iceland blue lagoon
My travel bucket list for 2015 – the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

It is a bit of a cliché (and not a very original way to start an article) BUT “Life is for living”. I never feel more alive and inspired to live than when I travel. Be it a long holiday in a far-away country, a city break or a road trip, it all helps me recharge my batteries and look at life in a refreshed and positive way.

[pull_quote_center]Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Miriam Beard[/pull_quote_center]

I have a lot of travelling catch up to do this year and this is my travel bucket list for 2015:

CITY BREAKS

Low cost airlines may be not everyone’s cup of tea but they are great for city breaks. Thanks to them, I can have a day trip to most European cities. It’s something that I am determined to do in 2015 and here are the cities on my list for 2015:

BERLIN

Schloss Charlottenburg, Charlottenburg Palace
Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace) in Berlin

I’ve been to Germany a couple of times. The first time I was on a holiday to Saxony, Bavaria and the Black Forest. The second time I was on a holiday to France and drove to a couple of German towns near the French border. It’s a great country and if you haven’t been, then it’s definitely worth a visit.

A long weekend or a short city break to Berlin has been on my travel agenda for a while and I need to make it happen in 2015.

STOCKHOLM

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

This may sound strange but I’d like to visit Stockholm so that I could sample the local cuisine. Perhaps I’ve watched too many cookery programmes on the television or had too many trips to IKEA. And yes, authentic Swedish meatballs is something I want to have whilst there.

COPENHAGEN

Nyhavn, New Harbour
Nyhavn (New Harbour) in Copenhagen, Denmark

My fascination with Copenhagen (and Scandinavia in general) derives from my taste in TV programmes. Yes, I am a massive Scandinavian crime drama geek. Not even ashamed to admit it. My favourites are The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen, and Copenhagen features in all of them.

I want to visit all of the locations featured in any all of the [above mentioned] programmes. It really is that simple.

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Over the past decade or so, I’ve been to some amazing destinations and experienced some of the best hospitality both as a travel and lifestyle journalist and as a holiday-maker. Most of them have been to sunny destinations but my life-long ambition has always been to explore Iceland.

ICELAND

black sand beach, iceberg
The iconic black sand beaches and floating icebergs in Iceland

I want to spend a couple of days exploring Reykjavik and then head off to those iconic black sand beaches and glaciers. I’ve read so much about them and seen so many pictures that I feel like I’ve already been there.

An organised photo tour is probably the best way to do and see what I want, and is high up on my list.

ROAD TRIP

That’s my Plan B. In case I can’t make all of the above, I can always get in the car and head in the direction of Devon and the West Country (or anywhere else). England is such a beautiful country and most of the places I want to visit are within a driving distance from me.

[quote_box_center]Stay tuned to see how I get on with my travel bucket list for 2015 and feel free to leave a comment with the places you want to go and see.[/quote_box_center]