Since having kids, I will be honest, going on holiday has not been a major priority for us. Me and Anthony spend most evenings discussing where we would love to go, but we’ve never had the balls to actually save up and purchase a holiday. The thought of going on holiday with young children makes my toes curl, and I am not sure if I am anywhere near brave enough… not for a few years anyway.
We actually realised recently that we haven’t really spent any quality time together that doesn’t involve soft play or some kind of farm animal. We both have a bucket list of places we would love to visit, however almost all of them probably aren’t the most suitable to go with Children. I’m not sure when we would be able to go, maybe when we are in our late 40’s and they’ve finally decided to move out?
With all of that aside, if we could jet off alone tomorrow, here is where we would go:
Ambergris Caye, Belize
This beautiful destination in Central America is an absolute dream to look at. I stumbled across Belize Beach Rentals online and I instantly fell in love. Imagine the pleasure of being able to sunbathe on the golden sands and dip your toes into the Caribbean Sea without a bucket and spade in sight? What more could you want? I also feel like it should be illegal to take your child somewhere so luxurious. I would be anxious the whole time that they would break something or poo in the swimming pool. Seems a perfect excuse to go alone.
New York City
I’m not sure whether this is due to my love of the film Elf, but the thought of travelling to New York City at Christmas time just makes me feel warm inside. I just want to find the biggest Christmas tree and the crappiest cup of coffee. I feel like Americans do Christmas the right way, and I want to be part of it.
I’d love to go for a quiet stroll around Central Park, snap photos of the statue of liberty, and watch a Broadway show in true tourist fashion without hearing a single whinge. I would also be incredibly proud to visit the Ground Zero site and the 9/11 museum so I could pay my respects to the people who lost their lives there. New York is such an unbelievable place, and every person I know who has visited can only say fantastic things about it.
Again, for obvious reasons, I can’t imagine taking a toddler or a newborn to Alaska. Can you imagine all of the hazards? It’s bad enough in England when there is an inch of snowfall… Also, I am not sure they would allow a 2 year old to Ski down a mountain.
Every picture I see always takes my breath away. I feel like it is up there with one of the best places Earth has to offer visually, and I would adore nothing more than setting up camp in the middle of nowhere and trying to spot the northern lights.
Paris isn’t as amazing to look at as the other places, I must admit, but I feel like it would be such a romantic escape for me and Anthony if we ever did decide to run away for a week. I was absolutely heartbroken when they decided to destroy lock bridge and then went even further to make it lock proof, as if they couldn’t kick people enough when they were down.
It makes me sad but on the other hand, can you imagine how many relieved couples there are out there who decided to stick one on with their ex?
I would be so overjoyed to indulge in French culture and to use the qualification I gained in school to tell people my name, my age and that I have a brown cat. That’s about all I remember anyway.
There is something so serene about Australia… well, if you exclude all of the things that could kill you, but lets forget about that for a moment.
I couldn’t choose between Sydney and Melbourne so just decided a road trip around Australia as a whole would be so much better. Similarly to New York, I couldn’t think of anything better than experiencing Christmas time in Australia (mainly to avoid the harsh Winters over here). I could not bare the idea of taking two small children on a 20+ hour flight, so again, why take them? Ha! I’m joking. Maybe.
The views and beaches look breathtaking and there are so many things to see that I would love to tick off my list – visiting the Taronga Zoo and learning how to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, for a start. To be honest, I would quite happily move over there and swim with the turtles every day if I could.
I’d love to know what your top 5 holiday destinations would be without kids. I feel like mine are pretty boring when compared to other peoples, but honestly, I just want to relax and even going for a night away to Scarborough on our own would be goals right now. One can always dream.
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