I thought I'd switch up my Wanderlust Wednesday postings this year by alternating each week with someplace I have actually been, to hopefully inspire you to visit new destinations, and somewhere new that I have yet to explore. For the first half of the year, I will be highlighting my list of 13 Travels for 2013-- beginning this week with London, England.
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to travel. When I was young, and the internet consisted of only AOL, I built my first website around London. It was called "All About London" and featured classic pictures from the city, with a section devoted to the Royal Family. Even though I was only a tween and had never been out of the country, London was calling my name. I was a true Anglophile!
Fast forward to today-- I'm now 30 years old and my dreams of visiting London still lay unfulfilled. This year I would love to travel to Great Britain for the first time and see London as a tourist. I want to ride a double-decker bus ... Have afternoon tea with tiny sandwiches and scones ... Eat Fish & Chips at an authentic English pub ... Wave to the Queen at Buckingham Palace ... Ride the London Eye ... And the list goes on!
I think 2013 would be a great year to visit because it seems to be an exciting time-- I'm sure the city is still on a high from the Olympics, and now there's a Royal baby on the way (SQUEE!) ... but really, could there ever be a bad time to visit!? 😉
I was actually lucky enough to spend an entire month in London during the summer of 2008. Staying with a family friend got me the best of both worlds: for my sake we did all the tourist things, but she also showed me her favorite shops and restaurants and places around the city. We also did a weekend trip to the Cotswolds and Stonehenge and Bath, which was actually my favorite part of the entire trip! You should definitely make London a priority - definitely one of my favorite cities!
Julia-- your trip sounds fantastic! I definitely want to get out and see Stonehenge, too. 🙂
I've always wanted to visit London as well! It's on my bucket list. I hoped to have gone in 2013 but it is looking more like 2014 now. One day!
Wonderful post! Sounds like you had a great time.