It’s no secret that I’ve really missed travelling over the past few months, as have so many others! It’s going to be a while before getting on a plane feels comfortable for me, so for now I’m having to content myself with armchair travel, except within the England. However I am making plans for when travel is a big part of our life once again. These 5 places are high on the list of locations I want to visit first. I hope they will inspire your travels as well.
5 Places I Can’t Wait To Visit Again
A visit to Edinburgh makes a perfect short break or a great addition to any tour of the United Kingdom. This ancient city, overlooked by the stronghold that is Edinburgh Castle, is rich in history, culture and scenery. It’s also one of the most hospitable cities I have ever visited. Whether you are a fan of history, delicious food and drink or Harry Potter, this is the place for you! You can find out more about my favourite places to stay, explore, eat and indulge during a visit to Edinburgh in A Weekend in Edinburg. And if you are a fan of royalty, you won’t want to miss our visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia.
I’ve been to Venice three times, and it seems to get better every time. On our last visit we went all out, arriving in style on a private launch and staying in a beautiful suite at our favourite Venice hotel. It was such a special treat! There’s so much to see and do in Venice, from visiting St Mark’s Basilica to the amazing Rialto market and the outlying islands – not to mention sampling all the delicious food. You won’t want to miss exploring Venice by gondola – it’s one of those experiences you will remember forever.
A very comfortable flight on Hawaiian Airlines and the warm welcome we received at The Ritz Carlton Residences at Waikiki Beach got our holiday in Oahu off to an excellent start. Our luxurious suite on the thirty-first floor offered amazing views over the island and the beach.
Honolulu is a study in contrasts, with high end stores dotted in amongst some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. The beaches are clean and friendly, and if you want to sightsee, there is plenty on offer. Energetic souls can climb Diamond Head, history buffs will be moved by the living, working monument that is Pearl Harbour and exploring Turtle Bay was an experience I’ll never forget.
We loved Hawaiian cuisine and visited some excellent restaurants including Orchid’s (closed at time of writing) and Alan Wong’s.
My husband and I visited Bermuda in 2016, and it’s been on my list for a return trip ever since. Stunning scenery, beautiful blue sea, pink sands and lots of sunshine make this one of the places I can’t wait to visit again. There is such a relaxed vibe and people are super friendly. We so enjoyed our stay at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. It was a great place to soak up the sun. We did lots of sightseeing too. My favourite places included Horseshoe Bay with its amazing pink sand, The Royal Naval Dockyards and the historic town of St George.
Travel restrictions mean that this is the first time I have been prevented from visiting my home province of Ontario, so it isn’t surprising that it is one of the 5 places I can’t wait to visit again. A vast province that obviously holds a very special place in my heart, Ontario is home to many of my extended family members. However, it is also a great place to holiday even if you don’t know anyone who lives there!
Whether you enjoy the big city life of Toronto with its charming Distillery District, the majesty of Niagara Falls, the glorious scenery in Muskoka, or the fine dining to be found just about everywhere these days, Ontario makes a wonderful multi-destination holiday every season of the year. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy, with a vibrant cultural scene includes over 700 museums as well as music, art and theatre festivals. I love the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake and the Stratford Festival offers Shakespearean plays every bit as good as those I’ve seen in Stratford-on-Avon in England.
Ontario’s only Relais and Chateaux hotel, Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is a favourite of mine. Located in Cambridge, Ontario, not far from where I was born, this luxurious hotel offers fine dining that is second to none and is a great place for a romantic weekend getaway.
Just the Beginning
This list barely scratches the surface of all the places I hope to visit and re-visit as our world slowly returns to some semblance of normality. I may have to wait a while yet, but for now I will dream of the adventures to come!
Where would you like to visit when you are ready and able to travel again?
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