It’s no secret that I love to travel. Almost every holiday I’ve taken since about 2012 has been inspired from my research into different photography locations (thankfully, Natalie is very understanding about this!)
My problem is that life gets busy and I often leave research to the last minute and don’t set aside enough time to really think about where I want to visit. And as we all know, there is a lot of this world to visit.
So in order to serve as a reminder to myself for the next few years and to give you all some inspiration for your next trip, here is a list of some as yet unvisited destinations that are on my travelling bucket list.
A serial offender that has fallen off my trip planning schedule for the past three years. Photographing the Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei is a priority as high as, well, the dunes at Sossusvlei.
Zion National Park, UT
If you’ve been to the South West United States you will know what a special place it is: the air, the light, the colour of the rock, the heat. Of all the US National Parks I have visited (16 and counting) this is next on my list.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
And this would be second on that list. I can’t seem to go more than a year without taking in views of snow-capped mountains sitting above glacier fed lakes in North America. Easy to get to and scenery that speaks very strongly to my heart.
Perhaps not somewhere you would think of as a glamourous destination but it has some stunning stretches of coastline. The landscape is rugged – the weather even more so – and it seems to allow so much scope to be creative.
Have you ever met anyone who has not loved Chile? I’ve never set foot on the continent of South America but when I do, I hope it will be my first destination. The Andes, Patagonia, Torres del Paine – all well-visited but with good reason.
Cool, culturally enriching, expensive, and just plain weird in parts. I would love to get out there during cherry blossom season (just like everyone else in the world) but there is so much going on that any time of year would be a treat.
So close to home it’s criminal I haven’t visited yet. Lakes, craggy peaks, hiking galore – it has so much to offer. The risk of bad weather can be off-putting but when the cloud rolls in it adds another level of drama to the landscape.
Denali National Park, AK
I had to end this list on another US national park. 9,000 square miles of the wildest terrain and home to approximately 300 grizzlies, 200 black bears and not to mention wolves, caribou, moose and more. It requires planning but is undeniably worth the effort.