We've been doing some plans, but as you know plans can change so don't feel like expecting all of these to happen. That's why it's called "bucket list". Either way, we've been thinking about our travels for the next five years and while there are big trips like the Maldives on the list, there are also some smaller ones we want to do. So let's roll to our 5-year travel bucket list.

The Maldives is at the top of our list for obvious reasons. We've also planned to visit there on our 10th anniversary and before that, we would like to introduce D the aeroplanes and what it is like to travel by one. This has been our dream for a while now, so if we're not able to make it on our 10th anniversary, we'll be doing it on our 15th. It's going to be on our bucket list as long as we get to visit there.

New York City
This is one of those trips we are not going to take D with us. Considering the time difference, 7 hours, it would be awful to mix his routines for a few day trip. We've planned to stay for three days so by the time D gets used to the time in the NYC we would be going back to Finland and he would have to deal with the time difference all over again. We've been thinking about this quite a lot and decided that it would be better for us and our child if we went just the two of us. If we would have planned to stay there for a week or two, it would be a different tale.

Scotland has been on my bucket list for ages now and as my friend is going there for the third time, it's on my bucket list for the third time. Again. Though, this time I'm going to take some mum-alone-vacation for a few days and head over to the Highlands & see what Edinburgh has to offer. Meetups later this year? Anyone?

Lofoten in Norway has been on our bucket list for a while now too and we've planned to visit there ASAP. It's still a bit of a work in progress as we're trying to figure out if it's safe for D to come with us (the massive height differences) and if it's suitable for toddlers as a destination. We might have to wait until D is old enough, or how many toddler free vacations we as parents are allowed to?

We don't get to visit that often in the Finnish Lapland, so we should definitely visit J's grandparents in Kuusamo after a while. I'm thinking about visiting during the Winter as I'm feeling like I need some proper snow in my life this Winter. Plus, J's grandparents haven't seen D yet so it's basically two flies killed with one stone, am I right?

How freaking cool it would be to take a road trip through Iceland? Yes, I'm thinking about a family road trip. Plus, Iceland is so close I cannot believe we haven't visited yet! Though, there's a simple reason too: we must wait until D is two so he can come to the Blue Lagoon with us. They don't allow kids under two there.

More road trips in Finland
Finland has so much potential and after our road trip to Tromso, I opened my eyes to the fact that my own country (as flat as it is) is actually very beautiful. Plus, travelling in Finland makes it easier to save for all the upcoming travels to further.

What's on your travel bucket list?



  1. Edinburgh is a beautiful city, I would definitely reccomend! I live a couple hours away by train and my best friend lives there so I know it very well. My travel bucket list is very long, but at the moment Mexico and Canada are the top of it.

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

    1. Oh Canada would be amazing place to visit one day! :-)

  2. Would love to visit NYC and Maldives too!

    Mariya | www.brunetteondemand.com

    1. Maldives has been on my bucket list as long as I can remember!

  3. This is pretty much my bucket list too, NYC just looks so amazing!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

    1. I know right! Can't wait to visit there!

  4. Lovely post! I love NYC and even after spending around 4-5 weeks there I feel that there's a lot to see and explore left. It's also super photogenic in case you want to do some content about the time there. :) I believe Maldives are amazing as well! Happy travels!

    1. We'll be there for a couple of days only, unfortunately!

  5. This is SUCH a good idea. You've inspired me to sit down with my partner and map out a 5-year travel bucket list of our own. I know there are lots of places on mine and I know some that are on his but it would be helpful to figure out which ones we'd really like to prioritize and shoot towards.

  6. I love New York! I've been lucky enough to go three times and I absolutely loved it there every time.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode


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