At the start of the year, I set out my 2020 goals, aspirations and intentions where I talked about our family travel bucket list and how I’d like our family to travel a lot more this year. Last year we had one big family holiday abroad followed by a few smaller weekend breaks at home (actually I think it was one if I’m being honest). Which for someone who loves to travel and calls themselves a travel blogger is not a lot. But then 2019 was quite a tumultuous year so travelling wasn’t very top of mind.
So this year I’d like to see our family travel a lot more, and as we have a very long family travel bucket list (who doesn’t), I thought I capture it here so that we can look back on it at the end of the year and see what we’ve ticked off.
There are lots of places that we’d like to visit and I know we won’t be able to go to all of them. But as long we make an improvement on last year I’ll be happy. So with that, here’s our 2020 family travel bucket list which I hope inspires yours too!
Barcelona because it was practically made for city breaks. It has the best of both worlds, city and beach and the added bonus of stunning architecture.
Croatia because it has such beautiful beaches and scenery and feels a little more untouched compared to other places in Europe.
Denmark has been on our bucket list for a few years. We’d love to visit Copenhagen which I personally think is one of the best European city breaks you can take with kids. I’d love to visit the famous Tivoli Gardens and of course Billund, the home of Lego.
Lapland in Finland, because Christmas in the snow would be just magical with kids.
France, because it’s has one of my all time favourite cities in the world and I’d love to explore it a bit more. Our trips have been limited to Paris and Brittany so it would be lovely to explore some other regions like the South.
Lisbon in Portugal, because I really want to ride one of those beautiful yellow trams and do that scenic route that people rave about and stuff my face with pastel de natas (don’t judge me).
Switzerland, because the scenery is just stunning. I love the idea of taking a train ride through the mountains, and Grindelwald is also high on my list of places to visit there.
Dubai, to visit friends and see how much it’s changed since we went pre-kids 10 years ago (It has changed a crazy amount).
Japan, another place that has been on our list for a while. Everything about it just looks amazing. Tokyo and Disneyland are high on our list of places to visit when we go.
Mauritius, because we can never get enough of this beautiful island and it’s a home away from home for us. We went three years ago and would love to go back again soon.
Florida in Orlando is our ultimate family travel bucket list holiday. We’ve been waiting until the children are both old enough to properly experience it and I think we are finally at that point. If you’re lucky enough to be planning a holiday to Florida anytime soon make sure you check out my post on how to plan a stress free holiday to Florida for all my best tips!
New York, because, you know, it’s New York! I love the idea of going around Christmas time when it’s all lit up, although I’m sure it would be amazing whatever time of the year we visit.
Dorset, because I’d love to see the Durdle Door for myself. Although I hear its become harder and harder to enjoy it without a ton of other people there. I have a feeling the timing will have to be just right with this trip.
Isle of Wight, because it’s a bit of a hidden gem in the UK and has so much there for families.
Let’s see how many we can check off
As you can see, there are quite a few places on our list (14 to be precise!). Even I am surprised by how long it is seeing it written down like this. I don’t for one minute think we will be able to visit them all, but I would love it if we got to tick at least three of these off throughout the year.
Either way, I’m excited about the year ahead and what adventures it holds for our family.
Now I’d love to know what’s on your travel bucket list for this year, and if you’ve been to any of these destinations what your top recommendations are. Here’s to 2020 and a year of adventures for us all!