I’ve always loved traveling (I’ve been adding to my Ultimate World Travel Bucket List since I was a girl) but life has never really given me the chance to truly explore the world. In college, I was on the pre-med track and couldn’t spare the time or mental bandwidth. Then, I jumped into my Master’s program before I had even finished my undergraduate degree and just two months later I moved across the country and started my big-girl life.
But enough is enough!
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This is what my world travels look like up to now:
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And unfortunately, they’re not much better within the US 🙁
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I’m writing this blog post to let you know my ultimate world travel bucket list in the hopes that you will help hold me accountable throughout the years! Each country will hopefully link to a blog post related to my trip there 🙂
Table of Contents
World Travel Bucket List: North America
- Niagara Falls
Oh no! I didn’t realize my USA portion of the list would be so weak… any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
- Antelope Canyon
- Grand Canyon
- San Francisco
- San Diego (Balboa Park and Sunset Cliffs National Park)
- Big Sur
- Griffith Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Lake Arrowhead
- Lake Tahoe
- Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Monterrey
- Redwood National Park
- Napa Valley’s Vineyards
- Garden of the Gods
- Maroon Bells
- John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
- Sanibel Island
- Siesta Key
- Forsyth Park
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
- Na Pali Coast
- New Orleans
- Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
- Sleeping Bear Dunes
- Mackinac Island
- Glacier National Park
- Las Vegas
- Mount Washington
- Carlsbad Caverns
- Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
- Central Park
- Finger Lakes region
- Niagara Falls
- Time Square
- Boldt Castle
- Great Smoky Mountains
- Powell’s City of Books, Portland
- Mount Hood
- Crater Lake
- Independence Hall, Philadelphia
- Pawley’s Island
- Badlands National Park
- Mt Rushmore
- Spearfish Canyon
- Zion National Park
- Shenandoah National Park
- Appalachian Trail
- Arlington National Cemetery
- Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon
- Great Falls Park
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Wolf Haven
- Door County
- Washington Island
- Giant Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- all the monuments
- tour the White House
- Smithsonian Institution Museums
World Travel Bucket List: Europe
- Eiffel Tower
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Blarney Castle
- Dingle Peninsula
- Dublin Castle
- Killarney National Park
World Travel Bucket List: Asia and the Middle East
- The Kremlin
United Arab Emirates
World Travel Bucket List: Africa
- The Pyramids
- Serengeti National Park
- Kilimanjaro National Park
World Travel Bucket List: Oceania
- The Outback
I truly hope that sharing my Ultimate World Travel Bucket List with you will help keep me accountable to myself. But more importantly, I hope it inspires some travel in your own life.
What’s on your ultimate travel bucket list? Let me know below!
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With all my love,
43 thoughts on “Who Else Wants A Great Ultimate World Travel Bucket List?”
Good luck with your list! You have a lot of planning and blogging to do!
Hi Tricia, thanks for reaching out and the good wishes!
Tell me about it, there’s TONS of travel planning in my future.
I love this bucket list idea! I have a running list as well, but I may need to put it down in a blog post. You have inspired me! All I can say is for New Mexico, you need to just eat as much New Mexican food as you can get. So yum!!!! We’re from NM, so we could give you tons of ideas (Carlsbad Caverns, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, etc.) And in Florida, be sure to take some time in St. Augustine. We’re currently in the Badlands in South Dakota. It’s a definite must. We are enjoying our time boondocking in our RV here.
I’m glad I’ve inspired you to make your bucket list public and thanks for reaching out with your great ideas! I’ve heard of the Carlsbad Caverns and actually did have it on my list, I can’t believe I forgot to add it on here! As for the NM food, I’m a total foodie so I’ll definitely be hitting up some local places, good advice!
I’m glad you’re enjoying the Badlands in your RV – that sounds lovely.
What a fantastic idea. I have a running bucket list in my head, but I should get it down on paper.
Have you ever thought about Spearfish Canyon in SD? It’s on my bucket list, and a short drive from Mt. Rushmore. Looks beautiful.
Thanks for reaching out, I”m glad you like the idea of getting your list down on paper – or online 😉
I’ve never heard of Spearfish Canyon but it looks beautiful from the images I saw online, thank you for the suggestion!
In Florida add Sanibel, the Seashell Capital. Or add Siesta Key for one of the best beaches in the world. In Michigan add Sleeping Bear Dunes and Mackinac Island.
I’m a Florida-raised gal so I’ve seen Sanibel but I should definitely revisit, it’s been quite a while.
Those are some great suggestions, thanks for reaching out and sharing them with me!
Go visit historic Lewes Delaware. Cute beach town. Have a great time following your dream bucket list.
I love little beach towns so Lewes, Delaware it is!
Thank you for the suggestion 🙂
Independence Hall is on my list too! You are making me yearn for another vacation, lots of these are on my list. Add Pawley’s Island, SC to your list!
Haha that was part of my goal, to get my readers to remember to see more of the world (and their bucket lists). Pawley’s Island looks charming, and it has such an interesting history, too!
Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll definitely be adding it to my ever-growing bucket list 🙂
My husband and I made a list when we got married of all the places we wanted to visit. We’ve already managed to do a few of the big ones so I’m a firm believer that if you write it down you can make it happen!
That sounds like a lovely bucket list to be able to work through with your husband. Thanks for the inspiration, mine is beginning to look daunting with all these incredible recommendations.
Sounds good! May I suggest the Finger Lakes region in New York. Wolf Haven in Washington. New Orleans.
Those are some great recommendations, thank you!
This is a great idea! Love it! For Wisconsin add Door County and Washington Island
Hey Pam, thanks for the suggestions!
I love that you actually made a list! Mine is still in my head! I’m excited to read about your adventures.
Hi Erin, thanks for the sweet message!
I’ll be posting soon about some recent trips I’ve taken (which, incidentally, are on this Bucket List) so be sure to check back for some stories about Spain and Japan 😉
That is a great list!
Hi Missy, I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve gotten tons of amazing recommendations that just keep making my Bucket List better and better!
Wow! What a list. I am yet to venture to America but intend to do so in the next few years. I’ve been to Japan twice in the last 2 years and have fallen head over heels!
I hope you get to go to all these places and look forward to reading about your adventures! ?
Tell me about it, isn’t Japan just incredible? Thank you for the happy wishes! If you’d like to keep in-the-loop with my travels and everything else I write about, feel free to sign up for my newsletter (I have a sign up form on the Home page) so you receive my updates straight to your email 🙂
Omg this really is the intimate list! I highly recommend Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay, NY. It’s absolutely incredible and looks like a castle from a fairytale.
Thank you for reaching out and for the suggestion Victoria! Boldt Castle sounds absolutely dreamy 🙂
That is one extensive list and a good inspiration to pick out a few of these places to add to my travel bucket list as well 😛
Best of luck in achieving this! I’d love to read about your adventures.
Thanks for reaching out, I’m so glad my bucket list inspired some lovely additions to your own 🙂
Which spots did you add to your own list, out of curiosity?
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