The Definitive Travel Bucket List

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

○ Drive a moped around Rome.
○ Swim in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.
○ Hike around the blue-green lakes of Banff National Park.
○ Go cliff diving at Havasu Falls in Arizona.
○ Go camping in the Grand Canyon.
○ Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver.
○ Visit snowy Montreal in December.
○ Hike the Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park.
○ Drive the historic Route 66 across America.
○ Cruise around the Aleutian Islands.
○ Visit the Taj Mahal.
○ Walk across the Great Wall of China.
○ Go to a Napa Valley wine tasting.
○ Learn how to surf in Bali.
○ Mountain bike through the red rock formations of Moab, Utah.
○ Go out for a biscuit brunch in Charleston, South Carolina.
○ Sunbathe on a pink sand beach in Bermuda.
○ Visit the Louvre in Paris.
○ Sip on a literary-themed cocktail at the Library Bar in Los Angeles.
○ Feast on lobster rolls at a summer retreat in Martha’s Vineyard.
○ See a wild elephant in the African savanna.
○ Go see the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
○ Witness the Northern Lights in Alaska.
○ Take a boat trip around Crete.
○ Go to Oktoberfest in Munich.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

○ Explore the colorful Copenhagen waterfront.
○ Ride the London Eye.
○ Listen to live music on Broadway Street in Nashville, Tennessee.
○ Visit a coffee plantation in Central America.
○ Explore the Great Barrier Reef.
○ Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
○ Walk through Tegallalang Rice Terraces.
○ Go to a historic lighthouse on the coast of Maine.
○ Witness the art scene in Austin, Texas.
○ Go on a yoga retreat in Mysore, India.
○ Go diving in Belize.
○ Take a ferry to Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia.
○ Try the multicultural cuisine of Cape Town, South Africa.
○ Go snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
○ Ride a hot air balloon in Mandalay, Myanmar.
○ Feed the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay in the Exumas.
○ Go see the Great Pyramids of Giza.
○ Ski the mountains of Colorado.
○ Sleep under the stars in a Swedish ice hotel.
○ Take a gondola through the Venice waterways.
○ Trek through the Amazon rainforest.
○ Witness the unique culture of Havana, Cuba.
○ Dress to impress at the Kentucky Derby.
○ Haggle at a marketplace in Morocco.
○ Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

○ Drive across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
○ Go see the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.
○ Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain of Rome.
○ See the ruins of Pompei.
○ Eat Shanghai street food.
○ Explore the Amalfi coast.
○ Watch a Broadway show in Manhattan.
○ Sail around New Zealand.
○ Visit a coffee shop in Amsterdam.
○ Pull an all-nighter in Seoul, Ibiza, Beirut, or Rio.
○ Take a train through the Swiss Alps.
○ Visit Times Square in NYC.
○ Take a cemetery tour in New Orleans.
○ See the Twelve Apostles on the Australian coast.
○ Sleep in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives or Bora Bora.
○ Take a speedy drive down the German Autobahn highway.
○ Walk the Charles Bridge in Prague.
○ Climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
○ Visit the Himalayas.
○ Drink beer at an Irish Pub.
○ Sunbathe in Mykonos.
○ Look down at Hong Kong from Victoria Peak.
○ Hike the Andes.
○ See a herd of wild horses in Montana.
○ Witness the beauty of rural Hawaii.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

○ Drive along California’s Pacific Coast Highway.
○ Bar hop in the British Virgin Islands.
○ Go on a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia.
○ Visit Times Square around the holidays.
○ Grab chocolates at a chocolate shop in Brussels, Belgium.
○ Go zip-lining in Costa Rica.
○ Visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
○ Release a lantern into the sky at Pingxi Lantern Festival in Taiwan.
○ Go hang-gliding in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, home of the first flight.
○ Visit a tea plantation in Sri Lanka.
○ Walk through the Catacombs in Paris.
○ Hug a tree in the Redwood Forest.
○ Observe the Danxia Landforms in China.
○ Swing over Ecuador’s Bellavista Cloud Forest.
○ Take a boat ride through the Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy.
○ Ride the Trans-Siberian Express through Russia.
○ Walk through the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
○ Visit Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida.
○ Swim in the Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island.
○ Watch the sun rise in Mount Batur in Bali.
○ Trek to Machu Picchu.
○ See the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.
○ Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
○ Escape to the Gili Islands of Indonesia.
○ Experience Diwali Festival in India.

Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin

 

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