My Travel Wish List for 2018

Take a peek at the top five places on my 2018 travel wish list! Do we have some of the same spots?

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This year is already flying by {don’t they all} and March is right around the corner {literally, next week}. Were are parent’s not right when they said every year will go faster than the next?

Last year, I really fell in love with traveling. While I had always been a fan, last year that love hit an all time high. In 2017, I had the opportunity to visit a lot of places within driving distance from Charlotte. Which I love! Three to four day trips where I can drive to the destination are my favorite. Just so easy and you can go on more, since they’re closer and more affordable {most of the time}. What about you? A fan of several shorter or one to two long trips away?

So since the year is flying by and I want to make sure my travel itch is fulfilled this year, I put together a 2018 Travel Wish List. Containing places both near and kinda far. Take a look at where I want to travel to this year and see if we share any of the same travel wish list destinations!

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2018 Travel Wish List: New York City/NYFW 

Okay, this is kind of cheating since I just arrived back from here less than a week ago. However, attending NYFW has been a dream of mine since first visiting NYC in middle school. Therefore, it was absolutely number one on my 2018 travel wish list. Even being in the city during fashion week was incredible {and enough for me}, attending shows/presentations was just icing on the cake. 

2018 Travel Wish List: Austin, Texas 

Some of you may know, my original blogger bestie {aka first blogger friend} Corbin moved to Austin a little over a year and a half ago. Since the moment we found out she was moving there were talks of me coming to visit. Sadly, that didn’t happen in 2017 but I am all about making it happen in 2018. One to see Corbin and two to experience Texas! I want to go to rodeos and honky-tonks, and buy a pair of fabulous cowboy boots. I’ve already signed up for flight alerts so this trip is basically in the books already. Can’t wait! P.S. if you have restaurant or shop recommendations, send them my way {}. 

2018 Travel Wish List: Palm Beach, Florida 

Right now I am dreaming of warm weather, wearing a swimsuit, and feeling the sun on my skin. Therefore, Palm Beach, Florida sounds amazing right now. Another reason this place is on my 2018 travel wish list is all the bright colors this city has been painted. From hotels to the restaurants to the shops and everywhere in between. Every spot I have seen seems totally my style. So the itch to go here is pretty scratchy {cheesy enough for you haha}. 

2018 Travel Wish List: Tybee Island, Georgia 

This cute little island has been on my travel wish list for quite some time. Joshua and I almost went here last year and the previous year my family almost vacationed here. Every time we make plans to go, we end up somewhere else. So in 2018 I would like to make Tybee Island happen. If you’ve been, I would love to hear your thoughts on the island and any recommendations you have!

2018 Travel Wish List: A Mountain Ranch 

Okay, this may sound super silly but I have always wanted to go to a dude ranch or an old mountain ranch resort. I think partially because I have a random love affair with farms {and farm animals}. Joshua’s family visited a dude ranch out west when he was younger and since hearing about it my desire to visit one has grown astronomically. Therefore, I’ve already put plans in place to make this one happen, this year. We’ll be going in May and the farm girl in me couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been to one and have recommendations as to what to wear/pack please let me know! We’ll be riding horses and doing lots of exploring. 

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  1. February 16, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Love reading lists like these. they’re so inspiring. I’m going to make a little one for myself and Palm beach is definitely on the list. xoxo

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:46 am

      YAY! Glad you enjoyed it. You’ll definitely have to share yours with me. I also love hearing what places are on others travel wish lists.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. February 16, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Okay I better be on the list for the Austin trip!! And I can definitely help with Tybee!! This list makes me want to pack a bag right now!!


    • February 16, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Oh girl, you know it!!! Cannot wait to all be reunited. I am texting you right now.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. February 16, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Palm beach sounds perfect. I’m craving to go somewhere tropical right now. I hope you reach all of these destinations, these all sound like awesome places to visit.

    • February 16, 2018 / 10:19 am

      Right?! I am right there with you. Thank you so much gal! Very sweet of you.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. February 16, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Love your travel wish list! Congrats on ticking one off the list already!


  5. Jessica Camerata
    February 16, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I went to Austin once during ACL, I LOVED It. But would love to go back non festival style. Its such an amazing city and the texmex is out of this world.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • February 16, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Oh that’s awesome! I actually think that’s when I am going to go. Definitely want to go when it’s not crazy hot and kind of want to experience the festival vibes. I may be reaching out to you for recommendations.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. Anna English
    February 16, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Totally putting pen to paper and doing this! I love this idea!

  7. February 16, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    You will love Austin! It’s such a fun city! I also want to go to Palm Beach!


    • February 18, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Yay! Makes me even more excited to go. Palm Beach just seems like so much fun!

      xo Laura Leih

  8. February 16, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I am dying to go back to NY! I spent 4 days there once and it was non-stop! Had to fit in as much as I could!! I love Austin too…and San Antonio and so many other locations around that area. If you do Austin, make a stop through New Braunfels!

    Krisztina |

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      Yep, that is exactly how our trip was. There is just SO much to do. Oh I LOVE San Antonio. Hands down one of my favorite places I have been. Thank you for the recommendation of New Braunfels – I’ll have to check that out.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. February 17, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Love this post babe and I love Austin! You’ll have a great time! These all sound awesome, I definitely want to go to NYFW too!

    cute & little

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you Kileen. I cannot wait to check it out and explore. You should absolutely make NYFW happen – it’s amazing.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks Rita! Yes you should, it’s lots of fun to put one together. Right there with you gal! Bring on the sunshine and margaritas haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Love hearing others share the same travel wish list spots! Guess we both need to make Austin happen this year.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Stephanie
    February 18, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Oh my goodness I love to travel, but rarely get to! As a kid, we did family vacations, but never went anywhere outside of the east coast – though I guess it’s cool that I can say I’ve been to every east coast state. However, now I’m craving getting away from my coast and exploring the rest of the country and the world! Take me with you haha!

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Well that’s great you were able to travel a lot as a kid! That is always very nice. Haha come on, let’s go!

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. February 19, 2018 / 10:50 am

    As you probably know, I went to college in Savannah so I found myself at Tybee quite often. I’d definitely recommend getting there! I miss it so much!

    • February 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

      That’s right! Oh I am definitely going to message you for recommendations once we book our trip.

      xo Laura Leigh

  12. February 19, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    So many good choices! Palm Beach is the cutest, you would love it! I’m really wanting to go to savannah and love that pic of you in front of the paris market!

    xo Bryn

    • February 19, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks Bryn! I definitely need to make Palm Beach happen, thanks for the extra encouragement. Oh you need to go gal! It is the absolute best. You’ll fall in love with the sweet town.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. February 19, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    These all sound like wonderful places, and a good mix of scenery. I’m headed to Texas in April!!

  14. February 22, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    i haven’t been to palm beach either! it’s so surprising since i’ve literally been everywhere else in florida hah!

    great list girlie!


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