{Travel Bucketlist} Visit 17 Places in 2017

Visit 17 places  in 2017 is a plan I am currently hatching. The plan in my head is that I should travel to 17 new places {to me} in 2017. It sounds easy if I am thinking about the UK/Ireland only but no, me I am thinking abroad too. I love crafting bucket lists and though I don’t share them often I love putting them together. You’ve seen 30B430 bucketlist split into: 15 Life Edit and 15 Travel Edit both which I am working through. I am meant to finish my 30B430 before July 7th, it’s gonna be a close call for sure.

visit 17 places in 2017

{Travel Bucketlist} Visit 17 places in 2017

There are many places that I want to visit, home and abroad but the following are at the top of my list. I hope these places are also on your travel bucketlists or plans for 2017.


Birmingham|Bath |Cornwall |Cork |Lake District |Stonehenge


Athens |Bali |Barcelona |Berlin |Bucharest |Budapest |Cyprus |Helsinki |Hawaii |Rome |Stockholm

Traveling is a luxury that I hope to continue having and embracing for as long as possible. I know not many people can travel as often as I do, it’s not always easy. But I say, if an opportunity presents itself take it and don’t look back. For me opportunities to travel have been made possible due to this blog, some press trips and others I pay myself. I am what they call a  weekender traveler, I travel more on weekends than normal vacations.

Working 9-5, Monday to Friday leaves only the weekends and vacation time for me to explore. A few years ago I considered this a handicap of sort because we don’t get enough vacation time. And not every vacation time taken is abroad or something we can afford. Because the times when we want to go is the time when everyone else is traveling. This makes traveling to destinations abroad {even home} more expensive and deterring people from traveling.

I decided to look at things differently, I chose to make my 9-5 situation work for me. Sometimes it’s easier to say I can’t do this because of this and that, but changing one’s attitude can help. Money will always be an issue for many of us but sometimes it’s about searching for the deals and using them. Though I like to travel abroad a lot, I realise the UK and Ireland have lots to offer. This year I will be exploring the UK more now that I have a car and seeing what’s what. 

Do you have any places you want to visit this year, home and abroad?



  1. Hannah Brice
    February 7, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    oh yes Bali is on my list too. We’re trying to be good with money so we won’t be travelling very much this year. I can dream though!

    • February 14, 2017 / 11:39 am

      I am in the same boat but we can definitely dream and you never know

  2. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
    January 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    sounds like an awesome plan. i really want to do more traveling in 2017 as well.

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I hope you do Hun and thanks

  3. GlamourGlitterGloss
    January 22, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Sounds like a great plan, I’m so jealous. I’m going to a few places this year, going to Greece for a few days and then we’re getting a flight to Magaluf and staying there for a few days too. Also I’m going to Florida and on a cruise in the Bahamas, most places I’ve ever been to in one year so I’m quite excited

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Ooh a cruise sounds lovely and I would definitely love to go on a cruise

  4. Angela Milnes
    January 22, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    i’d like to go to Hawaii and the Lake district.

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Oh I can’t wait to visit Hawaii

  5. Hayley
    January 22, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    There’s loads of places I want to visit but I can’t afford it this year as I’ve decided to go back to uni. I would love to go to Greece, Egypt, Poland and Portugal though!

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:19 am

      I have a longer list than this of places I wanna see so saving up for the ones listed above

  6. January 21, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Traveling more is on my list for 2017! This is such a fun and great way to make sure you travel and visit. I love all your choices! Best of luck in getting to each and every one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thank you Tiffany, I am excited to visit all of them

  7. January 20, 2017 / 10:46 am

    How I wish I could travel as often! I’ve been to one place this year and I totally enjoyed it. I’ve always been curious about Stockholm, I would love to visit in the future!

    • January 28, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Stockholm is definitely a must visit for me

  8. January 20, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Bali is definitely on my list too! I was raised in Hawaii…Oahu. You’ll love it!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Oh cool, I am actually thinking of visiting Oahu but will see

  9. January 19, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    Thanks so much Beth, I am excited to start

  10. Becca Wilson
    January 19, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I do not get to travel as much as I would like with three kiddos at home but your list sounds incredible. I hope you have a great travel year.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you Becca, I want to travel as much as possible now before kids

  11. Kara
    January 19, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Stonehenge and Bath are on my visit list this year too

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Hope you manage to visit them

  12. January 19, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I love traveling to much and already managed to visit an ancient town with my hubby just after the new year. Not sure I’ll be able to make 17 different travels like you though, as baby is due this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      Awww congrats in the pregnancy and hope you guys pack in as much traveling as you can before the baby comes

