Destination: Provence, France
I have visited Paris before, which was beautiful in its own right, but I love the French countryside. I actually speak French, and it's my dream to just spend a week in a small town of Provence or Alsace, blending with the locals and enjoying the sights and culture.
Destination: Positano, Italy
I love the Amalfi Coast in Italy and its picturesque towns. My family is from Italy, but the last time I visited we stayed in the north at my family's vineyard and didn't get a chance to explore south to where Rome and Napoli are. Positano looks gorgeous, between the hillside cityscape and colorful buildings. Plus, I can just imagine dipping my toes into the Mediterranean Sea!
Destination: Lisbon, Portugal
I hope to one day take a trip to Spain and Portugal. Lisbon is Portugal's capital and besides having amazing weather, they are an epicenter of Portuguese culture, of which I know little and hope to learn about!
Destination: Charleston, South Carolina
First of all, this tree arch exists in Charleston so that's one deciding factor in this trip. Charleston is home to historical landmarks, beautiful scenery, and great food. Seeing Julia's pictures (not me Julia, the other Julia) from the city really cemented its place on my travel bucket list.
Destination: Marrakech, Morocco
Honestly, the closest I've come to Morocco was Disney's Epcot park. But just scrolling through pictures of the city made this a must-visit for me. You can just tell that the city is a focal point of Moroccan culture- they have beautiful sights, palaces, gardens, mosques, and souk markets. And gorgeous tile-work like this exists all around! I'm a sucker for beautiful architecture and buildings.
Destination: Fjords of Norway
I would love to visit a cold-snowy country like Norway during the winter. I did a report on Norway a long time ago in school, and I remember being awed by the ice fjords that tower over the small port towns. So gorgeous!
Destination: Portland, Oregon
Portland has been labeled one of the "hippest" cities in America right now, as well as one of the most vegan-friendly. They have entire vegan grocery stores, as well as a plethora of vegan restaurants. It's also probably the most attainable spot on this list, as I live in Southern California and it would be a great road-trip destination with my best friend.
Destination: Dublin, Ireland
This dream is becoming a reality! I've booked a trip to Ireland in the spring of 2017, and I'm so excited to visit this beautiful country. Between the stunning countryside, gorgeous castles, and lovely towns, I am so ready to plan this vacation.