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Top Destinations On The JG Team’s Travel Bucket List

All of us here at JG Black Book are incredibly passionate about traveling, and with our clients being in the travel and travel lifestyle sectors, we tend to find ourselves in a state of wanderlust a lot! Each one of us has our own travel bucket list filled with destinations we’re craving to experience, so we thought we’d share a few of our top bucket list destinations with you! Hopefully, after seeing what spots are at the top of our minds, you will be inspired to add a location or two to your travel queue, or even to book your next vacation!

Cataline’s top bucket list destination right now is without a doubt Velaa Private Island in The Maldives.  There are so many beautiful islands and atolls, but Velaa has the tallest building, the only elevator and the only “snow room” across the islands. Add to that rooms that start at 3,000 square feet with private pools and it quickly becomes the perfect recipe for her dream destination!

Velaa Private Island


Even though Joanna spent years living and working in Chile’s Atacama, the Atacama Desert remains one of her favorite places on earth and the destination that she most wants to revisit. From the third largest salt flat in the world to the highest altitude geysers in the world, this Mars-like landscape always surprises and delights. “It is one of those forever bucket list places,” she says. Experience it today with Condor Travel as your guide, or see it from the sky on a hot-air balloon ride with Balloons Over Atacama!

Balloons Over Atacama


Up in the Northern Hemisphere, Lapland in northern Finland is a must-see for David. He is keen on staying in one of those luxury Arctic resorts that offers either tree house or glass Igloo accommodations to see the Northern Lights brightening the sky. Another spot on David’s list is Croatia in the summertime! He would like to combine a land tour with a trek sailing down the coast to experience the beautiful waters of the Adriatic Sea and sample the local cuisine.

Kakslauttanen Arctic-Resort in Lapland | pc: TravelModus


First up on Yvette’s list is Uganda. Uganda is gaining recognition as a well-rounded, stand-alone safari destination encompassing “traditional” game viewing as well as excellent birding, plus a variety of primates – from mountain gorillas to golden monkeys and chimpanzees. Experience Uganda today for yourself today at one of Volcanoes Safaris‘ three luxury Ugandan lodges: Mount Gahinga Lodge, Bwindi Lodge or Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge


Cathy must have just met with Yvette because at the very top of Cathy’s bucket list – and something she hopes to check off very soon – is to take her whole family to Africa! She was so inspired by her time in East Africa, visiting Kenya and Tanzania, and she can’t wait to share that wonder with her husband and her two sons. She wants to visit Kenya and Tanzania again, perhaps on a safari designed by Micato Safaris, and also to visit South Africa with a stay at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa!

“I just think Africa is the ultimate destination – the beauty, the people, the animals, the adventure, the food, the wine, the lodges and camps, even beaches. It really offers everything I could hope for in a family vacation,” she exclaims.

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa


It seems everyone has gone mad for Africa! Nicole would love to go anywhere on the continent! She has been so inspired working with the JG Black Book Africa portfolio that she’s longing to stay overnight in a safari lodge in Kenya at a property like Loisaba Tented Camp or in Tanzania at a property like Serengeti Migration Camp. She would also love to spend some time relaxing on the beaches of Mozambique at one of Azura Retreats’ oceanfront properties, Azura Benguerra Island or Azura Quilalea Private Island. She believes any and all of these experiences would be life-changing!

Azura Quilalea Private Island


Karin has two destinations on either side of the world at the top of her list: Greece by sailing and Alaska with Revealed America. Greece made her list since it is a spot she could head to during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer to escape her Brazilian winter. And with its open invitation for plenty of island hopping and culinary experiences, what’s not to love? As for Alaska with Revealed America, she is a huge fan of the United States’ geography and adores the country’s National Parks with their endless opportunities to meet the remote by sea, by air or by land.

Alaska brown bears


Karin and Julie are quite like-minded, as Julie also filled her top two spots with one beautiful oasis and one land of adventure: New Zealand and Bali. These island spots are two unique, adventurous and not to mention absolutely stunning destinations she has yet to experience and hopes to soon! Experience the cultural hearth of Bali’s Ubud today with a stay at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah and discover Bali’s enthralling sunsets displayed across Bali’s Seminyak Beach with a stay at The Legian Bali.

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

And those are a few of the many destinations on the JG Team’s bucket list! Hopefully we have motivated you to add a few more spots to your queue or to make a few plans of your own to some exciting destinations around the world.

Happy traveling!

The JG Team