Travel Bucket List

We have been fortunate enough to have been able to strike two of our "dream holiday" destinations - New York and Tokyo - f...

Travel Bucket List

We have been fortunate enough to have been able to strike two of our "dream holiday" destinations - New York and Tokyo - from our travel bucket list and since my word of the year is explore, we are eager to travel to different parts of the world.

We are curious travellers and like to head to destinations that offer something special. Although we have both wanted to visit Iceland and see the Northern Lights for the longest of times.. there are three other places offering something equally as entrancing - once-a-year events that would be incredible to experience.



Dia de los Muertos - Mexico
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for honoring the dead, celebrated throughout Mexico from October 31st to November 2nd. During the celebrations, ofrendas (private altars) are built, and sugar skulls, marigolds, favourite foods and beverages, are gifted to the deceased. "Day of the Dead occurs at the year's end, after the last harvests, when the barren earth is though to give passage to the souls lying beneath it." I have a huge interest in tradition and folklore, visiting Mexico during Dia de los Muertos would be phenomenal and it's one place I'm eager to strike off my bucket list.


Ice Festival - Harbin, China
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. The festival begins on January 5 and lasts an entire month featuring the largest ice sculptures in the world, Yabuli alpine skiing, winter-swimming in the Songhua River, and ice-lantern exhibitions. Full size buildings made from blocks of thick ice are illuminated at night, and stand in stark contrast to the –16.8 °C winter weather.


Diwali - India
Diwali is an ancient Hindu "festival of lights" celebrated in autumn, spiritually signifying the victory of light over darkness. The celebrations continue over a five-day period with the main night of Diwali coinciding with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Diwali is the biggest, brightest, prettiest festival in India and it simply looks stunning. I would feel so privileged to experience and be a part of such a significant celebration.



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  1. Hey Sophie! I'd highly recommend visiting India during Diwali. There are plenty of festivals around that time besides the weather is the best for visiting the country! Please let me know whenever you plan! :-)

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  2. I would love to go to India ! It seems to be such a gorgeous and colorful country

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  3. My mom had the opportunity to visit Mex City during the Dia de Muertos celebrations and she was so positively surprised! We are mexican but from the north and those festivities are so differently celebrated. My mom told me that you will never be really mexican if you have never experienced something like that, so you are hitting right on the spot with that trip!!

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  4. Those destinations sound good! I've always wanted to visit Thailand :)

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  5. Love ticking things off the bucket list, and I loved New York. It was a place i had wanted to visit for ages so it was lovely to see the sights and give it a huge tick!

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  6. MilkVelvet4/22/2015

    These are some seriously unique names you have put on this list! I hope you manage to tick them off each one;) http://milkandvelvet.com/

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  7. I'm so jealous of your trip to Tokyo! Looks amazing - I've always wanted to go! xx


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  9. Love this, don't forget carnaval in Rio!

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  10. New York is currently on my list - although I'm always agonising between the desire to save money and travel!


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  11. Erin B4/22/2015

    Vietnam, Budapest and Prague are next on my list!
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  12. Allison4/23/2015

    I'm working on a bucket list of places to conquer within the next year. I just added Belfast to the list thanks to your previous post!

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  13. Alyssa G4/23/2015

    Reykjavik is next on my list!! I would love to do Dia de los Muertos, too!!

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  14. Yes Reykjavik is on my list too, I have nobody to go with though which makes me sad and I'm not quite brave enough to go solo. Tokyo is still on my list Sophie, your pictures about your visit have only confirmed to me just how much I want to go. The places I would like to visit consist of Cambodia, Paris, Rome, Switzerland and New Zealand.

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  15. You can come to Malaysia for Diwali (known as Deepavali here) and you will be able to see the lights and colored rice art all over the city. :)

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  16. Iceland is amazing, although we went and didn't really see the lights! Trying Norway next year!!!

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