My bucket list is continuously being checked off and getting bigger! This world is so exciting. I have also included some links to articles I read that have inspired my additions or to my posts as I accomplish my travel goals. I hope it inspired you too!
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Go to Iceland.October 2014 Go to Paris in the spring.April 2017
- Ice caving in Iceland.
- Scuba Pingvillir in Iceland.
Ride a bike from the train station to Monet’s gardens. April 2017.
- Tour a port vineyard in Portugal.
- Visit Algarve, Portugal. Check out the gorgeous cliffs on the water in this article from Travel, Books and Food.
- Stay in a glass yurt in Norway to watch the northern lights.
- Swim in the caves in Mallorca.
- Visit Croatia, especially Plitvice.
- This cruise around Croatia, Slovenia, and the Dalmation Islands, taken by Vagrants of the World, would be the ideal way to accomplish #11.
- Pammukale hot springs in Turkey
Visit England. Done 4/16. Visit Ireland. Done 4/16. Visit Scotland. Done 4/16. Tour castles in England.Done 4/16. Have a proper tea in Great Britain. Done 4/16. Visit Sweden. Done 4/17. Visit Norway.Done 4/17. Visit Denmark. Scheduled 4/17.
- When I was in Costa Rica, I watched Arenal volcano erupt from far away, and that is one of my best adventures yet. According to Laugh Travel Eat, I can watch Stromboli erupt from on it! I had to add that to the list.
- Road trip Ireland, especially the Cliffs of Moher, not sure how my husband will feel about driving on the left side of the road again, though.
- Go to the Faroe Islands, especially Sorvagsvatn Lake.
- Visit the Monastery of the Spear in Armenia.
- Explore the Klementinum Library in Prague.
- Visit the Faroe Islands. Planning this for my 50th.
- Visit Lavender fields in Southern France.
- Explore the natural hot springs of Cascate Del Mulino in Tuscany, Italy.
- Visit the Asian continent. Scheduled July 2020
- See the cherry trees bloom in Japan.
- Explore Angkor Wat.
- Visit the Taj Mahal. Here is some India inspiration from See Her Travel.
- Visit the tea plantations in Indonesia.
- Stay in a traditional Chinese courtyard- inspired by my love of Asian literature and this article by Creative Travel Guide.
- Being a dentist, I would be remiss not to visit The Temple of the Sacred Tooth.
- Take my kids to Cat Island, Japan.
- Visit the Raccoon Cafe in Busan, South Korea.
- Stay in a ryokan in Japan.
- Learn more about the women divers (haenyo) in Japan or South Korea.
- Enjoy a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
- Go to a Japanese onsen.
- South Korea, especially Juju Island and Jeju.
- Go to the opera at the Met in NYC.
- Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
- Stay at the Mohonk Mountain House in NY.
Take my kids to Washington D.C. in spring. Done April 2018.
- White water raft down the Grand Canyon with my kids.
- Hike into or out of the Grand Canyon.
- Explore the Badlands, SD.
Play tennis on the grass in Newport, RI, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Done 9/16.
- Scuba dive in Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay.
Kayak on Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay.Check out the post. Go on an Alaskan cruise. Done July 2019– Read about my trip. Get a library card and read a book in Washington DC’s Library of Congress.Done June 2019.
- I have road-tripped PCH in California, but missed McWay Falls… just another excuse to do this road trip again!
- I dipped my foot into Mississippi as part of my 50 before 50, but I would love to return to see Natchez.
See bears eating salmon directly out of a river.Done July 2019!
- Visit all 50 states. I am working on my 50 before 50 now.
Stay overnight in the Arctic Circle. Done 8/19
- See a polar bear in the wild.
Fish off of a lobster boat in Maine. Done 5/19
- Swim with manatees in Florida.
- See bluebells in bloom in Texas.
- See California’s superbloom.
- I have seen it once, but I want to see another eucalyptus grove covered in Monarch butterflies.
- Visit Pictured Rocks National Seashore in Michigan.
- Visit Banff. While I am there, I would love to visit Abraham Land or Lake Minnewanka.
- Hike the Plaine of Six Glaciers Hike in Banff.
- Visit all the Canadian Provinces. I have been to Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.
- Hike, camp at, and swim in Joffre Lakes inspired by Adventure Stamp.
- I just took my first helicopter ride and loved it. This ride, as seen on World Travel Adventurers over Whistler, would be a great next one!
- Visit the Sunshine Coast of Canada- check out Two Scots Abroad’s road trip to get inspired to visit too.
Experience Quebec’s Winter Carnival.Done 2/19. Read about it here.
- Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
- Swim with Whale Sharks!
- Visit New Zealand, especially South Island.
- Road Trip Australia.
- Swim with dolphins in the open waters of Perth.
- Visit South Island in New Zealand
- Go on an African Safari. Here are some inspiring pictures from Roar Loud to get you craving this experience too!
- Seeing the pyramids.
- Hang out with penguins in South Africa.
- Visit the Shimoni Caves in Kenya.
- Take a safari in South Africa.
- Stay in a Riad. Scheduled
- Sleep in a tent in the Sahara Desert. Scheduled
- See the sunset over the desert.
South America and Central America
- Scuba diving in the Big Blue Hole in Belize.
- Visit Patagonia. This guest post is inspiring me!
- Hike to Machu Picchu.
- Go to a chocolate plantation.
- Probe Around the Globe has inspired me to travel to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, to stargaze and take photos in one of the clearest skies in the world.
- Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos en Mexico!
- Swim with whale sharks in Isla Holbox.
Go to St. Lucia.Done 2/17. Visit Barbados.Done 2/17.
- Climb Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts.
The Middle East
- Picnic in the desert.
- Explore Israel.
- See the Sahara desert. Scheduled April 2020.
- Go to a Hammam. Scheduled April 2020.
- Swim with wild dolphins.
- Live in a different country.
Sleep in a castle.Done 4/16.
- Swim with manatees.
- Work a Drs. Without Borders trip, even better if one of my sons can come along.
- Go to all the Grand Slams- I’ve only seen the US Open.
- Kayak by a calving glacier or glacier lake.
If you have any ideas for me or comments, please share them with me.
8 thoughts on “My Travel Bucket List”
Taj Mahal in India is worth a thought for your list.
Oh, I definitely need to add that. Thanks, Louise.
I will add it. Thank you, Loiuse!
This gave me a few ideas for my list of places to travel after college! Thanks!
OMG yes! Everyone should go to the Sunshine Coast, BC – I plan to live there in future so I may be there when you visit. Thanks for the shout out! Gemma – Two Scots Abroad.
Thanks for linking to my piece on how to visit the White House! It’s a really great tour-I hope you all are able to go!
Good luck with your bucket list! I love how detailed it is.
Thank you for the inspiration, Stephanie.
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