I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that every traveler has a bucket list of sights to see during their life, whether written or unwritten. Here’s my personal list — it’s ever-evolving and I’m sure I’ll be adding more to it faster than I can check things off, but it’s a fun way to relive the places I’ve aspired to visit and the experiences that I’ve wanted to accomplish.
1. Visit Machu Picchu ✓
Read about our honeymoon trip to Machu Picchu.
2. Drive California’s Pacific Coast Highway
3. Live in Europe ✓
4. Road trip around New Zealand’s North Island
5. Learn to SCUBA dive ✓
Read about my experience getting SCUBA certified in Anguilla
6. Beach & bar hop in the BVIs ✓
Read about our anniversary trip to the USVI including a day trip to Jost van Dyke here.
7. Listen to jazz in New Orleans
8. Learn to fly a plane
9. Go on safari in Africa ✓
Read about our experience on safari in Kenya.
10. See the Northern Lights
11. Visit Munich for Oktoberfest ✓
12. Head to Malta to visit the homeland ✓
Read about my trips to Malta to connect with family.
13. Go Zip Lining ✓
Read about our #SibTrip to Honduras, including zip lining over Pulhapanzak Waterfall.
14. Kayak in a bioluminscent lagoon
15. Go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean ✓
16. Volunteer with an HIV/AIDS organization
17. Explore Temples + Beaches in Bali
18. Tour the West Bank ✓
Read about our time in the West Bank here.
19. Wine & dine in Paris ✓
Read about how we spent 24 hours in Paris here.
20. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain ✓
Check out my experience in Rome, making a wish for a swift return
21. Be in New York during Christmastime ✓
22. Watch wildlife in the Amazon ✓
Read about our time cruising the Amazon
23. Learn to surf
24. Float in the Dead Sea ✓
Read about our day at the Dead Sea here.
25. Ride a motorbike in Southeast Asia
26. Nosh on truffles in Istria
27. Explore Angkor Wat in Cambodia
28. Visit Stonehenge in the UK ✓
Check out my tour of Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge in England
29. Eat sushi in Japan
30. Island hop in Greece ✓
Visiting Hydra, Paros and Mykonos in Greece
31. Visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul ✓
Read about our journey to Istanbul, including getting my shopping fix in Turkey.
32. Climb to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan
33. Go wine tasting in Italy ✓
Wine tasting in Tuscany and an organic farm in Siena
34. Ride a camel in Morocco
35. Drink a mojito in Cuba
36. Walk through Petra ✓
Read about our amazing journey to Petra here.
37. Go on a culinary tour through Basque Country ✓
Read about our culinary adventures in San Sebastian.
38. Admire the views from a rooftop bar in Hong Kong
39. Explore China’s Yunnan Province
40. Nosh on tapas in Spain ✓
41. Go on a hot air balloon ride
42. Zen out in Tibet
43. Follow the Silk Road to Uzbekistan
44. Go on a canal cruise in Amsterdam ✓
Cruising waterways with the fam in the Netherlands
45. Wine Taste in Napa + Sonoma ✓
Winter Wineland in Wine Country.
46. Set foot on all seven continents
47. Overnight in an overwater bungalow
48. Visit a Tea Plantation in Sri Lanka
49. Release a wish lantern into the sky ✓
Read about our destination wedding in Anguilla.
50. Spend the night in a Bedouin Camp ✓
Read about our amazing overnight experience at Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp in Jordan.
51. Glimpse wildlife in Borneo
52. Delve into Cape Town, South Africa
53. Explore Iran
54. Master a foreign language
55. Go hang gliding ✓
Read about my experience hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro.
56. Enjoy a family adventure in a foreign country ✓
Read about our family road trip through Ireland.
57. Go Gorilla Trekking in the Congo
Read about our experiences gorilla trekking in the Congo‘s Virunga National Park.