Alexandra Degner Blog
Everyone has their dream travel bucketlist. Whether it is something stored in your memory, or maybe you have been lucky enough to hit every stop on your bucket list. Anyways, here is mine. If I had an unlimited budget and could spend time in any 12 places in the world (12, one for each month), these are the places I would go, in no specific order.
1. Santorini, Aegean Sea
White coastlines, plenty of sun, boats, and yummy, mediteranean food. Perrect. Plus, see how close all the buildings are to eachother? You would probably meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends.
2. Madonna Inn, California.
At the Madonna Inn, every room is unique. There is a room designed to look like King Louis’s room, one dedicated to the book series “Eloise” (which I would want because I loved her as a kid), as well as some manlier versions such as a cave-man themed room, as well as a hunter’s chamber.
Personally, I think this is the most under-rated country on this planet. Everything from its buildings, to its people to its animals I find beautiful. Plus, I could eat as much pad thai as I want!
4. Kyoto, Japan
When I first saw pictures of Kyoto when I was young, I was thoroughly y convinced such a beautiful city could not exist and I made it a life goal to visit there. Have you ever seen pink trees and 7 ft. long eels in a lake? Me neither. But I plan to.
5. Dubai, UAE
Again, another city that looks like it is out of a video game. This place looks like it’s frsh out of Star Trek, and I would love to see Lamborghini police car chases. The culture is amazing too, and I wouldn’t even mind the dress code.
To me, Morocco is one country that I think is the most cultured. The Moroccan culture nowadays is often imitated with fads such as the Bohemian trend, and even Istanbul, Turkey is starting to look a lot like Morocco. Nevertheless, this is the original hub of camels, pigments and lanterns and I want to own a whole tree full of those lanterns.
France-and not just Paris as some people wish. While Paris is full of hidden gems such as the George V hotel and the Lovelock Bridge, Versailles would be my first stop because I think I will cry when I see the Hall of Mirrors in person. How much do you think it would cost to get married there?
8. Florence, Italy.
This will most likely be my first stop on this list. Not only do I have family here, but I pull a good 75% of my inspiration for my art and designs from Italian Renaissance architecture. I design beautiful pieces just from looking at tumblr, I can’t even imagine the inspiration rush I will get from actually standing in a Romanesque door frame.
9. Shipwreck Beach, Greece
I have always had a fascination with shipwrecks, probably because I loved Titanic my whole life. When I found out there is a beautiful, white beach in Greece loaded with shipwrecks, I made a note to visit. Talk about a spring break to remember.
10. Nemo 33, Belgium
Because who wouldn’t want to swim in the world’s deepest pool? Plus, there are windows where you can watch divers and they can see you. To top it off, there is also a cute restraint in there called The Nemo Bistro.
11. Iguazu Falls, Brazil/ Argentina Border
I fell in love with the Niagara Falls, and it’s not that I wasn’t satisfied, but I felt the need to see the largest system of waterfalls in the world with my own eyes. Maybe ill catch a rainbow as well.
I want to visit Egypt for obvious reasons, who doesn’t have a fascination with Egypt? I particularly want to see the Philae Temple, Temple of Hatshepsut, and obviously, the Pyramids. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Nile in person either and maybe snatching a piece of papyrus as a souvenier.
Those are the top twelve places id love to dwell in. However, I also wouldn’t mind going to King Ludwig’s Castle, Bavaria, The Enchanted River, Phillipines, Flathead Lake, Montana, Macchu Pichu, Peru, Jiefen, Taiwan, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Thanks for reading, and happy travels