Anyone else itching to travel? Probably everyone. Usually my boyfriend and I take a big trip every year but with the pandemic, it's been near impossible. I have done a few domestic trips here and there but I am dying to get out of the country - or at least somewhere tropical. I love finding places that aren't the normal tourist go-to. Places that give you more of a local experience so you can really indulge in the land and culture. Read on to see the top 3 destinations on my travel wishlist right now.
Mexico seems to be trending on everyones travel wishlist right now. Personally, I didn't think much of Mexico until I discovered this gem of a place. The Papaya Playa Project is a uniquely sustainable hotel. Not your average hotel, The Papaya Playa Project was built around the jungle as to not disturb the natural biome. They have sustainable water, beautiful huts, gardens and plantations. And it's just absolutely gorgeous.
I almost didn't want to share this hidden gem but it seems selfish to keep it all to myself. It feels like a win when I find these (somewhat) secret serene destinations. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Kauaì to be exact. Again, I am not really into the whole tourist scene - I prefer to have the local experience. O'luina is a beautiful and romantic retreat located in a semi-secluded area of Kauaì. This reminds me of the place we stayed at in Australia - game changer.
Ok so I may have been to Turks and Caicos already but it was just that intoxicating! I haven't been to this gem of a resort yet though. They have many locations all over the world and each looks just as chic and gorgeous as the others. Turks and Caicos is truly a perfect vacation to catch up on R&R while also participating in some fun Caribbean activities like snorkeling, parasailing, sailboating, kayaking and more. Aman offers private rooms and villas with extraordinary views. I cannot wait for the day I visit one of their iconic locations.
I have a birthday coming up in June. It's one of the big ones too - I am turning 30! Which one of these will I be celebrating my birthday at this year? Make sure you are following me on Instagram and subscribed to my YouTube channel to see!