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First Travel Destination: HONG KONG!!!

I’ve been a little bit absent from posting on the social media world just because I was busy taking a 16 hour flight to Hong Kong with my mom. I surprised her with a trip to travel to Hong Kong (and Macau) so it’s been a whirl wind of traveling through time and then finding ways to kill 8 hours. Unfortunately the check in time for our AirBnB left us with 8 hours of fluff and we also had some difficulty getting service 🙁 Anyway we made it and got all settled in. It’s been exhausting and my body is currently still in NY mode so my hours are all flipped.

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Why did I decide to travel to Hong Kong?

I actually traveled to Hong Kong two years ago with my brother and a few friends. It was such a fun experience for spring break and I vowed that I would definitely come back. I mean, hello, the food is amazing. Anyway, I booked this trip mainly for my mom. It was on my bucket list to take her somewhere out of the country and I figured Hong Kong would be the best spot. I’ve been here before so that basic knowledge was definitely a plus. I also wanted her to experience the food and beautiful scenery here. So, before I knew it, I just booked the tickets and here we are!

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jenn hanft with boat on beach

Wanderlust: Where To Travel Next?

Now that I’m actually traveling again, my wanderlust has kicked in times ten! I’m going to share with you my top 5 travel destinations to go to next.

1. Japan

I’ve been dying to travel to Japan for the longest time! I’m a huge ramen lover, so going to the heart of where it originated is a dream come true. Plus, it’s beautiful there! Everyone I know who has traveled to Japan has fallen in love with it. I want to, too!

2. Korea

Another country I’d love to travel to is Korea. I’m really interested in checking out the skincare products there! I’ve also heard great things about how beautiful it is there. I think if I could, I would love to combine this with my next destination…

3. Taiwan

Taiwan is my birth place so I 100% want to travel back to it. I haven’t been since I was very young so going back to visit family and just explore the country with new eyes is a huge goal for me. I’d love to do an Asia trip! I think that would be amazing!

4. Italy

I want to travel to tons of cities in Italy, such as Venice, Milan, Rome, etc. I’m dying to go see the beautiful architecture and have their spaghetti LOL! If I could, I would definitely love to revisit Paris and London.

5. Iceland

The Blue Lagoon…The Northern Lights, what else can I say?! It’s incredible how beautiful a place can be even in the cold. I would love to travel here sometime soon! Beaches and warm weather is nice, but it’s a breathe of fresh air to go someplace else.

I definitely have tons of other travel destinations on my bucket list, but these are my top 5! Hopefully I’ll get to cross some of them off the list soon!

What places do you want to travel to?

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15 Comments
  • Gracie
    April 14, 2017

    Great traveling! I just returned from Europe (Rome, Paris and London). So three countries off my bucket list but I cannot wait to return to Paris & London. What a trip just not enough time. Enjoy your travels.

    Xxgracie

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  • Mariann Yip
    April 14, 2017

    Japan and Iceland are also on my list!! I am going to Cuba in may and can’t wait 🙂 I love traveling so I enjoyed this post!

  • Bernice
    April 14, 2017

    You’re so sweet to take her on an adventure to Hong Kong! Going to Japan and Korea were great cultural experiences for me so I do hope you can go sometime soon as well!
    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/04/13/Graduated-with-what

  • Jordan Chapman
    April 15, 2017

    Your list is everything! I’m finally going to Italy this summer and I can’t wait to share all of the fun! I can’t wait to see what you get up to in Hong Kong!
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

  • Astisya
    April 15, 2017

    So cute that you took your mom to Hong Kong, hope you both have a great time!

  • Samantha Mariko
    April 15, 2017

    That is so sweet of you to surprise your mama with a trip to HK!I hope you two have a blast together and spend some quality mother daughter time 🙂 You need to visit Japan!!! So many cool places to visit here and I’d love to meet you!
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  • Yasmin
    April 16, 2017

    These photos of you are gorgeous! Love the deserted beach vibes. Your travel list sounds awesome. East Asia is definitely on my list – I have yet to go that far out east. India is as far as I’ve gone. And Italy is also on my list. I dream of some day eating my way through it – hoping walking and biking around the city will balance out all the carb intake haha. And Portugal is on my list too. I always see the gorgeous photos everyone takes there and it sounds amazing!

    xx Yasmin
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  • Candace
    April 16, 2017

    It’s so sweet of you to take your mom on an international trip! Hopefully I can do the same for my parents one day. I personally want to visit a ton of countries in Europe, Asia and Australia. African countries are also on my bucket list. I pretty much want to visit a bunch of places, haha! I need to get started asap D:

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  • Jo
    April 17, 2017

    Great list of places to travel to! I’d like to visit Japan and Iceland too one day. Also Tulum (because I need to get a beach getaway in) and a tour of Africa would be marvelous.

    xo, Jo
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  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    April 17, 2017

    What a lovely surprise to take your mom to Hong Kong. How about taking me there next as it’s on my bucket list too, haha? AS for the top five of your list I’ve been to number 4 & 5 and really recommend Iceland. It’s like out of this world. As for 1-3 Japan has topped my bucket list for years now! I was also recently featured in a Taiwanese publication so I suppose I need to go check that place out too, haha. 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

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  • Josie
    April 18, 2017

    I’ve seen your pictures from Japan … I hope you are having the best time. Investing in travels is seriously the best!
    My list of places to visit keeps on getting longer but I’d love to visit Iceland, Greece, Japan, Kenya … I could go on for days darling haha. Love the dress you’re wearing 😉

    Bisous, Josie
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  • Sharon Wu
    April 20, 2017

    Have fun in HK babe! I really want to visit Italy too! I also want to visit Australia and South America 🙂 I can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Hong Kong!

    xo, sharon

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  • Marcy
    April 21, 2017

    Yes my list Match yours too hahaha I have a Taiwanese passport because of my dad and I remember to visit so many times when I was little! I really hope I have The opportunity to go back again since its such a beautiful culture. Hong Kong is also beautiful and I hope you enjoy your time with your mom! Cant wait to see the pics

    Xoxo
    Marcy

  • Miki
    April 25, 2017

    You look so pretty. What a lovely gift for your mom! Omg Hong Kong has amazing food and it’s always so busy, just the way I like it. I always say HK is like NYC on steroids lol I love how rammed and full of life it is. There are so many amazing spots.

    I love your list. Macau is a nice day trip, but I highly recommend Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia while you’re over there! Wish I were back there. I was supposed to go back with the hubs this year, but we moved and new job means less vacation at the beginning. Hope it’s been amazing so far!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  • Ophelia
    April 26, 2017

    Hong Kong is one of my favorite places to travel back to! The transportation systems are way better than NYC! I’m glad you had a fantastic time in Hong Kong~

    Iceland is definitely a trip worth going, it’s such an eye opening. If you need any tips about where to go in Taiwan, Italy or Iceland let me know! I’d be glad to share some of my must go places!

    XOXO // Check out my latest post if you like! -> https://sincerelyophelia.com/celine-repair-warranties/
    Ophelia

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