Seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list? You can win a trip to your dream destination.

3 Dream Destinations (and a competition)

Everyone at one point in their life has thought about the places they want to see the most, destinations they always daydream about. Call it as you want, a bucket list or a travel wish list.ย  As I have previously said, I’d like to go everywhere so I’m happy whenever I travel to a new destination, but I’d be lying if I said there aren’t places that would make me scream like a little kid if I learned I would be seeing them. So let me tell you what my top three dream destinations are and how you can win an amazing trip to see the Northern Lights.


Visiting Iceland has always been my dream destination, I am fascinated by its stunning scenery.
Photo by Moyan Brenn on Flickr

It all started with a school project in the 12th grade. I had to write a paper about Northern Europe and my friend told me to include Iceland as well. My reaction was “Iceland? What is there to write about?” and after a quick Google image search and 13456 result pages later,ย  I was completely mesmerized. Since then, I’ve always told whoever asked me that my dream is to see Iceland. Some people may think that I want to visit for the Northern Lights, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, I want to see them, but the reason I want to see Iceland is, well, Iceland! The breathtaking landscapes, the waterfalls, the fjords, the geysers, the volcanoes. They don’t call it the land of fire and ice for nothing! I’m not even exaggerating, once I’ll have the confirmation that I’m actually going, this will literally be me:

Reaction gif to when I will finally visit Iceland


Thanks to The Amazing Race, Morocco has become a dream destination for me
Photo by Lucy Dodsworth from On The Luce

Morocco is a country like none I’ve ever visited and yet, I desperately want to go. I have The Amazing Race to thank for that! Like Iceland, this is a country where I wouldn’t like to spend just a few days because I would love to experience it all: the Atlas mountains, the desert, the calm of the ocean in Essaouira, the Medina in Marrakech, the food and of course, the mint tea. Recently, my mom has told me she’s always wanted to see Marrakech and this is an accurate representation of my reaction:

Family Guy surprised gif

Until then, everyone has told me I’m crazy for wanting to visit Morocco so it was surprising to hear someone in the same page as me. Could this mean a future trip to Morocco? I guess we’ll have to wait and see! ๐Ÿ˜€


Is Thailand one of your dream destinations? With its mixture of old and new, it sure is one of mine.
Photo by Justin Vidamo on Flickr

There are a lot of travel bloggers who have visited Thailand, not to mention the ones for whom South East Asia is a second home. Sadly, I’m not one of them, although I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand and learn about their culture, Buddhism, visit the stunning temples and eat the delicious food.

The competition

Have you ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? Silly question, of course you want to, it’s on everyone’s bucket lists. Thanks to Transun, you now have the chance to win a trip to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights, including return flights, appropriate clothes and a snowmobile safari. To make it all better, you can bring a friend with you. A friend who will worship you for the rest of their life for bringing them on such an epic trip. If all this sounds good to you, all you need to do is write a blog with your top three travel bucket list destinations and then tweet your post to @Transun using the hashtag #TransunLights. The competition closes at the end of the month, so good luck!

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  • I think this is too good a competition for me to skip it.
    Nice choices by the way, very similar to my taste ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Good luck, can’t wait to see your picks! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • I’m just prepping my list and came back to your article.
        Just realized I didn’t mention how AWESOME the Family Guy gifs are. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Thank you, I’m happy someone has liked them, haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • aha you may envy me as i have visited both Iceland and Morocco. Loved them both. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Not envy, I’m happy for you. I know I’ll visit them all eventually ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Does one have to be somewhere with the Northern Lights!?

    • Nope, it can be anything you want. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • OH I am SO doing this. And not even for the trip – my list is super cliche, with Scotland, Morocco and South Africa (plus a return to Italy), and I dont care so much for Iceland – but I just love the day-dreaming aspect of it.

    • So when are we going to Morocco then? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I’m dying to go to Iceland and Morocco too. I finally made it to Thailand this year and it was every bit as amazing as I hoped. In fact, I can’t wait to explore more of South East Asia now! Hope you get the chance to see your dream destinations one day!

    • Glad to hear you’ve visited Thailand, I hope you can go to Iceland and Morocco soon too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hi there, I have really enjoyed reading your past updates and most recent post ๐Ÿ™‚ I have just started on WordPress since I am beginning my travels โ€“ not just as a recording of the journey for myself, but also to read the recommendations and insights of others. I would love to hear if you have any recommended travel bloggers that I can have a read of? I am 23 and my first blog post lists the places I will be travelling to. Thank you so much!

    • Hi, thank you! Sorry for the late reply! You can check out other travel blogs I follow by visiting the Blogs I Love page. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Iceeeelllaaannnnnddd!!! :p Oh, and you will love Thailand and Morocco. They are both fantastic places to visit. Great choices, Vlad ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Kavitha! I’m actually hoping to go to Iceland next year, haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I understand you fascination for Iceland, it’s the same for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been fascinated by Iceland and I didn’t regret my two trips over there ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’ve actually become more fascinated after I read your posts and saw your beautiful photos, haha. Can’t wait to finally visit! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Soooo cool!! I knew you wanted really bad to visit Iceland, but the other 2 no. I really hope you go to all of them <3 and good luck with the competition!!!

    • Thank you, I hope I can visit them all asap! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Sarah Elizabeth

    Awesome choices! And thanks for sharing the competition. Looks amazing!

    • It really does sound amazing! Good luck, if you choose to participate!

  • Some great travel destinations here. Iceland is right at the top of my list, too, it just looks like a really stunning place to visit and explore – so much natural beauty and features we just don’t have here in the UK like volcanoes and hot springs and glaciers. It seems like everyone I know has been to Iceland in the last few months and I am insanely jealous – especially the ones I suggested it to!

    • I feel the same way, a lot of people I know have been to Iceland and I’m super jealous, I hope I can go soon too.

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