The International Post-Corona Virus Travel Bug

I get incredibly restless when I don’t get to jump on a plane and head somewhere new at least once a year. Of course, at the moment, travel seems like an impossibility. As an exercise in self-care, I decided to start researching my dream travel destinations.

I’m sharing these with you as a bit of inspiration for your next travel plans… we can all dream, can’t we?


Festivals & Features

Prior to Covid-19, Milwaukee was one of the hottest travel destinations in the world largely due to its boutique beer history and the Milwaukee World Summerfest. The next festival is scheduled for July 2021 and is sporting a world-class line-up of acts including Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton and even Guns and Roses (who knew they were still knocking about?!). They’re already advertising so keep an eye out for tickets if you’re thinking of going.

If you’re a history buff, the Streetcar History Tour is an excellent starting point to get you acquainted with the city. This tour will even take you to the Historic Third Ward, famous for its restaurants, spas, theatres, galleries, boutiques and the Milwaukee Public Market. While you’re there, make sure to check out the Third Ward Riverwalk to immerse yourself into what makes Milwaukee unique.



History & Luxury

Not a particularly cheap place to visit but boy is it beautiful! 19th Century Architecture set along the Danube River with medieval bridges connecting the Buda and Pest is a stunning sight to enjoy. Walk across the romantic Szechenyi Chain Bridge, cruise the Danube river or immerse yourself in Budapest’s history at Heroes’ Square.

Soak up centuries-old luxury at the famous Szechenyi Thermal Baths. Replenished by medicinal hot-springs, there are over 20 baths to choose from, including saunas, steam cabins, massage therapies, facial treatments and more. Another incredible part of these baths is the Szechenyi Bath Palace that was built in the 1900s to house the baths. This stunning Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance Palace is decorated with gorgeous water-themed motifs and statues to complement the artisan bath setting. Do take your partner, this location gets pretty romantic. 

If all of this is making you a bit depressed, you can take a virtual tour while you wait for travel and access restrictions to lift!



Natural & Nostalgic

Enjoy a ski at Mont Tremblant in the winter or sit on Clock Tower Beach in the winter, Montreal is pretty flexible for all seasons. You’ll likely find me at Old Montreal, though, with boutique shops, cool cafes, trendy bars and superb restaurants.


If you’re taking the family, Montreal’s Biodome is a great family event to surprise and

delight the whole family. The Biodome is unique in many ways. The setup is

designed to replicate ecosystems rather than housing different animals in

different sized spaces. It’s a delightfully immersive experience providing a

balance between animal and plant life. There are five replicated habitats at

the Biodome, Tropical Rainforest,  Gulf of St. LawrenceLaurentian

Maple Forest (that changes with the seasons) and the Labrador Coast & Sub-Antarctic



No Montreal trip is complete without visiting the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica. Book a tour of Canada’s first Neo-Gothic church, learn about the history and marvel at the stunning architecture, artworks and trimmings.



The Island Life

Travel & Leisure magazine voted Palawan as the best island in the world three years in a row for a good reason. This island is an absolute paradise with plunging limestone cliffs, mountains, caves, jungles, coral reefs, fireflies and even an underground river. For the adventurous, you can go wreck diving through the sunken Japanese supply ships bombed in 1944. Divers of all levels can explore this incredible Palawan tourist attraction.


There is so much to discover at Palawan I don’t want to spoil the fun of exploring for you. Anyone that loves an island adventure holiday, this one is for you, and it won’t disappoint.


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Where are you planning to go next, and why? I’d love to hear all about what’s on your travel list so drop them in the comments!

Love & blessings


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