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
Read about our experience exploring Istria’s hilltop towns.
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. Cruise down the Nile River in Egypt
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. Get an Arts Fix in Vienna
Read my take on 5 things to do on a quick trip to Vienna.
46. Wine Taste in Napa + Sonoma ✓
Winter Wineland in Wine Country.
47. Set foot on all seven continents
48. Overnight in an overwater bungalow
49. Visit a Tea Plantation in Sri Lanka
50. Release a wish lantern into the sky ✓
Read about our destination wedding in Anguilla.
51. Spend the night in a Bedouin Camp ✓
Read about our amazing overnight experience at Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp in Jordan.
52. Glimpse wildlife in Borneo
53. Delve into Cape Town, South Africa
Read about our experience discovering the perfect day in Cape Town.
54. Explore Iran
55. Master a foreign language
56. Go hang gliding ✓
Read about my experience hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro.
57. Enjoy a family adventure in a foreign country ✓
Read about our family road trip through Ireland.
58. Go Gorilla Trekking in the Congo
Read about our experiences gorilla trekking in the Congo‘s Virunga National Park.