As the nights grow colder and darker, and we slowly edge our way towards the Christmas period, I know I’m not the only one wishing they could book a last minute getaway before the chaos starts. Owing to my love of travelling and pimping out my Instagram feed in holiday pictures, my love of exploring has given me the perfect opportunity to work in collaboration with Inntravel, a slow winter holidays company who have been turning slow travel dreams into a reality for travellers since the 1980s. They wanted to find out what’s my ‘slow holidays’ bucket list – so without further ado, here we go. Are any of these on your dream travel list?
As you may know (it was all over my social media recently) I saw the Northern Lights in Iceland recently. It was one of the most magical moments of my life seeing them dance around, but they only appeared for a short amount of time before disappearing. It’s extremely hard to get a decent picture of them and they’re so incredibly hard to predict, so witnessing them in all their glory is such an exciting prospect. For anyone who has this on their bucket list, you can see the Northern Lights in several locations, more specifically in Iceland and the Norwegian island city of Tromsø which I would love to visit to see them for round two.
I live in Birmingham, West Midlands so naturally this means the German Market visits our city every single year without fail. However I’ve always dreamed of heading out of the city to see a proper festive market, more specifically in Austria or Prague. For anyone who may be interested, Inntravel offer some amazing Christmas Market breaks away too, so definitely have a look. You wouldn’t believe that my boyfriend has also been linking me to markets happening around Europe this Christmas but it’s a shame I have no annual leave left. There’s something about breathing in the crisp air whilst snuggling a cup of hot mulled wine that makes me want to cry with excitement. The colder months really are my favourite and now you know why.
I’m actually used to wearing big boots now while going on holiday. Recently when I travelled to Iceland, Josh and I were wearing huge winter coats and snow boots, whereas everyone else was in flip flops and sun hats. Saying this, I’ve always wanted to try out snowshoeing and skiing for the first time. Hiking in the snow, or climbing a mountain is definitely on my list of things to do next year, I honestly don’t know what’s come over me lately, I just want to see and do a million things in nature. Climbing Snowden is also on my list again for next year since it was a disaster the first time. It’s so unlike me to want to do this, I tell you!
Okay, so I know it’s the most overthought and associated holiday when it comes to Christmas but it’s something I feel I’m destined to do – or maybe it’s the fact my parents once considered taking me to see Santa Claus and it never happened. Oh, to be a child again. Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region and I just want to visit on a cold winter night and stroke some cute reindeer and enjoy a husky sleigh ride. I mean, is this really too much to ask? I’m aware that you can book some truly amazing getaways here, I’m just worried I won’t want to come back if I actually manage to go.Don’t forget to visit Inntravel for future holiday ideas. This blog post is in collaboration with Inntravel. Photos taken from Pinterest & Google. Pin my post.