Travel bucket list ideas: where to go post-lockdown

Madeleine Raine shares her ideas on which destinations should be on your bucket list when travel resumes and lockdown is lifted.

Madeleine Raine
26th June 2020
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As lockdown restrictions are easing, and more and more places are beginning to re-open their doors, many of us have begun to plan our next holiday. When will this be? Where will I go? What will I wear?


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Who’s to say a holiday can’t start at home? The UK is such a diverse country with so many opportunities right here on our doorstep.

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, Edinburgh is the perfect city for a weekend get-away. With history bursting from the seams, and enough shops to bleed your wallet dry, there is never a dull moment. This beautiful city is renowned for its lush green spaces and quirky coffee houses, whether you visit in the hight of summer, or the depths of winter. Edinburgh is a one size fits all city, whether you’re visiting for a girl’s holiday or a romantic getaway, this is the place for you!


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Whilst Britain is certainly admirable, and generally the cheaper option, the weather is not always on our side. That is why more and more Brits are opting for holidays abroad to escape the cold and damp drizzle that coats our skies day in day out, opting for more exotic climates.

If you are wanting a calm and peaceful get-away, or just want to harness your inner Donna, then Santorini (Greece) is the place for you. Nestled into a cliff face, this town rises in all of its glory, dazzling its visitors with its pristine white and blue houses. Within walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea and under the constant warmth of the Greek sun, this is the perfect relaxation destination.


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For a more exotic setting, Istanbul is what you need. One of Turkey’s major cities, Istanbul does not disappoint in its extravagant gestures and exotic styles. If you thought the Metro Centre on a weekend was busy, you haven’t yet witnessed the Grand Bazaar.

Home to anything and everything imaginable, Turkey’s famous bazaar attracts thousands of visitors every day. Whether you’re shopping for homemade spices or a new pet (yes, they still sell animals here), the Grand Bazaar has you covered.

Whether you are wanting a quick weekend break close to home, or an extended vacation in a distant land, this is the time to tick off those long-desired vacations. From calming and pristine beach resorts to lively and bustling cities, there is something for everyone. So why not start planning your next getaway now?

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AUTHOR: Madeleine Raine
MA History student with a BA in English Literature and History. Lifestyle writer and avid traveller who has recently branched out to also cover news articles. Twitter @RaineMadeleine

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