My European travel bucket list for 2018

Another year has gone by in what feels like the blink of an eye! Merciless time, why are you always rushing? Yesterday it was summer, now we are waiting for Santa Clause, and tomorrow we start again to plan the mid-year vacations.

My oh my, nostalgia strikes again! Let’s get away from that, to the practical things and focus on the mighty travel bucket list for 2018! Or perhaps not so mighty as many of you may think, because there aren’t any major breakaways to other continents but only European trips that I thirst for quite some time:

Get to a Greek Island for once!

Yes, I’m a millennial, from Romania, where everybody goes to Greece for the summer holidays, excepting ME. I know, it’s like I have been living under a rock, but hey, I’ll fix this in the year to come. I have received the advice to NOT start with Santorini, because all the other islands will be no match afterwards, so maybe Lefkada? What do you think?

Santorini – Inspired by the travels of: Jurnalul Alinutei

Andalucia, the South of Spain.

I am sure I will love this place! There are so many astonishing things to visit and to enjoy in this part of Spain, that I think we will not be able to see all of it in one trip only. The countless cities – Sevilla, Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Cadiz just to name a few, and then Caminito del Rey and the White Villages(“Pueblos Blancos”),  the Moorish culture and the tasty food!

Alhambra – Inspired by the travels of: Calatorii de Weekend


Wait, don’t judge just yet! We have been here before, but a long time ago, over 8 years ago, and in Spring time when the weather was still very unfriendly: it rained all 3 days and it was so windy and cold that my partner doesn’t have any good memory of the place. The plan is to get to Amsterdam in warmer months, maybe middle summer, just to be sure to get some rays of sun:). I’m sure we’ll appreciate this time how beautiful and cosmopolitan it is.

Amsterdam Canals  – Inspired by the travels of  Hai Hui Story

Warsaw and Krakow in Poland.

Ever considered visiting this two beautiful Polish cities? Because I’m very very curious about them. Warsaw,  one of the most affected cities by the WW2, almost razed to the grounds by the bombings, has since made huge efforts to rebuild some of the historic parts and to transform into a very beautiful and proud capital city. And Krakow, also a capital city of the Polish Kingdom, some 400 years ago, holds many beautiful sites.

Wawel Castle in Krakaw – Inspired by the travels of  Jouneys of Len

A Scandinavian country. 

I was always skeptical to plan a trip here, because of the high prices, but we have survived a trip to Switzerland some years ago, so I think we can sort out a reasonable budget.

Copenhagen – Inspired by the travels of  Valiza cu Calatorii

The Danube Delta

It would have been so disrespectful towards my country not to include at least a Romanian place in the list. And I have yet to visit so many beautiful places at home too.  I have never been to the Danube Delta, the 2nd largest in Europe, although I have it in my thoughts for a couple of years already.

Danube Delta, a natural paradise – Inspired by the travels of Travel Girls

That’s a wrap for this bucket list!  Let me know what are your travel plans in the year to come because I would love to see that. My travels can change based on your travel stories also, who knows for sure where we’ll actually end up travelling?! We can only be certain of the past, right? But if there is one precious thing I have learned from the past two years, is that health is our greatest possession.

So, to end this last article of 2017, I wish you all to be healthy and to travel the world!

Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.

Quote by Publilius Syrus

See you in 2018!

16 thoughts on “My European travel bucket list for 2018

  1. Aaa, am uitat de Grecia: Lefkada is the one!!! Just look at it:
    Pentru noi cele 7 zile acolo au fost de vis, cel mai bun concediu la mare, EVER. Poti explora insula cu masina, plajele sunt fooarte diferite intre ele, nu ai cum sa te plictisesti. 🙂

    Iar legat de Santorini, mergeti clar in extrasezon, inspre Octombrie. Iar daca vreti putina liniste, in niciun caz nu va cazati in Oia, orasul cu apusuri spectaculoase…practic toti turisii sunt ingramaditi acolo, si nici plaja nu ai. Partea de est, de exemplu Kamari, este mult mai linistita si acolo ai si plaja la 5 minute de mers pe jos. In Oia e suficient sa mergi intr-o seara cu microbuzul pentru apusul ala de vis.

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      1. In Lefkada am fost cu masina noastra, am facut drumul din doua bucati,cu 1 sau 2 nopti oprire in Salonic la dus, si Meteora la intors. Altfel fara pauza, trebuia sa conduci cam 14 ore incontinuu. Din pacate nu stiu cum e cu transportul in comun, dar la cum erau drumurile catre plajele mai salbatice, nu ai fi putut ajunge cu autobuz :))) Recomand deci cu masina voastra. Altfel…poate merge si inchiriat masina acolo , dar nu e aeroport pe insula. Deja te pregatesti de vara? :p


  2. How exciting! I’ve been to both Santorini and Mykonos. I must say that I preferred Mykonos. Loved the architecture in Amsterdam and the only Scandinavian country I’ve been to is Sweden and that was a loooooong time ago. I was born in Warsaw 🤗 but haven’t been in decades. Hear good things about it. Will check out your blog for that if you end up going there.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Kasia. Interesting to see that you liked Mykonos more than Santorini. I have never been to any of them, but it’s good to have this kind of review. Actually, all people I have talked with so far about these two islands, each of them had traveled either to Mykonos or either to Santorini, not both. I’m really interested to hear more on Mykonos and why you liked it more. Do you have a review on them? Hugs from Romania:* Happy Holidays!

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      1. Great to hear that! I am really looking forward to it, I will keep an eye for it;). Some questions that pop up right now in my head would be: I would like to know about the prices, whether there are beaches where you can reach easily, how much time you need to visit everything, what are not to miss things to do there.

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