My Top 3 Travel Destinations Of 2017

My Top 3 Travel Destinations Of 2017

2017 came and went I feel like! As I write this, I am still wondering how time can fly so fast. I guess if you travel across the world a few times that tends to happen. I am so hashtag blessed to have travelled like I did for one year. This was the first year I really just said F*** it! Obviously every experience I had came with it’s own plusses and minuses but here are the top 3 destinations that blew me away. What do you think? Ready to add a few more spots to your bucket list?

1. Algodones Dunes (AKA Glamis dunes)- United States

Situated near the Mexico and Arizona border in California, these massive sand dunes really blew me a way! You basically have to drive through them if you take this specific route to get back to Arizona like we did. You go up a large hilly road to park and you are there. Gauthier (My Boyfriend), Atlas (My Australian Shepherd) and I frolicked on these bad boys like we were kids again. Sand blew around us and we danced as the sun set. I felt free in this moment. I felt alive. I felt connected with the earth and all it’s beauty.


2. Machu Picchu- Peru

What kind of person would I be if I didn’t have this on my top 3 list?! Although our trip to Peru as a whole was a little disappointing, being able to see one of the wonders of the world is truly an honor and a privilege so it has to be up here. You’ll take a train to Aguas Calientes and bus alllllllll the wayyyyyy up to the ruins. This bus ride is not for those afraid of heights! You swerve up mountains on almost one way only roads. Once you get there, you go through a check point where they view your passport and check your tickets. Once you get through that you hike maybe 10 minutes up to the ruins of Machu Picchu! It’s a glorious sight. Make sure to get there bright and early as it gets polluted with people really quick.



3. All over Bali- Indonesia

God I love this place. If Bali isn’t on your bucket list STOP RIGHT NOW AND ADD IT. This is such an amazing place because so many people from all over the world come here and experience it as well. The food is AMAZING and the people are just the same as the food, AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL. We scooted around in mopeds and explored pretty much every part of the island. Canguu was definitely my favorite though. It’s this cute little beach town where all of the younger crew hangs out, eats, drinks, surfs and gets together! I would literally go back next week if I could and I know a lot of people feel the same way.



  1. Kai Greene
    January 13, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Yassssss!! Bali was my favorite place this year too! It was so beautiful and the people are so amazing! I can’t wait to go back again! Those sand dunes in the U.S. look great too! I’ll make sure to explore those at some point! And peru is on my list, hoping to explore it and see its beauty! Great read Jess!

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Awwww that’s so exciting! I love Bali so much and want to go back every day! Thanks so much for commenting Kai!

  2. Janina sell
    January 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Great post girls, I’ve never been to Peru and the United States but now they are on my list!
    I love bali as much as you do and definitely need to go back there some day!

    • January 14, 2018 / 6:06 am

      Yes!!!!! You must go back to bali! Thank you so much for commenting and reading you are the best!

  3. Rachel
    January 13, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Wow those Sand dunes in USA are awesome never knew something like that existed!have to say i love Bali too, it’s Just amazing. 💕

    • January 14, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Yes these sand dunes are definitely worth the drive! Thanks for the comment!

  4. Sarah
    January 13, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    I want to go to Bali so bad! I wish I had have taken longer off work when I went to Australia so that I could have gone there as well!

    • January 14, 2018 / 5:57 am

      Yes you have to go! It is the most dreamy spot ever! Thanks for the comment.

  5. January 13, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Lovely read! I also go to 3 places this year. Living in australia Bali is on the list as I haven’t met one person who does not like Bali! Keep up the posts big reader of your blog.
    IG Keeks9272016

    • January 14, 2018 / 5:54 am

      Ugh I love Australia! So awesome I love that you read my blogs! I’m trying to write more for you guys!

  6. Melissa
    January 14, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Bali is one of my fav destinations too! Peru has been on my bucketlist for soooo long, I can’t wait to do a road trip around South America to discover Thai beautiful country and especially to hike the Macchu Picchu. It’s must be breathtaking. Why was your trip to Peru disappointing? I would like to do the hike yo get to the top of the ruins, but I think it takes 4 days to get up there. The Glamis dunes look so beautiful! I was in California during summer 2017. I would have been there if I knew they were in California. Certainly worth a visit next time I’ll be in Cali. Great post Jess! @meliwanderluster

    • January 14, 2018 / 5:49 am

      Yes! Definitely top places you have to check out! Thanks for the comment!

  7. January 14, 2018 / 7:51 am

    The desert looks amazing! I really need to explore more states. And I soooo agree on Machu Picchu and Bali, so beautiful and unique!

    • January 18, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Yes you do babe! Can’t wait for you to explore these destinations. You will love them!

  8. January 14, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Those are some great choices! Beautiful shots you shared too!

    • January 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment!

  9. Jenna Miech
    January 14, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    These are such great spots!! I’m in love with Machu Pichu too 😍😍

    • January 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks so much girl! I know!!!!! Wish I could go back to all of them tomorrow.

  10. March 4, 2018 / 7:57 am

    You’re so lucky to be able to travel that much ! That’s goals right here 😉
    Bali is a dream of mine !


    • March 6, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      Awww thank you! Yes. I have loads of student loan debt and I still make it happen. Hope you can too <3

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