Happy New Year, 2017! To ring in the new year, and to top off a two week break, I decided to start off the year with a more personal post: My ultimate travel bucket list. It is a pretty long list filled with trips and destinations, different activities I want to do in certain cities or places, and all I want to photograph along the way.
To write every destination on my list would consist of me listing everywhere I haven’t been yet, and then going back to al of the places I have been. I decided to narrow it down to major trips that I would love to plan out one day and then see through. Writing this list has been incredibly inspiring, because it has no budget and no strings attached. This is my list-in-progresses of my dream travels and future plans. I can add to it, take away, and add check marks on the side as I accomplish as I go.
-See the New Seven Wonders of the World:
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt; The Great Wall of China; Petra, Jordan; The Colosseum, Italy; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Machu Picchu, Peru; Taj Mahal, India; Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
-Ultimate Road Trip Across the United States:
When I was living in London, I realized how little I have traveled in the states. I want to live out of a car for the end of a summer/fall and drive from coast to coast and see everything in-between.
-Michigan Road Trip
-Alaska Cruise. Ice and northern lights? Am I right?!
-Go to all Six Disney Parks:
Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland, Disneyland Tokyo, Disneyland Shanghai, Disneyland Hong Kong
(Okay, I have been to two, but how cool would it be to plan a trip around the world and go to one park after another? Or just go to all of the parks eventually. That works too.)
-Tour of Morocco
-South Asia Adventure: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
-Easter Island Heads
-Travel to all Seven Continents and all 196 countries
Activity Must Dos
-Hot Air Balloon Ride in Arizona/Utah, Turkey, Austria, or Myanmar.
-Helicopter Ride over a City or National Park… Anywhere Really. That would be the coolest photo experience.
-Hike the PCT ... or part of it.
-Bungee Jump in New Zealand or South Africa
-Horseback riding through the Scottish Highlands
-Descend inside an Egyptian Tomb and learn its secrets
-Experience the Northern Lights in Canada or Alaska
-Walk the Great Wall of China
-Tour Havana, Cuba in a 1950s Chevy
-Go Whale Watching in Maine
-Attended India’s Holi Festival
-Release a floating lantern into the night sky during the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival
-Hike in the Alps
-Elephant Conservatory in Thailand
-Skydiving in Hawaii, Arizona, Switzerland, or New Zealand
-Shrivel up in a Dead Sea bath in Jordan
-Go wild on an African Safari
-Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef
-Party all night at Mardi Gras
-Soak in a Blue-Lagoon Hot Spring in Iceland
-Hike to the top of a Volcano
-Do the Eurail again
-Spend the night in a Castle
-Live abroad for a period of time
I hope some of these wonderfully, crazy travel ideas inspire your 2017 travel year!
xx A Traveler's Bliss
(hey - hey you. click the bliss above... do it.)