My European Bucketlist*

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You know when you get to the point where all you want to do is get on a plane which doesn’t necessarily come with a return ticket? That’s where I’m at right now. Right now I’m trying to save rather than spend but that can’t stop a girl dreaming about her bucketlist of destinations can it? I think it’s the longer days and occasional sunshine creeping in that has me dreaming of summer city breaks and going on holiday. I’ve never really been the traveller type and I have no desire to go find myself at a full moon party in Thailand but there are quite a few closer to home destinations which I have on a list of places to visit.

I’ve actually been to Berlin before but I just didn’t warm to it as much as I’d desperately wanted to. I want to go back and explore the city on my own terms (rather than being on a holiday with my mum and sister when my primary concern was going to the zoo) and really appreciate it.

This is a small, French town in the Alsace region which said to have inspired the towns in Beauty and the Beast. It looks like a fairy tale and whilst I’m not a mega Disney fan, I still want to go see one of these places that look like they’re not quite real.

Again, somewhere I’ve been before but I was 12 or 13 so I didn’t have all that much interest in the town itself. Spending some time getting lost in a town that looks like it’s straight off a chocolate box is what I need right now. And then, y’know, going to buy all the chocolate too.

I have a thing for old buildings (maybe it’s my childhood spent growing up in York?) and the old town looks so pretty and colourful. Plus I’ve heard how cheap the beer is so I’m definitely down for a really chilled weekend break here.

This is a slightly more off the beaten track destination but it’s a town close to where I have family there so I had a few Spain holidays as a teenager. It’s the most beautiful Spanish location with a gorgeous beach. My family live up in the mountains in the midst of a fruit farm making it the perfect place to go to switch off, unwind, eat avocados fresh from the tree and of course, spend time with them. I haven’t been over to see them since I was 19 so I definitely need to make a trip.

So that’s my European bucketlist – what’s on yours? Let me know in the comments.

*This post has been sponsored by Holiday Gems but all thoughts, opinions and desperate needs to go on holiday are my own.

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