12, 05, 2016


Happy Thursday! If you haven’t seen my previous post, I recently had some downtime for my injured bicep. Although there’s a little more time needed for healing my recovery has been going well; thanks to those of you who wished me get well! I’m sure we’ve all experienced this, but when we have a lot of spare time our mind wanders off into places we may not always take the time to acknowledge when we’re so busy. For me my mind always travels to places I wish I go to next.

Colombia – Since I haven’t made my way into South America yet it has been my latest fascination and desire for my next travels. I’ve already watched tons of documentaries on this colourful country to know that I’m dying to explore Medellín, Cartagena, Cali, and of course Bogotá. I’ve been doing language exchanges with Colombians for awhile now and learning more about their cultures and cities makes me even more eager to go!

Jerusalem, Israel – Perhaps it’s because I was brought up Catholic that I’ve always been so curious about this city. There truly are no words to describe how blissful the architecture is. Besides that, the interesting stories and history that come along with Jerusalem make it so much more intriguing that I’d love to someday go there and discover it all on my own.

Brazil – I’m pretty sure my yearning to go to this extremely diverse country started when I dated a half Brazilian guy in my college years who introduced me to their delicious food, lively music, and other eye-opening things in the Brazilian culture. I always wanted to go and explore Brazil ever since, and no I’m not with this guy anymore (haha). Nonetheless, São Paulo, Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro are still on my bucket list of travels.

Okinawa, Japan – I’ve been to Japan before and this unique place and culture will always have a very special place in my heart. It was my first solo travel, and that fact that I studied the language for 7 years and had so many wonderful friendships is something I hope to never forget. Okinawa is a different side of Japan that not all people even know exists. Think the opposite of Tokyo and you got beautiful beaches and island life here!

Santorini, Greece – Can you tell I’ve been very deprived of the sun, beaches, and bikini time? Whether you have the urge to go or not, there’s no denying that Santorini is one gorgeous and dreamy city. I’m drawn in by its scenery and minimalistic architecture that has so much culture, charm, and beauty to offer. For me visually, Santorini is everything I ever imagined in my head that was my idea of true paradise and romance.

If you have already been to any of these places I’d love to know your experiences!

*Travel images via Pinterest.

33 responses to “Wanderlusting”

  1. blushandsuch says:

    All of these places look amazing!

  2. yuka says:

    Israel and Greece, on the top of my list!


    • Stacey says:

      Yesss Israel! Not many people add this to this travel list but I’m happy to find someone else who would love to go there!

  3. Carina says:

    Hope your recovery will continue to go well! I would love to visit all of these places!


  4. Wow! Did you redo your site too? It looks amazing. I love the clean open look!! Your pictures are gorgeous! Love the menu bar at the top too! How is your arm/shoulder doing? xx-S

    • Stacey says:

      Yup I few weeks now hehhe. My arm is much better now, thanks! I can finally get things done again which means I have a ton fo catching up to do!

  5. Jeanne says:

    Stunning selection of places Stacey! And I’m glad to read you feel better! Happy Friday!;)

  6. Rach says:

    Totally wanderlusting too!! These are great destinations! I went to Santorini last Fall and it was amazing and highly recommend going! Feel better soon!


  7. Pablo Parra (Fungi) says:

    Hey Stacey! Espero sigas mejor de tu bicep, lo vi en el post pasado, te mando buena vibra!

    Yo creo que viajar es una de las mejores inversiones que se puede hacer en la vida, sólo estamos aquí por corto tiempo y una vez y considero indispensable atesorar memorias 🙂 Siempre estoy tratando de ver a donde ir y prefiero gastarme el dinero en esas experiencias.

    No he ido a los lugares que recomiendas (pero si puedes ve a México), a todos les traigo muchas ganas, pero más a Japón, mi mejor amiga estaba viviendo ahí y dice que es una pasada. Yo ahora estoy planeando ir a Dinamarca, a ver como van los planes.

    Un besote desde Barcelona

    • Stacey says:

      Muchas gracias Pablo! Me encanta la cita, “Una vez al año ve a algún lugar en el que nunca hayas estado antes”. Verdad. Una vez que vea el mundo, quieren mas. Me encantaría ir a México algún día! Si se puede recomendar lugares lo agradecería!

  8. I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand! Althought Santorini and Japan look beautiful as well! I swear if we all had unlimited funds we’d never stay in the same place!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  9. Rams says:

    Good to hear that you are recovering! All the places look amazing stacey!


  10. Nerdy Maria says:

    Oh, I’d love to visit so many places!! Brazil is definitely on my list just like Santorini. We actually had an opportunity to go there when we were in Greece but decided against it since it was way too pricey for us back then. But if I had a chance again, I would take it without a hesitation 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Stacey says:

      I’ve heard the same that Santorini is a bit pricey but if you only travel once or twice a year why not right? I’m sure the expense is worth every penny!

  11. Dominique says:

    This post is seriously giving me itchy feet! Such an amazing list! Santorini is next on my list to visit xx


  12. Mira says:

    All of these places sound amazing, Brazil and Santorini are definitely on my list too! When I think of Japan I think of Tokio, I didn’t know there were so many beautiful beaches. xx


    • Stacey says:

      Oh yea, when people think about Tokyo it’s all about the fast pace lifestyle so it would be interesting to go to this part of Japan to see the difference 🙂

  13. Lovely choice of places, they’re all so gorgeous! Xx


  14. Gemma says:

    Wow what an amazing list. Japan and Santorini are at the top of my list. Gemma x

  15. Rena says:

    Oh, wonderful destinations! Thanks for sharing so beautiful pictures <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  16. Japan is my #1 on my list right now and i’m planning to go next year with the bf. I’m already planning everything in advance, doing my research, and it’s making me so excited!!! After that I really do want to explore Santorini and other parts of Greece. It would be amazing. x


  17. Jeanne says:

    Awesome list! My hubby loved Japan and wants to go back, with me this time! 😉


  18. Wow what an amazing list and you are totally wanderlusting. I would love to visit Santorini, Greece someday, it’s beautiful! xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  19. Santorini is a lovely place.

  20. Willabelle says:

    Thanks for sharing! We’ve all caught the travel bug, it seems. x


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