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Wednesday 3 November 2021

2022 The Perfect Year for a Trip of a Lifetime - Four Ideas

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{This is a collaborative post}

We've had a really tough couple of years thanks to Covid and most of us have had to cancel trips and holidays, which has been miserable but necessary. Thankfully, as the vaccine program has rolled out and more has become known about this disease we are able to travel more freely again. This is like music to my ears as there is nothing I love more than travelling to a new place or country and exploring somewhere new and exciting.

With a serious dose of wanderlust, I've spent a very enjoyable few hours fantasising and researching where I could travel to next year if money was no object. Sadly, for me, money does play a part in the choice of where I can travel to and therefore if I want to make any of these trips a reality I'll need to play the Lottoland online lotto with the hopes of winning a few million pounds! Or even up to £188 million if I play the US Powerball. Just think what you could do with that kind of money, nothing would be an obstacle again, you could live off the interest!

Here are four trips that I would love to take, all a little different, but each one uniquely special -

1.  See the Wildlife in Costa Rica

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My husband is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer and it would be his dream to see toucans up close and personal. A trip to the Tortuguero National Park and the Toucan Rescue Ranch would be amazing and would also allow us the opportunity to see wildlife that is native to Costa Rica (or the Rich coast as it translates) such as sloths, hummingbirds, jaguar, puma, sea turtles scarlet macaws and crocodiles.

Costa Rica is a country of great diversity and as well as the wildlife we could indulge in some thrilling activities such as white water rafting, zip-lining and cave tubing. It doesn't all have to be action-packed though as there are plenty of white sandy beaches with warm tropical waters where we can enjoy some downtime and the beautiful sun on our faces. 

2.  Drive the Scottish Highlands in a Luxury Motorhome

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You could be lulled into thinking this trip will be a cheaper or less luxurious option than some of the others, but it is quite the contrary, the trip I have planned across the Scottish Highlands lasts a few weeks and is done at a very slow pace, moving between playing golf on the world-famous course at Gleneagles to taking a trip onto the Island of Eriska to enjoy the spa experience and see all the wildlife like grey seals, highland cattle and golden eagles in their natural habitat.

There is no shortage of five-star resorts in Scotland and my plan is to move between some of them and also some private residences (with chef and housekeeper in situ of course) by luxury motorhome. There will be plenty of room for my husband and me to enjoy the space and the glorious views as we cross the Scottish Highlands. We could even employ a driver for part of the journey if we want to relax fully as we travel. 

3.  Stay in a Glass Igloo in Iceland to experience the Aurora Borealis

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Doing a straw poll of a group of friends recently it was over 50% who have a trip to Iceland to see the northern lights as a dream they one day want to achieve. Living in the UK makes it a lot easier for us to be able to make this dream a reality as Iceland is under 3 hours by plane and there are plenty of excursion companies who can take all the stress out of this trip and organise it for you.

Iceland is the perfect place to experience the northern lights between October to April as you can see the magical lights show most nights and the temperature is warmer than in many other Scandinavian countries where the lights can be spotted.  Your fun doesn't just stop with spotting the Aurora Borealis though as there is a great variety of things to do in Iceland from sleight trips pulled by a husky to riding a high-speed snowmobile to bathing in the therapeutic waters of The Blue Lagoon, Iceland's most famous geothermal spa.  

4.  Take a Cruise with Disney

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If you have a young family or if Disney is your thing, then you'd probably love to go cruising on one of the Disney liners. These offer the heady combination of luxury cruising and that special and unmistakable Disney hospitality. Nothing you could ask for would be too much trouble.

There is everything you could possibly want or need on the ship. From dozens of different dining experiences to full-scale nightclubs and theatres, to a spa and salon, to multiple pools from quiet adults-only serene water zones to full-on splash extravaganzas with slides and funnels for all the family. Of course, there are kids and teens clubs too, Disney is famous for them after all.

You might want to choose a specific sailing if you have a particular love such as Halloween, Star Wars or Marvel. As you'd imagine their theming and costumes are phenomenal and even the most sceptical person will feel as if they have been immersed in the Disney dream. 

So, which one do you fancy? Or would it be somewhere entirely different that you'd like to visit in 2022 if money were no object?

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  1. I am totally with you on visiting Iceland, I have always wanted to go! My bucket list is far too long and a lottery win is definitely needed in order to visit all the destinations. in 2022, if money was no object, I'd love to go back to Italy but spend a month or so travelling round and soaking it all up! :) Sim x

    1. That sounds amazing. I've never been to Italy yet but I have a few friends there so that would be awesome.

  2. Iceland is on my list. If feels like everyone has been except me. I so want to see the Aurora Borealis!

  3. I would love to do all of these as well, we have talked about all of these for a long time now, hopefully one day we will get to visit

  4. All of these 4 travel ideas are awesome. However, I would really, totally love to experience seeing the aurora borealis under a glass igloo. I would treasure that experience for a lifetime.

    1. I have to admit I'm a little worried about the warmt in a glass igloo! lol

  5. Iceland and a Disney cruise are my top things I want to do - I'd love to stay in a glass igloo and see the Aurora Borealis!

    1. I think the Disney cruise would be out of this world!

  6. All of these trips sound fantastic. I particularly would love to visit the Scottish Highlands someday. In fact, I remember we planned on it for our honeymoon, but that plan got changed because my husband didn't have his driver's license long enough to rent a car. Iceland also sounds like a wonderful country to visit indeed.

    1. Yes the highlands is the one I really want to do as well.


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