My Travel Bucket List

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This is the first time I've actually written down my travel bucket list.  And once I started compiling it, I realized that it's never ending.  I may cross things off, but for every one I accomplish and cross off I seem to add at least 2 more on to the list!  So needless to say, I'll be revising this on a regular basis.


My Never-Ending Travel Bucket List

Putting this list together also did a few other things for me.

1.  Made me realize how fortunate I am to have accomplished all of the visits I've already made on this list.  

2.  The action of actually putting together the list required me to focus on my dreams and reminded me of how important it is to not only dream, but to dream big.  Because if you can't dream of it, you'll certainly never accomplish it.

And FYI, crossing something off the list does not mean I'm done with it for good.  It doesn't mean I won't return or repeat the visit many times over.  For me, a cross off is a starting point in a sense.  It simply means I accomplished my first visit there.  I may return to many and not return to some.  For me, it's a collection of endless possibilities!  And as I continue to ponder my "list", I believe you'll see more and more very specific and detailed items...rather than just the name of a country.  It's all part of the daydreaming exercise 🙂

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do"  ~Mark Twain

USA, Canada & Mexico

Acadia National Park, Maine

Cruise the Inside Passage of Alaska

Lake Tahoe in the summer

Pay my respects at Pearl Harbor

Nantucket Island

A spa week @ the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, NY

Experience New England foliage during leaf peep season

Visit the largest home in the country

Walk the Magnificent Mile

Spend a winter month in Mexico

Lake Tahoe in the winter

Ski in the Rocky Mountains

Visit Mount Desert Island, Maine

Martha's Vineyard

Visit the witch museum in Salem, MA

Stay at a dude ranch

Stay @ the von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT

Explore one of North America's greatest lakes

Circle Island boat tour around Manhattan

Central & South America

Take a Galapagos Island cruise

Stay @ Remota Lodge in Chilean Patagonia

Visit Machu Picchu, Peru


Tallinn, Estonia

Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Medieval city of Carcassonne, France

Walk the Pyrenees GR10

Visit Costa Brava, Spain

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Windsor Castle

St. Petersburg, Russia in spring summer or autumn



Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Explore the entire Croatian coast

Live abroad for at least 2 months


Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

Live abroad for at least 3 months

Cruise the Greek Islands

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The Colosseum, Rome

Mezquita de Cordoba, Spain

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Visit Zermatt, Switzerland & view the Matterhorn

See the Mona Lisa

Eat free tapas in Granada, Spain

Taste wine in the Douro Valley of Portugal

Cruise thru the Norwegian Fjords

See the Sistine Chapel

Hike the Cinque Terre path between all the villages

Live abroad for at least 6 months

Visit the Chateau de Chenanceau, Loire Valley, France

Find solitude in the Scottish Hebrides

Drive the Hardangervidda Route, Bergen to Oslo

Visit the ancient city of Ephesus

Visit Highclere Castle, England

Learn what a pintxos is and eat one in the place it comes from

Riga, Latvia


Edinburgh Castle

Mostar to Sarajevo train

Hike in the High Tatra Mountains of Slovakia/Poland

St. Petersburg, Russia


Spend extended time in Poland

Get run down (almost) by a donkey in Santorini

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Drink scotch in the Scottish highlands

Live abroad for at least a month

Rent a Duchy of Cornwall cottage for an extended visit

Make a new friend in a Scottish pub

Highgate Cemetary, London

Attend a wedding at Hampton Court Palace

View Athens from the Acropolis

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Live abroad for at least 4 months

Tour the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Palace of Versailles

Walk Dubrovnik's famous medieval city walls

Eiffel Tower

Live abroad for at least 5 months

Cruise on the Rhone River in France

Soak in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Zipline from Spain to Portugal

See the Cinque Terre towns

Sainte Chapelle, Paris

Red Square, Moscow

Walk in the footsteps of giants @ Giant's Causeway

Visit Pere Lachaise Cemetary, Paris

Make your grocery list in the language of the country you're staying in

Discover the country (in depth) where you're family comes from


Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Temples & gardens of Kyoto, Japan

Night in a boutique hotel beside the Great Wall of China

Visit the Forbidden City, Beijing


Embark on a 134-Nt World Cruise on the Queen Mary 2

Surprise someone in need with a personal gift of currency

Surprise an organization in need with a donation

So what's on your travel bucket list?  Drop me a comment and tell me about some of your travel bucket list destinations.  I'd love to know if I'll be seeing you at any of mine 🙂

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