  13. January 19, 2017 / 5:52 am

    I’m blown away by your list as Bali & Hawaii are quite far. I’ve traveled around the world several times, mostly when living/working in TOkyo … and I never did this much travel in a single year. Good luck

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Oh thank you so much, I am very optimistic I will be able to make these but will see

  14. Saving Common Cents
    January 19, 2017 / 3:57 am

    I love the idea of 17 new places (to you) in 2017! I think we’ll have to keep our list stateside this year, but definitely can come up with 17 new spots!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much and yes I like the idea of 17 places to visit in 2017

  15. CourtneyLynne Storms
    January 19, 2017 / 3:49 am

    Love your travel bucket list!!!!! Jamaica is one place on my list for this year

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      I have never considered Jamaica before but will think about it

  16. Vanessa Palma (SmartShopper)
    January 19, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Barcelona is at the top of my list. Domestically we’ve visited every state because we love to travel.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      For real? That’s awesome

  17. Emma Oxley
    January 18, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    17 destinations for 2017 is a great idea – Ive got Chamonix, Hong Kong, Portugal and Bali planned already – gonna have to think up some more now!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Oh whoa! That’s seriously so cool

  18. Baby Isabella
    January 18, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    We’re heading to Mexico this year but would love to see more of the British Isles this year. Bath and York would be nice!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Ooooh Mexico how nice

  19. January 18, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I am hoping that I get to travel more as well fingers crossed! I think your right sometimes it is about finding the best deal!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks Ana and wishing you the best and hope you get to do some traveling for sure

  20. In Africa N Beyond
    January 18, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I’d love to visit South America this year. I also have Japan on my bucket list. From your list, I’ve been to Birmingham, Rome and Stonehenge!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      I had Japan but had to remove it as plans have changed

  21. Vera Sweeney
    January 18, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These are great places to visit in 2017!!! We just went on a cruise and can’t wait to plan out next trip.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Oooh that sounds lovely, I have not been on a cruise yet

  22. fivelittledoves
    January 18, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Oh wow you are very lucky. The only place I want to go is Italy, I can’t believe I still haven’t been!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you, I feel very blessed

  23. Dana Vento
    January 18, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Those list are exactly what I want to visit and add on my bucket list this year! Glad that we’re same!!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Oh wow lovely is that.

  24. Rose Ann Sales
    January 18, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    What a beautiful places you will visiting soon! I would like to travel to Europe with my husband.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks Rose, hope you and hubby manage to visit some places in Europe

  25. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    January 18, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Ooh what a fab plan! I would LOVE to visit Athens or/and Rome ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks and hope you manage to one day

  26. M. williams
    January 18, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Great list! I’d live to visit Rome, Athens and Hawaii myself. The idea of weekend gateways is awesome sometimes that’s all you need to reset.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Exactly, sometimes it a weekend getaway is all that’s needed

  27. lianne
    January 18, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Love the idea of visiting 17 places in 2017, we definitely want to visit more places this year!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Lianne and hope you guys manage to do just that

  28. Zena's Suitcase
    January 18, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I love that you are taking on another travel challenge. You’ve picked some places I would love to see so I can’t wait to follow you in 2017

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Aww thanks Zena, 2016 was awesome traveling year. Hoping to make 2017 even better

  29. Felicia
    January 18, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I’m planning more weekend trips this year as well b/c I live in such a beautiful place (Florida). My family and I booked a trip to Hawaii. And I’m soon planning my first trip abroad (hopefully Sri Lanka).

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Oh wow Sri Lanka, i hope to book my Hawaii trip soon

  30. Rachel Mouton
    January 18, 2017 / 11:45 am

    This is such a great list! I am planning on going out of the country for the first time this year ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      That’s wonderful, do you know where you want to visit yet?

  31. January 18, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I would love to travel more, both in here and abroad, we are off to cape verde in April x

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Ooooh I hear Cape Verde is awesome

  32. January 18, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I would love to travel more! I’ve no plans this year yet! Xo

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      I hope you’re able to travel this year

  33. January 18, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I’ve never been to Bath or Bristol and would love to head there this year x

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      I have been to Bristol but not fully

  34. Clairejustineo
    January 18, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Such a great list, you have me thinking of where I would like to visit now. I would love to be in a nice and hot country now instead of freezing here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      It would be nice to be somewhere warm right now

  35. January 18, 2017 / 9:22 am

    There’s so many places I want to go to. I’ve got Hawaii, Crete, Amsterdam and a weekend in Liverpool booked so far. I’m going to be booking Paris and Edinburgh very soon but I want to do more in the UK and Europe that I’ve not done before x

