My Favourite Holidays – So Far!

July 9, 2017 in travel

hayleyxmartin | FAVOURITE HOLIDAYS

Recently I have really been thinking about where I want to travel to next. This got me reminiscing on all the holidays I have been on so far and places that I have travelled to. This is just my top five, mostly long-haul (bucket list style) holidays.

Los Angeles, USA


I visited LA for Christmas 2006 and 2008, I absolutely loved it and really want to plan another trip back. Both visits we went to Disney, Universal Studios and Knottโ€™s Berry Farm. In 2006 we also visited San Diego and went to Sea World, we also stopped by Santa Monica pier very briefly – I would love to go back here. In 2008 we visited Six Flags Magic Mountain and included a 1 night visit to Las Vegas. Both holidays we visited for two weeks, there is alot more that we did but it would make this post far too long. [Image sourced from]

Las Vegas, USA


I visited Las Vegas in 2008, I was only there for 1 night as part of the trip to LA. We drove out which takes 5 hours and you are literally in the middle of nowhere, quite cool. Once there we walked down the strip, it is such a surreal place. I recommend visiting the Stratosphere is has such an amazing view. Being 15 at the time I would definitely like to go again and experience the nightclubs and casinos. [Image Sourced at]

New York, USA

hayleyxmartin | NYC

I have been to New York twice, once in October 2015 and March 2017. If you have been reading my blog a little you may have read these already, but you can read the posts on these visits here. My visit this year enabled me to see the things I didnโ€™t get time to see on the first trip. It is an amazing city, I would happily go again. Keep an eye out for my future post on my favourite NYC landmarks.

Venice, IT

hayleyxmartin | VENICE

I visited Venice last summer, it is an absolute dream. I only went for a couple of days but it was enough time to see all the landmarks and eat loads of pizza and gelato. I would recommend a visit to Venice for anyone, it is a really nice relaxing holiday with gorgeous sights. You can read my 3 day Venice itinerary here.

Paris, FR


I visited Paris for a day back in 2013 (I believe) and absolutely loved the city. I managed to plan the day just right being able to see all the landmarks I wanted without using any transport. I would love to go back again and go up the Eiffel Tower, it would also be cool to visit Disneyland Paris. The last time I went to Disney Paris was in 2000! Keep an eye out for an upcoming post detailing my 1 day Paris itinerary. [Imaged sourced at]


I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and has possibly given you some holiday inspiration.

What are your favourite places that you have been to?



  • Courtney Hardy July 10, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Those are the perfect vacation spots. I’m totally obsessed with Paris, but I’ve never gone. It just seems so magical.

    • hayleyxmartin July 10, 2017 at 8:20 am

      It is! The architecture is gorgeous, everywhere you go there is something beautiful to look at. xx

  • Andi Matzen July 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I really, really, really want to do New York.. I think it might be my 21st birthday destination! ?

    • hayleyxmartin July 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      I’ve been twice and would happily go again!! I have separate posts on my trips if you fancy taking a look and getting some inspiration from what I did there xx

  • Antonia July 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    You visited some incredible places. Favorite place that I’ve been to is definitely Zadar, Croatia. It’s a gorgeous seaside city full of life. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Ashlynn Cueto July 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I used to live in Seattle, and I quite love it for vacation. It’s not too warm, and I really enjoy the gloomy weather! There’s so much to do, and the food is great.

    Ashlynn |

    • hayleyxmartin July 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Seattle looks really nice!! xx

  • Hannah @ The Northern Writes July 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Well I’m ticking two of those off this year, vegas for the second time! some good choices there.

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    • hayleyxmartin July 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      You are going to have an amazing time! xx

  • Panda July 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I went to Disney land Paris when I was younger and absolutely loved it. I’d love to be able to go to florida eventually. I’d also love to go to Germany!
    Panda x |

    • hayleyxmartin July 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Yeah I really want to go to Florida!! xx

  • Harriet July 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Love this! Travel posts are my fave.
    100% agree with New York. Need to do Paris again when it’s less rainy and would LOVE to do L.A. Lucky you! X

    • hayleyxmartin July 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      It rained most of the day when I was in Paris too haha! xx

  • Tiara July 17, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Wow great post! That’s so cool that you’ve been to so many different places! I would love to go to Paris one day it looks absolutely beautiful there!

    • hayleyxmartin July 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Tiara! xx

  • Britt July 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Las Vegas is so much fun, and there is so much to see – especially if you are also willing to go off the strip and take a day trip out to the Grand Canyon or the Hoover Dam! I’ve been a couple times and would love to go again!

    Britt |

    • hayleyxmartin July 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Yes I would love to do Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam xx

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