Travel Bucket List: Top 5 Cities I Want To Visit

Now it may seem odd to be writing about travel with half the world currently on lockdown from COVID – 19, but this lockdown just has me thinking about all the places I’ll go when it’s all over. So, with that in mind, Here’s my Travel Bucket List of the top 5 cities I want to visit when this ends.


This idea came from my Dad who visited Prague a few years back, I believe he spent the Christmas/New Year period there. All I remember hearing about before he left and after he returned was him imploring me to go and repeatedly telling me how much it was something I NEEDED to see, and I knew it HAD to be good if he was suggesting it. His suggestion took on a different level of importance after he passed away. I remember him discussing the Old Town and Charles Bridge and how, even if I might struggle with the cobblestones in my wheelchair, it was an absolute must see! From all that, seeing sunset or sunrise at the Charles Bridge has become this moment of magic in my head and an absolute bucket list must do.


Next up is Dublin. It definitely seems like a very vibrant place with plenty to visit and see, which is certainly my kind of “exploring” holiday vibe. Plus, given that Aoife herself is Irish, I may end up travelling with a “local guide” of sorts, which could lead to finding and exploring some hidden gems not found in travel guides. The only thing that could make any trip better would be being able to pair it with seeing an MMA show if I could coincide the two? OH what’s that I hear? UFC Dublin in August if COVID 19 eases by then?! I guess we have a potential date for a Dublin trip then.


Now Copenhagen’s one of the places I should have already been. I was supposed to visit a friend who was studying there at the time a couple of years ago, but that trip was cancelled when my dad fell ill. So I kind of feel like I have unfinished business with Copenhagen even though my friend is no longer studying there, like I HAVE to go there to do the trip I had planned.


Again, Madrid is one of those places I was supposed to have been already. I was booked to go with my dad, but we were supposed to fly right around the time he got ill so obviously that trip was cancelled. When he passed away, I promised him I’d do our trip someday, the visit to the Santiago Bernabéu (dad was a Real Madrid fan), eating so much tapas (including from the famous San Miguel market) and seeing what the place had to offer. So again it’s a sense of unfinished business with Madrid, completing a trip that was already planned and honouring my promise to my dad.


I know I know, what a cliché bucket list trip, but this is yet another instance of “I said I’d do it so now I’m going to”. All throughout my time living in London I talked to friends about how I’d love to be spontaneous, jump on an early morning Eurostar to Paris with a mate for a girly day, explore the French capital, and be home in time for supper. So that’s what I intend to do when this is all over.

I hope this gives a little insight into where I plan to go when this is all over!

Stay Invincible!

Em (Invincible Woman On Wheels)


  1. I so can’t wait to be able to travel again. We have had a few plans cancelled, but I guess it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the current situation!
    You will love Dublin, that is one of my favourite cities to visit. So many things to see and do, and of course the lovely Irish accent.
    Madrid is beautiful too, you will love it when you visit!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics


  2. Think this is the perfect time to put together a list of places you want to go – give you something to look forward to at a time of meh. I have not been to Paris yet and live in greater london I always forget how easy it would be – adding it to my post covid visits!


  3. The little bit I have taken from hour blog so far, this time right now is only a little speed bump in your plans. It does not sound like it will deter you too much! Just use the time to plan your itinerary, and dream a little more! I have lost both my parents over the last 15 years, but I carry them with me on all my travels.


  4. Great post. I cannot wait to start traveling again so I can have some great sightseeing and taste different kinds of food. I would love to visit Venice, Italy soon. I hope you get to fulfill all your travel dreams. Stay safe


  5. These are some great cities to visit, and I’m sure you will love them. I haven’t been to Madrid, yet, but it’s also on my list. Also, I think one day in Paris in enough (I believe it’s a bit overrated. Yes, it’s beautiful but too crowded and stinky). It’s great that you have the option to go on a day trip. Hope this madness will soon be over:)


  6. A wonderful Top 5! I hope you are able to visit all of these. I still would like to visit 4 of these cities as well (already visited Dublin and it was fantastic). But I also got some other travel-want-to-gos like Disney and Japan. Sadly, travelling is expensive (and at this point not even doable) so it will all have to wait. 🙂


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