Dream Destinations – Collaboration Part 3

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It’s been a couple of weeks since we featured our Dream Destinations Collaboration but for anyone that read either Part 1 or Part 2 you will be delighted to see we are featuring the next part of this series. This is a great way to showcase our fellow travel bloggers favorite destinations around the world that are either top of their bucket lists or they just cannot wait to return their again!

What part of the world do you consider to be your ultimate Dream Destination?

Take a look over this great collection of destinations and let us know which you can’t wait to explore!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the travelers that have shared their dreams with us and we hope that you all get to fulfil these some day soon!

China – Eat Sleep Breathe Travel


When I hear the words ‘Dream Destination’ my mind goes wild with all the possibilities. That being said there’s one place in the world that has a certain attraction that I know will steal my heart: Chengdu, China. China has a bunch of incredible attractions that I would love to explore with my camera, but there’s no doubt that my priority would be to visit Chengdu’s giant panda breeding and research centre.

I’ve been obsessed with giant pandas since I was a baby, and have taken every possible chance to see them. The first time was at Schonbrunn zoo in Vienna (where even getting my camera smashed didn’t stop me), then a year later in Edinburgh zoo. I’m also planning a trip to see them this coming fall in Toronto. Basically, if there’s a panda nearby: I’m there!

So spending a day with those cuddly black and white bears would be my personal cloud 9. And to be able to actually hold one? Well I just may die of happiness; assuming I don’t die from the price tag first!

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Iceland – Discount Travel Blogger


It has always been my dream to travel the world and I think you all can elate that we could not be in so many places at the same time. It is hard to choose, yet it makes me excited when I’m about to explore a new place, their food, culture, and people.

Bucket list is not really my thing, I know I want to see almost any beautiful places there is in the world that I cannot see in one lifetime. I sometimes make a temporary bucket list just because people asks me, but its not like ticking boxes on that list because I find it so limiting. I want to go wherever I feel like going at a time and not because I have to complete a list.

Although, I’m always mesmerized with real wonders and magical beauty of the world, my dream destination for that matter is in Iceland. Why? I want to gaze up at the bright stars and the dancing Northern Lights at night cuddling with my fiancé. May it be by staying in a nice hotel with a great view of Aurora Borealis or camping out in an open space. I would also like to try out dipping in to the Blue Lagoon, and experiencing a spa in a volcanic field like it. Just like how I want to try floating at the Dead Sea.

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India – Don’t Forget to Move


Although our blog mainly focuses on Latin America, we have a huge bucket list of places around the world that we’re dying to see. Right at the top of that list is India. Everyone we talk to that has visited India says it’s insanely different from anywhere else in the world, and that’s what we’re looking for. From the crowded cities to the peaceful Himalayas, we’d love to explore what we’ve heard is a country rich in culture, natural beauty and spirituality.

Specifically, we’d love to go early in the year to catch Holi, the festival of color. On the first day of the festival locals and travelers convene to douse each other in brightly colored powder. The photos we’ve seen from Holi are absolutely stunning. We’d also love to rent a motorbike and trek across the Leh-Manali highway through the Himalayas, the second highest highway in the world. We’re not sure yet when we’ll be making it out to India, but it’s definitely one of our dream destinations!

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New Zealand – We12Travel


My dream destination? Not a hard choice: it will always be New Zealand! Ever since I first stepped foot in the Land of the Long White Cloud I felt it was love at first sight. After my first trip there in 2002 I felt lovesick for nearly 9 years until I finally returned in 2011. And now … I’m still lovesick.

I miss the ever changing landscapes, from tropical beaches to treacherous volcanoes and from the pristine alpine lakes to the kiwi’s on Stewart Island. I miss the amazingly friendly people, always up for a chat or willing to give you a helping hand. I miss the numerous hiking trails, the outdoor life and the nationwide passion for the wilderness. I even miss Fergburger, that served me the best burger ever. Yes, my dream destination is not a hard choice. If you ever get the chance, go to New Zealand, you will not be dissapointed!

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New Zealand – Trips or Treats

Me on the Challenge Course
My dream destination is New Zealand. Born and raised in the landlocked state of Kansas, the landscape is flat with wheat fields and cattle as far as the eye can see. I can appreciate these views now that I live in the city, but we are nowhere close to any ocean or mountains, which makes New Zealand so appealing to me. I love being close to the water, it calls to me and knows how to calm me.

I am a huge foodie and lover of wine. I want to explore the wineries and taste New Zealand in a bottle (or 3). I want to learn about the Maori culture that makes the identity of what New Zealand is today. I want to see the native penguin species, play with dolphins and get stuck in a traffic jam…with sheep.