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Oh how awesome, I have not yet booked Hawaii but hope to soon

  36. Naomi JC
    January 18, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Beautiful list. I’ve been to Amsterdam, Birmingham is on my list for this year too

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Amsterdam is awesome and so is Birmingham

  37. Natalia Molinero Mingorance
    January 18, 2017 / 7:47 am

    I’d love to visit Amsterdam, I’ve already been, but I liked it so much! x

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Me too, I went last year and would love to visit again

  38. tara pittman
    January 18, 2017 / 5:11 am

    I want to visit Las Vegas this year. My daughter moved there last year and I want to visit her

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Oh now that’s a nice Destinationbi would love to check out

  39. Ourlipsaremoving
    January 18, 2017 / 1:37 am

    Omg I love this! My plan for 2017 is to travel more and now I’ll be spending the summer in Greece! I cannot wait to visit.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Oooh so lovely I will be in Cyprus but hoping to hop off to Athens if I can manage it

  40. Ance
    January 18, 2017 / 1:31 am

    Awesome bucket list so many beautiful places to visit. Good luck on your travels.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much, can’t wait to tick them all off

  41. Katie Kinsley
    January 17, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I’ve been to Budapest, Berlin and Rome. All three are excellent choices! I hope you get to visit all of them this year! I only have Seattle as my travel plan of somewhere new.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks Katie, definitely excited to explore them

  42. Melanie Smith
    January 17, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I really want to go to all of those places, especially Athens. But I have to add one more, Paris! <3

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      I went to Paris last summer so removed that one

  43. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    January 17, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Um. Can you take me? Please. I want to go and see these places too. It would be incredible to see them in person. Please.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Hahahah lol, sure luv your more than welcome

  44. Jennifer Parker-Gilbert
    January 17, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I’ve never been to the UK, but I would love to visit someday! We usually vacation in Florida or the southern U.S. since it’s so cold in the northern states!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      I have not been to Florida either and would definitely love to visit

  45. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 17, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    This year i’m going to Dubrovnik and then LA later on in the year x

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      I have Dubrovnik also on a private list

  46. January 17, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I plan on visiting Florida this year with my family. The last time i was there was 2009 and I have been wanting to go back ever since.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Oh lovely, hope 2017 is the year you visit again

  47. January 17, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I would love to do more traveling as well. I love your attitude of looking at things differently and making your 9-5 work for you. Sometimes it’s just a matter of your priorities and finding a way to make it work.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Thank you so much, I am making use of my 9-5 handicap

  48. January 17, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love to travel, but don’t do it as often as I’d like. Most of my travels have been within the US since having my children. Ive been to Canada, Korea, Mexico and Honduras so far. Looking froward to visiting more places.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      I think within the country exploring new places can be just as exciting as traveling abroad

  49. Being Std Conscious
    January 17, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    This is an amazing goal, my goal for 2017 is also to travel more. In fact I will be traveling to Europe in a week and I’m beyond excited. Good luck on your advent

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Oh wow congrats and hope you achieve your goal

  50. Devina Vadera
    January 17, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    This is an awesome bucket list! I want to make this for myself! Hawaii would totally be on my list too!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Oh you make one for yourself and yes I cannot wait to check out Hawaii

  51. January 17, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    There are so many great places to see here in the UK. Cornwall and the Lake District are beautiful if you like walking and lovely scenery ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Oh yes that I do, not too much but I do

  52. Lisa Graham
    January 17, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    What a great list, abroad Barcelona and Rome are amazing. Back in the UK we love visiting Bath, we’re planning a trip there in the summer.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      I can not wait to visit Barcelona and Rome for sure same for Bath

  53. January 17, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    If you can do it why not! we will definitely be visiting Birmingham this year – I have a wedding to go to! We fancy Stonehenge and I am hoping we get over to Rome when we are in Italy. Ooooh you are making me want to write up a travel bucket-list too now!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Hahaha go ahead love and put one together, have something to look at and dream

  54. January 17, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    You have a great list! I’d love to go back to Hawaii. Stonehenge is tons of fun too!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      I am looking forward to visiting Hawaii for sure and Stonehenge too

  55. Talya Stone
    January 17, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Wow what a fab goal for 2017 – I can’t wait to hear how all your travels go!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks I can not wait to start

  56. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    January 17, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I had a friend who lived in Stockholm for two years and he said it was one of the most special times of his life! I’d like to visit there and Bali some time soon!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      I can not wait to visit Stockholm, one of my girl friends went a few years back and she said the same thing

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