Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
I would love to visit Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. Churchill lies on the edge of the Arctic and it is known as the “polar bear capital of the world” with around a thousand polar bears migrating there from July to November. Polar bears aren’t the only wildlife to see in Churchill, the world’s largest population of beluga whales gather around Manitoba’s Hudson Bay coastline between June and September. That’s not all, there are over 250 species of birds to see, dog sledding to experience and, perhaps the most magical of all, the northern lights dance over Churchill in the night sky. What’s not to love? Hopefully, I’ll make it there one day.
Across Canada by Train
Toronto to Vancouver by rail. 4,466 kilometres of railway showing off Canada’s stunning countryside, rugged landscapes, prairie fields, lakes and waterfalls. I’ve never been to Vancouver before, but my favourite holiday was to Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls in winter (loads of snow!).
Do you see a theme coming on? Yes, I love Canada!
Scotland by Train
I’ve visited Edinburgh, Glasgow, Balloch (Loch Lomond) and Stirling by train, but I’d love to travel further north to the more remote places. Having read Tiny Stations by Dixe Wills (a very interesting book about Britain’s railway request stops), it has spurred me on more. Taking the Caledonian Sleeper train to Scotland is another plan.
Remote Scottish isles with a chance of Northern Lights, plenty of wildlife and history. My kind of place!
Northern Ireland is the one part of the UK where I’ve not yet been. I’d love to visit Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and maybe take a train from Belfast down to Dublin.
I think a lot of people see travel as going somewhere beyond their country’s borders, yet they often fail to explore their own country. I think the UK has a lot of offer and there’s so much of it I haven’t yet seen.
The Galápagos Islands
All those wonderful animals in such a remote place (although I’ve read it’s getting rather popular now). I don’t think I’ll ever have the money to go there, but one can dream!
There is so much to see in such a vast country! I think maybe a road trip or a train trip would be in order to see as much of the country as possible. I think New York and the Grand Canyons are a given, but I’m open to recommendations for the rest of the country.
I love watching travel shows (I’m very much an armchair adventurer!), so I know there are loads of places I’ve missed out, but I’ll save those for another Travel Bucket List post.
Where in the world would you like to go?