Wanderlust: My Dream Destinations

I’ve always been a bit of an adventurer at heart, and one of my biggest dreams is to travel the world and experience different cultures. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few places already, but there are still so many countries on my bucket list.


Germany is one of the countries I’m most eager to visit. I’ve always been fascinated by German history and culture, and I would love to see some of the country’s famous landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building. I’m also interested in trying some of the traditional German food, such as schnitzel and sauerkraut.

travel germany flag in front of building
Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com


Norway is another country that has always appealed to me. I’m drawn to the country’s stunning natural beauty, with its fjords, mountains, and glaciers. I would love to go hiking in the Norwegian countryside and experience the Northern Lights.

New Zealand

New Zealand is a country that I’ve always wanted to visit since I was a kid. I’m fascinated by the country’s unique culture and its beautiful scenery. I would love to visit the Lord of the Rings filming locations and go whale watching in the South Island.

travel brown and orange house with outdoor plants
Photo by Bence Kondor on Pexels.com


Of course, I would also love to visit America. There are so many different places to see in this vast country, from the bustling cities of New York and Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains. I’m also interested in learning more about American history and culture.

travel city street photo
Photo by Nout Gons on Pexels.com

Spider-Free Travel

I do have one exception to my travel plans: I don’t plan on visiting Australia. I’m not a big fan of spiders, and Australia is home to some of the world’s most venomous arachnids. I’m sure Australia is a beautiful country, but I’ll have to pass on it for now.

Making the Dream a Reality

I know that traveling to so many different countries can be expensive, but I’m determined to make my dream a reality. I’m already starting to save up money, and I’m also researching ways to travel more affordably. I’m also learning about the different cultures of the countries I want to visit so that I can make the most of my time there.

Why don’t we have flying cars

What are the things I’m looking forward to during my lifetime?

My son meeting his first love, my daughter or stepdaughter getting married, to who or whatever they want. I look forward to a time when both kids can say “I’m happy” or “ feel loved”. Whether that is about me or as parents or they’re partner saying it, it matters not, only that they are happy. Go for that degree but remember to have fun and enjoy it.

If you meant outside of the family setting:

  1. Landing on Mars.
  2. Zombie apocalypse
  3. Deliveries by drones
  4. Viable moon base
  5. Cold fusion reactors
  6. We stop hunting whales
  7. Real working stargate being discovered in Egypt
  8. The first person to buy a country
  9. Aliens sending a signal back to Earth,
  10. Cure for cancer in my lifetime. Hopefully, it won’t mess with the population too much.
  11. opening all my Pokemon cards and putting them away.
Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com

QOTD – Reeead all about it

Daily writing prompt
Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home.

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.

If you get it you, get it.

The longest flight I’ve been on was a Heathrow to St Lucia. I being all of 14 dying for a nicotine hit in the humid, loud and generally uninviting plane cabin. My dad was friends with a factory owner there who wanted my dad to install and set up a water bottling company. He asked if we could tag along, me & my brother, for some culture lessons.

We hit the tarmac and in true style, the factory owner waved us past security control and bundled us into a black car and drove for what felt like hours. The cigarette cravings now pounding my head. We got to a bar. It was night. Mum and Dad went into the no-walled bar and ordered us all drinks. I walked a few feet and it was literally sea.

I looked up.

“Bro.. Look up”, I said. “Why?” he grumbled. “Just fucking look up”.


If you live with light pollution at night you don’t see many stars. When you come to a poorer country and look up with no light pollution. IT BLOWS YOUR MIND. You could see everything. To a 14 year old that was a significant moment in my life. That there are stars up there. That we cannot be alone. So many stars. So not trying to quote 2001: Space Odyssey.

So after doing that for what seemed like hours. I scored some smokes. I was given some salt fish and a banana milkshake. I lay back on one of the deck chairs. I started to live.

Short Story: About similarites


The world is a big and diverse place, but there are also many similarities between people. We all have the same basic needs, such as food, water, and shelter. We all experience emotions, such as love, joy, and sadness. And we all have the capacity for compassion, empathy, and love.

Sometimes, it can be easy to focus on our differences. We might be different in terms of our culture, our religion, or our language. But it’s important to remember that our similarities are just as important.

Short Story: About an object

One day, a young girl named Sarah was exploring the attic. She saw the old backpack and was curious about it. She opened it up and started to look through the tags.

