Bucket List

Love them or hate them, bucket lists are here to stay on my blog!  I would love to visit all these wonderful places at some point…a girl can dream right?!  I have also created a new page with the places that I have visited, most of them pre-blog.

United Kingdom


  • Train it up in style on the Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu
  • Hike to the Rainbow Mountains


  • Castle hunting of course


  • Make a 100 foot journey to Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
  • Spend a night in Eze at Chateau Eza
  • Walk the read carpet at the Carlton Cannes
  • Eat chocolate in Lyon
  • Drink bubbles in the Champagne region
  • Drive across Millau Bridge
  • Wander the streets of Bastia in Corsica
  • Fly in a Hot Air Balloon Over the Loire Valley


  • Get my jazz on in New Orleans
  • Catch the Queen Mary to New York with my little sister
  • Buy cowboy boots in Texas
  • Have Afternoon Tea at The Plaza Hotel in New York


  • I want to head off to Timbuktu


  • Stay at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Explore the Golden Temple
  • Afternoon Tea at Rambagh Palace
  • Marvel at the Pink Palace in Jaipur


  • Have afternoon tea at the Four Seasons in Florence
  • Tour around Sicily visiting roman ruins and hidden little alleyways
  • Visit Capri, buy shoes and stay at Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel
  • Take a little cookery course in Bologna
  • Spending a night at the hotel with the best view in Italy, Le Sirenuse


  • Say Holy Toledo in Toledo
  • Visit Madrid on a city break weekend


  • I want to explore the whole country and photograph crumbly doors and vintage cars


  • Practice my high school Japanese in Japan
  • See the Cherry Blossoms…but am also convinced to visit during Autumn


  • Hiking in the Azores


  • Slightly cheating as I’ve explored Morocco way back in 2003 but would love to revisit Fez

New Zealand

  • Stay one night at Huka Falls…see what makes this luxury hotel so famous
  • Walk the Tongariro Crossing
  • Visit the Art Deco Weekend in Napier
  • Tick off all New Zealand’s great train journeys
  • Visit White Island


  • Explore Mexico City
  • Hot Air Balloon ride over the Teotihuacan Pyramids


  • Hike the Annapurna circuit


  • Stand in the middle of Red Square…maybe all dressed in red!


  • Visit Uluru
  • Spend a few days in Melbourne with my family – heading to the Tennis and shopping till I drop

St Helena Island

  • I want to visit one of the most isolated places in the world…why…as my dad’s ancestors are the Solomon family…famous for possibly providing a silk ladder to Napoleon.

And because a bucket list doesn’t have to be all travel related…here are some other lifestyle things on my bucket list

  • Build a classic capsule wardrobe…I love simple quality made clothes but have found myself leaning towards disposable fashion, eek…thanks fashion bloggers…I want a classic wardrobe that is every day wearable…less is more!  (currently onto this…including putting most of my current wardrobe on eBay!)
  • I want to milk braid my hair (actually I want someone to milk braid my hair for me as I’m all fingers and thumbs)…crazy and am sure it will be giggle worthy
  • As much as I hate exercise, I really want to try Paddle Boarding
  • I want to master gluten free baking…or at least have three gluten free baking recipes that are fool proof aka Kelly proof up my sleeve
  • Scoffing a picnic at an Open Air Cinema

And of course more will be added soon!