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Which location is top of your destination list if you won the lottery?

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January 20, 2018

Winning big on the lottery is probably something everyone dreams about at some point in their lives.
Like many people we dream about buying a bigger house, getting a new car and taking the kids on a really big adventure.
But what would that adventure involve?
Travelling is a real passion of ours and we are keen to explore as much as we can, whether it is what is on our doorstep, or is the other side of the world.
I have to admit that Hubby and I do disagree on where we would travel to first and it’s Australia and New Zealand that is top of his list.

Australia & New Zealand

Australia is a land of contrast. Along the 16,006 miles of its coastline, you can explore vibrant multicultural cities, safari across vast sand islands, trek through ancient rainforests, and dive the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2.5 million square miles in area, the Australian Outback is home to several climate zones, rugged national parks and red-earthed deserts offer the ultimate in adventure travel.

Among the top things on his list is to climb over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the family, learn to surf at Bondi Beach, take the Katoomba Scenic Railway through the Blue Mountains,  go diving along the Great Barrier Reef and make the climb up Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock).
Sydney Opera House
After falling in love with cruising, he then wants to board a cruise ship bound for New Zealand where we can all chill out for a couple of days before exploring what New Zealand has to offer.
New Zealand
For those of you that are new to my blog, Hubby is a bit of an adrenalin junkie and he is keen to try the Kawarau Bridge Bungy jump and the Sky Tower jump with the older kids. I would probably take the younger ones and do the sky walk and find something a little more gentle.
New Zealand
Then there is Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, with its bubbling volcanic mud, stinky gas, gushing geysers and Māori haka performances, it sounds like the perfect adventure for the kids, before we head into the mountains to see the glaciers and to enjoy some snowy fun.
New Zealand
My Dad has been to New Zealand on a number of occasions and it is a destination he raves about, so there has to be something in Hubby’s choice, however, my first choice of destination would be the one we wanted for our Honeymoon – South Africa.

South Africa

With great beaches, wildlife, vineyards and wildlife safaris, it has everything we are looking for in an adventure holiday and it would give Hubby the chance to swim with sharks whilst we all watched from the safety of the boat.
Swimming with Sharks
The closest we have got to a safari is Kilimanjaro Safaris in Walt Disney World which really isn’t the same as seeing the animals in the wild as nature intended and I would love the family to experience a Safari in one of their amazing game reserves.
You can’t go to South Africa without visiting Table Mountain and although you can hike to the top, which takes 3-4 hours (more likely 5 with the younger ones), I would much prefer to take the cable car and enjoy the views on the way up. There are several viewpoints on top, offering wonderful views of the city below as well as a restaurant.
South Africa
Hubby is reluctant to go with the kids due to the crime rates, but I am reassured that as long as we stick to the tourist trail we will be perfectly safe.
Which destination would be top of your list if you won the lottery?
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Disclaimer: Post written in collaboration with Lottoland.

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    January 20, 2018

    Oh gosh, my list is so long. Maybe Borneo to see the Orangutang or Sri Lanka for the Elephants … I’m very animal orientated!
    C x

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      January 20, 2018

      I adored my visit to Sri Lanka and have very fond memories of riding an elephant. I would love to return one day

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    January 20, 2018

    Great list of options. I actually have a buddy who is in Australia now on holiday. The pictures she’s posting make me really want to visit there one day. So, Australia has my vote…today.

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    Sarah | A Few Favourite Things

    January 20, 2018

    Such a hard decision, although if I won the lottery I’m guessing I could take several trips. New York would be probably top of my list though.

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    January 20, 2018

    Australia, and Vegas would be up there, but I’d love to return to Venice. So beautiful.

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    Honey @ The Girl Next Shore

    January 20, 2018

    This is so so so tough, but i’d definitely go for a luxury safari first!

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog

    January 21, 2018

    I have heard such good things (on the whole) about South Africa has a holiday destination – it just looks stunning 🙂

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    The London Mum

    January 21, 2018

    Great paces, I would spend the money on a holiday too. I have my eye on mexico or south africa this year!

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    emma white

    January 21, 2018

    My brother lives in Australia so I have visted once so far but can not wait to go back such an amazing country

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    Grant R

    January 21, 2018

    India, for sure, and Italy too. Italy’s incredibly beautiful 🙂

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    Rhian Westbury

    January 22, 2018

    Australia and New Zealand would definitely be top of my list, as with that amount of money I could do anything and then I’d also love to go to the Maldives and other super relaxing places, the kind of bungalow over the sea places x

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    Fashion and Style Police

    January 22, 2018

    I would love to visit Vegas and spoil myself silly.

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    Melanie williams

    January 22, 2018

    I would love to go to China – The great wall would be just breathtaking x

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    Nancy | MapandFamily

    January 22, 2018

    Too many to mention! Mexico is very high on my list – so much to explore there and lovely beaches too. But Tokyo and Japan in general is really catching my attention at the moment too.

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    January 24, 2018

    I would revisit Dominican where I went 10 years ago as it was paradise

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    March 12, 2018

    You missed India,
    Especially Kerala, Alleppey Houseboats..

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    cebu safari

    November 26, 2018

    Maldives, Bali and Australia would be my top 3 places to visit if I ever won a lottery! Those have been the top 3 of places I wanna visit so bad!

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    International Holiday Tour Packages

    June 11, 2019

    If i won a lottery than i would like to visit Sydney, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Russia and after this rest of the world as well as on Marc…hehe Sound like crazy

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