelles. The Seychelles is northeast of Madagascar and west of Kenya. It sits in the Indian Ocean. If I went to the Seychelles I would spend a lot of time relaxing. A lot of my other trips are very ‘on-the-go’ but if I went to the Seychelles I think I would do a lot of relaxing.
Thank you for reading all about my top 10 places to visit! Comment in the comment section below about where your dream destination(s) are! Merry Christmas Eve!