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9 Bucket List Destinations Our Urban List Team Are Visiting Next

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger

We’re always manifesting our next adventure here at Urban List, and it's no secret that we love a sneaky hack to help us get going without all the fuss—that’s where Australia Post Platinum Travel Mastercard comes in. This travel card allows you to lock in your exchange rates, and spend it anywhere Mastercard is accepted. To really take the fuss out of your next trip, they're running a competition to spend $10K at Flight Centre, so you can design your next dream escape.

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To help you avoid decision paralysis on where you'll venture first, we've put together some of our next big adventures we're all hanging out for. Here are 9 bucket list destinations our Urban List team are visiting next.

Rojan, Client Services Director

New York City, New York

Our girl Ro has been obsessed with New York (like the rest of us) ever since she hit the Big Apple for the very first time, and is heading back for another magical food-filled escape. She's hanging out to wander down the iconic High Line, hit Chelsea Markets for an epic food tour and splash some cash at the chic boutiques around Dumbo in Brooklyn. Conviniently for her, New York just happens to be our next Urban List Vacays destination launch, meaning we've got everything from the trendiest hotels and Airbnbs to unmissable things to do, plus the most incredible restaurants to check out sorted. 

New York City High Line

Renée, Commercial Content Producer

Argegno, Italy

Ready for a belly full of sfogliatelle and spritzes, Renée’s heading over to this tiny, charming waterfront town to celebrate her dear Dad’s 60th. With the ferry (literally) on your doorstep, the larger, more glitzy islands like Bellagio, Menagio and Varenna are just a short sail away. Plus she’ll also be heading up to Switzerland for a day trip on the UNESCO heritage-listed Bernina Express that whimsically winds through the Alps. 

Argegno Italy

Anna, Managing Editor

Canggu, Indonesia

Long, lazy breakfasts, devouring books by the pool and sunset cocktails overlooking Echo Beach—Anna’s been dreaming of a White Lotus-style escape ever since the borders shut with a luxe stay at The Como Uma. She’s most excited to try the new Electric Eel on Echo Beach, Project Black (from the clever team behind Single Fin, The Lawn, Skool etc.) and can’t wait to get to Shelter Perenan for a giant plate of scallops. 

Canggu Echo Beach

Sophia, Head Of Brand And Culture

Arisaig, Scotland

After living across Scotland for three years, Soph is heading back for all the hiking, swimming and fresh seafood that one trip can fit. She believes that her home away from home has some of the world’s most underrated beaches and will be making the glorious hike from spectacular Bracora to Tarbet Bay—marveling at the privately owned land, lakes and rivers along the journey. Pro tip from Soph: catch a speed boat back to Morar, an unadulterated, quaint village with unparalleled mountain and lake vistas.

Arisaig Scotland Beach

Dan, Commercial Director NSW

Machu Picchu, Peru

Always on the lookout for his next big adventure, Dan’s determined to make this ​​15th century Inca citadel his next conquest. With only 4500 tickets available per day, booking in advance via the Ministry of Culture site is key. These ruins have survived the elements for thousands of years and rise about 2430 meters above sea level—bring on those breathtaking views.

Machu Picchu Peru

Courtney, Commercial Video Manager

Marseilles, France

 
Inspired by the Bourdain episode years ago, Courto’s been blown away by the gritty, coastal beauty of Marseilles and is heading back to visit her favourite spot in all of Europe. She’s excited to further explore Parque Nacional De Calanques, a sprawling national park filled with countless remote inlets and seemingly endless ocean jumps into azure waters. Dining wise, thanks to the creative influences from France, Italy and Spain, she reckons that Marseilles is the Med at its absolute best. In her opinion, you can’t go past La Mercerie—a city wine bar that serves a five-course menu with matched wines that’ll blow your socks off.Marseilles Beach France

Isabel, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Editor

Across Japan

Born in Japan, Isabel is itching to head back to this cultural marvel where the vibrant nightlife city culture so wonderfully contrasts the peaceful countryside and rich history. She’s planning on travelling to the mountains to spend some time in a remote Buddhist village, and can’t wait to spend an evening on Miyajima Island admiring the sunset over the iconic Torii Gate. In between her adventures, she’s keen to sample lots of quirky Japanese food hybrids and get experimental with the cuisine.

Torri Gate

Georgie, Commercial Executive

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Georgie’s heading on her first big Mexican fiesta for a jam-packed week of family festivities for her brother-in-law’s Cabo 30th. You’ll catch her sipping margaritas along the sandy shores of the bustling Playa Medano or toasting the sunset up on Cielo Sky Bar overlooking the Marina. She’ll also be finessing those cooking skills with a farm to table cooking experience at Tamarindos, and staying at Acre—a lush treehouse hotel in the heart of Cabo.

Cabo San Lucas Mexico beach

Jack, Video And Audio Producer 

Bali, Indonesia

As a proud Brit, Jack thinks that Bali is the perfect middle ground to meet the family in tropical paradise. He’s hanging out for Tempeh and Nasi Goreng for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is keen to hit up as many locally-run warungs as possible (Waruna Varuna’s hard to beat) where you can load up on all sorts of authentic Balinese plates for a few measly dollars. 

Canggu Indonesia Beach

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