My Travel Bucket List
We all have a bucket list of things we want to see or do at some point in our lives. Our bucket lists gives us something to work towards, something to look forward to, and something that we can say “yes, I’ve accomplished this!”
My travel bucket list honestly seems to be never ending as I’m always checking things off and adding new destinations. There are a lot of places I’ve been too already, but I know there’s a whole world out there that I’ve yet to explore. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
To keep this post relatively short I’m going to list my top 10 bucket list places to visit!
Amsterdam is such a beautiful city! It is such a charming little European city, filled with beautiful architecture, museums, canals, and activities that it’s hard not to love it!
From the beautiful city of Tokyo to Mount Fuji, stunning cherry blossoms, shrines, and a vast and colorful history, Japan is definitely up there on my list!
Australia is a vast and beautiful place! There’s such a variety of sea life and animal species, and with all the natural and varying landscape there’s so much to explore. The thriving cities and attractions of Sydney and Melbourne, to the beaches along the coast and the vast desserts, Australia is on my list for sure!
Now, I know that within the whole continent of Africa there are about 54 countries. But that still doesn’t make this process of picking one specific bucket list location easy! I want to visit all of the wonderful countries on the continent! Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, the list goes on. Who wouldn’t want to visit the Sahara Desert, or take a safari ride to see all of nature’s wonders, or see the breath taking mountains and different terrain? I know I do!
Russia is HUGE! It’s so big that it spans 11 different time zones, how crazy is that?! There is so much history, such a wide range of terrain, amazing cities, tons of museums and culture! There’s a wide variety of cultures, ethnic groups, languages and inhabitants which makes Russia quite a unique place.
Can we just talk about these northern lights? Like, look at how stunning they are!!! Not to mention the beautiful mountains and seas that surround Norway. With such an array of outdoor nature activities, sight seeing, UNESCO sights, museums, and events there’s no way you can go wrong with visiting this Nordic country!
It does seem a little crazy, I get it. Who would want to go to Antartica? However, there are tours and cruises that visit Antartica and let me tell you this is one of the most expensive trips you’ll every take. Just taking the trip or cruise, without airfare, will cost thousands of dollars! But that’s not going to stop me. It would be an honor to see the glorious glaciers, animal life, and surrounding scenery in my lifetime before they are gone forever due to global warming.
Alaska is America’s last frontier; there’s so much of the state that has yet to be fully explored, it just remains a vast, untouched space. Although it’s not near the mainland of the USA, it is still part of the 50 states. There are so many natural wonders, wildlife, national parks, whale watching, it’s a breath taking sight to behold. I’d love to see the picturesque nature scenery and rugged terrain Alaska has to offer. Whether I get there by a cruise or fly out there, I’ve got to check out all of the natural beauty Alaska has to offer!
Who doesn’t want to visit Switzerland? I mean, look at those mountains! The whole country is very mountainous and I’d give anything to see it in person. Tours of the mountains, landscape, and UNESCO sites? Yes please!
Come on, look at that view! The blue waters, beautiful buildings lines along the cliff side, Greece is for sure on my bucket list! The last time I was in Europe, I wasn’t able to go because I ran out of money. But that beautiful picture keeps me motivated! Clear blue waters along beaches, history all around you, fantastic culture and traditions, and numerous UNESCO sites to see!
These are just my top 10 general places I’d love to visit but it is by all means not my only list. It would take me forever to go through all the smaller details, the specific countries in Africa, small towns in countries, specific destinations or tours to take, there’s so much! I can’t even narrow it down to specific towns or cities as I’d love to explore everything! Cities, towns, villages, mountains, deserts, you name it I want to explore it!
I have other travel bucket lists that are more specific, like traveling to all 50 states in the USA. But those are for future post.
41 thoughts on “My Travel Bucket List”
Minus Antarctica lol I would love to visit all of these places too!
Prague was at the top of my list and luckily still managed to go in February! Amsterdam is next on the list 🙂
That’s awesome! I hope you’re able to go in February. Definitely let me know some places to visit if you go!
I think it’s neat that Antarctica is on your list! I think that would be a cool visit that’s not necessarily in anyone’s mind to see!
I would love to visit many of these ❤️
Hopefully later this year or next year we can start traveling and visiting these places!!
Great post! I really want to go to Amsterdam and Greece!
Both places look so amazing!! Last time I was in the UK I ran out of money and couldn’t go to Greece or Amsterdam 😭
I love how you chose warm Greece after trips to cold places like Antarctica and Alaska. I’m not ready for extreme cold.
Lol had to end it on a warm note. I hate the cold but I’ll put up with it to visit colder climates
What an AWESOME bucket list of destinations! I never knew Russia has 11 time zones!!🤪
It’s crazy isn’t it!?
I was lucky enough to be able to visit Norway last year and see the northern lights, would definitely recommend!!
Yass!! I’m happy to see you enjoyed it! I definitely have to visit within the next year or two!
This is a great bucket list! Mine is rather long as well. 😁 I’m with you, the northern lights are way up on my list. I’m thinking of booking a trip to Alaska to cross that one off since I’ve got some friends there. Would also love to see Antarctica, Machu Picchu, Iceland, the Galapagos… So many!
Yass!! It’s so hard to choose because you just want to go everywhere!!
You’ve got a good variety of destinations here on your list. I can’t stress enough prioritising going to Amsterdam, it’s my absolute favourite city to visit as there’s so much on offer there!
The last time I was in the UK I wanted to go to Amsterdam so bad but I ran out of money 😭😭😭 I definitely have to go next year when I visit the UK again (granted we’re able to travel)
I would love to visit all those places too. Especially Amsterdam 😍
There are a lot of wonderful destinations here. I would certainly love to visit India at a point.
Yass India is also a must too!!
We pretty much have the same bucket list! I have only been to Switzerland of all these places…but I am dying to go to Amsterdam, Japan, Australia and Africa! My husband and I were supposed to go to Japan this year before the pandemic. Hopefully next year!
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I hope you’ll be able to go to Japan! I can’t wait until we can travel again!!
Great choices and such beautiful places. Norway is just amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
All of these places seem awesome! I’ve always wanted to visit most of these as well. Maybe one day!!
Besides the cold continents and countries, I’m down to go to the other spots for a great time.
I love all the places you mentioned. My heart is in Norway, I’ve lived in Tromso (North Norway) for seven months, then moved to Bergen for a while, stopped in Oslo to visit some friends and then I went to a nice place called Masfjordan to work in a bar. I lived in Norway for a year and it has been an incredible experience. Really, if you get the chance go there, you will not regret it
That’s amazing, I’m so jealous 😭I definitely will go in the future!
So many beautiful places! Norway is one of my ultimate places I’d love to visit. I’d also love to visit Russia, New Zealand, Hawaii, France, Greece, Africa and Canada. The world has so many wonderful places to see and I hope I can see even a few of them in the future!
Yes, that’s the goal! 🙌🏾
Awesome list. I look forward to the time when we can again travel freely! Norway is my favorite!
Yass I can’t wait either!
Great list! I can tell you Japan is absolutely amazing, so be sure to go there sometime. I recommend the Osaka region.
Also, if you haven’t been to Taiwan, I suggest you to check it out! It’s a beautiful place filled with wonderful people, mouth-wateringly delicious food, & gorgeous views. In addition, it is so affordable.
Thank you, I definitely will!!
Great bucket list. I have a trip to Antarctica in December if it does not get cancelled. Let’s hope that all of our list get completed.
Thank you! I’d love to hear about your antartica trip of it doesn’t get cancelled