In my first monthly bucket list update I mentioned how I don’t like monthly posts because I struggle to keep them up. So here I am writing Februarys update in March. It doesn’t bode well for the rest of the year does it? However the idea of this monthly post is to add our Ultimate Travel Bucket List. Each month I am sharing five places, activities or destinations which I have found that month. I should be clear this is a wish list and its going to be a long one…

The Snowdon Railway

I found this by accident after researching things to do in Wales for a forth coming trip. I have always fancied climbing to the top of a mountain. However with to young kids in tow walking Snowdon is not practical. However using the railway would mean that we wouldn’t need to worry about getting up and down in eight hours. Which is apparently the average length of climb and descent. It does not operate all year round and only goes all the way to the summit in the Summer months. So unfortunately it won’t work for the trip we have planned. But its one for the future.

Photo by Jack B on Unsplash

The Jacobite

Keeping on the train theme, I am currently trying to plan a break for my 40th birthday. One idea was to visit Scotland and go on the Jacobite. It is meant to be the most beautiful train journey you can take through the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately we are a little late booking with all the first class accommodation already taken, so we have decided to add this to the list for the future.

Photo by B K on Unsplash


As part of the continued research into potential weekend trips. I have fallen in love with the idea of Dubrovnik. Croatia has been on my wish list for a while but as a country not for individual cities. However the pictures of Dubrovnik’s old town reminds me so much of Tuscany I can’t help but imagine us sitting sipping coffee in the Placa. Or wandering along the city walls and swimming the in Adriatic. However as a traditional city break it could be more suitable to a trip with Hubby than the four of us.

Photo by Ivan Ivankovic on Unsplash

The Lavender Fields of Provence

We actually visited the area of Provence in May last year. We were far too early for the lavender which starts to flower in June. Having visited Mayfield Lavender Farm in the UK a number of years in a row I would like to see the enormity of the French fields. With the traditional French buildings and monasteries in the background. The one which I would really like to visit is the Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey. Which is still occupied by monks offing guided tours at specific times of the week.

Photo by Remi Antunes on Unsplash

Taj Mahal

This is a big one and probably on most people’s wish lists. However this month it also went onto Monkey’s. When he was small I made some laminated cards of famous buildings that we use to use building blocks and duplo to make. I had forgotten all about it, until he pulled it out of his bookcase. He settled on the Taj Mahal declaring that he wanted to visit. My husband is not keen on the idea so Monkey has decided just him and I will go when he is older. He is fast becoming my little travelling companion.

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  1. paula cheadle Reply

    wow, some stunning ideas for your bucket list, hope that you manage to do them all

  2. Luke - The Handy Squad Reply

    Incredible post! You really have your work set out for you. At The Handy Squad we do the jobs you don’t want too, this helps you have time for the things that are important in life. Hope you fulfil your bucket list! Luke

  3. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    The Taj Mahal is on my wish list – can’t wait

  4. Lovely mix of UK and overseas locations, I’m adding a couple of these to my travel list

  5. Adrian Price Reply

    good bucket list–many of those places are on my list as well

  6. Anthea Holloway Reply

    What about the Grand Canyon? I was there in February and it is a truly amazing place – it was 7 miles down on a steep trail and 10 miles back up on a less steep trail (but still very hard).

  7. Alice Colling Reply

    Oh you always make me want to go travelling the world… so many amazing places.

  8. Rebecca Whatmore Reply

    Wow, so many lovely places to go! We just need to win the lottery now!

  9. Jo Hutchings Reply

    I love the diversity of places that you’d like to visit. Top of my list at the moment is probably Orlando.

  10. Lorna Ledger Reply

    Oooh yes to the Lavender fields, I have been up snowdon and it’s gorgeous! Wales is so nice

  11. All beautiful places to travel too! Especially the Taj Majal! Hope you get to go!

  12. Haven’t been to any of these places but would love to see them all! Especially The Jacobite looks so beautiful and I love traveling by train so it would be perfect.

  13. Geraline Batarra Reply

    I really love traveling by train. . It was favorite transportation.. No headaches and traffic. Really love this invention.. 😊😘

  14. The lavender fields as well as Taj Mahal are on my bucketlist too! So beautiful

  15. Surekha Busa Reply

    I haven’t been in all of these places but I dreamed of visiting the lavender fields.. It’s just so beautiful..

  16. FloArtStudio Reply

    Beautiful places! I really want to try the Jacobite, I had never heard of it before.

  17. These are gorgeous destinations! I have so many places I’d like to travel with my family.

  18. So many wonderful places on this list! The Taj Mahal is truly breathtaking. It is one of my most memorable experiences. I hope you get to experience it soon!

  19. I’ve heard so many good things about Croatia. Hopefully I’ll get there someday!

  20. Lavender fields are stunning to look at, and they make great backgrounds for photos. 😉 I visited a lavender field in Korea last year, and it was such a wonderful experience. 🙂

  21. Ellie Plummer Reply

    Omg my travel bucket list definitely just increased. Is The Jacobite where they filmed parts of Harry Potter?

  22. Such wonderful places to visit and to have on a bucket list!

  23. Michelle Kellogg Reply

    I would love to try the Jacobite. Taking a train through the Scottish Highlands is my kind of trip! #BloggerClubUK

  24. Gemma Hendry Reply

    so many amazing places, japan is place id most like to go

  25. Debbie Skerten Reply

    Perfect bucket list. I’m certainly adding Dubrovnik and the Jacobite on mine.

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