Our Dream Destinations – Where Robert and Jess Would Love to Visit!

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Where would we like to go?Our family is incredibly lucky to visit some brilliant places – we have been to America, Jamaica, Austria and more, as well as living in London, which is full of things to do! However, there are still lots of destinations we would like to visit, and here are the ones that we would most like to go to.


My dream destination would be on the shores of Barbados. There would be a beautiful, white sandy beach just outside my front door, as well as the sea to play in just a couple of metres in front. I want to visit because I have always wanted to live on an island with palm trees and sunny weather!

Barbados is the perfect destination because it has everything that I want. I want to go there because it’s not as crowded with buildings and there is so much nature to explore. I would always be able to have fun as there are so many things to do there, such as water sports, making sandcastles, hiking, fishing, tree climbing, swimming and relaxing in the sun. The food and the different restaurants look absolutely delicious and there is a big variety to choose from.

I want to visit Barbados because it looks like the perfect place for adventure and learning new things. It also has much better weather than London!


I cannot stress how much I would love to visit Pompeii – it is packed full of fascinating history, and it amazes me how everything is perfectly preserved in time.

On the 24th of August in 79AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing tons of molten ash, pumice and sulphuric gas into the atmosphere and onto the town below, Pompeii. The city remained buried and undiscovered for almost 1700 years, before a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748. They found that underneath a thick layer of dust and debris, Pompeii was mostly intact.

This thrills me, and the thought of seeing a city frozen in time sounds incredible. Visiting Pompeii would be an unbelievable opportunity to learn about everyday life in the ancient world, and seeing the architecture, paintings and bodies of the people in the town would be amazing.

As well as this, our school’s Latin textbooks are based on Caecilius, a wealthy merchant who lived in Pompeii. His house still stands today and I would love to visit it! Overall, Pompeii sounds like a fabulous place to visit.

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19 Responses

  1. Christine

    Ah Pompeii is great! I was obsessed with volcanoes whilst I was younger too so I’m sure this would have been my choice a few years back. When you get to visit make sure you go to Herculaneum (a lot less tourists) and climb Mt Vesuvius too.

    • Jess

      Thank you for your comment. If I ever do visit Pompeii, I will definitely use your advice and visit Herculaneum – it sounds amazing! I would also love to climb Mt Vesuvius, as it sounds like a really unique opportunity.

  2. Kate Holmes

    Loved hearing your children’s dream destinations. Pompeii must be fascinating. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. MummyTravels

    Pompeii is wonderful – Jess is absolutely right about how fascinating it is to see a city frozen in time. And on a cold grey day like today, I can’t help but agree with Robert too. I should add Barbados to my list as well!

    • Jess

      Thanks for commenting! I think they both sound brilliant and I agree – the weather in Barbados sounds much better than in England…

  4. Mari

    20 years I lived in Italy and still haven’t visited Pompei. I’d love to see that too as I imagine it will be fascinating and who wouldn’t like a bit of Barbados? Pass the sun cream please 🙂

    • Jess

      They both sound like incredible places to visit! 🙂 Pompeii honestly sounds like an amazing experience and I would love to go.

  5. Mums do travel

    Oh my word, what great destinations. I’ve been to Pompeii and can definitely recommend it Jess, but you have to go to Herculaneum, Naples, Sorrento and Capri while you’re there too. I’ve not been to Barbados but that would be one of my dream destinations too.

    • Jess

      Thanks for your advice! I will definitely give it a visit when I am older as it sounds fascinating.

  6. Trish - Mum's Gone to

    My son also learned of Caecilius when he was studying Latin at school – he kept it going up to AS level! He loved visiting Pompeii so I’m sure a visit there would live up to your dreams, Jess.

    Meanwhile, I’m off to Barbados with Robert…

    • Jess

      That’s such a coincidence! I like Latin, but am not sure that I’ll take it for that long…
      Thanks for your comment, and it’s good to know that Pompeii is a good place to visit 🙂

  7. Susanna

    I’d love to go to Barbardos too. I was in Pompei years ago and it was very interesting (and dusty!) Amazing where you can you with airplanes so much a part of everyday life.

    • Jess

      Definitely – I think it’s incredible how I can get to America in just eight hours if I hop on a plane!

  8. Jennifer Howze

    I love that Robert wants to go to the beach – a boy after my own heart. You may find your kids get so well travelled you have trouble keeping up with their wish lists!

  9. Kelly

    What grand destinations that they have picked! Pompeii is great to visit just not in the height of summer as you cook in the sunshine xx

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