Is seeing the Northern Lights on your bucket list? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of racing across the snow with a team of huskies?

Both these experiences were high on my list and I was lucky enough to have my dreams come true last year. The Northern Lights were a real treat, something I’ll never forget but it was the husky ride that really blew me away. Rushing along thru the snowy landscape with the eager huskies in the lead was one of those ‘so glad to be alive’ moments. Pure magic.

Huskies running through the snow in Arctic Norway


Now’s your chance, if you’re a blogger, for your dreams to come true too

This fabulous prize of a short break for two in Lapland is courtesy of Transun, a company who has over thirty years experience of making it possible for people to see some of the world’s most spectacular sights. All you have to do is write a blog post about your top 3 travel bucket list destinations.

Now that I’ve been lucky enough to tick off seeing the Northern Lights and riding with the huskies, here are my top 3.

My Bucket list Top Three


1. Plitvice, the waterfalls of Croatia

It was a few years ago that I first saw a collection of photographs of these magical waterfalls and lakes in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage national park in Croatia. To meander along the trails and have the chance to photograph these beautiful wonders of nature must be priceless. The colour palette of the landscape changes with the seasons remaining dramatic and so very beautiful throughout. I’d happily visit anytime of year.

Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Photo credits, top: 29cm, Creative Commons Some rights reserved, middle: Malcolm Carlaw, Creative Commons Some rights reserved, bottom: Liga Eglite, Creative Commons  Some rights reserved


2. Anywhere in India

It might be a tad unusual to find a place that someone has already visited on their bucket list but even though I’ve been to India twice before it is still high on my wish list. It is without doubt the most exciting country I have yet to visit. Sometimes hectic, other times peaceful, always colourful and beguiling. I last went there over 10 years ago, long before I started writing and it is sad just how much I’ve forgotten. I dearly wish I had been blogging then.

I met some wonderful people in Kerala, had exciting wildlife encounters in Rajasthan, explored fabulous temples in Tamil Nadu and stayed in some superb and memorable hotels, including one made out of camel dung. I’d happily do it all again but I’d also love to visit some other states of this huge and fascinating country too.


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3. The island of Madagascar

Think epic landscapes, baobabs, lemurs, glorious beaches, rainforests and deserts. Madagascar is like nowhere else on earth. Remote and not that easy to get around. It’s a place for off-road adventures, explorations of colourful coral reefs and discovering a melting pot of cultures that have created fascinating traditions and beliefs. What’s more 5% of all known plant and animal species can be found here and nowhere else. It may be a long time since I studied botany and zoology but witnessing Madagascar’s flora and fauna would be a long-held dream come true.


 Photo credit: Madagascan Green Gecko by Tambako The Jaguar, Creative Commons Some rights reserved.


The Prize

Back to your bucket list, the prize for Transun competition is a Northern Lights short break for two people in Lapland, including:

  • Your accommodation on full-board for 2 nights
  • Return flights from the UK*
  • Airport transfers
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile safari (2hrs)
  • Husky safari (1hr)
  • Reindeer camp (2.5hrs)

Full details can be found on Transun’s website.

*Departure date and airport subject to availability, valid for two passengers.


Northern Lights


How to enter

To enter, all you have to do is write a blog post about your top three travel bucket list destinations and what makes them so bucket list worthy to you. Then tweet it to @Transun using the hashtag #TransunLights.

To enter, remember to:
1. Write a blog post about your top three travel bucket list destinations and why you want to go there
2. Tweet your blog post to @Transun using the hashtag #TransunLights

The competition will close on Thursday, 30th of April at 23:59 GMT so make sure to get your entries in before then.

Good luck!

For terms and conditions please visit Transun’s website.

Northern Lights photography courtesy of Transun who kindly invited me to host this competition.


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