Now I don’t know about you, but after seeing a lot of amazing of fabulous bloggers and friends out in fancy places like New York (everyone seems to be going to NY at the moment??) and Bali – Amy Bell why you tease me so much?? – I’m getting some real travel envy and so this got me thinking about some places I plan on visiting when I get the chance, so thought I’d share…


I know I live in the UK, but I really don’t go to London as often as I would like and I keep seeing beautiful sites or gorgeous cafes and food places there on social media and what not and I feel I should really make the most of my beautiful country! I also need to branch out and visit the rest of it but that can be on the next wishlist!!



Amsterdam is a new edition to my wishlist to be honest, but since some friends have been and had a wonderful time and shown some incredible views, I’ve now got to experience it for myself! I would love to rent a bike and cycle round the gorgeous streets and along the river Amstel. I’m so excited that some friends and I are looking into booking a trip there either in the Christmas break or next year after we finish!!


New York

I know, okay, I have been before – but OMG how incredible is this place, I can’t get enough of it and everyone going back recently has made me miss it so much – and there’s still loads I need to go and do! In fact I would recommend 



Isn’t it just beautiful? I think Bali is on a lot of people’s wishlists but I’m just dying to go and jump into the sea, surf, relax on the beach and bask in it’s beauty! I’m also dying to experience the Nalu Acai bowls, swing on ‘The Swing’ and watch the sunset out in the ocean and swim in a waterfall!



The ultimate wishlist location for me this is! I will visit Australia (preferably next year and for a couple of months at least!), I WILL! Of course, I wish to do all the touristy bits and bobs, but I also want to just explore. I want to get out and really experience the stunning beaches, have adventures, meet other travellers, make friends, lie out and watch the sunset, (‘ave a barby!) and just have fun!


I have stated on many a social media that I am a born and bred Marriott fan, but I’m afraid that luxury can only really come when I go away with my family (who like to use their timeshare). So, since I’m on the look out for new cool places to stay, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the wonderful Alexa and alerted to the brand CitizenM hotels (which actually have hotels in three of my above ideal locations!). 

After checking them out online, the rooms and hotels themselves look pretty awesome and the beds look INCREDIBLE! – I mean they’re like 2 by 2 metres!! They’re quite a cool, trendy hotel it seems, and include free wifi, free movies, (free bar snacks!) and 24hr food service – for those midnight feasts/the time difference is really bad kind of nights!

These are just the points that caught my eye and bits that I like the sound and look of, but head to their FAQ’s page here and check them out if you’re interested. Personally the ones in London and New York are probably a bit out of my price range, but Amsterdam rooms are around £70, which – albeit still a little much for me, while still a student, – I think is brilliant value for money since the look and service here sounds pretty awesome!

What are your bucket list places to visit? Anything planned for the near future? Any hotels you’d recommend?

*This post was in collaboration with CitizenM and as of yet I haven’t visited a CitizenM hotel, but all thoughts and views are my own.


    • Josie Brownlee
      October 17, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      I know it looks gorgeous! Sure thing!!

  1. Katie
    October 17, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Our wishlists are so similar! Whenever I visit London I always think I don't do it often enough, and New York and Amsterdam are high on my list too! I'm hoping to be able to tick off Amsterdam early next year though, fingers crossed! xx

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 17, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Eeeyyy! Great minds think alike! Ooh, I hope you do go, maybe you can give some tips on where to go/what to do there!

  2. Laura Anne
    October 17, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    I'm the same I don't go to London enough..I actually really like London as well. Australia has to be one of the top places on my wish list – one day I'll go! xxLAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 17, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      I think a lot of people feel like that too about London, it's so brilliant I need to really experience it! Absolutely, it's definitely top of my list!! Some day we'll get there, I have faith!! 😉

  3. Julia Kaylee Dawn
    October 18, 2016 / 7:28 am

    I think this is EVERYONE'S wishlist! I also want to visit London & Amsterdam so bad! You should definitely go to Amsterdam this Christmas, I mean what's better than spending Christmas in Amsterdam?! This post just made me want to travel even more!!xxKaylee❤️ㅣJK's Dawn

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 18, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Haha, you're probably right! Ooh that'd be lovely, I really hope we do (trying to organise a big group of very unorganised people is pretty difficult!)

  4. Julia Lundin
    October 18, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I live in London, spent my honeymoon in Bali and went to New York four times this year and all I can say you have the best places on your wishlist! I would love to keep visiting all of them again and again! And you should definitely start by coming to London in the nearest future!

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 18, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Oh My Goodness, I'm so jealous! That sounds like absolute perfection! I'm glad you agree that I've picked some good places! I'm doing my best to get on this list and make it all happen!!

  5. The Sunday Mode
    October 18, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I live in Australia and have just come back from a holiday in the US and Canada so I was lucky enough to spend 9 nights in New York. While I was overseas I also spent a few days in Toronto because I had always wanted to visit Niagara Falls and Canada. Now I would love to go back to Canada to have a long visit around their beautiful country one day 🙂

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 18, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      OMG I'm so jealous! I would love to live in Australia for a bit! Where abouts do you live? Ooh that's nice! Canada is stunning, I would love to go back – I never got a chance to see Niagra Falls so that should be on my list too! (Tbh pretty much everywhere is on my list, but thought that would be a rather long post, haha!)

  6. rae lovefromberlin
    October 18, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Oooh! I been to the first three but not Bali or Oz! Great list! I can definitely vouch for the amazingness of London, Amsterdam, and Prague and I am almost certain that Bali and Oz must be great as well! Hope you get to go to all of these places soon!Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 19, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Thanks Rae, I hope so too, haha! Definitely going to make them happen!!

  7. Serena Reidy Books
    October 19, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Bali looks incredible, and I've always wanted to visit New York and Australia! Iceland and Japan are also on my list – I'm so fascinated by the culture and it would be amazing to see the Northern Lights!

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 19, 2016 / 9:22 am

      It would be so amazing – the Northern Lights look absolutely incredible I can't imagine how beautiful they are when actually seeing them with your own eyes!

  8. Carmen Varner
    October 19, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I absolutely love Amsterdam so much. I would probably live there. You're going to love it there. Great post! :]// ▲ ▲

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 20, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Oh really? I'm so excited to go, thanks very much Carmen!

  9. Sofia - LifeFromSofia
    October 19, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    arghhh yes omg I feel you with all these! Especially NYC!! omggg i want to go so so sos soos badly! I was going to be there this week but then something happened and I couldn't go 🙁 needless to say my heart shattered. Anyways haha great post!Xx

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 20, 2016 / 8:06 am

      Oh no, that's such a shame! Bless you, I would be pretty gutted also! I hope you get to go some other time! Thanks so much Sofia!

  10. Skye
    October 20, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    New York is on my list. I have been desperate to go for years and years! Hopefully soon!

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 20, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Oh I hope you do, it's a magical place!!

  11. monica hein
    October 22, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Australia is my dream , I used to live in amsterdam years ago now I live in nyc :)

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 23, 2016 / 9:17 am

      It's my dream too!! Anywhere in particular you want to go in Australia? OMG I'm so jealous, I would do anything to live in NYC and I bet Amsterdam was awesome!

  12. jessfromthestar
    October 24, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Bali is a must visit!I just came back from Bali. And Nalu Bowl is just super tasty!! :)xo

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 24, 2016 / 8:56 am

      Oh wow, just how amazing was it? Ooh yay – they look absolutely incredible!

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