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 Knott’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 didn’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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