I would love to cruise through Milford Sound on an overnight boat cruise, all while taking amazing pictures of the EPIC landscape that makes New Zealand so special. Volcanoes, mountains and beaches, what more could you ask for? Oh, and do not even get me started on the accent! Even my dog’s name is Kiwi…

Most of all, what impresses me about New Zealand is the expectation that their citizens are expected to contribute to their society. They seem to truly care about preserving what they have and I can appreciate that. For me, this is truly a dream destination that I hope to make a reality someday.

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Portugal – Heart of a Vagabond


Although very small in size and not very well known, Portugal is one of the most beautiful southern western European countries. With an amazing climate and some of the most beautiful and impressive beaches in Europe, this is a country that stole my heart.

No matter if you love the beach, the mountains, small villages or the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s never a dull moment in Portugal. This is a country both for the budget backpackers and the luxurious travelers thanks to it’svariety in accomodations, restaurants and things to do.

I personally love the laid back vibe of Portugal.I love the fact it’s still not too commercial or over touristy. There’s something very genuine about Lisbon- the capital, Porto the birthplace of the famous Port wine, the golden beaches of Algarve and the peaceful villages of Alentejo.

Portugal is one of the cheapest destinations in Western Europe and it’s still possible to avoid the crowds in here. No wonder this is one of my dream destinations.

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Thanks again to all these great bloggers for participating in this great collaboration of Dream Destinations. Who is ready to start traveling? I know we are after seeing all these great spots around the world!

Would you like to feature in a future Dream Destinations post? If so, send us an e-mail to admin@abritandasoutherner and we would be delighted to feature you among a variety of other great travelers!

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Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]


  1. I think my top one would be India of these, somewhere so different to where I have already been but with such variation to see, a fascinating place to explore before the mass market gets there…

  2. I am not long since back from China and would love to go back and explore more as I only went to Shanghai which I assume is rather atypical. Would love to get out into some of the more rural areas and see the scenery…

    Two countries here that I haven’t been to but are both very much on my wishlist: New Zealand and Iceland.

    • New Zealand is still at the top of my bucket list Kristen! I was hoping we would get there this Christmas but flights were so expensive that we couldn’t feasibly do the trip justice this year so will likely wait until next year for that. South America in general for me is intriguing though I would say Brazil, Argentina and Chile are all interesting spots especially because Iguazu Falls are there!

  3. Interesting! South Africa, Corsica, and Slovenia are high on our list. Just trying to fit everything in!
    Interesting concept for a post, always enjoy collaborative posts.
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • Frank, those are some really great choices there! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you are interested in featuring in our next post 🙂 Trust me, it’s difficult to try and fit everything in to an ever growing bucket list. The more places you visit, the bigger the list seems to get because you always come across different spots around the world!

  4. I agree with Anna and ‘Don’t forget to move’ that India is a must! I’ve been twice and its the most exciting country I’ve ever been too. But it is vast and each state is unique and I would dearly love to go back one day to re-visit a couple of places as well as discovering places new.

    • I can imagine that there is quite a bit of diversity and multiculturalism throughout India and this is reflected in both society and landscape. Moving from one region to the next you will likely see very different aspects of India, all of which are worth exploring and experiencing first hand. I am a fond cricket follower and think it would be really cool to visit India whenever England play cricket there!

    • Great choice Jempi! As I have mentioned, New Zealand is the ultimate in dream destinations for me right now. So much natural beauty to explore! I wish I was heading there right now.

  5. You know what caught my eye here? Not the destinations as much as seeing Hannah standing in Piran, Slovenia’s Adriatic pearl and the city which gave my blog its name. 🙂

    • So glad that I was able to include an image on our site that reflects your site as well Bob 🙂 It’s clearly a beautiful part of the world and honestly a Dream Destination it its own way! If you would love to feature this or something else on our next post, let me know.

    • It certainly gets the mind racing and dreaming about so many amazing spots around the world! It’s a never ending bucket list Angela but that’s why we all love to travel the world 🙂

  6. Of these – my dream destination is also NZ I`d have to say! You and Heather would go crazy there! It`s simply magical and beautiful and perfect for storytelling!

  7. i’m surprised that in the 3 series, noone has mentioned Japan yet, that would be my Dream Destination. So exotic, with a culture of their own, a fascinating language (which i don’t speak but would love to learn), a whole part of their history shared with none of the other countries…. i could go on and on about Japan. Anyone wanna take me there?


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