As she read the tags, she started to imagine the places that the backpack had been. She imagined herself walking through the streets of Paris, or climbing to the top of Mount Fuji. She imagined herself visiting all the places that the backpack had been.

Sarah decided to take the backpack with her on her next adventure. She packed it full of her favorite things, and she set off on her journey.

Sarah traveled all over the world. She visited all the places that the backpack had been, and she made new memories of her own. She wrote her own tags and attached them to the backpack.

The backpack became a symbol of Sarah’s adventures. It was a reminder of all the places she had been, and all the things she had done. It was a reminder of the joy of travel, and the power of memories.

The backpack continued to travel with Sarah for many years. It saw her through good times and bad. It was there for her first kiss, her first heartbreak, and her first graduation.

One day, Sarah decided to pass the backpack on to someone else. She gave it to her younger sister, who was about to start her own journey.

The backpack is still traveling today. It has seen the world through the eyes of many different people. It has made many memories, and it has helped to create many stories.

In my dreams

Today’s lesson is about my dreams. Specifically my dreams of traveling of where I would like to go. I won’t be able to go to any of these places (kids) nor manage walks in cityscapes and rural towns. We now make me a little bit sad if I’m being honest. So in no particular order, here are 10 places I would love to travel to and why.

USA – I genuinely want to see what all the hype is about. Americans are renowned for their passion for their country. With chants of “USA USA USA” and eating far more food than one needs. Also guns. So yes, I want to fly over, stop at a diner, drive along Route 66, and see the grand canyon. Alllllll the touristy stuff and then shoot some guns, have a beer and then blog about how amazing my trip was.

Venice – Always wanted to see how this place works, also it’s amazing-looking squares, have a coffee and just watch the world go by. Go on a gondola maybe!

Vatican City – Not that I’m overly religious but I would love to Rome the streets and take in all the beautiful murals and statues. mostly dating back over a thousand years. I just want to soak in the culture of it. Maybe see Pope sticking his head out of his room onto the balcony.

Rome – Somehow I’ve never been to Rome. The colllusium is the main attraction for me. I’d love to see how busy the towns and cafes are. Have a few coffees and ride off on a Vespa into the sunset.

Russia – I would love to walk around Moscow and see all the interesting sites that it has to offer. The history! Granted this one won’t happen anytime soon unless you hire a group of mercenaries to grant you passage wherever you go.

Antarctica – Bit of a stretch but the 6-month round trip always appealed to me, I love the cold and I have always thought how adventurous and interesting it would be to go there.

John o’groats, UK – Since I’ve been to lands end down south, the most southern point. I would love to drive up to the northernmost point as well. More of a joke. Landsend turned into a fairground and food stalls. Totally took the natural beauty away. I’ve been a few times, and each time more stuff is being added. I want to see if the one up north has all the tourist crap going for it as well.

Iceland – To explore the rocks and ice clubs they have there. It’s cold, it’s dark- what more could you want? oh, the scenery as well well.

European Road Trip – So I’ve been to most European countries at some point in my life and driven in a few but it would be awesome to do mini overnight stays in different countries whilst looping around in the car. Plus DAS AUTOBAN. Should be exciting.

South Korea – We watch so many K-pop shows on tv, mostly D’s fault that I would love to take her there for the sites, sounds, cafes, and culture, it would be an amazing experience for us both I think.


I will be 40 in a few months and it feels like I should be thinking about the future. About what I want out of life, what I want to do with life, and how to exist. Should I retrain into a new profession, or should I stop the charity work for paid work? What lessons can I teach my son, what experiences have they had? They are growing up now too. B is going to be 12 and R is 13! The things they like are so different now and I think I miss them being small. I never thought that, I always wished they would be teenagers and sleep all the time but now I miss them. What is life like, post-kids? we want to buy a house but struggling with the deposit. The price here in Manchester is crazy so we are looking at Scotland near Saltcoats. Cheaper and bigger houses just be a shame to move the kids while they are in school still.

Trying to figure out if this is a midlife crisis where I miss everything, want to change and try new things and explore the world more. I was very lucky when I was young as my parents took us on trips around the world, going to different places. I thought I would have found my place in the world by now.

D is taking the kids on holiday. B first to Germany for a few days and then probably Spain with S. I will be at home for both trips, staying with the dogs, and because I trigger B. Dont know what to say about that really.

Rambling blog post today

  • What are your values? What is important to you? What do you want to achieve in life?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?
  • What are your dreams and goals? What do you want to accomplish in the next 5, 10, or 20 years?