Where would I go if I won the lottery? | AD

Honestly, when asked where would I go if I won the lottery, the answer is more where wouldn’t I go. But. I’ve managed to rein myself in and only pick 5 destinations that I’d angle my private jet towards (to start with.) Disclosure: this post of travel destinations for people who won the lottery jackpot was commissioned by Lotto land, but all wanderlusting thoughts are very much my own.

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I’ve been so lucky to explore many of my dream destinations over the years, but these locations are still at the top of my lotto win list…

New Zealand

Would I be in trouble with the family if I didn’t visit them? Yes indeed. I’d hire a beautiful house (maybe two) in the South Island, complete with open air jacuzzis, play rooms for the nephews and a wine cellar for the adults. I think I’d like to make Wanaka our base, set on the southern end of its namesake lake with views of snowcapped mountains.

House in Wanaka

It’s the gateway to the Southern Alps’ Mount Aspiring National Park, a wilderness of glaciers, beech forests and alpine lakes.

House in Wanaka

Mustique

Mustique is a private island in the Caribbean archipelago nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s known for white-sand beaches like Macaroni Beach, Pasture Bay Beach and Endeavour Bay Beach. I’ve recently been reading Lady Glenconnor’s biography (lady-in-waiting and close friend of Princess Margaret) whose husband developed much of the island, and established the glamourous party reputation of the island.

Mustique Island

Denali National Park and Preserve

Formerly known as Mount McKinley National Park, Denali is an American national park and preserve located in Alaska, centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier, and wintertime activities include dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Is it very 90s of me to admit that I’ve also held a fascination for this imperious landscape since Twilight came out? All I need is a luxurious cabin and some apres cocktails to greet the Denali clan with…

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Image by Albert Herring.

Moscow

Do I even need to say anything?

Moscow Russia

Antarctica

The southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. Experienced Polar teams prepare visitors for the sights and the sensory bombardment of this land of eternal winter. Penguins are constant and whales appear between the currents. But I hear holidays to Antarctica are also about absorbing the sheer scale and surreal shapes of the continent’s landscapes: its glaciers, icebergs, ice floes and mountains. What a dream.

Antarctica Travel

How dreamy would all of these be – the only question is where to first if I did win via Lotto?

Where would you go if you won the lottery?

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