It seems that every year my travel bucket lists grows a bit more. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some pretty incredible places in my 32 years (that’s for another post!) but I always seem to have a serious case of wanderlust. There are days when I dream of becoming a travel blogger, just to see the world. Then I wish I had that dream when I was younger before I was settled in a career I love and so on.
I know. I know. It’s never too late.
Thankfully, my husband also loves to travel. We love adventure and love taking in new cultures. When we choose a vacation, we typically try to go someplace where we aren’t resort bound and can venture off to take every little bit of where we are.
We usually try to take one big vacation each year, and occasionally will take some other smaller trips usually over a weekend, or even day trips. Our big trip for 2018 will be Barbados, and it’s even more special because it’s our honeymoon.
There are so many places on my list, both in the U.S. and all over the world, that it’s hard to narrow down, but here are the top places currently on my travel bucket list.
Amalfi Coast // Pexels
I want to see this entire country. The Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Rome, Cinque Terre, Venice. My dream would be to rent a car and just drive everywhere. The more feasible thing to do would be to take trains and planes.
I’ve had dreams of traveling here since I was a little girl. I used to say I want to go here and learn to surf.
Side note – I was a wannabe surfer when I was in high school. I never got on a board, but I had the magazines, the posters, and the big dreams. Blue Crush was also my favorite movie.
Now, I’d just love to see this incredible state. Everything about it screams perfection to me.
Ireland & England
I’m combining these together for one reason. This is my heritage. I’d love to travel here and see where my ancestors are from. I know many family members on my dad’s side are from both Ireland and England, and my great-grandfather on my mom’s side is from England. Plus, the landscapes look amazing. Oh, and the pubs. All.the.pubs.
Santorini & The Greek Islands
Every picture I’ve ever seen of Santorini and the other islands looks amazing. There’s just something magical about white-washed buildings.
Savannah, Georgia & Charleston, SC
Another two places lumped together because this could totally be doable in one trip. Savannah and Charleston look…magical. I mean, those trees lining the streets. The carriages. The fountains. The architecture. It all just looks like it’s calling my name.
Eastern Europe sounds like a pretty beautiful place. Dubrovnik sounds even more incredible being right on the water and with the old architecture. Sounds like a photographer’s dream!
Prague, Czech Republic
Same with Prague. The architecture and history of this city fascinate me.
Pulpit Rock // Pixabay
Specifically, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Rocky coasts and beautiful views. Plus incredible coffee and bookstores. Sounds like my kind of place.
Another place I’ve had dreams of visiting since I was young and in my “surfer” days. I mean, who doesn’t want to stay in a hut over the water? Also, after watching Zane Lamprey on Chug, I loved Fiji even more. What a cool place!
I definitely looked into traveling to Fiji for our honeymoon… let’s just say for what we paid for Barbados, it would have cost minimum double that.
There is just something about Cuba that is mesmerizing. Maybe it’s because of the travel ban for so long. Or maybe it’s the photographer in me wanting to go capture their beautiful architecture, the old cars, and the sites. But Cuba is definitely on the list of where I want to travel in my life.
Are there about 100 more places? You bet. But these are probably my top locales for now. I’m sure by this time next year, about another 20 will be added to the list!