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:


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:


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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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]