With a brand new year comes a fresh annual leave allowance, plus a whole host of bucket list countries to visit and cities to explore. This month’s icelolly.com #HolidayChat was all about 'Your 2018 Travel Bucket List' & resolutions, so grab a notebook and pen and prepare to add lots of new destinations to your must-sees during the next 12 months.
We've got plenty of dreamy holiday spots on our 2018 bucket list, as it seems has everyone else who took part in this month's natter!
#HolidayChat Iceland, Scotland and Spain. All motorcycling. I think that Iceland will have to wait until 2019 for a couple of reasons, but I've left it on the list with optimism!— Zoe Homes ?? (@Splodz) January 3, 2018
New Zealand because hobbits and Fiji/Samoa/Tonga/that general area because Moana is my hero! ??#HolidayChat— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) January 3, 2018
A1: The balkans/ Eastern Europe! Montenegro, Ukraine, Romania Belarus etc! They’re so close to the UK but have such a different culture! And look so pretty! #HolidayChat— Ellie Quinn???? (@wandering_quinn) January 3, 2018
A1: I’m super desperate to work on a project in Argentina (I miss SAmerica so much!). And would love to get to Bali. Also want to revisit some school friends in Spain! Ahhh so many great places to go! ?? #HolidayChat— Han Meets World???????? (@HanMeetsWorld) January 3, 2018
From the U.K. to South America, there were plenty of recommendations on offer.
A2. AUSTRALIA definitely! Or Bali ???? I'd jump ship that way in a second #HolidayChat— Faye???? (@fayebelinexo) January 3, 2018
A2. Costa Rica or Ecuador! Ecuador always seems to be skipped but it's genuinely my favourite country and has so much to do. Costa Rica is also amazing and so beautiful and friendly! #holidaychat— Nicola (@pinkconfettiuk) January 3, 2018
I would 100% recommend #Ljubljana - it is stunning & so underrated! Also, go visit Lake Bohinj instead of or as well as Lake Bled - all the tourists head to Bled and it's packed but I thought Bohinj was waaaayyy prettier! ?? #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/Bz22d5IKpD— Jessica Buck (@jessica16_x) January 3, 2018
Malta! It's not far from the UK but I feel like not many people take the opportunity to explore it ?? Wake up on the island that has no winter and see one of the most stunning baroque skylines in the world #HolidayChat— Victoria (@lost_ashore) January 3, 2018
A vast array of destinations were mentioned, but we noticed New Zealand and Hawaii seemed very popular. You heard it here first folks, this year's hotspots are these two beautiful areas of the world.
FIJI or Mo'rea because they're as far away from my mundane life as possible #HolidayChat— Char (@char_x0) January 3, 2018
New Zealand, hands down! I'd stay for a few months and travel both islands in a camper van. Would have to visit locations from Lord of the Rings too obviously! #HolidayChat— Sharon ?? (@stargazyvegan) January 3, 2018
We are hoping to go to South Africa in 2019 but if money were no object I would push it forward and tack on snorkelling in Zanzibar and a safari! ?? #HolidayChat— Jess ?? (@Alright_Blondie) January 3, 2018
Let the wanderlust begin…
Everyone seemed to agree that they wanted to travel more this year, with many also vowing to visit new places instead of re-visiting old favouites.
A5) To enjoy the places I see more - care less about getting the perfect shot and more about enjoying my surroundings and embracing everything! And to eat as much foreign chocolate as possible ?? #HolidayChat— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) January 3, 2018
Yes, just go. Stop panicking about money, it’ll be grand. Life is made of memories, not money. #HolidayChat— HonestlyAine ?????? (@HonestlyAine) January 3, 2018
To visit five new places either new countries or new cities! #holidaychat— Sophie (@theOMGdiaries) January 3, 2018
I want to explore more of the UK (I say this every year) and eat all the local foods at home and abroad! #HolidayChat— Tams ?? (@peachesandbear) January 3, 2018
Join us on Wednesday 7th February 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!