My Travel Bucket List

Hello everyone!

Traveling is my favorite. For years when I was younger, I wanted to be a travel writer but it turns out that’s kind of a hard job to score. So instead, I’ll sit on my couch at home and share some of the beautiful places I hope to visit one day…just waiting on that raise, ya feel me?

  • New Zealand

I mean, who doesn’t want to go to New Zealand? Yeah, I am a Lord of the Rings fan but I’m pretty sure New Zealand is a place anyone could enjoy.

Some things I’ve been dying to see in New Zealand are the Te Waihou Walkway & the Blue Spring, the Waitomo Glowworm caves, hike the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, and a half million other things.

Te Waihou Walkway [credit:
Glowworm Caves [credit:
Would I be ballsy enough to go on the “world’s biggest swing?” Not sure. I would definitely hang out and watch other people do it though.

Nevis Swing [credit:
  • Japan

This one is kind of new on my list. My appreciation for Japan has grown in the past few years. Their culture is so beautifully unique and respectful and I would love the change of pace that it would offer from the United States.

For one, I would absolutely plan my trip, March to April, in order to see the Cherry Blossoms. There is no way I could miss that. I also love world history so I would definitely be visiting Kyoto to see some of the dozens of historical landmarks there. One being the Kiyomizu-dera Temple that was founded in 778!

It’s hard for me to skip a hike so I would hike some parts of the northern Alps near Kamikochi.

Lastly, I would love to spend some time learning and paying my respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple [credit:

  • Australia

I’m not even going to try to lie to you…this one is mainly influenced by the accent. It’s just so dreamy. Almost as good as the Irish accent 😉. However, the attractive people and their lovely accents aside, I think we can all agree that Australia is just one of those places you have to see.

Would I really be an American tourist if I didn’t flock to Sydney and take a stereotypical photo at the iconic Opera house? Of course not.

Something that has been on my bucket list since I was 7 and I thought I was for sure going to be a Marine Biologist/Firefighter/world traveler (Oh, to be a kid) is to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Just thinking about it now makes me want to pack my bags and max out my credit cards. I would also make time to visit Melbourne, Byron Bay, and Kakadu National Park.

Great Barrier Reef [credit:
Byron Bay [credit:

  • Machu Picchu

I’m not sure why this place has been on my mind for the past 10 or so years. I almost got to visit Machu Picchu in high school for a mission trip but it fell through at the last minute and I was heartbroken. I think getting to see physical embodiments of history is one of my favorite things and this place is one of the world’s greatest historical sites, in my opinion.

  • Serengeti National Park

Have you ever heard of a balloon safari? For some reason, I didn’t know this was a thing and now I feel like I need to experience this before I die. It also gave me flashbacks to an episode of The Wild Thornberries where Eliza fell out of a hot air balloon. Did I make that episode up? Who knows.

It would also be amazing to witness the Great Migration at Serengeti where a million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and other animals travel across the Serengeti annually in search of food and breeding grounds. To my understanding, this happens from December to June.


Sitting down and attempting to make this list just made me realize that I want to go everywhere. That makes it kind of hard to make a list.

Sure, there are places that hold more experiences than others but I even like traveling to “boring” places. I like seeing new culture, new traditions, new sites. I just wanna see it all.

Hope you enjoyed! What travel destination is at the top of your list?


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