30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 5

Day 5: List five places you want to visit.

My blog is full of posts telling you all about where I’d like to visit, and there are many more posts coming up about even more places, but if you haven’t read any of my previous Take Me Away posts and would like to, please check them out! So far I’ve written about Vancouver Canada, Santorini Greece, Skagen Denmark, Krabi Thailand, and Kyoto Japan. But, since this is the prompt for today, I will give you a brief excerpt of some other places I’d like to go, and I hope you’ll keep your eyes peeled for the full posts about all of these places coming soon!

1. Bali Indonesia
2. Champagne France
3. The Amalfi Coast in Italy
4. The Catalonia Region of Spain
5. Nuuk Greenland

For this list, I’ve picked five random places from my list of future travels, so they’re not necessarily the ones I dream of seeing first, and they’re in no particular order, but I do have hopes and dreams of seeing every single one of them, and many more as well! Traveling is one of my biggest dreams. I just feel like I can’t live a life here in my small little bubble knowing that there are so many incredible places and cultures out there to explore. What a dull world it would be if we never took the time and opportunity to have adventures.

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Bali is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, to see the sheer beauty of the place. There is an endless supply of things that I would love to see. Volcanoes, rice paddies, forests, mountains, beaches, coral reefs; everything. I want to see all the beautiful trees and animals, meet many of the local residents, dive around a world war II shipwreck, visit the temples and shrines of the area, and so much more.

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Champagne partially speaks for its self, as I definitely want to take tours of all the various wineries and things that Champagne has to offer. But there is so much more there that I’d also like the chance to experience. Champagne is a historic place, and I love a good bit of history. Later when I write up a full post on this place, you will get an abundance of information on all the things I want to explore in this picturesque area of France, but in a short list, I’d like to see the wineries, the countryside, the “crowned mountain”, and the Gothic cathedrals throughout the city just to name a few.

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The Amalfi coast is a larger area than the other things listed so far, but it is equally as full of beauty. The small towns, the sea, the salty air; I want to experience it all. I’ve never been able to picture myself road tripping in a foreign country quite as much as I can with this place. I see myself in a flowy white sundress, with a big hat on my head and sunglasses on my face, enjoying a nice cone with chocolate gelato on top, walking down the street staring off into the vast blue ocean and the rocky shoreline. I love that I couldn’t help but smile when writing that sentence. There’s something so special about traveling and exploring, even just thinking about it makes me happy.

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I first learned about Catalonia in one of my Spanish classes in high school. As a part of Spain, with its own language and its own identity really, it instantly captured my attention. Barcelona is the largest city in the area that I intend on visiting, but its not the only place I’d like to see. I am a sucker for a good coast line, and the Catalonia region of Spain has it. The whole thing is absolutely breathtaking. A few other things that pull me to Catalonia are the fact that it was Salvador Dali’s home, Sagrada Familia, Girona, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Casa Batllo, and infinitely more.

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Last, but certainly not least, is Nuuk Greenland. Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland, and it is matched in it’s size by the beauty of the place. You’ll find snow, chilly weather, pebble beaches, and much more when you visit this beautiful area of greenland. I’ll keep this one short, because I am currently in the process of writing up a Take Me Away post for this incredible city, but I will let you in on a few things I’d like to see there, like the Nuuk Cathedral, the art museum, and the Qornok, and so much more.

I know I go on and on about how much I want to travel, but I just can’t help it. It is such a strong and intense feeling for me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to explore the world. I’m one of those people that feels like their heart is in a place they’ve never even been before, and I’m happy that way for now.

What are five places that you’d really like to visit? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! I’m always looking for new places to dream about. 🙂

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

14 thoughts on “30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 5

  1. Great selection there Lexie, you a wetting my appetite for other places to add to my list, keep up the writing, soon be enough for a book 🙂

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  2. Good choices! Out of all those 5 places, I’ve only ever been to France, but I can testify to it being an absolutely beautiful country. Wonderful language, too.

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    1. I’d love to make it to France soon! I should probably do some work on that wonderful language though. I haven’t taken a french class since 6th grade, after that I switched to Spanish.

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  3. Nice post Lexie, there’s a few places there id like to visit as well. I did a road trip from England to Greece a couple of years back over a week. We stayed in Reims which is one of the big places in the Champagne region for a night, it was a decent city, the cathedral is a slightly smaller version of the Notre Dame and is amazing. We travelled to Strasbourg (Beautiful Architecture) on the way to Wengen high in the Swiss Alps, highly recommeded for the breathtaking scenery. From there we drove to Lake Como which is beautiful though not how I imagined it. It’s not only a huge lake but a district with lots of little towns and villages on its shores (no I didn’t bump into George Clooney). From there we drove to Verona (beautiful architecture, Food and Drink, loved it), Bologna (not beautiful but great food and food markets). Then to Venice which is truly like no place you’ll ever see, it’s packed with tourists but it’ll blow your mind. Finally we spent a night in Rimini before getting a ferry to Greece. Basically Italy is wonderful and I’ll go back to see all the many areas I’ve not seen.

    Oh yeah sorry for the waffle, what you asked for now places I’d like to go to.

    1- Rome – needs no explanation.
    2 – Caribbean – Not a huge beach person but seems idyllic and the vibe seems great.
    3 – West Coast of America – ideally a road trip from East Coast to West Coast.
    4- Barcelona and Madrid – 2 huge cultural and political rivals but both look amazing in their own way. Should really have been as they are only a couple of hours away.
    5 – Florida – To take my daughter when she’s older and lots of golf haha.

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  4. Catalonia is amazing and I love Salvador Dali too. Saw you listed Santorini , it is stunning! We went a couple of years ago and I think there are still some pictures on my blog. It was on my bucket list! Good luck with your travel aspirations.

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  5. Lexie, I totally feel your inability to NOT want to travel! I can’t wait to return to Paris. I’ve also wanted to go to Monte Carlo for a long time. Switzerland seems beautiful, too. Can’t wait to read more!

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