My top 5 Dream Destinations

I have been home and not traveling for about six weeks now. This is the most amount of time that I have stayed still in one place for at least a year if not more and I am starting to get the travel itch. What happens when I get the travel itch? I start dreaming and thinking about travel 24/7.

Currently I have lots of future travel plans starting in mid-September but nothing that is immediate. However I have so many places that I want to see and explore. To hold myself over until I travel again along with Booking.com I have put together a list of some of my dream destinations and places I would like to visit, like tomorrow.

ufo hotel room at the treehotel in sweden image by flickr user Nicolas Boullosa - My top 5 Dream Destinations

image by flicker user Nicolas Boullosa

UFO looking hotel room at the Treehotel in Sweden

The Treehotel in Harads, Sweden

Located far north in Sweden near the small village of Harads is unique hotel property with five standalone rooms that could be called architectural masterpieces. One is cube shaped, with its exterior covered in mirrors. It hangs high in the tree tops blending in with its surroundings. Another looks like a tangled mass of a birds nest and my favourite might be the one that looks like a UFO. I would 100% chose the UFO to stay in if I got to visit. However this place is literally located in the middle of nowhere so I would probably only stay there if I was with someone else. To protect me of course… I mean to enjoy it with… yes.

the view from Ali and Sara's desert palace image by flickr user martin and kathy dady - My top 5 Dream Destinations

image by flicker user Martin and Kathy Dady

The view of the Moroccan sand dunes from the Desert Palace

Ali & Sara’s Desert Palace

Morocco was the first place that I ever visited in Africa and unfortunately it was only for a day when a friend and I took the ferry over from Tarifa, Spain. We explored Tangier and its markets, ate some tasty food and then jumped on the ferry back to Spain by nightfall. That was in August of 2009 and I have been wanting to return again ever since.

I want to explore Casablanca and Marrakesh but it would also be great to spend time in the desert and Ali & Sara’s Desert Palace seems like an awesome place to stay. Similar looking to a Bedouin camp that I stayed in in Wadi Rum in Jordan but with a bit more decoration and amenities. It seem like the perfect oasis in the desert.

Ackergill Castle image by flickr user Erik Charlton - My top 5 Dream Destinations

image by flickr user Erik Charlton

The Ackergill Tower Castle in the English Countryside

Ackergill Tower Castle

This wouldn’t be a dream list without a castle on it of course. I wouldn’t just want to stay in one room at the Ackergill Tower Castle however, if I stayed there I would want to have the whole place for myself. A 15th century castle on the ocean in the english countryside? Sign me up!

Sunborn Yacht in London image by flicker user feline bird - My top 5 Dream Destinations

image credit flickr user felinebird

The Sunborn Yacht sits on the Thames in London

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

London is a very expensive city especially when you are on the Canadian dollar like I am. Visiting the city I often dream of being posh and/or a royal and wish that I had large bank account. I often think “If I had lots of money and was visiting London where would I like to stay?” Well on a luxury yacht of course! Ever since I heard about the Sunborn Yacht I have been dreaming about the day that I could stay in one of its 136 rooms.

It isn’t located in the most convenient part of London however just the idea of living on an expensive yacht would be exciting. Surprisingly (depending on when you book) the rates aren’t that bad either. Maybe I will just have to look into it when I visit again this fall…

image by DanAndMoore

A stunning view at the Four Seasons Lana’i

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i 

I have been to Hawaii twice and have loved both islands that I have visited, Maui and Oahu. I can’t wait to visit again and explore more of the islands especially the island of Lana’i. It is the 6th largest Hawaiian Island however it is mostly untouched with only 3,100 residents, no traffic lights and most roads are dirt roads only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. It is essentially an untouched paradise of the Hawaiian islands.

There are currently only two hotels on the whole island, both owned by the Four Seasons and they are absolutely stunning. They are also quite pricey but if you have seen the pictures and videos of the property and island that I have I imagine it is all quite worth it.

Cailin in Hawaii - My top 5 Dream Destinations

Take me back to Hawaii now please!

A list like this for me is never-ending really. I definitely want to stay at these properties above in future but there are also a million others I would gladly stay at in a heart beat as well. Clearly I am too indecisive.

 

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara Breeze
    January 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Hello Cailin

    I’m Sara from Ali & Sara’s Desert Palace and we’re over the moon that we’re one of your top five dream places to stay in the world.

    If you do make it to Morocco we invite you to stay with us for a couple of nights as our guest …… phone first!

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      Cailin
      January 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Wow that is so kind of you! Thank you so much!

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    Jenny
    November 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve stayed at the Four Season on Lana’i, and I second your desire to go there! It may have been renovated since the last time I stayed, but they have different sections of the hotel that are given names like “dolphin” and “plumeria” (I always wanted to be in the Dolphin area). There are waterfalls throughout the corridors and “essence of pineapple water” down by the beach, and the spa is a must! You will definitely feel like a queen if you stay there. :)

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    Aaron
    November 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Great blog! I’m subscribing to your newsletter! Cheers!

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    Lony Angel
    November 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Before seeing your post, I’d never heard of this place in Sweden! I simply fall in love about UFO Hotel. It is one of my must visit place.

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    Lara
    August 30, 2016 at 5:32 am

    YES! I really want to go to Lanai too. I’ve been to all the other main islands in Hawaii so time to start exploring the little ones.

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    Annika
    August 17, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I am also dreaming to have an overnight stay at the tree hotel in Sweden but my budget right now can’t afford it. Sad. But I am very optimistic that someday I can cross that one out on my travel bucket list. Heh.

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    Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
    August 15, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    These are all great! I particularly love the UK! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Mansoureh
    August 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I am going for the UFO hotel, I haven’t heard it before, you just opened new chapter of traveling for me :)

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      Cailin
      August 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

      Pretty cool right? lol

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    Drew
    August 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    I have been dying to stay at the TreeHotel in Sweden. Every room looks equal parts cool and bonkers. I like the reflective glass cube room as well!

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      Cailin
      August 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

      So unique!

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    Arzo Travels
    August 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Lovely destinations you have mentioned, I am in London atm -and yeah it is incredibly expensive (especially the accommodation) but I still love it!

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    Jenna
    August 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    All of these spots would be amazing to visit! We’d love to make it to Lanai as well–we only visited Oahu when we were in Hawaii, so we want to check out some of the other islands on our next visit! The yacht hotel looks pretty cool, too!

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    Christina
    August 14, 2016 at 8:56 am

    The UFO Hotel in Sweden looks really coo and the London yacht hotel would be amazing to sleep in. My pick would be a castle in somewhere lovely and green, like Bavaria or Ireland or Wales. But the one in your story looks pretty good too!

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    Sumti Bhadani
    August 14, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Never been to any of the place. But seems to be wonderful. Liked the treehotel, in Sweden a lot :)

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    Bryanna
    August 14, 2016 at 2:47 am

    I would be all over the castle in the English countryside and totally agree I would want the whole castle! And maybe the UFO . . . then again I might not sleep all night because I would be worried about aliens!

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    noel
    August 14, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I’ve heard about that yatch hotel in London, looks pretty cool but my choice would also be Lanai, it is an amazing property

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