My top ten destinations for 2017

As February nears, I am thinking more and more about where I want to travel to this year. As I write this post, I am currently in Porto on my first ever solo travel trip! 🙌

Portugal marks my 16th country. That leaves me with 9 more countries to visit by October, to achieve my goal of visiting 25 countries before I turn 25.

There are so many countries that I would love to visit this year; it was a real struggle to get the list down to ten! In no particular order, here is my top ten at the moment… by next week it may be ten completely different destinations! 🙃



This month I visited the beautiful city of Marrakech (pictures coming soon). Although I am currently only planning to visit countries I have never visited before, the stunning blue-washed mountain village, make Chefchaouen somewhere I would love to visit at the end of the year.



From what I’ve seen and heard of Dubai, it seems like it’s out of this world. I am excited to go and experience this city for my good friend Tinuke’s birthday (check out her love and relationship blog).



I’ve mentioned the Philippines on my blog on numerous occasions. I’m just going to leave this picture here as an explanation of why Cebu is on the list. If you need further convincing then just google Cebu and take in the beauty of the islands. If you’re still not convinced, then sorry there’s nothing more I can do for you lol.



As crazy as it sounds, I had a dream that I went to Bali and since then I have been obsessed with this beautiful Indonesian island. After reading a blog post on why Bali is perfect for solo travellers, I am considering making Bali my second solo travel trip destination.


Cape Verde

I’m tired of cold and rainy London! I just want to chill on the beautiful beaches of Cape Verde, while I get some much needed vitamin D!



I have travelled to quite a number of European countries, but there is still quite a bit of Europe I have yet to experience, Romania being just one.



I’ve wanted to go hot air ballooning for a while now and what better place to do it than Cappadocia in Turkey!

The colourful patterns of the hot air ballons contrast perfectly with the beautiful background of nature.

I’m not afraid of heights, but the idea of being several feet in the air in a basket is a bit daunting. However, the adventurer in me finds it to definitely be one for the bucket list.

Have you ever been hot air ballooning? How did you find it?



Orhid in Macedonia is a town that I had never heard of until recently. It was a picture of the stunning blue lake that made me fall in love with this town.

I can imagine that Orhid would be lovely to visit in the early summer when it is sunny and warm but not unbearably hot. It’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life that will enable you to enjoy the beauty of nature. Regardless of whether it is with a friend or as a personal retreat to have some alone time.


New York

It’s way past time that I finally give the United States of America a visit and what better place to start than the big apple!



Last but certainly not least, Ghana! Africa is where my heart is. I would love to be able to visit even just half of the countries in the beautiful and diverse continent. Nigeria (my homeland) will always top the list, but I would love to also explore countries such as Ghana, for its rich culture, fashion and history.

Like always let me know what you think in the comments!

What are your top destinations for 2017?

24 thoughts on “My top ten destinations for 2017

  1. This is a great list, I hope you will get to all these places and can’t wait to read about them. I may visit Portugal in December so looking forward to your blog post.

  2. PORTO!? I WANNA GO THERE!!!! I can’t wait for your post about you travelling solo there!! I just need to get my body there for the port tours, but unsure if I should go on my own (as I plan on drinking crazy loads) or with others, haha. Ah, the list is amazing. So many places I’ve never even heard of but that look fab!

  3. Gorgeous list! I can relate to some of these! I’m visiting NYC for a day in a few weeks (just as a layover) and I’m spending Christmas in Bali with my husband for our backpacking trip! I am dying to visit Morocco! I need to check out some of your posts from there because it’s so high on my list!

    1. Thank you!! Ohhh wow, that’s cool! Hope you have an amazing time! I loved Morocco! I’m currently in Portugal, but when I get back home to London tomorrow, I’ll be able to get cracking with all the posts I want to write. 🙂

  4. Hello Debbie,
    These are beautiful destinations.
    You will love Dubai and Bali. I was in both places last year.
    I lived in Nigeria as a kid and looking forward to going back as an adult.
    I will be happy to show you Ghana or Accra if I am around and free when you visit.
    Happy travels.

    1. Cappadocia looks amazing!! I’m hoping to go there around September, fingers crossed. Yes, 2017 must definitely be a year full of travel for both of us!!

    1. Ohh wow that’s amazing and such a coincidence! I hope you have an amazing trip! I definitely need to follow your blog to see how it goes. 🙂

      1. Hi, thanks! Yes.. Cebu is indeed a place to be called like home. I am very glad to see you here in my town and join your jaunts. Thanks for dropping by. Happy traveling!

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