My Bucket List – The Travel Edition

It wasn’t so long ago that I was enjoying myself in Greece, and it took all of 2 months before I started to feel the need to take to the skies and travel again. I was still feeling the pinch from my Greek adventure, so I considered going to Bali.

Believe it or not, I’ve never actually been to Bali until just a few weeks ago. In fact, there are lots of Asian countries and cities that I’ve not yet traveled to. So, it’s time to start conquering South East Asia!

Anyway, I started this list before my Greece trip last year, but I never got around to finishing it or posting it. And just this year I created my own bucket list in my other blog Entitled To Opinion. So what better time than now to start my ‘travel’ bucket list. This will be a list of all the places I want to go to one day and all the things I want to do there. I’m sure this list will forever be changing, but at least I have a list to fall back on and start checking it off my list. So here goes…

Africa

Eat a meal at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant in Diani Beach (Kenya)
Explore the ruins of Leptis Magna (Libya) *
Explore the city of Chefchaouen (Morocco)
Visit the Leather Souq in Fes, the oldest leather tannery in the world (Morocco) *
Visit the mining town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, before it is buried in sand (Namibia)
Go to the top of Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
Stay at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
Eat a meal at The Rock in Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Stay a night in the Underwater Room in The Manta Resort, Zanzibar (Tanzania)
See a lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls also know as Mosi-oa-Tunya (Zambia) *

Antartica

See the Aurora Australis (Antartica) *
Observe the Penguins in their natural habitat (Antartica)
Explore Deception Island (Antarctica)

Asia

Marvel at the construction genius of Angkor Wat (Cambodia) *
See the colourful rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park with my own eyes (China) *
Climb the steps of the Great Wall Of China (China) *
See the Great Pyramids (Egypt) *
Find the best Dim Sum Restaurant in Hong Kong
Vist the Taj Mahal (India) *
Climb to the summit of Mt. Agung to visit Pura Lempuyang, the Temple of 1000 Steps (Indonesia)
Go to Bali (Indonesia)
Visit the old city of Jerusalem (Israel) *
Take a walk in a Bamboo Forest (Japan)
Go to Kawachi Fuji Garden and visit the Wisteria Flower Tunnel (Japan)
Attend a cherry blossom festival in Japan (Japan)
Feed the rabbits on Ōkunoshima (Japan)
Go to Namba Parks, Osaka (Japan)
Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Japan) *
Visit Itsukushima Shrine (Japan) *
Explore the streets of the ancient rock city of Petra (Jordan) *
Stay a week in Jeju Island (Korea)
Stay in a hut over the clear aqua water in the Maldives (Maldives)
Eat a meal at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in Rangali Island (Maldives)
Stay a night in the underwater room at Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island (Maldives)
Ride in a hot all balloon in Bagan (Myanmar)
Eat a meal at Labassin Waterfalls Restaurant in San Pablo City (Philippines)
Explore the archeological site of Troy (Turkey) *
Get lost inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar (Turkey)
Visit Pamukkale (Turkey) *
Get a bird’s eye view of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon (Turkey)
Eat a meal at The Grotto in Krabi (Thailand)
Conquer my fear of height by looking out from the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (United Arab Emirates)
Enjoy a meal and the view from Pierchic in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Visit the rice terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai (Vietnam)

Europe

Enjoy the Christmas Markets in Europe
Walk around the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Visit Stonehenge (England) *
Go to Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
See the Aurora Borealis (Finland)
Stay a night in a glass igloo at Hotel Kakslauttanen (Finland)
Get lost in the maze of gardens at the Palace of Versailles (France)
Visit the town of Colmar (France)
Take in the beautiful sea of purple in the lavender fields of Provence (France)
Eat a meal at Le Panoramic in Chamonix (France)
Eat a meal at Le Jules Verne in Paris (France)
Stay a night in a plastic bubble at Attrap Reves Hotel (France)
Walk across The Bastei Bridge (Germany)
Go to Weißgerbergasse (Tanner’s Lane) and see the old artisan houses in Nuremberg (Germany)
Visiting the Christmas markets (Germany)
Watch the sun set and rise in Oia, Santorini (Greece)
Visit the monasteries at Metéora (Greece)
Visit Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland)
Diving between tectonic plates in Silfra (Iceland)
Visit the Kverkfjöll glacier cave in the Vatnajökull glacier (Iceland)
Swim the stretch of water between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe (Iceland)
Celebrate carnival in Venice (Italy)
Eat a meal at Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Puglia (Italy)
Visit the town of Amalfi (Italy)
Explore the medieval village of Craco (Italy)
Walk the streets of Venice (Italy) *
Enjoy Jugendstil style architecture in Riga (Latvia)
See the tulip Fields (Netherlands)
Driving the Atlantic Ocean Road (Norway)
Check out the wishing well at Gruta do Labirinto in Quinta da Regaleira (Portugal)
Explore the Algarve caves (Portugal)
Go to the Red Square and check out the Pokrovsky Cathedral aka Saint Basil’s Cathedral (Russia)
Visit The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Russia)
Explore Albarracín, Aragon (Spain)
Explore the Alhambra (Spain)
Visit the The Alcázar of Segovia (Spain)
Picnic in Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell (Spain) *
Explore the Sagrada Família when it’s completed (Spain)
Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain)
Sleep in an ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi (Sweden)
Eat a meal at Piz Gloria in Mürren (Switzerland)
Stay at Hotel Edelweiss in Mürren (Switzerland)
Visit the Tunnel Of Love (Ukraine)
Enjoy the view from the peak of Ai-Petry (Ukraine)

North America

Explore Chichen Itza (Yucatán, Mexico)
Go to the Naica Mine (Mexico)
Watch a Stanley Cup match ‘live’ (USA)
Go on an Alaskan cruise (Alaska, USA)
Go to Antelope Canyon (Arizona, USA)
Stay at the Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona, USA) *
Ride the Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter (Florida, USA)
Climb the Haiku Stairs, a hiking trail on the island of O’ahu (Hawaii, USA)
Look down at the city of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, USA)
Watch all 7 Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
See Shiprock in person (New Mexico, USA)
Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in New York City (New York, USA)
Visit the Four Freedoms Park (New York, USA)
Walk the length of the Brooklyn Bridge (New York, USA)
Enjoy the bird’s eye view of New York City from the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center (New York, USA)
Visit all the museums of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington D.C, USA)

Oceania

Climb Uluru aka Ayers Rock (Australia) *
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Australia)
Dive at the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) *
Spend New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks show over Sydney Harbour (Australia)
Watch the All Blacks play on home ground (New Zealand)
Go to Hobbiton (New Zealand)
Stargazing and shooting the Milky Way in Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve (New Zealand)
Pick out Orion’s belt in the night sky at Mackenzie Basin (New Zealand)
Revisit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves (New Zealand)

South America

Walk in the clouds at Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
Getting up close to Iguazú Falls (Brazil)
Visit the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)
Stay a night at Nothofagus Hotel & Spa (Chile)
Go to Machu Picchu (Peru) *
Visit the village of Huacachina, built around a lush oasis in the Peruvian desert (Peru)

It’s time to start checking these places off! Woo Hoo!

What do you think?
Do you think a ‘travel’ bucket list is useful or necessary? Do you have one too? Share it with us! Is there a place I should add to my list? I’m sure there are many places I’ve missed out so do let me know and it might end up on my list.

* items are UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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