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LUXE Picks: 7 Bucket List Destinations We’re Dreaming Of

April 02, 2020

Traveling might not be an option right now, but that doesn't mean we can’t dream a little from the comfort (and safety) of our desks and/or armchairs. If you have a bucket list full of dream destinations too, there’s no better time than now to start doing some research for your future travels. Here’s where the LUXE team are dreaming of traveling to next:

 

Portugal

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“Sun, surf, and sand—I’m dreaming of a classic summer escape to Lisbon, Portugal! I have long-time friends there and what better way to explore the South of Europe than with a few flamboyant and well-to-party people. Bertrand, the world's oldest bookstore, will be my first stop. I'm all about sundowners and pinkish white skies, from Ericeira to Caparica, all the while gorging myself on sweet, sweet tapas with a bottle of red.” —Sarah Wei

 

India

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“I’d love to go to India! It’s a place I’ve never been that feels both intense and calm at the same time. I love its vibrant colours, energy, aromatic flavours, as well as the country’s long history and wellness philosophy. I once read a book that described travelling from the north to south of India as a trip through time, and I can't wait to see for myself!” —Melvina Mak


Japan

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“I’m dreaming of glamping in Japan in the fall, specifically at Lake Kawaguchi with Mount Fuji in the background, surrounded by autumn leaves in various shades of red.  I miss the food, especially fresh samma and mackerel sashimi. A hike to Mount Takao or picnic in Shinjuku Gyoen or Hamarikyu Gardens surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage would be a perfect day out.” —Happy To

 See also: 12 Hours in Tokyo, Japan


Bhutan

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“Bhutan has been high on my bucket list for years, and it’ll definitely be one of the first trips I take once we can travel again. I’ve always been curious about what makes it the ‘happiest country’ in the world, and I can’t wait to gear up for a few multi-day treks to see all the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and people along the way. My last trekking experience was to Machu Picchu in 2016 and before that, Tiger Leaping Gorge in 2014, so I’ve been looking for another excuse to whip out all the trekking gear I bought back then!”—Erica Fong

 

Greece

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“When I think of paradise, I can’t help but see the blue-domed white buildings of Santorini, Greece with the gorgeous sea views. The island has so many outdoor activities to try too—from scuba diving to hiking the active volcano and dipping my toes into a thermal spring. As a foodie, I’m already drooling at the thought of all the fantastic Greek food on every street corner!” —Beverly Ngai

 

Laos

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“Luang Prabang in Laos has been recommended to me several times over the past six years by the same person. He’s a travel guru who insists that my husband and I would love the place, and now that I’m about to start my retirement, I can finally plan a trip to this World Heritage site. I can't wait to discover the ancient villages, historical temples and unique architectural and cultural heritage of Luang Prabang.”—Grace Ching


Mongolia

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“I’ve been dreaming about going to Mongolia for years. As a sucker for big, wild, open spaces, I dream of night skies littered with stars you can almost touch. It might sound crazy to be craving isolation in the time of social distancing, but I think we’ll all need some time to heal from the shock of the past few months and listen to the lessons of the natural world. I’d still want to do it in comfort though—cue the sheepskin-strewn yurt and gourmet BBQs—but disappearing into the Steppes would be a weirdly great re-entry into the magical world of travelling we all miss so much.”—Simon Westcott


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