Summer’s almost here – so have you planned your holiday travels yet? Do you have a bucket list of places you want to visit, and if yes, how many will you tick this summer? I am not sure yet where we’ll head this summer, but I certainly have my “I want to go here” -list ready – and it just keeps growing…
The places I am wanderlusting about are rather known, but there is a reason for it: many places on my list just are Unesco World Heritage Treasures, or places that have been names some of the most beautiful and breathtaking in this planet of ours. At the same time if you wonder some places are missing, the reason probably is because I’ve already been there!
If you are wondering how I am keeping up with my wanderlust, I can reveal that Findery is the answer. It’s an app that you can easily download and use as your treasure map for finding places nearby when on the move, or wanderlust using the far options. You can easily add your own notes on the go and create cool Notemaps on your travels, restaurant favourites, pretty much anything that you’d geotag for location.
You can see my travels on Findery by location or theme, as I’ve already added most of them on Notemaps -such as my Best of Spain – Notemap featuring my all time favourite things in Spain, or the one from my latest trip to Barcelona region called: Lloret de Mar & Barcelona region, Spain. My most recent Notemap, however, is a collection of places that inspire me: natural wonders, man-made treasures and the most unusual hotel paradises I’d lie to visit – all on a list called “I want to go here“.
I already got some 30 places mapped on my list and I wanted to share my top 5 list of the moment. My favourites are like the Billboard chart: they keep going up and down based on the feedback I hear from friends from their travels, and articles I read. However, there is one exception to that role: my No 1 destination has been the same for over 30 years, and when we lived in California I almost made it there already… Anyway, let me present my current destinations:
Reeta’s top 5 “I want to go here” -list
1. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
The colourful Grand Prismatic Spring and the ever timely Old Faithful geyser. When I was 5 years old I marked Yellowstone as my top place to visit, and it’s been there ever since. Need I say more?
2. Bora Bora, Tahiti
The honeymoon we still haven’t had. When people ask why Bora Bora, I say why not. There are tons of amazing destinations with great snorkling, white sand, clear water and those cute tiki huts on stilts over the water. For some reason French Polynesia tops my list of beach paradises. And this picture with cute little starfish is just irresistible….
3. Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam
You might wonder why I picked this remote corner of Vietnam? I love the look of tea plantations and rice paddies, and Mù Cang Chải District is all about those rice terraces stretching into horizon. Besides being beautiful, rice is important for us humans. I love nature and the area offers much more to see besides these amazing terraces…
4. Easter Island
Everyone’s heard about the remote Easter Island and their mysterious statues. And lost of people say how cool it would be to visit, but is there much else to see? I sort of though that way too, until a friend mine, Veronica from Travel Geekery, told me about her visit. Now I’d love to see these mysteries and everything else Easter Island can offer.
5. Cave of the Crystals,Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico
I’ve just visited a salt mine near Barcelona in Spain and was taken by its’ delicate beauty, therefore the amazing Crystal Cave in Mexico shot up on my list. These giant selenite crystals are some of the largest in the world and would be quite a special experience, at least that’s what I am hoping. Makes me wonder if I should have continued my master’s degree in geology as I’m still so fascinated by all rocks and minerals…
Now that I’ve shared my most wanderlusted destinations, I’d love to hear yours as I just love to hear what other dream about, and also to see if I should add some new, cool places on my endless list… I hope to see you on Findery, and if you create your own “I want to go here” Notemap, use the #IWANTTOGOHERE -hashtag so I and other dreamers can easily find your destinations too.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Findery, but as always all opinions expressed are my own.