What’s on your travel bucket list?
That’s the question asked by Transun, who are offering one lucky person the chance to win a spectacular trip to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights with their #TransunLights competition.
It’s a question that anyone with the itch to travel will be keen to answer.
There are so many places that I’d love to visit; in fact, my bucket list changes constantly. But I’d love to travel to:
Iceland has always been at the top of my bucket list, ever since I was in my early teens. And it remains there, even though I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the country twice in the last couple of years.
There is just so much to do in Iceland that it’s impossible to scratch the surface during the standard three day holiday.
Next time we visit, I hope to be able to plan a longer stay, including a road trip around the country. Thanks to its ring road, Iceland is actually a very driveable country, with spectacular, otherworldly scenery around every bend.
Last time we were there, a trip we had planned to the south coast, which would have taken us to the town of Vik, several dramatic waterfalls and glacier hiking, was cancelled due to the bad weather. That has only made me more determined to go one day in the future.
America is one of those countries that has it all: exciting city breaks, beach holidays, skiing, culture, camping, National Parks, ranch trips. The list goes on.
But I’ve always been drawn to the wilderness of Alaska. I’d love to see the mountains and the glaciers, to experience the great outdoors and see the wildlife. To enjoy an adventure in this northern state.
It would also be amazing to see the Northern Lights again after catching them so briefly in Iceland.
Although it’s becoming a more popular destination for adventurous travellers, Antarctica still remains one of the places in the world that is largely untouched by tourism.
There’s something about the idea of taking a cruise to Antarctica – literally the ends of the Earth – that captures my imagination. To experience the peace of that icy wilderness, the sheer vastness of it would be unforgettable.
I guess my bucket list has something of a theme. While I enjoy the summer and a relaxing break wandering on a golden beach, I’ve always preferred the cold weather. There’s something special about bundling up in layer after layer of clothes, covering your face to stay warm, even as your breath turns to mist in the air. I find the cold can isolate you from your travelling companions, as you each huddle into your coats and scarves trying to stay warm.
But it leaves you with your thoughts, and that can make for some truly memorable moments as you reflect on the journey you’ve taken and the effect it has had on your life.
How to enter
If you would like to enter Transun’s competition, there are two things you have to do:
- Write a blog post about your top three travel bucket list destinations and why you want to go there
- Tweet your blog post to @Transun using the hashtag #TransunLights
The competition closes on Thursday 30th April at 23:59. Good luck!