My Travel Bucket List: 50 Things I Want to See and Do Around the World

I think we all forget that our time here on Earth is limited and don’t put enough effort to figuring out exactly what we want to do before we die. I know one of the things I obviously want to do most is travel; near, far, and everywhere. Well, I stumbled upon a page in my journal (I’ve kept journals consistently since I was like 8) where I wrote down my travel bucket list a couple of years ago and was inspired to tweak and add to it to share on here. The more I publicize my goals, the more I’m pushed to actually complete them, so these are all places I’m going to strive to see and things I will strive to do! Maybe this will even inspire you to put together a list of your own! 

  1. Take a long term trip to Tokyo, Japan
  2. See Mount Fuji in Japan
  3. Teach English in Asia (stuck between Japan and South Korea)
  4. Visit London, England:  I found this one on the list in my journal, but I can now cross that off
  5. Take a boat ride in Niagra Falls, Canada.
  6. See the Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand
  7. See the Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
  8. Have my honeymoon in Santorini, Greece
  9. See the Colosseum in Rome, Italy (I’m seeing multiple Italian cities in July 2017!)
  10. Take a gondola ride in Venice, Italy
  11. Go to the beach in Monaco, France (also going to France in July 2017)
  12. See the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  13. Go to Monet’s house in Giverny, France
  14. Go to the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, Spain(also happening in July 2017…how lucky am I?)
  15. See the animals in the Galapagos Islands
  16. Snorkel or scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  17. See the Great Wall of China
  18. Visit San Francisco and Los Angeles, California (this is in the works for my 21st birthday in March)
  19. See the Grand Canyon
  20. Visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland
  21. See a black sand beach in Hawaii
  22. Go on a safari in South Africa
  23. See the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany(this is happening next month!)
  24. Pet a sloth in Costa Rica
  25. See the Northern lights in Iceland
  26. Go to Tomorrowland in Belgium
  27. Fly first class (to anywhere, really)
  28. Ski in the Swiss Alps
  29. Float in the Dead Sea
  30. Take a cruise to Alaska
  31. Go to a full moon party in Thailand
  32. Attend the Yi Peng Festival in Thailand
  33. See pyramids in Egypt
  34. Ride a camel
  35. Go to a yoga retreat in India
  36. Visit the canals in Amsterdam
  37. Go to the infinity room in the Milwaukee Art Museum
  38. Swim with a dolphin
  39. Visit all of the 7 Wonders of the World
  40. See the stone heads in Easter Island, Chile
  41. Go to Yellowstone National Park
  42. Tour the Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia
  43. Stargaze in a desert
  44. Stay in a glass igloo in Finland
  45. Go on a roadtrip to famous haunted houses 
  46. Go on a solo trip
  47. Have a conversation in a foreign language in another country
  48. Get a tattoo in another country
  49. Take the Eurorail around Europe
  50. Visit every continent 

This list only covers 50 out of the endless amount of things I want to do travel-wise and considering I’m always discovering new places and activities that I want to experience, I’ll probably update it sometime in the future (and cross out/post about the things that I end up doing). Hopefully I’ll have a post about each of these things on my blog eventually! Did any of these things interest you, too? Where do you want to go or what do you want to do? Let me know in the comments.


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    1. I know, I have enough places on my list to last me a lifetime haha, but I plan to do all of them! Wow, that’s so cool, teaching English is another country sounds so rewarding. I’ve heard so many good things about it, I’ll have to look into teaching in China and Malaysia too.